he aim of this taskwas to find out information on Lord of the Rings trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. The aim was to findbackground information on the movie, the themes of the movies, and release dateof the movie on DVD and cinema. Furthermore information on character from thetrilogy, box office success of the movies. Fully research on Lord of the Rings. I choose the Lord of the Rings trilogy as myfranchise because I have been watching it since I was four years old, watchingthe extended addition of the movies when I was eight, with a total run lengthof 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 byJ.R.R Tolkien but edited by his son Christopher Tolkien.
Background InformationTheLord of the Rings trilogy is directed by Peter Jackson consisting ofthree fantasy adventure movies. They are established onthe novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The movies tracks thebook’s storyline roughly. However they do cut some of the novel’s storyline. Inaddition they include some additions to and departures from the sourcematerial.
The movies are titled The Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers and the Return of the King. They are produced byWingNut Films and distributed by New Line Cinema. THEMES OF LORD OF THE RINGS FriendshipFriendship is a themeof The Lord of the Rings. A Fellowship is created, consisting of all the Free Peoplesof Middle-earth, including men, hobbit, elves, and dwarves. Witheven elves and dwarves who have to settle their differences to fight againsttheir common enemy of Sauron. Christ FiguresFrodo, Gandalf, Aragorn: Priest, Prophet,King.The priestly rolebelongs to Frodo, because he is the sacrificial lamb of Middle-earth who bears a burden of terrible evil on behalfof the whole of Middle-Earth.Gandalf is theprophet, revealing hidden knowledge, working wonders, teaching others the way.
Hesacrifices himself and descends into the nether areas of Moria before being rebornwith greater power as Gandalf the White.Finally, there isAragorn, “the crownlessdestined to be king.” Besides being a king of prophecy, he also echoes thesaving work of Christ by walking the Paths of the Dead and offering peace tothe army of the dead that were imprisoned by curse put upon them by Aragorn’sancestors. PowerThe One Ring is the source of power threw out the trilogy. Temptingall who wield the Ring or who are in close area to it.
For example Isildur Kingof Gondor, Gollum also known as Sméagol, and Boromir are allcharacters who fall to the temptation of power that Sauron offers. Characterslike Isildur and Boromir though they have good aims with the ring of power theyare nevertheless are tarnish and corrupted by it. Production Timeline 10 December 2001-TheFellowship of the Ring Cinema6 August 2002- TheFellowship of the Ring DVD11 December 2002- TheTwo Towers Cinema26 August 2003- TheTwo Towers DVD17 December 2003- TheReturn of the King CinemaMay 25, 2004-TheReturn of the King DVD Character Summary LegolasLegolas is the son ofThranduil, king of the Mirkwood. He is the Elven delegate in the Fellowship of the Ring. Legolas is extremely skilled master archer, with acuteeyesight and profound hearing. GimliA dwarf warrior, heis the son of Glóin. His father was Glóin, one of the former acquaintances andtravellers of Thorin’s Company.
Which included the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins whoaccompanied them to take back the lonely mountain from the control of thedragon Smaug. Gimli is chosen to represent the race of Dwarves in the Fellowship of the Ring. Gollum/SméagolSméagolwas once a Hobbit who lived in river lands of the Shire, till one day whilefishing he came across the Ring of power. As soon as he puton the Ring, he was a slave to its will. Every minute being in the Ring’spresence it was corrupting the Hobbit. The Ring granted him unnatural longlife, and as time went on, Sméagol appearance changed.
He became thin, bald,and beyond any recognition of what the Hobbit he once was, living off of fishand other creatures developing an alternate dark character named Gollum. AragornAragorn is descended from the race of men called theNumonoreans, who are blessed with long life and the heir to the throne ofGondor. Aragorn was the son of Arathorn and Gilraen. Aragorn was only two yearsold when his father died, so his mother took him to live in Rivendell.
At the 20 years of age heleft Rivendell and travelled under an assumed identity “Strider”. ThoughAragorn is the rightful king of Gondor however he has no desire to claim thekingship. BoromirBoromiris descended from the stewards of Gondor who have protected the Realm of Gondorand rule it until the return of the heir of Numenor. Boromir is the first sonof the current steward of Gondor Denethor.