Top 37 Lord Of The Rings Movie Details

While searching the internet for Lord Of The Rings movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

In The Lord of the Rings, the filmmakers used a special lighting rig for Galadriel so that her eyes appear to reflect the starlight. This is because Galadriel is the last Elf in Middle-Earth to have seen the light of the Trees of Valinor.
In The Lord of the Rings, the filmmakers used a special lighting rig for Galadriel so that her eyes appear to reflect the starlight. This is because Galadriel is the last Elf in Middle-Earth to have seen the light of the Trees of Valinor.
In "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003) the giant eagle that saves Frodo & Samwise, as originally described in J.R.R. Tolkien's book (1955), was inspired by the pub in Oxford where Tolkien famously wrote much of the novels. The pub's plackard depicts a large eagle carrying a boy.
In "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003) the giant eagle that saves Frodo & Samwise, as originally described in J.R.R. Tolkien's book (1955), was inspired by the pub in Oxford where Tolkien famously wrote much of the novels. The pub's plackard depicts a large eagle carrying a boy.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Lord Of The Rings details are suitable for kids.

  1. -2003) One of the methods used to visually differentiate between Smeagol and Gollum was the dilation of the pupils when the character was in the 'Smeagol' persona

  2. Legolas is the only non-Hobbit member of fellowship that Frodo sees in Mirror of Galadriel

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Peter Jackson had a cameo in "The Two Towers" (2002), as one of the soldiers on the wall of Helms Deep

  • The biggest firework at Bilbo's party is shaped like a dragon, and flies low over the partygoers. This is a nod to Bilbo's history (detailed in The Hobbit) where he fights Smaug--a time Bilbo is notably nostalgic for. Gandalf recreated Bilbo's greatest memory for his birthday.

  • Boromir screams for Frodo to give him the ring - you can hear Sauron's voice through Boromir's "Give me the ring!"

Hidden Details

1 - ; they used a giant prop ring to help force perspective in these shots.
; they used a giant prop ring to help force perspective in these shots.
1 - The Nazg?l horses are decorated with the symbol of the eye of Sauron
The Nazg?l horses are decorated with the symbol of the eye of Sauron
1 - Return of the King, when the company arrive at the flooded Isengard, Treebeard refers to Gandalf as 'Young Master.' This represents the ancient and immeasurable presence of nature in Middle Earth, despite Gandalf's divinity and thousands of years of age.
Return of the King, when the company arrive at the flooded Isengard, Treebeard refers to Gandalf as 'Young Master.' This represents the ancient and immeasurable presence of nature in Middle Earth, despite Gandalf's divinity and thousands of years of age.
1 - Th?oden notices Gandalf place his hand on his throne while he advises him, just as Wormtongue had done a few minutes earlier. Just after this, he decides to not take on Saruman directly, but to retreat to Helm's Deep, ignoring Gandalf's advice.
Th?oden notices Gandalf place his hand on his throne while he advises him, just as Wormtongue had done a few minutes earlier. Just after this, he decides to not take on Saruman directly, but to retreat to Helm's Deep, ignoring Gandalf's advice.
1 - The three giants that were turned to stone in the Hobbit are visible in the background when Aragorn and the hobbits head to Rivendell.
The three giants that were turned to stone in the Hobbit are visible in the background when Aragorn and the hobbits head to Rivendell.
1 - This Shot of Proudfoot at Bilbo's party in The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) is a tribute to Ralph Bakshi's shot and line of dialogue in the animated movie The Lord of The Rings (1978)
This Shot of Proudfoot at Bilbo's party in The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) is a tribute to Ralph Bakshi's shot and line of dialogue in the animated movie The Lord of The Rings (1978)
1 - After Aragon Legolas and Gimli meet Gandalf in Fangorn forest, they ride back to Edoras through Rohan. In the background a burning village can be seen. This keeps the continuity that Rohan is currently being invaded and pillaged by Sarumon
After Aragon Legolas and Gimli meet Gandalf in Fangorn forest, they ride back to Edoras through Rohan. In the background a burning village can be seen. This keeps the continuity that Rohan is currently being invaded and pillaged by Sarumon
1 - Not only Aragorn wears Boromir's bracers until the ring is destroyed, also his statue in Arwen's vision wears them after his death
Not only Aragorn wears Boromir's bracers until the ring is destroyed, also his statue in Arwen's vision wears them after his death

Multiple rings were created like this giant one in order to force perspective

The shards of the legendary sword Narsil are laid out in the exact same position in "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001) and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012)

1 - By Peter Jackson Sam says to Frodo whilst in Osgiliath "By rights, we shouldn't even be here". This is a reference to the directors deviation from the books where Frodo and Sams path never actually led them to Osgiliath in the first place.
By Peter Jackson Sam says to Frodo whilst in Osgiliath "By rights, we shouldn't even be here". This is a reference to the directors deviation from the books where Frodo and Sams path never actually led them to Osgiliath in the first place.

