My Favorite 50 Movies – #2

27 03 2008

Title: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – 2003

Starring: Elijah Wood; Sean Astin; Viggo Mortensen; Orlando Bloom; Ian McKellen; Christopher Lee; Hugo Weaving; Cate Blanchett; Billy Boyd; Dominic Monaghan; John Rhys-Davies; Miranda Otto; Liv Tyler; David Wenham; Andy Serkis, as Gollum

Director: Peter Jackson

Plot: Frodo and Sam are within sight of Mordor, but Sauron is ready to unleash his last push to destroy Middle Earth.

Why it belongs on this list:

  • 11 Academy Awards: (tied for most wins)
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • Best Art Direction – Set Decoration
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Music, Original Score
  • Best Music, Original Song – “Into the West”
  • Best Editing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Director
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Picture
  • I think that pretty much says it all…

Watch this clip: The original trailer for LOTR: The Return of the King

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One response

28 03 2008
Phillip Modlin

I can guess #1!!! ROCKY! (oh sorry, that’s mine)

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