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The Lord of the Rings (film series)

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*''[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'' was released in December 2001, and won the [[Awards|Hugo Award]] for Best Dramatic Presentation of 2001.
 
*''[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'' was released in December 2001, and won the [[Awards|Hugo Award]] for Best Dramatic Presentation of 2001.
*''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'' was released in December 2002
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*''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'' was released in December 2002:
 
*''[[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'' was released in December 2003, and won all eleven of the Academy Awards for which it was nominated, including the the award for Best Picture.
 
*''[[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'' was released in December 2003, and won all eleven of the Academy Awards for which it was nominated, including the the award for Best Picture.
  
 
The films for the most part follow the storyline of the books (see [[J. R. R. Tolkien|J. R. R. Tolkien's]] ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''); however there are some major deviations as detailed within the entry for each film.
 
The films for the most part follow the storyline of the books (see [[J. R. R. Tolkien|J. R. R. Tolkien's]] ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''); however there are some major deviations as detailed within the entry for each film.
  
Principal actors and actresses include: [[Elijah Wood]] - Frodo Baggins
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Principal actors and actresses include:
                                        [[Ian McKellen]] - Gandalf
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*[[Elijah Wood]] - Frodo Baggins
                                        [[Viggo Mortensen]] - Aragorn
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*[[Ian McKellen]] - Gandalf
                                        [[Liv Tyler]] - Arwen
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*[[Viggo Mortensen]] - Aragorn
                                        [[Sean Astin]] - Samwise Gamgee
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*[[Liv Tyler]] - Arwen
                                        [[Christopher Lee]] - Saruman
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*[[Sean Astin]] - Samwise Gamgee
                                        [[Orlando Bloom]] - Legolas  
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*[[Christopher Lee]] - Saruman
                                        [[Dominic Monaghan]] - Meriadoc Brandybuck
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*[[Orlando Bloom]] - Legolas  
                                        [[Billy Boyd]] - Peregrin Took
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*[[Dominic Monaghan]] - Meriadoc Brandybuck
                                        [[John Rhys-Davies]] - Gimli
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*[[Billy Boyd]] - Peregrin Took
                                        [[Mirando Otto]] - Eowyn
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*[[John Rhys-Davies]] - Gimli
                                        [[Karl Urban]] - Eomer
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*[[Mirando Otto]] - Eowyn
                                        [[Bernard Hill]] - Théoden
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*[[Karl Urban]] - Eomer
                                        [[Sean Bean]] - Boromir
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*[[Bernard Hill]] - Théoden
                                        [[David Wenham]] - Faramir
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*[[Sean Bean]] - Boromir
                                        [[John Noble]] - Denethor
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*[[David Wenham]] - Faramir
                                        [[Andy Serkis]] - Gollum/Sméagol
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*[[John Noble]] - Denethor
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*[[Andy Serkis]] - Gollum/Sméagol
  
 
For a full list of the cast and crew of 'The Lord of the Rings', visit the following link: [http://imdb.com/title/tt0120737/fullcredits#cast]
 
For a full list of the cast and crew of 'The Lord of the Rings', visit the following link: [http://imdb.com/title/tt0120737/fullcredits#cast]
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The Awards were as follows (A Win is marked by a "W"):
 
The Awards were as follows (A Win is marked by a "W"):
  
