30 years ago The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was originally adapted for television by the Soviet Union. The movie, which was re-uploaded to YouTube last week, was greeted with great sympathy by Lord of the Rings fanatics around the world.
The Lord of the Rings series, the legendary masterpiece by British author J. R. R. Tolkien, attracted great attention when it was adapted for the silver screen by Peter Jackson in 2001. Those who did not even know the titles of the books were largely Lord of the Rings fans. It was known that the oldest known production of The Lord of the Rings was the 1978 animated movie The Lord of the Rings. However, it was thought that the only production shot as a “movie” was shot in 2001.
The color of the work has changed a lot with a television movie that appeared last week. It turns out that the Soviet Union made its first Lord of the Rings movie 30 years ago. Russian Lord of the Rings fans are very happy about it, and their country may have really made the first. The movie, which was shot and broadcast in the Leningrad Television studio in 1991, was only able to meet the audience once and then it was removed from the broadcast.
The fact that the author is British could be a big reason for his abolition
As you know, it is thought that the film may have been removed from the broadcast due to the anti-British and American opposition of the Soviet Union. Due to lack of budget, the movie was shot under very difficult conditions. Andrey Tenetko, who plays Aragorn in the film, told Gazeta.ru that the idea of shooting the film belongs to the director Natalya Serebryakova.
Tenetko continues his statement as follows; “For example, we have miraculously managed to unearth some costumes and details in the warehouse. People brought something of their own. Operators also had to perform miracles of creativity. Yes, the budget was limited. Of course it doesn’t look like in the movie, but we tried to tell the story. We didn’t focus on exterior design. After all, it was a game, not a movie. Everything in the movie must be real, or they won’t believe it. Relativity is still possible in theater, ”he explains.