Analysis Of The Lord Of The Ring

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson. The film is an adaptation of a volume of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien published in 1954. This is the first film of Peter Jackson’s trilogy that adapted J.R.R. Tolkien’s entire Lord of the Rings series into screenplay. The Fellowship of the Ring takes place in the Second Age in the fantasy world of Middle Earth, after Dark Lord Sauron forged multiple corrupting rings as gifts to the rulers of Middle Earth. The central focus of the film, the One Ring, was forged by Sauron in addition to the other rings as a means to control the ring bearers in a plot to conquer all of Middle Earth. The One Ring was lost during a war between Sauron’s Orc…show more content…
In its opening weekend, the film grossed $47.2 million, ranking first. As of 2011, the film grossed a total of $871.5 million worldwide over its lifetime, over 900% of its $93 million production budget. In addition to the film’s notable revenue, its critic reviews garnered an equal amount of recognition. Fellowship of the Ring was met with universal acclaim, earning a score of 92 out of 100 reviews from 34 reviews on critic aggregator website Metacritic and a 91% approval rating from 225 critic ratings on critic aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. Renowned film critic Roger Ebert gave the film a three out of four stars, noting how Jackson “used modern special effects to great purpose” and “It is an awesome production in its daring and breadth”. To complement its performance, Peter Jackson’s Fellowship of the Ring was presented with accolades from several film institutes around the world for merit in production. The film was awarded 4 Oscars including awards such as Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects; additionally receiving nominations for 9 other awards at the 2002 Academy Awards. Due to its extensive success and impact on the fantasy film industry, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring was placed at #50 on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time list and was voted as…show more content…
Due to the fact that the film takes place in Tolkien’s expansive Middle Earth, Peter Jackson aimed to make the film’s environment as immersive as possible. Peter Jackson’s focus on elaborate production values led to a product that contained masterful cinematography from production, experimental special effects, and carefully planned filming locations, which all contributed to create a deeply engaging world and made The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a genre-redefining piece that popularized a subculture named “Tolkien Fandom” and even reached as far as to affect the entire economy of its filming location, New

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