Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Easter Egg - Stone Trolls from the Hobbit

Just after the scene where Frodo is stabbed he is taken to the woods. If you look at the background where Strider put down Frodo you can see the 3 trolls that turned to stone by Bilbo Baggins in the book and soon to be movie, The Hobbit.

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Robothell writes:
This one isn't really an egg. If you read The Fellowship of the Ring, the Hobbits actually do settle down beside the trolls for shelter after the battle at Weathertop. It is simply one of those nice little touches from one of the only directors I know to bring a book to life in film accurately and without it suffering.
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Bob Schroeck writes:
For those who haven't read "The Hobbit", the story of the trolls is the same one Bilbo is telling the hobbit children during his party at the beginning of the film.
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bruzie writes:
And now that we've seen the extended version where we see from Frodo's POV looking up at Sam with the trolls in the background: SAM: Look, Mr. Frodo. Mr Bilbo's trolls.
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aule writes:
That's not an eegg, but a scene from the book 'Lord of the Rings' - you can see a snapshot at http://st.la.bei.t-online.de
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boballmighty writes:
To pixel, queen is actually right. In begining of The Hobbit, Tolkien explains that when he uses the word goblin, he actually means orc. He also says sorry to all marine animal lovers for calling goblins orcs!
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Jerome writes:
Just a quick word - The Special Extended DVD Edition includes an extra line by Sam clearly pointing out that "it's mister Bilbo's trolls!" Therefore, I'd say it counts as an egg in the theatrical release of the movie, but is not an egg in the Special Extended DVD Edition and certainly not an egg in the book.
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Roz writes:
In no way is this an egg. Apart from the fact that this is very well covered in the book, IN THE MOVIE Bilbo tells the children about his adventure with the Trolls. Peter Jackson was just being true to the book. Kudos to Peter Jackson for putting in that delightful extra bit of detail.
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Ked writes:
Actually, this scene is supposed to be there; it appears in the Fellowship of the Ring book. It's played up a bit more in the book. I suspect it's a genuine egg in relation to the movie, though, given the fact that it's kinda hidden. I didn't notice them myself until the second time I saw the movie.
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fjordboy writes:
Ummm, that is not an inside joke or anything. In "The Fellowship of the Ring," the fellowship *does* come across those trolls, strider even makes comments about the bird's nests growing in the troll's shoulder. Yes, they are the trolls from the hobbit, but they are also in the book, which negates any "egg" from this. It is cool though, but not something outside of the book which the movie is based on.
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Aquila writes:
"Hello, Miss Queen, were you listening at *all* to the movie?! It isn't goblins that Sting glows around- it's ORCS! Bilbo says as much when he gives Sting to Frodo, and when it glows in the mine, Legolas says, lo and behold, "Orcs." (if I remember correctly, it's just before Boromir closes the door and makes the cave troll comment). Next time, watch the movie a second time before posting a comment like this, or, better yet, read the book." ________________________________________________________________________________ Goblins and Orcs are the same type of creature. Only goblins are smaller than the orcs! I guess the SFX team forgot to add the glow there. Bilbo encounters them (the goblins) in "The Hobbit" and Sting still glows!
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moneyman writes:
Ok people... First off in the 4 disc extended edition Sam makes a comment to Frodo about the trolls being Mr. Bilbos trolls when he awakes wearily after the Weathertop battle. This infers that Peter Jackson originally meant to leave this in which means it is not an egg. Secondly A goblin is the same thing as a orc almost, or else why would Sting have glowed in the Misty Mountains when Bilbo was with Gollum, and why would Sting have glowed in Moria when they started hearing the drum beats, this was obviously just a small error and after all nobody is perfect.
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Matt writes:
Technically,you don't need to read the Hobbit to find out what the trolls are there for. I believe reading in The Fellowship of the Ring that the Hobbits (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippen) do stumble across and they say something like, "These must be the trolls Bilbo told me about," or something like that. But good eyes!
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fats writes:
Cool Egg! I can't wait for the special edition DVD to come out. Then we get to see the whole "Gimli loves Galadriel" deal. He's hot blooded, check it and see...
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stewballs writes:
Mr Jackson is just being true to the book. The trolls from the hobbit are in fact mentioned in some depth in the "Fellowship of the ring", so I don't think that this really counts as an easter egg.
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This was done on purpose because at the time, Frodo and company were in the same area as Bilbo and the trolls were. It explains it quite well in the book Fellowship of the Ring.
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Dudley Boyz writes:
Yeah. It was written that way in the book. :-D
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Its not attually an egg but close. Its not to hard to see them in the background.
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Melissa writes:
Well if you read the book, after Frodo is stabbed, it says that Strider takes them here. One of the Hobbits (Merry?) even comments on the stone trolls after they come upon them in the book.
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whitestar writes:
In the dvd of "Little NickY" Goto the special features menu, choose "central park" portal, when the menu w/adam sandler sitting on the bench pops up, scroll until you see a halo over sandlers head, click the halo to see the "lord of the rings" part 1 trailer
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Did you notice in Moria when the fellowship is surrounded by goblins that Froto's sword,which is supposed to glow blue every time goblins are near, isn't glowing at all even though there are thousands of goblins around within arms reach? This isn't a an egg but I just felt like pointing this out.
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Kha0s writes:
This is actually from a painting. I think its a John Howe in this case. If you look in the film guide tie-in book you'll find lots of examples. Many scenes from the film are referenced on Howe's paintings. The scene where the hobbits first hide from the black rider on the road to Bree is based on a scene in the original animated film which is based on Howe's work. The same is true of almost all the costumes and props if you have a good reference you'll be able to see this clearly
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Pixel writes:
Hello, Miss Queen, were you listening at *all* to the movie?! It isn't goblins that Sting glows around- it's ORCS! Bilbo says as much when he gives Sting to Frodo, and when it glows in the mine, Legolas says, lo and behold, "Orcs." (if I remember correctly, it's just before Boromir closes the door and makes the cave troll comment). Next time, watch the movie a second time before posting a comment like this, or, better yet, read the book.
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