The Fellowship of the Ring was the film that brought Peter Jackson's talents to a mass international audience. A year after its release, the first instalment of his adaptation of Tolkien's beloved tale of heroic hobbits was the seventh most successful film of all-time. Critic David Ansen (Newsweek) was one of many to praise the fan-appeasing Frodo-centric take, for its "high-flying risks: it wears its earnestness, and its heart, on its muddy, blood-streaking sleeve." At 2002's Academy Awards, Weta maestro Richard Taylor became the first Kiwi to win two Oscars on one night.
If you would but lend me the ring...– Boromir (Sean Bean) to Frodo (Elijah Wood)
The Saul Zaentz Company
Music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Howard Shore
Closing track ‘May it Be’ by Enya, Nicky Ryan and Roma Ryan
Additional ‘cultural music’ composed and performed by Plan Nine.