Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Rings Essay

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Story/Plot



The king died then the queen died. After the death of the king, the queen died from grief.



The first sentence refers to the story while the second sentence is the plot. A plot basically refers to a story being told by a third party. It may be inaccurate and biased, but certainly more interesting. Most of the works of fiction are based on the actual events or the same basic stories (Krane, 2007).



The Objective of the Research



This research aims at describing aesthetic aspects found in the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the rings by J.R.R. To help him fulfil the information required, the researcher employs numerous tactics, including spending time in the library reading bibliographies. The collected data is then analysed using phenomenological approaches to help discover the aesthetic aspects of the novel.



Story Summary



One of the ancient rings believed to have been lost for many years has been found. Fate has allowed the ring to be given to Frodo. Gandalf discovers that the ring is the same one that belongs to Darl Lord Sauron. Frodo must dash to the Cracks of Doom so as to have the ring destroyed. He is joined by Samwise. Pippin, Merry (the 3 friends of Hobbit), Boromir, Aragorn, Gimli the Dwarf, legolas the elf, and Gandalf. They fellowship moves through all the dangers, plains, rivers, forests, darkness, snow and even mountains with their quest to destroy the ring so as to end the reign of Dark Lord (Twomey, 2001).



Aesthetic Choices



i. Mise-en-scene



It includes the design of hair, makeup, costumes, lighting, and props. Included also is the composition of films' spatial relationship of characters and objects, their distribution as well as their organization.



In this movie, the fellowship of the rings is critically discussed and the Eleven City of Rivendell analysed.



The Eleven City of Rivendell



In the cast, the characters are surrounded by waterfalls, mountains and trees. This makes up the natural elements of the surroundings. The setting is idealistic and gives an impression of a sanctuary from danger or a Shangri-la.



The architecture in the surrounding reveals more about the people who inhabit the area. The buildings are made of archways, intricate lattice work and precise lines. In fact, this is what gives it the complexity and sense of grace and details of personality of the culture of the area (Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2011).

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Apparently, there are no medium sized or small props that are being used in the shot. Among the elements that are considered props in the cast are natural elements and building. The elements of makeup, hair, costume are simple in the shot. Fodo is dressed in a simple way, just as he always does throughout the entire movie. The hair looks the same, but the distance between us and them makes it difficult for us to see the makeup adorned. The light in the shot is too bright and natural. Lack of shadows makes the place look surreal and those living in the area are thought to be otherworldly by nature.



No highlights are used but the white tint gives the impression of highlight (Lord of the



ii. Editing



In Lee's illustrations and Tolkien's text, structural interlace is obvious and play an important role in fortune telling, which are intertwined in the past, the present and events that are stylistic interlace and which appears in the restating themes, loyalty, love, kingship and stewardship. Pictorial interlace is apparent in the restating of themes such as stewardship, kingship, loyalty, and love themes. The pictorial interlace is continuous and is present in the physical aspect of the environment. It is a manifestation of motivation and varies depending on characters in question.



The film recreates different types of interlace, but does not incorporate Tolkien's characters and cross-cutting, which has increased the effect of editing in the modern film audience. Interlace is one of the most unique aspect of the film, it is a kind of structural interlace that represents certain motifs, lines of dialogue with variations. In the appendix of this paper, it is clear that the principal method of the interlace, which is unique to this film, involves a visual representation of a given event and a voice over from characters who are dissociated in space and time from the images that accompanies it. In this case, just a few of the films make reference to the text. Examples are those applied in the development of the story of Elrond's ''Council" and Gollum's torture. It is not just restricted to the council at which the fellowship is established, but the entire council as covered in the film and involves private conversations between Gandalf Aragorn, Galadriel, Arwen and Elrond's (Emily, 2011).



iii. Technology a. Special Effects that Portray Dwarves



In the Middle-earth, Hobbits are 110 cm 3 ft 6 in tall. Dwarves are a little bit taller, 140….....

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References


Ball, M. (2003). Cultural Values and Cultural Death in The Lord of the Rings. Australian Humanities Review.

Emily, A. (2011). The Lord of the Rings' Interlace: The Adaptation to Film. Academic journal Article.

Krane, L. (2007, January 26). The Difference Between Plot and Story. Retrieved from Learningnerd: http://learningnerd.com/the-difference-between-plot-and-story/

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. (2011, October 6). Retrieved from Popcorn Worthy Movies: https://popcornworthymovies.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/lord-of-the-rings-the-fellowship-of-the-ring/

Pinchefsky, C. (2012, December 14). The Impact (Economic and Otherwise) of Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit on New Zealand. Forbes.

Special effects of The Lord of the Rings film series. (2014). Retrieved from OMICS International: http://research.omicsgroup.org/index.php/Special_effects_of_The_Lord_of_the_Rings_film_series

Twomey, P. (2001, December 19). The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). Retrieved from IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

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