The Lord of the Rings: An Exploration of the Films and Its Literary Influences

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Hobbits, Orcs, wizards, dashing knights, and powerful elves are
all part of the magic created in J.R.R. Tolkien’s famously epic
tale, The Lord of the Rings. For years, the vivid characters within
this beloved story could exist only in the readers’ minds—until
it was adapted into a movie that allowed fans to finally see,
through the eyes of Hollywood magic and brilliant technology,
the manifestation of these characters onscreen. What does it take
to transport these well-known images like Gollum and the Shire
from dusty pages to the giant screen? In The Lord of the Rings: An
Exploration of the Films and Its Literary Influences, you will see
first-hand how classic literature can become modern film and bring
the fantasy alive for a whole new generation of believers.