Aragorn(Viggo Mortensen) kicked a helmet in disappointment, but it turned out to be much heavier than he expected. The actor broke two toes with the kick and his agonized scream was so authentic, the take was used in the final cut.

In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Aragorn removes Boromir's forearm armor after he dies and wears them throughout the rest of the series as a remembrance of his sacrifice. This is never mentioned or made note of in the film.

1 - The noseguard of ?omer's helmet is in the shape of a horse head. This is because he's the Marshal of the Riddermark and leader of the Riders of the Mark, the cavarly of Rohan.
The noseguard of ?omer's helmet is in the shape of a horse head. This is because he's the Marshal of the Riddermark and leader of the Riders of the Mark, the cavarly of Rohan.
1 - Two scars on Frodo's chest are clearly visible: on his right the hit received on the chain mail of mithril under the mines of Moria, on his left the wound received by the Witch-King on Weathertop.
Two scars on Frodo's chest are clearly visible: on his right the hit received on the chain mail of mithril under the mines of Moria, on his left the wound received by the Witch-King on Weathertop.
1 - When the elves of Lothl?rien capture the Fellowship - Legolas; a Wood Elf Prince from the neighboring Elf Kingdom of Mirkwood; nocks and draws his bow, prepared to fight his kinsmen, to protect the Fellowship. (See comment for more!)
When the elves of Lothl?rien capture the Fellowship - Legolas; a Wood Elf Prince from the neighboring Elf Kingdom of Mirkwood; nocks and draws his bow, prepared to fight his kinsmen, to protect the Fellowship. (See comment for more!)
1 - It looks as if Gandalf is wearing converse sneakers when he calls the lord of the horses
It looks as if Gandalf is wearing converse sneakers when he calls the lord of the horses
1 - In Bilbo and Frodo's book, "There and Back Again," there are marks over each of the vowels, a nod to Tolkien's elvish writing system of Tengwar, which uses marks over other letters to denote the presence of vowels.
In Bilbo and Frodo's book, "There and Back Again," there are marks over each of the vowels, a nod to Tolkien's elvish writing system of Tengwar, which uses marks over other letters to denote the presence of vowels.

As we see Frodo finishing his manuscript, the director pulls back to reveal the missing finger of Frodo's hand, a reminder of his moment of weakness inside Mount Doom.

Merry's helmet in the Ride of the Rohirrim appears to be repaired. It shows a nice link to how people at that tech level would treat armor. Repair, not remake.

You can hear the Ring/Sauron laughing at the [9:00] mark right after Sm?agol murders Deagol.

At the end of his meeting with Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, Eomer's sword falls out of his scabbard as he mounts his horse

When Legolas climbs and kills an Oliphaunt, the Oliphaunt repeatedly attempts to swat him off with it's tail.

Aragorn trips and falls in Lord of the Rings (1977)

1 - The ring wanted to go to Sm?agol by deceiving D?agol into holding it with one hand while only use the second to restrain Sm?agol, knowing well it won't be enough. Sm?agol defended himself by using his both hands.
The ring wanted to go to Sm?agol by deceiving D?agol into holding it with one hand while only use the second to restrain Sm?agol, knowing well it won't be enough. Sm?agol defended himself by using his both hands.
1 - If you look closely at Gimli when himself, Aragorn and Legolas are chasing the orcs, you see something falling off his person.
If you look closely at Gimli when himself, Aragorn and Legolas are chasing the orcs, you see something falling off his person.

Pippin's hands were unbound when under the horse, but then it shows him cutting his bonds after crawling away from where the horse was.

1 - When Boromir tries to take the ring from Frodo he puffs out his cheeks. Later in The Two Towers, Gollum also puffs out his cheeks when he tries to wrestle the ring away.
When Boromir tries to take the ring from Frodo he puffs out his cheeks. Later in The Two Towers, Gollum also puffs out his cheeks when he tries to wrestle the ring away.
1 - While the stairs are crumbling, a horribly creepy and cheesy mask can be seen on...Samwise?
While the stairs are crumbling, a horribly creepy and cheesy mask can be seen on...Samwise?

I am pretty sure that you've watched Lord Of The Rings, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Lord Of The Rings and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Fantasy
IMDB score 8.8