The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

One ring to rule them all

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Aug 29, 2014

Lord of the Rings Series Episode 4

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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Movie Details

Series
Lord of the Rings
Original Title
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Title
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Director
Peter Jackson
Author
Producer
Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Tim Sanders
Writer
Actors
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis, Marton Csokas, Craig Parker, Lawrence Makoare, Alan Howard, Noel Appleby, Sala Baker, Megan Edwards, Michael Elsworth, Mark Ferguson, Brent McIntyre, Peter McKenzie, Sarah McLeod, Ian Mune, Cameron Rhodes, Martyn Sanderson, Harry Sinclair, David Weatherley, Victoria Beynon-Cole, Lee Hartley, Sam La Hood, Chris Streeter, Jonathan Jordan, Semi Kuresa, Clinton Ulyatt, Paul Bryson, Lance Fabian Kemp, Jono Manks, Ben Price, Phil Grieve, Billy Jackson, Katie Jackson, Peter Corrigan, Lori Dungey, Norman Forsey, William Johnson, Elizabeth Moody, Brian Sergent, Thomas McGinty, Kate O'Rourke, Gino Acevedo, Betty Adams, Daniel Andrews, Matt Appleton, Rodney Bane, Timothy Bartlett, Jarl Benzon, Jørn Benzon, Lynden Berrymen, Bob Blackwell, Ben Britton, Jed Brophy, Riley Brophy, Ryan Carey, Norman Cates, Rachel Clentworth, Randall William Cook, Sabine Crossen, Tack Daniel, Peter Daube, Mana Hira Davis, Shane Dawson, Branko Dordevich, Siaosi Fonua, Kester Fordham, Xander Forterie, Ben Fransham, Phoebe Gittins, Warren Green, Winham Hammond, Jonathan Harding, Zo Hartley, Taea Hartwell, Ray Henwood, David Houma, Lani Jackson, Peter Jackson, Gareth Jensen, Ralph Johnson, Stu Johnson, Tim Kano, Sam Kelly, Jeff Kingsford-Brown, Greg Lane, Alan Lee, Sacha Lee, Peter Lyon, Marta Martí, Sharon Maxwell, Richard Maybery, Bret McKenzie, Tim McLachlan, Liz Merton, Dean Morganty, Greg Morrison, Blair Morton, Andrew Munro, David J. Muzzerall, Shane Rangi, Larry Rew, Grant Roa, Thomas Robins, Vincent Roxburgh, Chris Ryan, Paul Shapcott, Samuel E. Shore, Mike Stearne, Andrew Stehlin, Ken Stratton, Jo Surgison, Tim Wong, Robert Young
Runtime
2 h 59 min
Release Date
18 December 2001
Genres
Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Overview
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.

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