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The Lord of the Rings 1978 123movies

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Fantasy...beyond your imagination132 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A young Hobbit named Frodo (Guard) is thrown on an amazing adventure, when he is appointed the job of destroying the one ring which was created by the dark lord Sauron. He is assigned with warriors including Gandalf (Squire), Aragorn (Hurt) and Boromir (Cox). It’s not going to be an easy journey for the Fellowship of the Ring, on the ultimate quest to rid Middle-Earth of all evil.
Plot: The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron’s reign over Middle-earth.
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Uniquely animated drama & characters true to source
I’m fond of this film and it vexes me that so many “reviewers” rank it below the Peter Jackson trilogy. A filmed novel is always interpretive; in particular an animated film relies on the artist’s vision and should be judged on its own terms. Speaking as a purist, this is a finer homage to Tolkien than the updated version. While this film has its flaws it stays truer to the source, especially so far as the characters are concerned.

In the Jackson version Tolkien’s Frodo is barely recognizable: from the first scenes he is portrayed as a weakling, constantly wavering, manipulated by forces around him and never standing on his own two feet (this is physically and metaphorically true.) You wonder why fate chose this limp biscuit to carry the one ring to the Cracks of Doom. Jackson unforgivably rewrites Tolkien and robs Frodo of his finest moment when he allows Arwen to rescue him from the Ringwraiths…Bakshi’s version respects the original, presenting a Frodo who demands the wraiths “Go back and trouble me no more!” Bakshi sustains Frodo’s character as Tolkien conceived it. We see his decline as the weight of his burden increases. Frodo is so pivotal to Lord of the Rings you wonder why Jackson took such liberties (he does so with numerous characters)since character development propels the plot to its inevitable conclusion. Bakshi’s film better explores the companionship between Legolas and Gimli in a few judicious scenes that are completely lacking in Jackson’s version. Similarly we see Boromir horsing with Pippin and Merry, furthering the idea of fellowship. For my liking the camaraderie is more developed in the animated version than the live action.

Tolkien’s poetry is an important ingredient in the novels and Bakshi makes tribute to this in one of my favorite scenes: when Frodo sings the “Merry Old Inn” song, minutes before stumbling into Strider. The cheery tune is chillingly juxtaposed with the darker theme music when seconds later, invisible to his friends but visible to the wraiths, Frodo is dangerously exposed. This is one of the most atmospheric portions of the film and chills me whenever I see it.

The well documented budget/time restrictions limit this film’s final impact but had it been completed it may have resonated with more viewers. As it is, it’s worth a look. Even its detractors admit that Peter Jackson derived much of his inspiration from this prototype.

Review By: cdunbar-3 Rating: 8 Date: 2006-07-31

Other Information:

Original Title The Lord of the Rings
Release Date 1978-11-15
Release Year 1978

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 12 min (132 min)
Budget 4000000
Revenue 30471420
Status Released
Rated PG
Genre Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Ralph Bakshi
Writer Chris Conkling (screenplay), Peter S. Beagle (screenplay), J.R.R. Tolkien (novels)
Actors Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt
Country USA, UK, Spain
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix 3 Channel Stereo (5.1) (L-R), Dolby Stereo (Dolby 5.1) (5.1) (L-R)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Lord of the Rings 1978 123movies
The Lord of the Rings 1978 123movies
The Lord of the Rings 1978 123movies
Original title The Lord of the Rings
TMDb Rating 6.5 541 votes

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