One Ring To Rule Them All: "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001), a film by Peter Jackson

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«The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring» (also known as "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Motion Picture, The", "Signore degli anelli - La compagnia dell'anello, Il", "Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten, Der") is an Action/Adventure/Fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson, and written by Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, J.R.R. Tolkien and Fran Walsh, released on December 19 of 2001 in the USA . Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen are starring, alongside Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and Sean Bean.

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Director Peter Jackson first came into contact with The Lord of the Rings when he saw Ralph Bakshi's 1978 film. Jackson "enjoyed the film and wanted to know more." Afterwards, he read a tie-in edition of the book during a twelve-hour train journey from Wellington to Auckland when he was seventeen.

In 1995, Jackson was finishing The Frighteners and considered The Lord of the Rings as a new project, wondering "why nobody else seemed to be doing anything about it". With the new developments in computer-generated imagery following Jurassic Park, Jackson set about planning a fantasy film that would be relatively serious and feel "real". By October, he and his partner Fran Walsh teamed up with Miramax Films boss Harvey Weinstein to negotiate with Saul Zaentz who had held the rights to the book since the early 1970s, pitching an adaptation of The Hobbit and two films based on The Lord of the Rings. Negotiations then stalled when Universal [...]

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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