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The
aim of this task was to find out information on Lord of the Rings trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. The aim was to find
background information on the movie, the themes of the movies, and release date
of the movie on DVD and cinema. Furthermore information on character from the
trilogy, box office success of the movies. Fully research on Lord of the Rings.  I choose the Lord of the Rings trilogy as my
franchise because I have been watching it since I was four years old, watching
the extended addition of the movies when I was eight, with a total run length
of 682 minutes. In addition to reading the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit written by J.R.R Tolkien. And his other novels The Silmarillion,
The Tale of Beren and Lúthien and The Children of Húrin all written by J.R.R
Tolkien but edited by his son Christopher Tolkien.

Background Information

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The
Lord of the Rings trilogy consisting of three fantasy adventure films
directed by Peter Jackson. They are established on
the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The films follow the
book’s general storyline, they do cut some of the novel’s storyline. They include
some additions to and deviations from the source material. The films are titled
The Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers and the Return of the King. They are a New
Zealand-American venture produced by WingNut Films and distributed by New Line Cinema.

 

 

 

THEMES OF LORD OF THE RINGS

 

Friendship

Friendship is a theme
of The Lord of the Rings. A Fellowship is created, consisting of all the Free Peoples
of Middle-earth, including elves and dwarves, who have to settle their
differences against their common enemy of Sauron.

 

 

Christ Figures

Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn: Priest, Prophet,
King.

The priestly role
belongs to Frodo, and he is the sacrificial lamb of Middle-earth who bears a burden of terrible evil on behalf
of the whole world, like Christ carrying his cross.

Gandalf is the
prophet, revealing hidden knowledge, working wonders, teaching others the way.
Evoking the saving death and resurrection of Christ, Gandalf sacrifices himself
and descends into the nether regions before being triumphantly reborn with
greater power and glory as Gandalf the White.

Finally, there is
Aragorn, “the crownless
destined to be king.” Besides being a king of prophecy, Aragorn also echoes the
saving work of Christ by walking the Paths of the Dead and offering peace to
the spirits there imprisoned

 

Power

The One Ring is an item of power and desire. Tempting all
who wield the Ring such as Isildur, Gollum, Boromir are all
characters who fall to the temptation of power that Sauron offers. Characters
like Isildur and Boromir though they have good intentions with the power they are
nevertheless corrupted by it.

 

Production Timeline

10 December 2001-The
Fellowship of the Ring Cinema

6 August 2002- The
Fellowship of the Ring DVD

11 December 2002- The
Two Towers Cinema

26 August 2003- The
Two Towers DVD

17 December 2003- The
Return of the King Cinema

May 25, 2004-The
Return of the King DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 Character Summary

 

 

Legolas

Legolas is the son of
Thranduil, king of the Mirkwood. He is the Elven delegate in the Fellowship of the Ring. Legolas is extremely skilled master bowman, with
keen eyesight and sensitive hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

Gimli

A dwarf warrior, he
is the son of Glóin. His father was Glóin, one of the former acquaintances and
travellers of Thorin’s Company. Which included the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins who
accompanied them to take back the lonely mountain from the control of the
dragon Smaug. Gimli is chosen to represent the race of Dwarves in the Fellowship of the Ring.

 

 

 

Gollum/Sméagol

Sméagol
was once a river Hobbit, till one day while
fishing he came across the Ring. As soon as he put
on the Ring, he was a slave to its will. Every minute being in the Ring’s
presence it was corrupting the Hobbit. The Ring granted him unnatural long
life, and as time went on, Sméagol appearance changed. He became thin, bald,
and beyond any recognition of what he once was, living off of fish and other
creatures developing an alternate dark character, Gollum.

                                                                                         

 

Aragorn

Aragorn is descended from the race of men called the
Numonoreans, who are blessed with long life and the heir to the throne of
Gondor. Aragorn was the son of Arathorn and Gilraen. Aragorn was only two years
old when his father died, so his mother took him to live in Rivendell. At the age 20 he left
Rivendell and travelled under an assumed identity Strider. Though Aragorn is
the rightful king of Gondor however he has no desire to claim the kingship.

 

 

 

 

 

Boromir

Boromir
is descended from the stewards of Gondor who have protected the Realm of Gondor
and rule it until the return of the Numonoreans Heir. Boromir is the first son
of the current steward of Gondor Denethor

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