The first installment in the Peter Jackson "Lord of the Rings" film franchise.

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Language of the Moria password in The Fellowship of the Ring

At the gates of Moria there is a riddle on the door. "Speak Friend and Enter". Frodo then asks Gandalf "What is the elven word for 'Friend'?" who replies and the door opens. Given Moria is a ...
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When does Gandalf realise that Bilbo's ring is the One Ring?

I don't have access to the books right now, but I believe in the books Gandalf didn't know in the beginning that Bilbo's ring was the one ring, so he did not immediately ask him to destroy it. But in ...
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Fellowship of the Ring continuity error?

I've watched The Fellowship of the Ring several times and am convinced that this is a continuity error but have never seen it documented. Can someone clarify whether this is an error or my eyes ...
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Why did Gandalf only take out his magic powers against the Balrog? Why not before?

Why did Gandalf only take out his magic powers against the Balrog in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring? Why not before? Could he have used that kind of firepower earlier to the ...
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Alternate “Fellowship of the Ring” Opening

I went to see "Fellowship of the Ring" within its first week of showing at a cinema. I remember it having a scene at the beginning that has Frodo being asked to tell the story of how he lost his ...
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Why did Frodo need to go it alone, leaving Aragorn and Legolas behind?

Why does Frodo have to fly solo without the others at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring? Especially Aragorn and Legolas both seem like incredible assassins/bodyguards and basically immune to the ...
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Was the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the ring would vanquish Sauron?

In Fellowship of the Ring, were those at the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the One Ring would defeat Sauron? I'm guessing that they must have known this because nobody seemed surprised that ...
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Why does Gandalf start speaking in Black Tongue at the Council of Elrond?

Not much more description to give; I never understood that part. His justification is "that may not be the last time this voice is heard here" or something like that.
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Who is speaking when Gandalf uses the Black Speech?

When Gandalf says the Black Speech from the ring during the secret meeting in Rivendell, someone else is also speaking. Who is that? Is it the ring, or Gandalf? There is distinctly another, deeper, ...
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Why did Galadriel say “I will diminish”?

In the Fellowship of the Ring, after Galadriel is tempted by the ring, she says, "I passed the test. I will diminish...and go into the West...and remain Galadriel." What does she mean by saying that ...
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Who is the Lady of the Wood, and what's her relationship to the rest of the elves?

In The Fellowship of the Ring the group meets the Lady of the Woods during their trip. But who is she and what's her relationship with the rest of the elves. For example Legolas didn't look like he ...
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Who are the statues at the Gates of Argonath?

In Lord Of the Rings, when paddling down the river Anduin the fellowship pass by two statues, one on each side of the river, both holding their left hand forward. One is in armour and is bearded and ...