Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! (2004)

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The documentary looks at the rise to celebrity status of NZ actor and musician Bret McKenzie, who appeared for 3 seconds as an extra in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", during the Council of Elrond scene. His brief appearance sparked a huge internet fan-base dedicated to his "brooding pout" and "elvish good looks". McKenzie has been dubbed "FIGWIT", an acronym of "Frodo is Great; Who is That!!?"

Film Introduction
"Frodo Is Great ... Who Is That?!!" is a fascinating 2004 documentary short movie exploring the exceptional character of Frodo Baggins from the extensively well known "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, and consequently Peter Jackson's movies. The film clocks in at 20 minutes and is helmed by Karin Gunn.

Main Focus
The documentary primarily focuses on the journey of Elijah Wood, the star who played Frodo Baggins in the mainstream film adjustments. Wood's character, Frodo, was picked as the Ring Bearer charged with travelling across Middle Earth to Mount Doom in order to damage the One Ring. An evaluation of Frodo's characterization reveals that his journey symbolizes the struggle against corruption, evil, and despair, making him a critical hero figure. Including interviews with Elijah Wood and other principle creatives from the movies, the documentary's main purpose is to expose the depth and symbolism of Frodo's character.

Elijah Wood's Role
The movie looks into the challenges Wood dealt with in representing the multidimensional character of Frodo. In spite of being alien to the experiences and terrible trials his character went through, Wood delivers a trustworthy performance that justifies Tolkien's initial conception of Frodo. Wood shares his physical, psychological and mental journey transforming into Frodo, discussing the extraordinary pressure and imaginative complete satisfaction that accompanied the role.

Behind the Scenes Insights
"Frodo Is Great ... Who Is That?!!" offers audiences a behind-the-scenes take a look at the making of the trilogy, particularly the lengths to which Wood went to capture the essence of Frodo's character. The film's production group likewise participated in the documentary, supplying interesting insights into the process of materializing an impressive fantasy world.

Tolkien's Vision
The documentary beautifully intertwines scenes from The Lord of the Rings trilogy with interview bits, offering Interesting point of views on Tolkien's intentions with Frodo's character. Given Frodo's quintessential resist powerful evil, lots of insights expound on Frodo as a character illustrating resilience, courage, and perseverance. The film likewise addresses the style of friendship and loyalty embodied through Frodo's companionship with Samwise Gamgee.

Crucial Reception
While the documentary is short, it effectively assembles concise and compelling understandings of Frodo's character, developing its need to the overall narrative of the "Lord of the Rings" series. Elijah Wood's honest discussion of his journey into Frodo Baggins' character has actually been lauded for its depth and earnestness, offering viewers a layered understanding of the much-beloved character.

In conclusion, "Frodo Is Great ... Who Is That?!!" serves both as a celebration of Wood's renowned representation of Frodo Baggins and as a homage to the rich, multifaceted character produced by J.R.R. Tolkien. Offering an enriched understanding of this heroic character to both the fans of the book series and the film adjustments, the movie welcomes audiences to value the complexity and the depth of Frodo Baggins.

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