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Why did Peter Jackson add the Nazgûls attack scene in Bree when it was not present in the original story, nor very important for the plot?

Although it's a very good scene from the film, I don't see why Peter Jackson added it to the story (remember). In the books, the Hobbits do not meet the Nazgûl in Bree, and that does not really ...
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Why did Frodo start his adventure 17 years after he inherited the One Ring?

I haven't read the books for many years, so I don't remember the exact reasons, but looking at this LOTR Timeline on lotrproject.com, I see that Frodo inherited the Ring on 23 September TA 3001, but ...
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What did Bilbo Baggins do while the Fellowship of the Ring went on their quest?

Bilbo is responsible for leaving the One Ring for Frodo, who subsequently became hunted by the Nazgûl, Saruman, Sauron, and even Boromir in a way. Yet in the Peter Jackson film Fellowship of the Ring, ...
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Did Tolkien ever write that Sauron killed Shagrat?

Many wiki entries, as well as many other sources about Shagrat (one of the Orc captains who captured Frodo outside Shelob's lair) say he was killed by Sauron shortly after Frodo's escape. In the ...
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Does time move slower inside Lothlorien?

I know I have read this somewhere and I wonder if it is correct. When the fellowship comes out of Lothlorien it is implied that, during the time it has taken for them to be in Lothlorien, a lot more ...
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What did ships in Middle-earth look like?

I was wondering what the different ships of the different peoples look like, specifically Elves, Gondorians/Númenoreans, and Corsairs. The elvish ships are often described to have swan-shaped prow: ...
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Why did Fellowship of the Ring stay in Lothlorien for so long?

When the fellowship of the ring left Lothlorien, Sam commented on the position of the moon and questioned how long they had stayed in Lothlorien. Aragorn replied to Sam as follows: The old moon ...
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Where did Bilbo wander?

When Bilbo was talking with Frodo when he arrived at Rivendell, Bilbo said that he had wandered for a while. After he wandered for a while, He arrived at Rivendell and went to Dain with some dwarves. ...
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Did Gandalf do anything else in Middle-earth after talking with Tom Bombadil?

In "Chapter 7: Homeward Bound" of the The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Gandalf tells the Hobbits, I am turning aside soon. I am going to have a long talk with Bombadil: such a talk as ...
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Source for Frodo/Gandalf exchange about wounds in “The Return of the King”

Could someone kindly tell me exactly where in the book this quote is found? I need it for an exam tomorrow. 'Are you in pain, Frodo?' said Gandalf quietly as he rode by Frodo's side. 'Well, ...