Small But Clever Details About Frodo That 'Lord Of The Rings' Fans Noticed

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Vote up the most impressive details you missed the first time around.

Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings is one of the most outstanding achievements in cinematic history. The story of how a young Hobbit is thrust into the affairs of Middle-earth at significant personal cost is arguably one of the best stories ever told, and Jackson's take on Tolkien's source material is unmatched. A lot of what makes The Lord of the Rings so compelling is the story's central protagonist, Frodo Baggins.

Frodo's journey isn't easy, to say the least, and the level of detail Jackson put into ensuring the character was depicted properly is both nuanced and complex. Elijah Wood's fantastic performance didn't hurt either, and fans have watched and re-watched the trilogy countless times over the years. When they do, some fans notice small but clever Lord of the Rings details they hadn't seen before. Occasionally, a fan will post their finding to the Movie Details subreddit for all to see.


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    222 VOTES

    Frodo's Writing At The End Of The Story Reveals What Became Of His Friends

    From Redditor u/_kjl_:

    At the end of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, you can read Frodo’s writing showing that Sam became the mayor of the Shire, Legolas goes to Lorien and Gimli lives in glittering aisles.

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    249 VOTES

    Legolas Only Says One Line To Frodo Throughout The Entire Trilogy

    From Redditor u/master_dandelion:

    In the whole LOTR trilogy (2001-2004) Legolas and Frodo do not have a single conversation except for the famous "and [you have] my bow."

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    226 VOTES

    Frodo And Sam's Trip To Osgiliath In 'The Two Towers' Isn't In The Book... And Sam Points It Out In A Meta Way

    From Redditor u/acequared:

    In Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Faramir takes both Samwise Gamgee and Frodo Baggins to Osgiliath. Samwise Gamgee says that he and Frodo shouldn’t even be in Osgiliath. This isn’t just random dialogue, since in the book, both of them never went to Osgiliath.

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    166 VOTES

    Sam And Frodo Save One Another In Much The Same Way In The Beginning And End Of The Trilogy

    From Redditor u/NateTheGreat2221:

    The scene where Frodo saves Sam in Fellowship of the Ring mirrors when Sam saves Frodo in Return of the King.

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    160 VOTES

    The Nazgul Who Stabs Frodo At Weathertop Is The Same One Seen At The Beginning Of 'Fellowship Of The Ring'

    From Redditor u/redslet:

    In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), the Nazgûl (Witch-king) that Frodo sees at Weathertop when he puts on the ring, is wearing the same clothes as the Witch-king before he became a Nazgûl at the beginning of the movie.

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    201 VOTES

    Gandalf Brought A Third Eagle To Rescue Frodo And Same In The Event Gollum Survived

    From Redditor u/TinmanReddits:

    In The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, when Gandalf picks up Frodo and Sam, he brings a third eagle just Incase Gollum survived.