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The first in Jackson's trilogy of films based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkein. Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed. Jackson's amazing visuals bring the imaginary world and mythology of Tolkein to life. The three and a half hour pic stays closer to the original novel than any of the previous efforts (all animated), while still managing to keep a quick enough pace for those unfamiliar with the lengthy literary work. Should get repeated viewing in parents' basements for years to come.

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Available on Running time 178 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Fantasy, Top Grossing Films of 2001, Demons & Wizards, Magic, Road Trip, Big Battles, Books to Film: J.R.R. Tolkien, Inheritance, Top Grossing Films of 2002, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Little People, A River Runs Through the Plot
Screenplay
Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Cast
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis, Marton Csokas
Cinematography
Andrew Lesnie
Director
Peter Jackson
Music
Howard Shore
Other
Hammond Peek, Ken Saville, Malcolm Cromie, John Gilbert, (Peter) Joe Bleakley, Rob Otterside, Phil Ivey, Mark Robins, Ngila Dickson, Richard Taylor, Grant Major, Jim Rygiel
Producer
Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Tim Sanders, Wingnut Films, New Line Cinema

Awards

Oscars 2001: Cinematog.; British Acad. 2001: Director (Jackson), Film, Visual FX; L.A. Film Critics 2001: Score; Natl. Bd. of Review 2001: Support. Actress (Blanchett); Screen Actors Guild 2001: Support. Actor (McKellen); Broadcast Film Critics 2001: Song ("May It Be"), Score.

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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
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Stacey

Based on the Books written by J.R.R. Tolkein, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings released and was a huge hit in 2001. The movie has a run time of 178 minutes. In the movie, a ring is discovered by a small Hobbit with the name of Frodo (Elijah Wood). This isn’t just any ring. It’s the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron. Frodo, along with some of his friends, go on a long epic quest to destroy the ring. The ring is very dangerous and very powerful. Beware to anyone who puts it on. Frodo and his friends face many dangers along the way. Will they be able to destroy it? This is a very good movie. The Hobbits are cute and little. There are some creepy looking characters. The movie is exciting and leaves you on the edge of your seat in suspense. Definitely a must see movie.

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Nicholle

The Lord of the Rings is based off of a book series that I never read. I'm not a fan of reading books so I'd definately take watching the movie rather than reading. Reading would take much, much longer than watching the movie. This mythical theme is pretty interesting. The hobbits are so cute and little but they are kind of hairy. Some of the characters are kind of creepy looking but it adds to a good story. The mysterious ring is something you wouldn't want falling into the wrong hands. I would definitely try to destroy it, but I don't know if I would want to go through all of the danger that Frodo and his hobbit friends went through. The elves are pretty cool. Orlando Bloom is one of my favorite actors so that made me more interested in the movie. I wouldn't mind watching it again.