Most articles about films that changed the scene start with ‘back in whatever year the film was released, things were different’, which would be absolutely true about Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Not only was this the return of epic cinema, but everything about the film was new, the CGI, practical effects were ground breaking. But this was a fantasy genre film, the kind of story that would be saved for a small release or in worse cases straight to video. The fantasy genre had not been looked upon favourably by Hollywood but here was the planned trilogy of films, shot back-to-back over a year and half, several years in the making, The Fellowship of the Ring changed cinema.
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