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2003 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

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Would Lord of The Rings: Return of The King have met 2024 Oscar diversity standards?

The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King has been one of the most successful films of all times at the Academy Awards. But would it have met the new diversity standards so it could hypothetically ...
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Why did Saruman not use fire magic against Treebeard's army?

In The Two Towers Saruman's base at Isengard comes under attack from Treebeard and the Ents. They devastate Saruman's facility. Saruman looks out ineffectually from his tower Orthanc. Later in The ...
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Why does Sauron think Pippin has the ring when Pippin holds the Palantír?

In The Return of the King, Pippin holds Palantír in a scene. Then Gandalf takes him. And when Merry breaks up with Pippin, he says The enemy thinks you have the ring. Why does the enemy think so? ...
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Meaning of Gandalf's quote "There never was much hope. Just a fool's hope"?

Ever since i saw the movie back in 2003 (i was very young) i couldn't understand what Gandalf meant. Later i also read all Tolkien's books about Middle Earth, Arda etc.. Tolkien did write this exact ...
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Why didn't the Lord of the Rings Trilogy just release the Extended Versions in the theater?

Some things would have made a lot more sense (i.e. Boromir's concern for the hobbits, Elven Cloak giving, Speech at Osgiliath, The Death of Saruman, The Witch King breaking Gandalf's staff, The Mouth ...
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Why didn't Aragorn tell Theoden where they're going?

When Elrond gives Aragorn Anduril, he advises Aragorn to summon the Army of the Dead. As Elrond convinces Aragorn: Aragorn agrees with Elrond. When Aragorn came out to the camp with his horse, Brego, ...
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Does the sun rise from the West in Middle Earth?

In Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), there is a scene (starting around 02:17:52 in the Extended edition) showing the Rohan coalition leaving camp to head towards Minas Tirith. Then, ...
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Why did Gandalf take Pippin when saving Faramir and company?

This scene has always bothered me, but I've never seen an attempt to explain it. In The Return of the King, when Gandalf rides out of Minas Tirith to save Faramir and his company from the Nazgul, he ...
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What happens when the Nazgul breaks the stick of Gandalf?

During the Rohan war in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, there is an encounter between Gandalf and a Nazgul. As far as I remember the Nazgul breaks the stick of Gandalf. I need to know ...
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What is the difference between Minas Tirith and Gondor?

In Return of the King, after Pippin looks into the Palantir, he tells Gandalf that he saw a white tree, and Gandalf says what he saw was Minas Tirith. He then apparently takes Pippin on a horse to ...
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Did Pippin die in Lord Of The Rings?

At the part in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King after Pippin touches the Palantir when he is laying on the ground, is he dead then brought to life by Gandalf? I was under the impression ...
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How come the ground under Aragorn's army did not collapse after the ring is destroyed?

In Battle of the Morannon, when the ring is destroyed in Mount doom, the Dark Tower collapses. Then, The Eye of Sauron implodes and creates a shock wave which causes an earthquake that shatters the ...
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How does Frodo write in English?

There's a scene at the ending of "Lord of the Rings - Return of the King", where Frodo appers finishing writing a book called "Lord of the Rings"... in plain English! This kind of broke down my ...
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Why is the Witch King of the Nazgul able to be killed by a woman?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King the Witch King of the Nazgul says that he can't be killed by a man, and then Eowyn says "I am no man" right before killing him. Why is he able to be ...
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How did Pippin know that Merry was part of the Rohirrim army at Minas Tirith?

After the battle of the Pellenor Fields in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Pippin searched for Merry on the battlefield. The last time they spoke, Merry was still in Rohan. How, aside ...
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