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Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring - How Tall Is He?
In the scene where Frodo is on a balcony in Rivendell, the railing of the balcony comes up to his waist. Frodo is a hobbit, he is 3 feet tall, the railing should be above his head.
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Agent Starling on 01-08-2002
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FaithReed writes:
Actually, this is not a slip up. Frodo is in Bilbo's room, therefore everything is hobbit sized.
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Éruantäliel writes:
Frodo is in Bilbo's room (which is specially made for a Hobbit- sized person), so of course the balcony would be proportionate. Hobbits are 3-4 feet, with Marry and Pippin being the tallest ever at 4' 6" (only after drinking Entwater, though).
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Jeb writes:
Frodo is being looked after in Bilbo's room. Bilbo lives there now so he is not going to stay in an elf size room. He has his own Hobbit size room.
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Jennifer writes:
That was probably Biblo's room. I think they have hobbit sized rooms, because they also have them in Bree, if you remember what the bar-man said to Frodo.
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Deetmonn!!! writes:
Actually Frodo is 3'6" and he did have his own room. I read the books and have seen the movie a million times. This is not a slip up!!!!! Chrissy
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SaVaGe Ecstasy writes:
You know, there is no automatic standard height for railings in the real world, let alone Middle Earth. The elves are a race that is extremely well-oriented (perfect vision, balance, swiftness, light on their feet, etc.), and would not need high railings. So if they decided to make a railing up to their thigh level, how can you say it is a mistake? This would put it up to Frodo's waist.
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Newmoon writes:
Um...why does everyone think that he was in Bilbo's room? According to the book he had his own room, and nothing in the movie says that he doesn't...
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anna_kouklitsa writes:
This is not a slip-up. There were many hobbit-sized rooms in Rivendell, and Frodo was in one of them, while Bilbo was in another. If you remember, in The Return of the King, when Gandalf and Pippin are in their room in Gondor, watching Mordor from the balcony, the railing is at Gandalf's waist but we se only the head and hands of Pippin.
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thegrimreaper writes:
this is definately not a slip up!! he was not in an elf sized room.
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Veronica writes:
Actually, Frodo is 3'6".
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ChaserChick writes:
I have one of two answers for this. 1-This really IS a slip up that wasn't caught, and couldn't be fixed even with editing techniques. 2-The elves are nimble and have quick enough reflexes where they don't worry about falling, therefore railings are merely decorative and not a safety precaution.
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Sweet Revenge writes:
Actually Frodo is 4 feet tall and maybe... just maybe... the railing is not as high as it seems.
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brynne660 writes:
Actually, Hobbits are around 3-4 feet tall. You are right though, the railing should be much higher on him. :)
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