'''Art Direction''' [''Fellowship'', ''Two Towers'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Art Direction''' [''Fellowship'', ''Two Towers'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
'''Cinematography''' [''Fellowship'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Cinematography''' [''Fellowship'' (W)]<br>
'''Costume Design'''  [''Fellowship'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Costume Design'''  [''Fellowship'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
'''Directing'''  [''Fellowship'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Directing'''  [''Fellowship'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
'''Film Editing'''  [''Fellowship'', ''Two Towers'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Film Editing'''  [''Fellowship'', ''Two Towers'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
'''Makeup''' [''Fellowship'' (W), ''King'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Makeup''' [''Fellowship'' (W), ''King'' (W)]<br>
'''Music''' (Original Score) [''Fellowship'' (W), ''King'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Music''' (Original Score) [''Fellowship'' (W), ''King'' (W)]<br>
'''Music''' (Original Song) [''Fellowship'': "May It Be", ''King'': "Into the West" (W)]<br>
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*'''Music''' (Original Song) [''Fellowship'': "May It Be", ''King'': "Into the West" (W)]<br>
'''Best Picture'''  [''Fellowship'', ''Two Towers'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Best Picture'''  [''Fellowship'', ''Two Towers'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
'''Sound'''  [''Fellowship'', ''Two Towers'']<br>
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*'''Sound'''  [''Fellowship'', ''Two Towers'']<br>
'''Sound Editing''' (''Two Towers'')<br>
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*'''Sound Editing''' (''Two Towers'')<br>
'''Sound Mixing''' [''King'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Sound Mixing''' [''King'' (W)]<br>
'''Supporting Actor''' [''Fellowship'': [[Ian McKellen]] ("[[Gandalf]]")]<br>
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*'''Supporting Actor''' [''Fellowship'': [[Ian McKellen]] ("[[Gandalf]]")]<br>
'''Visual Effects''' [''Fellowship'' (W), ''Two Towers'' (W), ''King'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Visual Effects''' [''Fellowship'' (W), ''Two Towers'' (W), ''King'' (W)]<br>
'''Writing''' (Previously Produced or Published)  [''Fellowship'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
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*'''Writing''' (Previously Produced or Published)  [''Fellowship'', ''King'' (W)]<br>
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==

Revision as of 23:44, 27 October 2007

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy consists of three live action films, directed by Peter Jackson. Principal photography for all three films took place in New Zealand over a continuous eighteen-month period — the first time that three films had ever been shot together in this way, although some pairs of films had. There were several later "pick-up" shoots over the following months and years as the films were edited, special effects were added and the script was honed and revised.

The films for the most part follow the storyline of the books (see J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings); however there are some major deviations as detailed within the entry for each film.

Principal actors and actresses include:

For a full list of the cast and crew of 'The Lord of the Rings', visit the following link: [1]

Facts and figures about the trilogy

  • Amount of film shot during production: Over 6 million feet (over 1,800 kilometers)
  • Swords, axes, shields and makeup prosthetics created: 48,000
  • Background actors cast: 20,602
  • Costumes produced by the wardrobe department: 19,000
  • New Zealand cricket fans enlisted to create the Orc army's grunts: 10,000
  • Behind-the-scenes crew members: 2,400 at the height of production
  • Pairs of prosthetic Hobbit feet created: 1,600
  • Most real horses in one scene: 250
  • Computer special-effects artists employed: 180
  • Total speaking roles: 114
  • Locations in New Zealand used as backdrops: 100
  • Tailors, cobblers, designers, et al. in the wardrobe department: 50
  • Actors trained to speak fictional dialects and languages: 30
  • Total years of development for all three films: 7
  • Combined running time of the series (extended DVD editions): 680 minutes (11 hours and 20 minutes)
  • Combined worldwide box-office gross: US$2,916,544,743 (source)

Academy Awards

If all three films are counted as one, the trilogy was nominated for 30 Academy Awards, of which it won 17.[2]

The Awards were as follows (A Win is marked by a "W"):

  • Art Direction [Fellowship, Two Towers, King (W)]
  • Cinematography [Fellowship (W)]
  • Costume Design [Fellowship, King (W)]
  • Directing [Fellowship, King (W)]
  • Film Editing [Fellowship, Two Towers, King (W)]
  • Makeup [Fellowship (W), King (W)]
  • Music (Original Score) [Fellowship (W), King (W)]
  • Music (Original Song) [Fellowship: "May It Be", King: "Into the West" (W)]
  • Best Picture [Fellowship, Two Towers, King (W)]
  • Sound [Fellowship, Two Towers]
  • Sound Editing (Two Towers)
  • Sound Mixing [King (W)]
  • Supporting Actor [Fellowship: Ian McKellen ("Gandalf")]
  • Visual Effects [Fellowship (W), Two Towers (W), King (W)]
  • Writing (Previously Produced or Published) [Fellowship, King (W)]

External links