An epic cinematic achievement realized through the visionary creative lens of director Peter Jackson, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING punctuates the greatest trilogy in American film with an exclamation point. Peter Jackson proves himself to be the true magician of this masterpiece, for only a wizard could summon all the forces of American film three times and utilize them to such astounding success. Against all odds, Jackson met the challenge of visualizing J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved classics for a demanding, global audience.”
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