The Lord of the Rings: An Exploration of the Films & Their Literary Influences
Hobbits, Orcs, wizards, dashing knights, and powerful elves are all part of the magic created in J.R.R. Tolkien’s famously epic tale, The Lord of the Rings. For years, the vivid characters within this beloved story could exist only in the “reader minds”until it was adapted into a movie that allowed fans to finally see, through the eyes of Hollywood magic and brilliant technology, the manifestation of these characters onscreen. What does it take to transport these well-known images like Gollum and the Shire from dusty pages to the giant screen? In The Lord of the Rings: An Exploration of the Films & Its Literary Influences, you will see first-hand how classic literature can become modern film and bring the fantasy alive for a whole new generation of believers.
- Explore Tolkien’s writing, themes, and impacts.
- Examine the fantasy genre and its place in Tolkien’s work.
- Discover the challenges of adapting a book to the big screen.
- Analyze influences such as the Arthurian legends on Tolkien’s works.