Its official I feel extremely old today as it is 15 years since Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring was released at the cinema. You should already know that this is the one film that changed it all! This was actually a really tough thing to do and only pick 15!
It really kick started my extreme love for film and wanting to watch as many as possible. I was blown away by the start of the adventure and forming of the Fellowship. It was showing us that when faced with great evil people from all different backgrounds will unite to stop it. I think that is reassuring if nothing else, we get to learn about the different people and our first look into Middle Earth.
The Middle Earth Peter Jackson managed to create really was something else, we get so many breathtaking shots throughout the film, so I thought as part of the celebration that I would pick 15 of my favourite. You will have to see if I mange to pick all of yours, or if I have missed something you love!
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Well I stumbled across a post on My Filmviews blog titled Which Movie Character Would You Like To Be For The Day and decided to follow suit and complete my top 10 of movie characters I would like to be for the day. Putting this list together didn’t really take too long at all. Especially as most of the characters come from my favorite films.
I tried not to be shallow and pick characters based on their leading man . . . but I think that failed with some of the choices but I mean that had to be a coincident. I honestly didn’t do it on purpose! Yes a few of them are musical characters, maybe that’s because I am tone-deaf!
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The final part of the countdown . . .
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Thought I would do a count down of my 10 favorite character’s in Lord of the Rings and why they are my favorites.
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I just realised the other day that I have neglected how big an impact Lord of the Rings had on developing my love of movies, in this blog. It was “Fellowship of the Ring” which really started off not only my Lord of the Rings obsession but my movie obsession as well. Especially when I got the extended edition of the DVD and watched it hundreds of times over and over again. I watched all of the behind the scene features too, and even watched the movie with cast commentary on a few occasions. It also introduced me to Orlando Bloom, yes who I still found very attractive after I realised he did not have blond hair and pointy ears haha.
All of the behind the scene features for “Two Towers” and “Return of the King” have all been watched a lot and it really developed my love for movies and how much time and effort was placed into the elaborate making of these movies. It also made me want to visit New Zealand, it encouraged me to read the books and to take a big interest in “Middle Earth”, I had so many other books explaining the movie and the books. I also feel in love with Aragorn in both the movie and the books.
I still think to this day that if I had not become really obsessed with LOTR I would not be a massive movie fan, it really opened me up to how fantastic movies are and it really was just a fantasy series which you can totally get lost in. I really enjoyed how the movie encouraged me to read the books. I finished Return of the King before it came out in the cinema therefore some parts in the movie disappointed me a tiny little bit.
From then on, I also took an interest in reading books that I had seen the movie too, then trying to read books before the movie was released. Which either way is good with me, you can still love a book more than the movie even if you read it after you have seen the movie as they often take slightly different takes on the story.
I also took a massive interest in all of the actors in LOTR and get excited when I see them in something to this day, I even went back and watched some of there older stuff. So it really broadened my knowledge of the movies. I went and read “The Hobbit” as well and really cannot wait for the movie to be made, but I am a little sad that Peter Jackson is not making it. He done such an incredible job with LOTR and he would have with the Hobbit as well.
I hope that the trilogy is something that people will keep watching and enjoying a lot over the years and just love as much as I did on first viewings and still do to this day. I really should get round to writing reviews for all 3 movies. I just wish that I had this blog at the time when I really started to watch more and more movies.
So thank you to Lord of the Rings for making me the film fantatic that I am too this day.
So onto the next 5 . . . who were all so close to the top 10 !!!
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Today’s picture is a lovely picture of Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn from Lord of the Rings.