The Art And The Business Of The Lord Of The Rings (Film Series)

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Since I was a kid I always had a passion for movies, I tried to see as many movies as I could. It has been many movies that I do enjoy, but there is only a couple that I really find intriguing and can watch over again and again. One of those movies is The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which was directed by Peter Jackson. This movie gave me inspiration because of how beautiful and well put together the film was. It made me want to be involved with the process of how great films are made. According to Wikipedia, “Jackson knew he wanted to bring the movie to the big screen, and was curious to why nobody decided to do so.” He wanted to take advantage of the new technology, and create a fantasy that was serious and felt real (Wikipedia, 2014). Peter Jackson demonstrates the art and business of the film in many different ways, which is culturally inspiring.
The trilogy is about a hobbit named Frodo Baggins that has to go on a quest to destroy the “One Ring” in order to destroy the maker of the ring, who is evil. The reason the ring was formed is that the Dark Lord, Sauron, bound his life force to the ring. To destroy the ring the hobbits have to bring the ring to the place where the ring was created, The Lord of the Ring trilogy is broken up into three movies, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The Fellowship of the Ring gives the background of the story and introduces the characters and the quest that Frodo and his companions have to go on. The Two Towers continues with the plot of Frodo destroying the ring, and on the way meets new companions. In the final film, The Return of King, Sauron launches his final stages for conquest. His army is strong so the people who are trying to defend the world are losing, so it is up to Frodo to destroy the ring (Wikipedia, 2014).
The Lord of the Rings is originally a book written by J.R.R. Tolkien, which was the sequel to his 1937 children’s fantasy novel The Hobbit, it has the second best-selling novel ever written (Wikipedia). After the novel, in 1978, IMDb shows that Ralph Bakshi directed an animation version of The Lord of the Rings (IMDb). Peter Jackson watched the animation of The Lord of the Rings which lead him to read Tolkien’s novels. He was interested in making the Hobbit series first, but put the project on hold because he was offered to remake the film King Kong. He wanted to film King Kong first but had to put it on hold because of location problems, so he began with The Lord of the Rings project. Jackson wanted to make sure that everything would run smoothly for the film, so he got started with rereading the books and developing a script.
According to the web, Peter Jackson created the remake of Tolkien’s novel because he was a fan of the original work and wanted to bring it to life. He was inspired by his 12-hour train ride when he was younger, the whole train ride he read the novels as he stared at the New Zealand landscape (TheLordoftheRings.net). Critic...

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