What did Boromir Mean? – Several LOTR Scripts?

by Aug 9, 2000Lord of the Rings (Movies)

Sean Bean signing autographs (with his “Boromir Beard”) at the Gala Screening of his latest film, Essex Boys.
This comes to us from Nona at The Compleat Sean Bean:

In a very recent feature article in the Times (UK), Sean Bean was quoted as saying he had several LOTR scripts that he was working from, and that they were colour coded according to each film. There has been some speculation as to whether this was just a misinterpretation on the part of the journalist doing the interview, or whether Sean (as Boromir) was actually appearing in more than one of the films.

I wrote to Gordon Paddison, who is the New Line contact for all of the LOTR webbos, and this is his explanation:


perhaps the reference was to the fact that each script has multiple colored pages which include the updates. as a film is shot there are ‘updates’ by the writers that come and for each ‘revision’ there will be a different color. that way when the production needs to refer to pulling script pages to replace with the next revision, they will refer to color instead of pages 8(a)revision(1). it is just easier.



I remember Karl Urban talking about the multi-colored scripts at Dragon*Con last month, but this clears up exactly why the scripts are so colorful. Thanks Nona!


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