JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings 57year Anniversary and the 10yr Anniversary of Weta’s LOTR Movies
Encore marks the 10 year Anniversary showing all three episodes back to back to back!
It’s 10 years since the start of principal photography on Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. Daniel Falconer has recorded a very special podcast episode, walking around the workshop, asking the crew who were here back then to share some of their stories and memories. It’s a truly fantastic walk through the workshop, where you meet Richard Taylor, Gino Acevedo, Gareth McGhie, Matt Appleton, Emily-Jane Sturrock and MANY others!
Listen to the webcast from WETA:
The Hobbits Mark the 10-year Anniversary of “The Lord of the Rings” Posted on October 27, 2011 by Emilija Spirkoska
They’ve gone through a lot of trouble and come a long way on their epic journey to Mount Doom to destroy the Ring.
But after a decade since the first installment of The Lord of the Rings trilogy hit the big screen, the young stars who played the courageous Hobbits have reunited to mark the 10-year anniversary.
The actors, who played the famous Hobbits in the “Lords of the Rings” trilogy.
They became iconic characters from Peter Jackson’s very first installment, The Fellowship of the Ring, back in 2001.
And now in 2011 the four Hobbits came together to speak to Empire magazine and take few snaps.
Wood, 30, who played the main Hobbit, Frodo Baggins, said:
‘It feels like… It’s 12 years ago in August that we all flew out there, so it feels crazy to conceive of that span of time, but at the same time, it doesn’t feel like that much time has passed.’
Monaghan, 34, who played Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck, added: ‘We fit into our dynamics easily enough, which makes you feel as if no time has passed. There’s shorthand we have which is always there. I’ll be in my office or something and I’ll go to a bookshelf and pull out something and there’ll be a picture of all of us.’
Austin, 40, who played Frodo’s best friend Sam, had his word too: ‘Whenever you experience something that’s as intense and life-defining as we did together, it never goes away. You see it with people who were at war. Nobody has to say more than a syllable on the telephone and you know who it is. Just the tiniest sound of someone’s voice.’
Monaghan agreed adding: ‘It’s interesting that we always talk about the intensity. But on a working day it would be 5.20 to 5.40am pick-up and we’d be done by maybe 7.30pm. It’s a long day and we all chose to hang out with each other afterwards. We sought each other out.’
The full interview with Wood, Austin, Monaghan and Boyd appears in this month’s EMPIRE Magazine, currently on sale.
I am a big fan of the books! I was so happy when Peter Jackson and WETA announced they were making the movies and so much happier when I actually saw the magic firsthand!
Watching them today on Encore brought back the magic like it was yesterday! The cutting edge technology used then still stands up to the technology today. It wasn’t like watching an old Ray Harryhausen movie where you can tell everything is fake, because of the claymation and stop motion animation. Don’t get me wrong I still love the Old movies like Sinbad.
Hey WETA here is a challenge for you! Remake the Sinbad movies!!
And what happened to the Hobbit? You promised to make a prequel!
If you haven’t read the books:
They are also free at your public library!
If you haven’t seen the DVDs, here they are in stunning blue-ray:
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