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A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings' (2001)

Documentary of the making of Peter Jackson's adaptation of the classic Tolkien work.

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J.R.R. Tolkien (books)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... Himself
Peter Jackson ... Himself
Ian McKellen ... Himself
Richard Taylor ... Himself - Director of WETA Workshop
Cate Blanchett ... Herself
Barrie M. Osborne ... Himself
Grant Major Grant Major ... Himself
Sean Astin ... Himself
Billy Boyd ... Himself
Thorkild Hansen Thorkild Hansen ... Himself, ring creator
Philippa Boyens ... Herself
Nick Weir Nick Weir ... Himself
Peter Lyon Peter Lyon ... Himself, swordsmith
Bob Anderson ... Himself, swordmaster
Viggo Mortensen ... Himself
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This made-for-tv documentary treats fantasy and adventure fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Includes archive footage of Tolkien discussing his work, along with interviews with director Jackson and the rest of the cast and crew of the film, who share their experiences from working on the project, as well as discuss the special efforts that went into bringing this massive work to completion. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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English

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9 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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Matka Keski-Maahan - näin tehtiin Taru Sormusten herrasta See more »

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Wonderful "making of" to a wonderful movie....
4 April 2005 | by fraserpattySee all my reviews

Yes, we love the books. But this docu is not trying to substitute for the books, it is merely giving you a look through the keyhole into the world of the making of the movie. In this attempt it succeeds admirably. One of the best special features available, with music that, although it is not excerpts from the Howard Shore masterwork score still accents the otherworldly feel. Also shown is the landscape of New Zealand, which looks magical on its own. Much information is given about how the extras were trained and about the concepts for the beautiful sets. Really, this featurette is a perfect companion piece, and should be viewed as such, and not judged in contrast to the books.


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