LOTR Film Factoids

The idea of having a battle scene in the Prologue to Fellowship was inspired by the tradition of a James Bond pre-credits action scene. There’s absolutely no CGI in the scene where Gandalf and Frodo meet in the forest; just small and tall stand-ins. Every single character wears a wig, apart from Billy Jackson in… Read More

Five Less Well Known LOTR Facts

The Mouth of Sauron In the movies we only saw the Mouth of Sauron once and we certainly never heard him referenced by his name. In actuality “The Mouth of Sauron” actually speaks directly to Sauron and is one of the truly evil characters in the book. He is a thorn in the side of… Read More

Balrogs, Beatles and Bean: Twelve Facts You May Not Have Known About Lord of the Rings

Sean Connery was originally offered the role of Gandalf, but had never read the books and “didn’t understand the script.” Sean Bean is afraid of riding in helicopters, so he chose to take a ski lift in full Boromir costume and then walk the rest of the way to the set. J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S.… Read More

Some Lord of the Rings Information

Kissin’ Cousins Aragorn is a descendant of Elros, who was Elrond’s brother. Elrond and Elros were part of a race called “halfelves,” which gave them the power to choose between elven and human lives. Elros picked life as a mortal man, while Elrond set up shop in Rivendell as a immortal elf. This is why… Read More