The filmmakers of the lord of the rings use presentational devices to give an idea what the characters, themes and the action to the audience. In order to understand the interpretation of the good vs. evil is given in the film the fellowship of the ring, we will be analyzing and also reviewing on the use of the films language we will be focusing on our own opinions. We will be focusing on the scenes of the prologue and the shire scene Bilbo’s party. We will intend to investigate the filmmaker’s use of presentational devices to create more impact to the audience.
To enhance the engagement the subject and to create the belief of the good of the shire to the evil of the war. These are all found in middle earth. We will defiantly look at how evil and good is presented The fellowship of the ring is an excellent example of genre of fantasy. It holds a significant place in the history of the films because of all of its hard work and detail in presentation there is also a lot of creditability, hard work and years of making just one film.
The director Peter Jackson before finishing the film he had to make sure that everything was perfectly right every detail of Ork or Hobbit had to be spot on to the last hair on each character. Jackson also took years and years of preparation just to make Hobbiton. Mr. Jackson has won plenty of Oscars and golden globe awards but the won he cherishes most is best picture and best director. This is because of the time and effort he has put in. A specter of evil is looming over Middle Earth as the Dark Lord, Sauron, seeks to consolidate his already immense power, by reclaiming the One Ring that he has lost.
Most of his power is held in this ring. With this power, he can enslave Middle Earth and unleash an incredible evil with little opposition. In the story of The Hobbit, a hobbit called Bilbo Baggins has stolen the ring from a hideous creature called Gollum. Somehow, this ring ends up with Frodo Baggins, Bilbo’s nephew and all of a sudden, Frodo is at the center of this epic tale involving the ring that he knows very little about. The wizard, Gandalf, warns Frodo that he should leave the shire (as Bilbo has given him the ring) and keep the ring out of Sauron’s hands.
They meet a fellow hobbits merry and pippin who helps them get out of trouble when they are faced with the Nine Black Riders. Later, they meet a night strider called Aragorn and they continue safely to the country of the elves. Frodo recuperates from a wound and he is healed by Elrond. At the Council of Elrond it is decided that the ring must be destroyed at the Cracks of Doom. This is many miles away, deep inside the evil lands of Mordor. The Fellowship of the ring is established, including nine individuals in all. Gandalf meets his end on the Bridge of Khazad-dum, attempting to defend the company from the orks.
The group must continue without him, heading south, into Lorien, a forest of elves. Here, the Lady Galadriel offers comfort and security for a time. Frodo grows in knowledge and maturity and he becomes more resolved to fulfill his mission. His resolve is further tested when Boromir tries to steal the ring from him. But he later dies. In the end, Frodo knows that he must fulfill his duty but he does not want to endanger his friends any further, nor does he want to solicit their opinions for he knows that they will change his mind.
In the end, Frodo continues alone – though Sam soon finds him and refuses to do anything other than accompany him, heading towards the evil land of Mordor. The characters and themes of lord of the rings are spilt and divided into good and evil. With the celebrated novel of the lord of the rings the fellowship of the ring uses several characters including Gandalf, Bilbo and Frodo to represent good. Whilst a character such as Sauron stands for evil. There are many different types of creatures in middle earth groups such as:
Hobbits: these are small harmless and kind which represent good. Wizards: Gandalf is a wizard which he represents good but Saruman is also a wizard but he has joined forces with evil. Men: these all represent good but there minds are easily drawn in to the power of the ring as seen in the prologue. Elves: these are all good and they will fight with evil until the end. Dwarfs: these represent good and they will fight with evil but we don’t see much of these characters.
Orks: these are born fighting machines they are all bad to the bone these take orders of evil alone such as Souron and Soroman These are all the characters which represent good and evil in the battle for the one ring to rule them all. The camera in the prologue is used to a good extent it starts of as a face focusing so we can picture the characters, there are plenty off zoom ins and outs on the first few seconds of the film this is to catch are impact. When the ring is on the screen it is always the main focus of the camera in one way the camera is perverse over it.
The camera also zooms in and out on it the whole time, there is times were the ring makes the camera slow down, for example the ring is dropped down some stairs this would only take two to three minutes long it takes 10 seconds long in the prologue, and this is done to see how big the situation is. The prologue has a lot of camera shots to cover a lot of time so this makes them quick and snappy. The camera in the shire seems to get a good view of the surroundings this is to contrast the beautiful scenery to the darkness of the prologue.
In the shire the camera seems to follow the key characters around this is to give the impression of who is important for the start. The camera in the shire seems to build up suspense by again slowing down and taking its time, for example the dragon firework seems to take a long time in the air to explode this is to see if there is to make the viewer thing is going to cause trouble or to make a nice surprise. The camera can also seem to be the characters at times, for example when Gandalf searches around Bilbo’s house the camera seems to take over its body and to absorb the whole room.