”There’s a couple of gags I wanted to play on Orlando. One is that Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship theme Howard Shore composed. Such a great theme. And I secretly asked the sound department to cue up that Fellowship theme. Didn’t tell Orlando[…] And I think he really got into it because he just about drove the knife into the head and twisted it and moved, all with the beat of the music.” - Peter Jackson
“Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt… They dressed in bright colours, being notably fond of yellow and green… All Hobbits had originally lived in holes in the ground… A preference for round windows, and even round doors, was the chief remaining peculiarity of hobbit-architecture.” from Concerning Hobbits of The Lord of the Rings Prologue by J.R.R. Tolkien.