Rare behind the scenes photos of LOTR. Nostalgia levels rising (41 Photos)

  • Carmine

    i think Andy Serkis deserved an Oscar

  • Yarr

    Hollywood magic? I think about the only thing Hollywood did on this movie was supply some actors and some money. This is New Zealand magic thanks.

    • jim

      You forget that without J.R.R. Tolkien this movie wouldn’t exist and New Zeeland would just be a place that the majority of the planet would never really know about.

      Just giving credit where credit is due, to the Author of LR

      Also remember that JRRT got his inspiration from above and was a devout catholic.

      To one fan, a Mrs. Carole Batten-Phelps, Tolkien said:
      You speak of “a sanity and a sanctity” in the L.R. “which is a power in itself.” I was deeply moved. Nothing of the kind had been said to me before. But by a strange chance, just as I was beginning this letter, I had one from a man, who classified himself as “an unbeliever, or at best a man of belatedly and dimly dawning religious feeling. . . . but you,” he said, “create a world in which some sort of faith seems to be everywhere without a visible source, like light from an invisible lamp.”

  • ClariseStarling

    I love this thread so hardcore.

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  • JFrost

    You know, after LOTR I really hoped Hollywood would "get it" and stop using so much fucking CGI for EVERYTHING…. Peter Jackson used CGI like a good cook uses salt.

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  • Nunya bidnez

    Extended versions – fuck yeah!

  • dlq

    Using REAL models, better than trying to CGI sh*t that doesnt look real


    Holy Fuck!

  • Adam Sandler

    Its hard to believe how many years ago this movie was made… imagine what they can do with today's technology in The Hobbit! I cant wait to see that shit

  • Sir Succulent

    the one on the far left is the riding double. I recognize him from the Making of The Films DVDs

  • maurizio

    awesome… well deserved oscars

  • Anne

    These are awesome. some I have seen before, some not! It does make me very nostalgic!

  • tree

    ME TOO!!!

  • tree

    I really miss the LOTR's movies and hoopla. I literally LIVED in my own little gekedom while the whole thing was going on. Think E Wood was the best Frodo ever. Can't believe how much work and how cool everything is on this post…also can't believe it's been 10 years!

  • Joey

    It would be hard and fun at the same time to act in these kind of movies.

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  • Balin

    The best extended scene of all in the limited DVDs is the appearing of the Mouth of Sauron. HATS OFF!

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