PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
During the Council of Elrond, leaves are continually falling in the background to suggest that this is a meeting that is taking place outside. This meant about half a dozen crew members were positioned above the set, dropping leaves at various intervals. This also meant that the Production Department had to collect numerous sacks of leaves during autumn, and of course dead leaves turn brown fairly quickly, which also meant that every one of those leaves had to be painted.
The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest...
Gandalf pulls the ring out of the fire by placing the tongs one inside the ring, one out. In the next shot, both tongs are outside the ring. As Frodo reaches for the ring, one is inside again.
There are no opening credits after the title has been shown.
In the extended edition, the nature of Bilbo's party plan is very different. In the original, the film made it seem like Gandalf was in on the joke and was keeping mum about it with Frodo, keeping the happy air of the Shire scenes. However, in the Extended Edition, further close ups and different dialogue takes show that Gandalf not only is unaware of the trick but actually is concerned about it.
$844,711 (Belgium) (21 December 2001)
$315,544,750 (USA) (14 June 2011)
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