Gandalf: Always remember, Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found.
I’ve never been against making movies out of good novels, never thought that the adaption couldn’t do justice to the book. I also never thought that the screenplay had to follow the novel slavishly. The film should be regarded as a work of art of its own. But I do have to admit that I had some concerns regarding The Lord of the Rings-triology. Luckily I was wrong! The films are magnificent!
The movies were shot in New Zealand. They were released between 2001 and 2003. Together they won 17 Oscars, 11 of them by the last film “The Return of the King”, that won all Oscars for which it was nominated. Among others it got the “heavy” prices for best directing and best picture, so far the first and only fantasy film to have done so.
As I’m writing about the Black Riders under READING, I have chosen a couple of scenes that include them.
The first encounter with a black rider: