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100 Things You Didn't Know About Lord of the Rings
Enjoy some obscure fact nuggets about Tolkien's, and Jackson's, classic

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20,000 cricket fans provided the voices of the Uruk-hai in Helm's Deep.

There were only 100 Uruk-hai costumes built; any more than that that you see are CG.

The Rohirrim with Gandalf who relieve Helm's Deep were led by Erkenbrand in the book, not Eomer.

When the horses gallop out of Helm's Deep, they galloped out of the studio, across the road and into something called the California Garden Centre.

Fangorn coming to life and moving to Orthanc was inspired by the young Tolkien's dissatisfaction with Macbeth's moving forest turning out to be fake.

1,800 pairs of hobbit feet were made for the principal hobbit cast across the films.

Weta Workshop made 48,000 pieces of armour.

The Black Gate is shown as two gates because of a typo in the script given to the art department.

The Fell Beast's scream is based on a donkey's.

Two years spent making chainmail will rub off your fingerprints.

There are 2,730 effects shots in the trilogy in total, or 3,420 in the Extended Editions.

Six million feet of film were shot on the trilogy. That's over 1,100 miles!

Peter Jackson plays a single gong sound on the score of Two Towers.

By the time the third film came around, Howard Shore had to compose 7 minutes of music a day in order to keep the pace.

Andy Serkis wasn't originally considered to play Smeagol. Then the filmmakers realised it would be bananas to cast anyone else.

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1 RE: No. 90 the MOUTH of Sauron
Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014, 10:44 by ritchieuptheirons
No it is not Sauron and its not his mouthpiece. The Mouth Of Sauron is some sort of emissary/general, like the Witch King of Angmar, he has been corrupted by Sauron. The Mouth was a Black Numenorian who pledged loyalty to the Dark Lord years ago. Many Black Numenorians joined Sauron in the Second Age, I think The Mouth is the only one left in the Third Age. Read More

2 No. 90 the MOUTH of Sauron
Posted on Thursday January 24, 2013, 09:56 by tonyjj23
Obviously this isn't Sauron talking at the Black Gate.... It is the Mouthpiece of Sauron who does all the actual talking for him. He may have a name (I dont know) but his moniker is The Mouth Of Sauron... Read More

3 Heres a good fact video
Posted on Friday October 19, 2012, 16:28 by MrBrickley
this is a video i found on youtube, its ten awesome facts about lord of the rings. you should all check it out Read More

4 RE: Sue281
Posted on Monday March 26, 2012, 01:59 by Kaysee
So your comment about the incorrect numbers is right, but it IS a tunnelweb... tipodiana Read More

Posted on Tuesday February 28, 2012, 15:05 by Sue281
No 87 (which you wrongly numbered 97) is incorrect. It's a Funnelweb spider, not a Tunnelweb Read More

6 RE: RE:
Posted on Sunday February 26, 2012, 18:38 by target
L: Dante3000 Number 90 isn't Sauron either is it? he characters name is th of Saurononly in the extended edition. Read More

7 RE: RE:
Posted on Friday February 24, 2012, 13:46 by Dante3000
Number 90 isn't Sauron either is it? Read More

8 RE: How can you miss him out?
Posted on Thursday December 15, 2011, 14:15 by kinkykeeks
L: jimmyakey Not one interesting fact about Hagrid? He's my favourite character in LOTR! agrid? LOTR? Please tell me you're kidding Read More

9 RE: Interesting!
Posted on Wednesday November 23, 2011, 08:01 by TK_421
#98: I'd say the Third Age of Middle-Age has set in. Ace list, though ;) Read More

10 RE: How can you miss him out?
Posted on Tuesday November 15, 2011, 10:58 by Timon
That wasn't the first internet trailer, this was - It had footage from all the films including test shots that weren't included in the final trilogy. Read More

11 RE:
Posted on Tuesday November 15, 2011, 06:47 by Spaldron
I knew virtually all of this list of "things you didn't know". And I had to laugh at Number 22 Silmarilion, /b] has an even scarier, even more powerful boss called Morgoth"ing an image of Saruman. Do your homework Empire. Read More

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