Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Top Movies of All Time according to IMDB ~ #11 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)


I probably would not have watched this movie and the sequels if not for this top movie list.  Otherworldly fantasies with scary stuff and violence and not generally my cup of tea.  And it would have been my loss.  The story is wonderful and vivid and exciting . . . 

Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, and many more, this is the story of a very dangerous ring found by a Hobbit named Frodo and the epic journey to destroy the ring and save Middle Earth.  He is aided by a powerful wizard, his best friends, and joined by others on his journey.

This movie is filmed in New Zealand and is worth watching just for all the lush exotic scenery.

Excellent edge of your seat entertainment.  Just be careful.  If you watch one you will want to watch all the others in the series . . . and you might even want to read the books by J.R.R. Tolkien.  They are on my reading list.



Academy Awards, USA 2002

Won
Oscar
Best Cinematography
Andrew Lesnie 
Best Makeup
Peter Owen
Richard Taylor 
Best Music, Original Score
Howard Shore 
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Jim Rygiel
Randall William Cook
Richard Taylor
Mark Stetson 
Nominated
Oscar
Best Picture
Peter Jackson
Barrie M. Osborne
Fran Walsh 
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Ian McKellen 
Best Director
Peter Jackson 
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Fran Walsh
Philippa Boyens
Peter Jackson 
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Grant Major (art director)
Dan Hennah (set decorator) 
Best Costume Design
Ngila Dickson
Richard Taylor 
Best Film Editing
John Gilbert 
Best Music, Original Song
Enya
Nicky Ryan
Roma Ryan
For the song "May It Be".
Best Sound
Christopher Boyes
Michael Semanick
Gethin Creagh
Hammond Peek