Theaim of this task was to find out information on Lord of the Rings trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. The aim was to findbackground information on the movie, the themes of the movies, and release dateof the movie on DVD and cinema. Furthermore information on character from thetrilogy, box office success of the movies. Fully research on Lord of the Rings.  I choose the Lord of the Rings trilogy as myfranchise because I have been watching it since I was four years old, watchingthe extended addition of the movies when I was eight, with a total run lengthof 682 min.

In addition to reading the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit written by J.R.R Tolkien. Background InformationThe Lord of the Ringstrilogy consisting of three high fantasy adventurefilms directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on thenovel The Lord of the Rings by J. R.

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R. Tolkien he films follow the book’sgeneral storyline, they do omit some of the novel’s plot elements and includesome additions to and deviations from the source material. The films aresubtitled The Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers and the Return of the King. They are a NewZealand-American venture produced by WingNut Films and The Saul Zaentz Companyand distributed by New Line Cinema. THEMES OF LORD OF THE RINGS Compassion Compassion abounds inThe Fellowship of the Ring. But Frodo’s followsin his uncle’s footsteps. To continue this compassion for Gollum, who is depicted asa victim of sorts, despite the fact that he killed his best friend.

    FriendshipFriendship was atheme of The Lord of the Rings. A Fellowship is created, consisting of all the Free Peoplesof Middle-earth, including elves and dwarves, settling aside their differencesagainst the common enemy of Sauron.Christ FiguresFrodo, Gandalf,Aragorn: Priest, Prophet,King.The priestly rolebelongs to Frodo, and he is the sacrificial lamb of Middle-earth who bears a burden of terrible evil on behalfof the whole world, like Christ carrying his cross.

Gandalf is theprophet, revealing hidden knowledge, working wonders, teaching others the way.Evoking the saving death and resurrection of Christ, Gandalf does battle withthe powers of hell to save his friends, sacrificing himself and descending intothe nether regions before being triumphantly reborn in greater power and gloryas Gandalf the White.Finally, there isAragorn, the crownlessdestined to be king. Besides being a messianic king of prophecy, Aragorn alsodimly reflects the saving work of Christ by walking the Paths of the Dead andoffering peace to the spirits there imprisoned PowerThe One Ring is an object of power and desire, tempting allwho wield it. Isildur, Gollum, the Nazgûl, Boromirand Saruman are all characters who fall to the temptation of power that Sauronoffers. Characters like Isildur and Boromir have good intentions with the powerbut are nevertheless corrupted by it. Production Timeline 10 December 2001-TheFellowship of the Ring Cinema6 August 2002- TheFellowship of the Ring DVD11 December 2002- TheTwo Towers Cinema26 August 2003- TheTwo Towers DVD17 December 2003- TheReturn of the King CinemaMay 25, 2004-TheReturn of the King DVD   Character Summary   LegolasLegolas is the son ofThranduil, king of the Mirkwood. He is the Elven delegate in the Fellowship of the Ring and a master bowman, with his keen eyesight,sensitive hearing.

     GimliA dwarf warrior, heis the son of Glóin. His father was Glóin, one of the former companions of thehobbit, Bilbo Baggins who accompanied Thorin Oakenshield to take back thelonely mountain from the control of the dragon Smaug. Gimli is chosen torepresent the race of Dwarves in the Fellowship of the Ring.   Gollum/SméagolSméagol was a Hobbit, until one day whilefishing he came across the Ring. As soon as he puton the Ring, he was a slave to it as well as corrupting it. The Ring grantedhim unnatural long life, and as time went on, Sméagol appearance changed. Hebecame thin, bald, and beyond any recognition of what he once was, living offof fish and other creatures developing an alternate dark personality, Gollum.                                                                                           AragornAragorn is descended from the race of men called theNumonoreans, blessed with long life and the heir to the throne of Gondor.

Aragorn was the son of Arathorn and Gilraen. Aragorn was only two years oldwhen his father died, so his mother took him to live in Rivendell. At the age 20 he leftRivendell and travelled under an assumed identity Strider. Though Aragorn isthe rightful king of Gondor however he has no desire to claim the kingship.


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