History Trivia / TheLordOfTheRings

4th Feb '18 3:43:10 AM AmuckCricetine
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* NoStuntDouble:
** Creator/ViggoMortensen: Broke his toe kicking a helmet (which [[ThrowItIn stayed in the final cut]]), lost a tooth, nearly drowned and did many of his own stunts while filming ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. He was also described by legendary swordmaster [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Anderson_%28fencer%29 Bob Anderson]] as "the best swordsman I've ever trained" (which is saying something in a 50-year career), and kept his sword with him at all times for the duration of the filming. Oh, and slept in the stables in order to bond with his horses, and bought said horses after the production finished.
** Creator/OrlandoBloom did his own stunts.
19th Jan '18 5:05:27 PM ClintEastwood
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* WrongfullyAttributed: The now famous line, "A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to," was first uttered in the 2001 Fellowship film. Somehow, however, the line keeps being referenced as a genuine quote from the books by casual fans of the 'verse.

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* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: The trilogy was shot like that. Even as the cameras kept rolling, scenes and plots were being rewritten again and again - some versions of the script reached not just the double digits, but went up to 40 and above. Actors frequently got their lines only at the night before the shooting and major revisions resulted in whole scenes being re-shot. Ironically, the writers insist that each iteration was ultimately closer to Tolkien's work and even stated that some of the remaining controversial changes might have been gone too, had they not reached a deadline by then.
* WrongfullyAttributed: The now famous line, "A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to," was first uttered in film ''The Fellowhip of the 2001 Fellowship film.Ring''. Somehow, however, the line keeps being referenced as a genuine quote from the books by casual fans of the 'verse.
8th Jan '18 2:24:09 PM Capra
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* DVDCommentary: All three films, including the Extended Editions, have several impressive tracks by the Director, Producers, Production Designers, and Cast. They're especially notable for including a rare public appearance by Peter Jackson's wife Frank Walsh, who didn't return for the ''Hobbit'' commentaries.

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* DVDCommentary: All three films, including the Extended Editions, have several impressive tracks by the Director, Producers, Production Designers, and Cast. They're especially notable for including a rare public appearance by Peter Jackson's wife Frank Fran Walsh, who didn't return for the ''Hobbit'' commentaries.
16th Dec '17 9:12:01 AM nm3youtube
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** Creator/AshleyJudd and Mira Sorvino were considered for the film, but Miramax executives warned Jackson against casting them, claiming they were difficult to work with. [[http://ew.com/movies/2017/12/15/peter-jackson-harvey-weinstein-sorvino-judd-denial-deflection-truth/ In reality, however,]] this was MaliciousSlander spread by Harvey Weinstein because both women had rejected his sexual advances, which Jackson only realised after Weinstein's fall from grace.
16th Dec '17 8:42:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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** No, Sauron's not that pterodactyl guy from ComicBook/{{X-Men}} (who actually named himself after him!)

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** No, Sauron's not that pterodactyl guy from ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen (who actually named himself after him!)
12th Dec '17 6:11:35 PM eroock
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** Caradhras, Orthanc, Dol Goldur [sic!], and the Mindolluin Crag are [[http://books.google.com/books?id=-ukAUElJXPIC&pg=PA287&lpg=PA287&dq=caradhras+cascades&source=bl&ots=euSEc07JNO&sig=Hvzq9zLCQ-TW9XT8BqDLAbRprsU&hl=en&ei=Nl8dTd_jHZDCsAOPu72TCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false real places]] in [[TheOtherRainforest Washington State]]. Two climbers (and Tolkien fans) in the 1960's were the first to climb a segment of mountains in the Cascade range and thus [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ensured naming rights]].

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** Caradhras, Orthanc, Dol Goldur [sic!], and the Mindolluin Crag are [[http://books.google.com/books?id=-ukAUElJXPIC&pg=PA287&lpg=PA287&dq=caradhras+cascades&source=bl&ots=euSEc07JNO&sig=Hvzq9zLCQ-TW9XT8BqDLAbRprsU&hl=en&ei=Nl8dTd_jHZDCsAOPu72TCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false real places]] in [[TheOtherRainforest [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Washington State]]. Two climbers (and Tolkien fans) in the 1960's were the first to climb a segment of mountains in the Cascade range and thus [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ensured naming rights]].
26th Nov '17 5:20:33 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* TheOtherDarrin: Sala Baker played him in The LOTR trilogy but then when The Hobbit film series came, he was played by Creator/BenedictCumberbatch instead.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Sala Baker played him [[spoiler:Sauron in his "black knight" form, when he still had the One Ring,]] in The LOTR trilogy but then when The Hobbit film series came, he trilogy. When ''The Hobbit'' was played by filmed, Creator/BenedictCumberbatch portrayed the character [[spoiler:in his guise as the Necromancer]] instead.
11th Nov '17 2:57:32 PM superboy313
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* TheOtherDarrin: Sala Baker played him in The LOTR trilogy but then when The Hobbit film series came, he was played by Creator/BenedictCumberbatch instead.
27th Oct '17 7:54:24 PM Pren
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* DVDCommentary: All three films, including the Extended Editions, have several impressive tracks by the Director, Producers, Production Designers, and Cast.

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* DVDCommentary: All three films, including the Extended Editions, have several impressive tracks by the Director, Producers, Production Designers, and Cast. They're especially notable for including a rare public appearance by Peter Jackson's wife Frank Walsh, who didn't return for the ''Hobbit'' commentaries.
8th Oct '17 7:40:19 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* CreatorBacklash: Creator/ChristopherLee was not happy that his one big scene was cut from the theatrical cut from ''The Return of the King'' (if he had been kept he would've got a SAG Award for Best Ensemble Cast). But he eventually reconciled his feud with Peter Jackson to be in ''The Hobbit''.

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* CreatorBacklash: Creator/ChristopherLee was understandably not happy that his one (and only) big scene was cut from the theatrical cut from ''The Return of the King'' (if he had been kept he would've got a SAG Award for Best Ensemble Cast). But he eventually reconciled his feud with Peter Jackson to be in ''The Hobbit''.
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