My aggressive journey to say a few words. (AKA) I'll be saying stuff that won't matter to many of you but it'll ALL mean something to me.
the lord of the rings
Published on January 18, 2005 By wnx_decoy In Life Journals
So, I was looking through the 2005 edition of the Guinness book of world records and on pages 173, 176, and 179 I found (in my opinion) the greatest trilogy ever making rather impressive records.

Let's start with the most well known. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King jumped into the record books with accepting 11 American Academy Awards. The awards were for Best Picture, Best Director, Art Direction, Costume Design, Visual Effects, Sound, Editing, Makeup, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, Original Score, and Original Song. I'm sure you know that they had 11 but maybe you couldn't remember what they were. Well, there you go. Oh, and Titanic and Ben-Hur are right there with the lord. I just want to know why nobody thought it better to put a picture of Ben-Hur on since it's the first to accomplish the feat. Oh well. Anyways, next record...

Also, well known... TLOR:ROTK had the fastest $1 billion box office gross. Don't you think that would be enough... being the fastest? Well, actually it's only the second movie to bring in more than $1 billion. The first was Titanic. Go figure! All night, during the Ceremony everyone continued to compare the two movies. It took the rings 9 weeks and 4 days to accomplish this. Titanic took 11 weeks. The movie took $1,005,380,412 in ticket sales by Feb. 23, 2004.

Alright, not too shaby so far, is it? Well, this next one is my favorite record. Maybe you actually didn't know this one. If you did then I'm sorry I haven't said anything of importance.

Gollum... you know where I'm going with this now don't you? WETA Digital is the company that brought life to Gollum by creating 250 facial expressions and 300 moving muscles. HIs movements were based on those of Andy Serkis, from the UK. Andy wore a unitard body stocking to facilitate the computer generated images that would be added later. He did this for every scene in which the ring worshiping little man appeared in the movie.

Ok. Just because I feel like this hasn't accomplished anything that I wanted (introduce people to interesting facts about stuff I enjoy) I'll try one last time to find something "new"...

The largest yoga class ever held contained6,315 at Pandit Ravishankar Shukla Stadium, Jabalpur, India, on February 13, 2003.

Capt. over and out!

Comments
on Jan 18, 2005
Sorry, i mean i love you and all, but I didn't like the book or the movie. I didn't thinking the acting was that great, or that it deserved those awards. I mean it was cool in a nerdy sci fi way but other than that i hated it.
on Jan 18, 2005
it's alright. i can understand that. i wouldn't like them if i wasn't nerdy. it's kind of like how my two favorite movies right now are The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Pirates Of The Caribean.

Capt. over and out!
on Jan 19, 2005
The Academy (as well as all other award farces that cover the subject except the SciFi "Saturn Award)) will forever be cast into the dark shadows of Gollum's cave for not even nominating Sean Astin for his supporting actor. His portrayal of of Samwise Gamgee was head and shoulders (especially for a Hobbit) above Sean Penn in Mystic River. (((Gag!!)))

on Jan 19, 2005
Wow.....I knew that it won a lot of awards and stuff, but I didn't think it was that many.

~carebear~
on Jan 19, 2005
ummm, LoEG is one of your favorite movies? I suppose that is cool..I hated it, didn't do the comic justice.

While it was nice that LotR got academy awards, but it seems ot me that the academy was making up for shunning the other two. ROTK was not hte best one by far. I liked the movies, could have been better, but I don't think anyone could have done better that Jackson. But, pity awards don't interest me. On the other hand, yay for beating Titanic, crap movie that it was.
on Jan 19, 2005
That is one thing I'm sure many people will agree on. Titanic is beyond over rated.

Capt. over and out!
on Jan 19, 2005
I agree Amitty... those Oscars were for all three movies and not just RotK. TT is actually my favorite. But, I think Andy Serkis should have gotten WAY more attention than he did. He worked on the movies far longer than any other actor, and went through a lot for this film. And now the poor guy has to keep doing the voice just to prove who he is! Give the guy some more credit!
on Jan 19, 2005
Titanic is so not overated.
on Jan 23, 2005
I rather liked LOTR. I saw the third part, and the scenes where pippin sees the eye were good. But I admit, you first have to read the book to enjoy the movie, or atleast to understand it.
on Sep 10, 2005
I didn't read the book but I enjoyed it. I know a lot of people in the same boat as me too.

Capt. over and out!
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