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LOTR bloopers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bill Buklis, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. Bill Buklis

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    I don't know if this is true or not, since I haven't seen the movie yet, but someone sent me this and I thought it was pretty funny.
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    RINGS NOT SO TRUE: Speaking of ''Lord of the Rings,'' sharp-eyed Tolkien fans have caught a few bloopers after carefully watching the hit film. In one scene between Sean Astin and Elijah Wood, a car can be spied, zipping along in the distant background. In another sequence, Viggo Mortensen is seen tossing around an apple, which clearly has a supermarket price label attached. After one of the more climactic battle scenes, an extra apparently was a bit too eager to go home. Though playing a dead soldier, he pops his head up to look around.
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    Anything else "out of the ordinary" has anyone noticed?
    I know it's fairly common to make a mistake or two in a movie, despite the best intentions of the continuity department.[​IMG]
     
  2. Terrell

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    [​IMG] I didn't notice that.
     
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    That site is kind of weird. What are you voting for? Why are Cameos listed as mistakes? that you can then vote on. Some items are just observations.
     
  5. Chris

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    You vote Up if you think it's actually a mistake, down if you think it should be removed.

    Once it compiles what people notice as "real" mistakes, it lists those.
     
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    Saw LOTR last night for the 4th time, and for the first time, I saw the moving car. It's kind of a shame, because now I'll be looking for it every time I see the film. I'll bet Jackson removes it for the DVD release. At least, I hope he does.

    I'm already jonesing to see it again!

    Vickie
     
  7. Sam Davatchi

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    Where exactly is the car?
     
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    I think it is when Frodo & Sam just started off their journey and are talking in the field with the scarecrow.
     
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    A little CGI magic and that car (and other bloopers) could be gone from the DVD and future film releases. [​IMG] Interesting to see if that happens.
     
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    Ulf is right, but it happens so quickly, you have to be looking at the right spot when it happens.

    Start paying attention when Sam and Frodo are in the field, when Sam says that if he takes another step, he'll be the furthest away from home. Near the end of that scene, just when Frodo says "You know what Bilbo always says..." look up toward the top right of the screen. Not all the way up, just about halfway between where Frodo and Sam are standing and the edge of the screen. It switches to a long overhead shot of the two. You'll see a tiny, light moving object. It then disappears (traveling behind something in front of it) then it reappears. It's obviously a moving car kicking up dust on a dirt road.

    We were in the front row, watching on the biggest regular screen in Chicago (McClurg Court Theater 1, the only bigger screen is the IMAX).

    Vickie ("I'm not crazy!")
     
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    Terrell, your sig reminds me of my favorite blooper in Star Wars. It's on the Death Star, when the Stormtroopers have opened the door to the control room where C3PO and R2D2 are hiding. A Stormtrooper on the far right is too tall going in and bonks his head on the overhead door. I died the first time I saw that, but I always felt bad for the actor, who probably got a headache out of it.

    There are a ton of bloopers in Star Wars. My other favorite got cut out of some releases. They're chasing Han and Chewie and one of the Stormtroopers says "Close the blast doors!" which then closes AFTER Han and Chewie runs through. Then there's a frantic "Open the blast doors!" The line "Close the blast doors" was removed, for some reason. Actually, that's not really a blooper, but it sure was funny.

    Vickie (former Star Wars geek)
     
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    How did the editors let that one slip (the car)??? I can understand some bloopers but others I cannot. Is is not someone's job to go through all of the movie footage basically fram by frame?
     
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    Yep, I love little flaws in films. I've always wondered if directors leave some in just for laughs. Some of them are so obvious, you scratch your head and say wait a minute. They left that in there on purpose.
    Yes Vickie, the Stormtrooper bumping his head is hilarious. I'm glad it was left in.[​IMG]
     
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    Yes, it was never cut!

     
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    Sam,
    the hole where the bottom half of Lance Henrikson's body is poking through because the character he plays (Bishop) is supposed to have been cut in half
    As for the Stormtrooper hitting his head, I also didn't see it until many viewings, and now I can't stop from laughing. I think the guy really almost knocks himself silly, the way his head kinda bobbles back and forth. [​IMG]
    I am glad that's left in there because if you're not looking for it, you won't notice it. And it doesn't detract from the film in any way. [​IMG]
     
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    Did anyone else notice the Episode 1 blooper?
    Towards the end of the movie when Amidala and her troops are storming the Palace and are finally captured, It goes into the scene where the fake Amidala distracts the trade federation. Natalie Portman grabs the gun and throws it toward Panaka and as she walks around the desk she slips on the floor and almost falls[​IMG]. I happens right before the line "Now Viceroy, we will discuss a new treaty!"
    I was laughing my ass off at that.
     
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    These days, before that hit's DVD do you think they would edit that car out of the scene somehow, or just leave it in?
     
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    The car will probably be gone in the DVD thanks to DVDs lower resolution.
     

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