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Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings

Synopsis
An exploration of the impact of cultural forces that inspired New Line’s epic motion picture adaptation of the first book of J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy ‘The Lord of the Rings’ - ‘The fellowship of the ring’. Featuring exclusive footage from the film and interviews with the cast and filmmakers. Poses thought-provoking questions about the history, geography, folklore and culture for viewers who want to go beyond the richly fanciful film. Who was J.R.R. Tolkien, and how did his own life influence the epic? How did the filmmakers re-create Middle Earth? Is the struggle between good and evil in the epic story a reflection of the early 20th century?
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2001
Subjects
Literature; Media studies
Keywords
animation films; film adaptations; Tolkein, JRR (1892-1973)

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99 inc
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 min
Year
2002

Type
VHS
Price
£14.99 inc
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 min
Year
2002

Sections

Title
Beyond the movie: The Lord of the Rings

Distributor

Name

Quadrant Video

Email
sales@quadrantvideo.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 8669 1114
Fax
020 8669 8831
Address
37a High Street
Carshalton
Surrey
SM5 3BB
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UK distributor for National Geographic titles
 

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National Geographic Television

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