History Trivia / TheLordOfTheRings

19th Sep '17 3:32:28 AM DarkDeceiver
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** For ''The Return of the King'', The New Zealand Army provided extras for the final battle in front of the Black Gate. Behind the scenes commentary on the DVD's makes note of how good they were as following directions and setting up formations, as well as how much enthusiasm they brought to the combat scenes.

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** For ''The Return of the King'', The New Zealand Army provided extras for the final battle in front of the Black Gate. Behind the scenes commentary on the DVD's DVDs makes note of how good they were as at following directions and setting up formations, as well as how much enthusiasm they brought to the combat scenes.
18th Sep '17 3:36:54 PM Josef5678
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* SweetPollyOliver: Meta-example. Due to the massive numbers needed in battle scenes even with CGI, many soldiers are played by women. Eagle-eyed viewers can pick out some stealth-women in Helm's Deep and Pelennor Fields due to their soft facial features or distinctly feminine silhouettes.



* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: ROTK is in a three-way tie with ''{{Film/Titanic 1997}}'' and ''Film/BenHur'' for the most Oscars won by a single film -- eleven. Moreover, the film series ''The Lord of the Rings'' won more Oscars than '''any''' other film series.
10th Sep '17 4:30:24 PM Pren
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** Right from the time of the series' release there were rumors that Music/DavidBowie had auditioned for a role, most popularly suspected to be Elrond. Dominic Monaghan finally confirmed it was true after Bowie's death (as they'd run into each other as he was leaving the audition).
10th Sep '17 4:18:35 PM Pren
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** The producers intended to cast only British actors as the Hobbits as Tolkien had imagined the Shire as a form of England but American Creator/ElijahWood sent in a strong audition tape and was cast as Frodo. A marginal case, seeing as Wood speaks TheQueensLatin with very few slips. Creator/SeanAstin's North Country take on Sam Gamgee has also received generally good notices.

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** The producers intended to cast only British actors as the Hobbits as Tolkien had imagined the Shire as a form of England but American Creator/ElijahWood sent in a strong audition tape and was cast as Frodo. A marginal case, seeing as Wood speaks TheQueensLatin with very few slips. Creator/SeanAstin's North Country take on Sam Gamgee has also received generally good notices.notices (funnily enough, it's the exact same accent Bill Nighy gave Sam in the '80s radio adaptation, despite Astin not having heard it when he came up with the voice).
19th Aug '17 11:36:19 AM ClintEastwood
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** The producers intended to cast only British actors as the Hobbits as Tolkien had imagined the Shire as a form of England but American Creator/ElijahWood sent in a strong audition tape and was cast as Frodo. A marginal case, seeing as Wood speaks TheQueensLatin with very few slips. Creator/SeanAstin's North Country take on Sam Gamgee has also received generally good notices.
** Gollum was meant to be an animatronic, but Creator/AndySerkis's performance impressed the filmmakers so much that they decided to use CGI and motion capture (trope-naming SerkisFolk), plus having him physically acting on the set. That also allowed them to have the flashback scene at the start of ''Return of the King'' where a live-action hobbit-Sméagol played by Serkis transforms into Gollum.
19th Aug '17 11:31:10 AM ClintEastwood
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** Gandalf's line discribing Éowyn is changed to something Grima says to her directly. As Peter Jackson says, it wasn't important who say it, only that it was said about Éowyn

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** Gandalf's line discribing Éowyn is changed to something Grima says to her directly. As Peter Jackson says, it wasn't important who say said it, only that it was said about Éowyn
19th Aug '17 11:29:08 AM ClintEastwood
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* OrphanedReference: Faramir's lines "A chance for Faramir, captain of Gondor, to prove his quality," and "Tell him I send a ''mighty'' gift" were supposed to be {{Meaningful Echo}}s of what his father Denethor says to him earlier, in Osgiliath. The scene in Osgiliath was deleted, though it can be found in the [[{{Recut}} Extended Version]] of the film. Granted, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Book]]!Faramir ''did'' say the first line at about the same point in the story and Book!Denethor ''did'' refer to the Ring as "a mighty gift" that Boromir would not have let slip by in ''Return'', so the references are merely demoted to "shout-outs to the source".
17th Aug '17 7:57:44 AM Josef5678
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* TakeThat: Both the Ents and the fate of the Witch-King were Tolkien's TakeThat at ''Macbeth''. He thought that the march of Birnam Wood just being a bunch of guys dressed as trees, and Macduff being a C-section baby rather than a woman, were cop-outs. Hence, Ents and Éowyn and Merry.
16th Aug '17 4:37:29 PM TheFuzzinator
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* TakeThat: Both the Ents and the fate of the Witch-King were Tolkien's TakeThat at ''Macbeth''. He thought that the march of Birnam Wood just being a bunch of guys dressed as trees, and Macduff being a C-section baby rather than a woman, were cop-outs. Hence, Ents and Éowyn and Merry.
31st Jul '17 9:58:02 AM Cieloazul
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** Creator/ChristopherLee originally auditioned for the role of Gandalf. He immediately realized that Gandalf was a very physical role and he might have been able to have done it 25 years ago.

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** Creator/ChristopherLee originally auditioned for the role of Gandalf. He immediately realized that Gandalf was a very physical role and that he only might have been able to have done it do 25 years ago. ago and chose Saruman instead.



** Creator/TomBaker was offered "a role" according to him, and not necessarily "the role of Gandalf". He turned it down because he didn't want to be in New Zealand for months at a time. Speculation still exists on what this role may have been, and some believe that it might have perhaps been Radagast the Brown (which eventually went to fellow ''Series/DoctorWho'' alum Creator/SylvesterMcCoy for Creator/PeterJackson's adaptation of ''Film/TheHobbit'').

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** Creator/TomBaker was offered "a role" according to him, and not necessarily "the role of Gandalf". He Gandalf", but he turned it down because he didn't want to be in New Zealand for months at a time. Speculation still exists on what this role may have been, and some believe that it might have perhaps been Radagast the Brown (which eventually went to fellow ''Series/DoctorWho'' alum Creator/SylvesterMcCoy for Creator/PeterJackson's adaptation of ''Film/TheHobbit'').''Film/TheHobbit'') or even Tom Bombadil (who to date has never made an apparition in an adaptation, film or otherwise).
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