The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring

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By: Heather Marie

Title: Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring

Writers: 

  • Fran Walsh (Scr)
  • Philippa Boyens (Scr)
  • Peter Jackson (Scr)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien (Novel)

Director: Peter Jackson

Cast: 

  • Alan Howard (The Ring)
  • Elijah Wood (Frodo)
  • Ian McKellen (Gandalf)
  • Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee)
  • Dominic Monaghan (Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck)
  • Billy Boyd (Peregrin ‘Pippin’ Took)
  • Orlando Bloom (Legolas)
  • Viggo Mortensen (Strider/Arago)
  • Sean Bean (Boromir)
  • Jon Rhys-Davis (Gimli)
  • Christopher Lee (Saruman)
  • And many, many more….

Year Released: (2001)

This film follows the journey of nine companions who set out to destroy an evil object (The Ring). The story takes place in mythical land called Middle Earth, set in a time which would be equivalent to King Arthur’s time near the 6th century. This ring belongs to a dark lord who is trying to rise back to power and in order to fully do so must find the ring, which has been lost for more thay 2,000 years. When the ring is discovered to live in the quiet land of The Shire where hobbits live, it is up to Frodo to take the ring someplace safe. With Sam (Frodo’s gardner), Frodo leaves the Shire to meet Gandalf at an inn nearby. While Gandalf is held up by the Head Of his Order, Frodo is joined by two more hobbits, Merry and Pippin, and a man named Strider. With the Nazgul hunting their every step, they make for Rivendell, the home of Master Elrond and the elves. Here Gandalf regions Frodo and therest is a council held to decide what should be done with the ring. It is decided the ring must be destroyed and Frodo offers to carry it to Mordor. Eight companions offer their services to Frodo in an effort to help along the journey becoming the Fellowship of the ring. While trying to overcome the terrain, weather, and an array of enemies the Fellowship continues towards Mordor. Frodo also learns the power the ring holds of others even ones who swore their allegiance and decides he must continue on this journey alone. After a battle that leaves the Fellowship scattered, each member must continue to play their part along theirony journey in order to lend support to the final goal: destroying the ring. This is only one of three films and continues in the next film The Two Towers.

This film is shot in chronological order with a few flashbacks to lend information and back story mainly to the ring. The audience gets to follow along the journey as it is happening, but sees the flashbacks as one of the characters shares the past about the ring. Characters continue to develop over the entire three films, while not only battling outside interferences but also fighting inside issues that risk causing the Fellowship to fail.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring

Sources:

Still shot retrieved ftom: Google images

The Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring. (2001). Retrieved from: imdb.com

Movie Trailer from YouTube.com

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