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National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Category: Documentary
60 mins



The ultimate companion to the Hollywood blockbuster. National Geographic embarks on an extraordinary journey through myth, legend, language, and history to explore how the imaginary world of Middle-earth reflects our own. Who was J.R.R. Tolkien, and how did he create the amazing world of Middle-earth? How does the struggle between good and evil in this epic story parallel challenges in our world? Why are the places, heroes, and villains of Middle-earth eerily familiar? Who are the real-life Frodos of today?

Featuring exclusive footage from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, insightful interviews with the cast and filmmakers, and provocative perspectives of explorers, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Only National Geographic can present such a unique look into the blockbuster film and the real-life story behind it.