The Fellowship of the Ring (film, 2001)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) theatrical poster.jpg
The theatrical poster
Directed by Peter Jackson
Produced by Peter Jackson
Michael Lynne
Mark Ordesky
Barrie M. Osborne
Tim Sanders
Robert Shaye
Fran Walsh
Bob Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien (original)
Fran Walsh
Philippa Boyens
Peter Jackson
Starring Elijah Wood
Ian McKellen
Sean Astin
Viggo Mortensen
Liv Tyler
Hugo Weaving
Dominic Monaghan
Billy Boyd
Christopher Lee
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography Andrew Lesnie
Editing by John Gilbert
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date(s) December 19, 2001
Running time 178 min
Country New Zealand
Language English
Followed by The Two Towers
IMDb profile

The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 film directed by Peter Jackson adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's popular book by the same name. The film was well-received by both the audience and critics, with an 8.8 IMDb rating and 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film received twelve Oscar nominations, and won four, including "Best Original Score". The film made significant departures from the book, most notably in the Fellowship of the Ring is the absence of Tom Bombadil. The film also expanded other portions, such as Saruman the White's treachery.