Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Fellowship of the Ring - Breathtaking!

This is the first part of the trilogy written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973). An English writer and a Professor at the Oxford University. He fought as a second lieutenant with the Lancashire Fusiliers during the First World War. He started writing the 'Lord of the Rings' in 1925.The synopsis of the Fellowship: In a small village in the Shire, a young hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring; he must embark on an epic journey to the depths of Mount Doom in order to destroy it with the help of his eight companions.This film made by Peter Jackson is an immortal legend in itself. This will feature in the top twenty films ever made. I had not read the book before I saw the film. Yet, I feel that I have read pages and pages as the film is so descriptive and expansive. I am fortunate to own the extended version of the complete trilogy. All parts are played to perfection by the cast and the casting is one of the best seen in years. It is a case of the best possible person for the part at every stage of the film. Special mention for Sir Ian Mckellen, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm and Elijah Wood. The film is a masterpiece and bears potential of outshining its contemporaries. The music of the film is its strongest point. Howard Shore has come out with a magnificent score. It is epic film music writing. I will call it breathtaking and will not hesitate to grant it Seven Stars!

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