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Considered the modern classic and the best fantasy novels of the era, The Lord of the Ring series written by J.R.R. Tolkien is a phenomenal series that created many subcultures and formed huge fandom. One of the most beloved and widely read authors in the world, Tolkien wrote The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King as three parts of The Lord of the Ring. Samuel Peter Jackson released the sensational film The Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001 and rest of LOTR series over three years. Despite of strong opposition and doubt from the fandom of the original series, he successfully directed the films leading to the golden age of fantasy films in Hollywood.
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His love for his home country is displayed on the film as he beautifully captures the nature and its scenery. Raised in Pukerua Bay, Jackson “developed a love of films as a child, and was inspired by the adventures he would have in and around his home, which he called an ‘adventure playground’” (“Sir Peter Jackson”, n.d.). In making The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jackson shows his perfectionism. The Hobbiton set in New Zealand is a good example of his perfectionist character. This beautiful set is created to give a real look on the film. Especially in Hobbiton, the leaves of an artificial tree are all handmade, manually painted, and manually installed. They are imported from Taiwan, and the body and branches of the tree were individually cut and brought to the film set from the neighborhood as an effort to find the perfect tree overlooking Bilbo’s house (“About Us”, n.d.). Furthermore, Jackson decided to repaint the whole oak tree leaves to make it look younger as The Hobbit trilogy take place 60 years before The Lord of the Ring trilogy. And the tree only appeared for few minutes throughout the whole trilogy. Such dedication on details allowed his series to be a near-perfect recreation of the novel and him to gain support from original fandom. After all, he received many prizes and respected as a truly talented world-class director after this series. As a side note, I got a fake leaf as a souvenir from the tour guide when I visited the Shire. It is a sturdy, bright green, and realistic looking leaf that always reminds me of how beautifully green and elaborate the movie set

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