Now Playing Podcast - The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring Review
Lord of the Rings Live Action Movie Retrospective Series
Episode 1:
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
MP3, 39.2 , 105 MINS
Date Reviewed: August 29, 2014,

It was considered a risky move. New Line Cinemas put up the money for not just one, but three Lord of the Rings movies. All three were filmed simultaneously in a single fourteen month shoot in New Zealand, directed by Peter Jackson, a proven director but not one with a blockbuster history. If the films had not been successful it was likely New Line would have gone under. Yet the gamble paid off! The first film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was a massive hit that not only minted that first trilogy but would also lead to a second Middle Earth film trilogy adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's earlier novel The Hobbit. Is that first Lord of the Rings film as good as its reputation, and can any movie do justice to Tolkien's original prose? Thanks to your donation you can join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob and find out!

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Title The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 200 mins
Release Date: December 19, 2001
Director: Peter Jackson
Writer(s): Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis
Company: New Line Cinema



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