• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Lord of the Rings

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The film I am analyzing is called "The lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Peter Jackson is the director of the film and also the others in the trilogy. The film is about a young hobbit called Frodo Baggins, who inherits a ring from his uncle, Bilbo Baggins. The ring has ultimate power to rule all the other, lesser rings, which were given to the elves, dwarves and men. These rings were less powerful than the one ring that ruled them. If Sauron got his hands on this ring then he would use it to destroy middle earth. The film is set in Middle earth where battles are still fought with swords, bows and sorcery. There are three films there are three parts to the books. In the first part-film one- it shows the fellowship being formed and the start of their journey. The second part is where the fellowship parts ways and two hobbits, Frodo and Sam, make their way to Mordor to destroy the ring. The final part is the battle for Middle Earth and the film in which the ring is destroyed. ...read more.

Middle

The effect of this makes the audience unnerved because this is so unnatural. When we are first introduced to the Ringwraiths it is the scene which starts with all the four hobbits on top of a hill. The day is bright and sunny. This has the audience feeling cheerful and relaxed, making them want to enjoy the hobbits laughing and having fun. The next thing we see is all of the hobbits fall down the hill to the bottom on a pathway. The weather changes from good to ghastly in an instant. Automatically this gives the audience a feeling that something is not quite right. The hobbits seem oblivious to this and one of them notices some mushrooms on the side of the path. He calls out to the others to join him but Frodo stands still. He is the one with a very bad feeling. Frodo peers up and down the murky road and then turns round to the others and says "get off the road". At this point the special effects are used on the pathway which gives a distressing feeling that something catastrophic is about to happen. ...read more.

Conclusion

They have no fear of anything except maybe of Sauron. Everything that is alive will run, no matter how big or small it is. This could make the audience feel even more frightened and maybe slightly awed by the power of this ferocious beast. When the hobbits are hidden under the tree, all the bugs and insects clamber over each other to escape from the Ringwraith. At this point everyone in the auditorium feels utterly repulsed by watching all these creatures scarpering from such evil. The wringraiths are a very powerful character to use in a film and in lord of the rings the part they play is vital to the way the film will work. They have to make sure that they are not overplayed or underplayed so as to give the perfect amount of fear, awe and curiosity. Peter Jackson has clearly put a lot of effort into making the wringraiths so life like and enticing which makes it even better that the parts are played so well. Even thought the black riders are not real, the audience still wonder about them and have so many unanswered question which will never be answered, even when they have left the film behind them. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE JRR Tolkien section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE JRR Tolkien essays

  1. Lord of the rings: The fellowship of the ring

    alone such as Souron and Soroman These are all the characters which represent good and evil in the battle for the one ring to rule them all. The camera in the prologue is used to a good extent it starts of as a face focusing so we can picture the

  2. Lord of the Rings book report. Plot outline and themes.

    and Sam into a trap, in that cave lives Shelob, a huge spider-like monster which has lived there before Sauron came to Mordor, she used to feed on innocent passer-by's, but not many of them come round these days, so every now and then Sauron sends an orc to her for her food and for his entertainment.

  1. The Hobbit

    The sky was filled with black vampire bats and all new what this meant. Now there were Men, Dwarves and Elves on one side and Goblins and Wargs charging on from the other side. The Goblins had heard of the great dragon's death and came riding wild wolves called Wargs, who were lead by these pitch-black vampire bats.

  2. In this coursework, I will be comparing two different film trailers, "Lord of the ...

    Top lightning is also used in the film, which comes from ahead. The lightning in "Lord of the rings _ the return of the king" gives a special effect to film. In the " Gladiator " trailer it is hard to tell whether the lightning is used or not, as most of the scenes are presented in the broad daylight.

  1. Fantasy films often take us in to a different world and away from the ...

    In the epic battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, they are engaged in combat for quite a while, and the action is high, this will entertain the audience. Then, there is a huge twist in the story, and Darth Vader reveals he is actually Luke Skywalker's father.

  2. A Comparison of the techniques used in the opening sequence of two films - ...

    and brilliant snow capped mountains, which reflect the enormity of the film, Just Married is more enclosed and is obviously a realistic film from the start, rather than fantasy. Over the opening scene you hear the diagetic sound of the airport announcer and after that the non-diagetic music comes in

  1. How does Book Four of Lord of the Rings illustrate the view that a ...

    his character is referred to as Gollum, and this is the more common state of mind that this character is in throughout the book.

  2. Compare two film trailers, 'Lord of the Rings III' and 'The Gladiator'.

    bright light, which looked like a turquoise hurricane shooting out of a castle is shown, at the same time the ground shakes and the characters are shown with fearful facial expressions. Then a very large dragon is shown looking angry whilst flapping is wings over the shooting light.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work