Date: 2nd January 2002
It may rule the box office at present, but movie fans have spotted a whopping 37 mistakes in the Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) film, starring Elijah Wood. Since the first instalment of the trilogy, The Fellowship Of The Ring, debuted earlier this month (December 2001), audiences have posted numerous errors they've spotted on the Website MOVIE-MISTAKES. COM.
For example, in the scene where Sam and Frodo are in a field with a scarecrow, you can plainly see a car cruising past in the distance, from right to left. When members of the Fellowship walk up the snow-covered mountain, their footprints cannot be seen in the wide shots.
In another, Hobbits are barefoot, but when Frodo and Sam are first walking through the fields, Frodo's leg comes above the level of the long grass - and a shoe is clearly visible. But despite the errors spotted in Lord of the Rings, the number isn't bad compared to some other big-budget productions.
The movie-mistakes Web site lists more than 50 errors in HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE (2001), 138 in Matrix, The (1999) and 130 in TITANIC (1997). (MCM/WNWCPS/CPT)