Lord of the Rings.

Essay by courlove7 October 2003

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New Line Cinema finally brings the epic adventure of good versus evil, The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring to cinematic life. The story is about a heroic quest set in a time of uncertainty in the land of Middle-earth. Not since George Lucas' Star Wars have we heard so much buzz in the entertainment world, and Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings promises to be of the same epic proportion, if not bigger! Everything about the movie is gigantic -- the myth, the excitement, the stars, and the expectations. Here's why. If you've never read The Lord of the Rings, then get cracking and begin with The Hobbit (1936), a fun story that will whet your appetite and invite you to jump into Tolkien's vivid imagination. As you can imagine, this classical work of art has a deep-rooted following, so why did it take so long to finally bring the fairytale to the big screen? Believe it or not, it was made almost 30 years ago.

Unfortunately, back in the '70s, the special effects required to properly illustrate the story were not available, and the movie flopped. The story is just too grand and too imaginative to be told in one movie. In order to accurately bring the movie to life in all its glory, the producers had to include every detail of the story. This meant that the full epic would have to be illustrated not through one, but three movies. That's right, the stage for a classic trilogy is set. Unfortunately, it is not an easy task to plan one movie, let alone three. Imagine what is involved to successfully film three movies in one shot. The trilogy, which will take three years to complete, is expected to cost $270 million ($90 million per...