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Facts & Trivia about the LOTR movies (revised version)
Sunday, January 16, 2005
I just got the chance to see the extended edition of ROTK and here are some of the things I learned thru watching some of the documentaries and listening to the commentaries of the cast:

Legolas(Orlando Bloom) and Aragorn(Viggo Mortenson)

Trivia # 1: According to John-Rhys Davies (Gimli), he suggested the Alan Lee character sketches shown at the end credits of ROTK.

Trivia # 2: According to Billy Boyd (Pippin)& Dominic Monaghan (Merry), they did the commentary on Two Towers "naked" and for the commentary of ROTK they did wearing "farmer's wives clothing" (HUH?!)

Trivia # 3: According to Billy Boyd (Pippin)& Dominic Monaghan (Merry) again, all soldiers you see in Isengard are "trained ants" in helmets, all missing four arms and legs to make them look like orc soldiers

Trivia # 4: In the scene from ROTK where Sam (Sean Astin) kisses his new bride, off-cam, Viggo Mortenson (Aragorn) grabs Billy Boyd and kisses him on the - apparently Viggo likes going around the set head-butting and kissing people(Altogether now...YIIIIIIII!)

Trivia # 5: The very last scene shot for LOTR was the scene where Elijah Wood (Frodo) was back in Bag-gend writing in The Red Book of March (it took Peter Jackson more than 10 takes for that particular scene since he didn't want it to end -after the last take, Jackson then proceeds to bursting out in tears while hugging Elijah Wood, repeatedly saying "Thank You!")

Trivia # 6: According to Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom (Legolas) was "so pure" that his breath even smelled like flowers

Trivia # 7: Some of the Orcs and the Riders of Rohan were women

Trivia # 8: In the scene near Shelob's cave where Frodo sends Sam away, Elijah Wood's dialogue and scenes were shot exactly 1 year after Sean Astin's dialogue and scenes

Trivia # 9: Peter Jackson's 2 kids were extras in all 3 movies of LOTR
(FOTR-hobbit children, TWO TOWERS - Rohan children. ROTK - Gondor children)

Trivia # 10: Peter Jackson was an extra in all 3 of the LOTR movies, unfortunately, his scene in ROTK, where he played a pirate shot by Legolas' arrow had to be deleted

Merry(Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin(Billy Boyd)

Trivia # 11: Billy Boyd's stunt double was a tiny little Chinese girl named Fong

Trivia # 12: During the filming of the "Merry & Pippin" scenes in Fangorn Forest they had to “cut” a lot since there were a lot of bugs around and Peter Jackson couldn’t concentrate on directing since he was afraid of bugs

Trivia # 13: The Black Gate scene was filmed at a New Zealand army test site, the cast and crew had to be careful during the shoot since there were a lot of bombs and land mines lying around

Trivia # 14: Some members of the New Zealand army played extras in The Black Gate scene as Riders of Rohan and Orcs

Trivia # 15: According to Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd had already kissed 5 members of "The Fellowship"

Trivia # 16: The "Farewell Scene" wherein Gandalf, Bilbo and Frodo head to the Grey Havens was reshot a second time since Sean Astin wore the wrong clothes in one take and reshot again for the third time since the second shoot was out of focus - the remaining 3 hobbits wanted to literally kill Sean Astin since the scene was a very difficult and emotional one

Trivia # 17: After John-Rhys Davies very last shot as "Gimli", he burned his face prosthetic and declared that he will never play a dwarf again...ever. He was also seen crying during his farewell speech to the cast and crew of LOTR

Trivia # 18: According to Billy Boyd during the movie commentary, the song that Aragorn sang during his coronation in Minas Tirith, was an elvish version of Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" (Hahahahaha!)

Trivia # 19: Orlando Bloom broke the bow that he used as "Legolas" at the end of his very last shot for LOTR

Trivia # 20: As parting gifts to the cast, Peter Jackson gave the "Ring of Power" to Andy Serkis (Gollum), to Orlando Bloom he gave "Legolas' bow ", to Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) he gave Gandalf's sword, Elijah Wood got to keep “Sting” (Frodo’s sword) and a pair of his “hobbit feet”

* Note to Mitch: I'll lend it to you Feb na. Super haba niya talaga!
posted by dyeni @ 2:32 PM  
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