JRR Tolkien’s trilogy of books ‘The Lord of the Rings’ had its accolade among the general public when it came to the big screen at the hands of film director Peter Jackson: ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, ‘The Two Towers’ and ‘The Return of the King’ They delighted fans and amplified the phenomenon of the British writer’s universe to unsuspected extremes.
Coinciding with the anniversary of the closure of the film trilogy -‘The Return of the King’ was released in 2003, twenty years ago-, Concert Studio has organized three consecutive showss that can be seen at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on Friday the 14th, Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of April.
For the first time the three films can be seen on a giant screen projection with a large orchestra who will perform the mythical Howard Shore soundtrack live. There will be almost 200 musicians on stage: the Vallés Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Ludwig Wicki, will perform accompanied by the choirs Cor Madrigal, Cor Bruckner and the Cor Vivaldi children’s choir.
📌 Friday April 14
Respecting the order of the trilogy, the first film to be screened is ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’. Released in 2001, Twenty Years Later it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film won four Oscars, one of them for the Howard Shore soundtrack.
The film starts at 7:00 p.m., but the organization recommends accessing the space earlier, in fact it opens doors at 5:00 p.m. The expected duration of the show is 3 hours of projection plus the break time of 30 minutes.
📌 Saturday April 15
The second film to be screened in the cycle is ‘The Two Towers’, which premiered in 2002. The film competed at the box office, as happened to its predecessor, with the Harry Potter saga, but it was very well received, with a total of 65 awards, including two Oscar statuettes.
The film starts at 7:00 p.m., and has a duration similar to ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’.
📌Sunday April 16
The film that closes the trilogy, ‘The Return of the King’, was released 20 years ago and is considered the roundest of Peter Jackson’s project. He won 11 Oscars, one of them for the soundtrack and another for the song of the final credits, by Annie Lennox.
The film begins at 7:00 p.m. and lasts 3 hours and 25 minutes, to which must be added the half-hour recess.
Tickets can be purchased individually to go one day to see one or two of the films or buy the full subscription to see the trilogy on 3 consecutive days, through the Ticketmaster access website.