October 21, 2001

Praising the 'Lord'
Staff Reporter

Often, the difficulty associated with translating a novel into a theatrical production, is the laborious task of painting a picture as imaginative as the one the mind creates through the magic of words. A lack of attention to detail or an uninspired set can make the film-version pale in comparison, losing the unique elements of the author’s initial vision.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure “The Lord Of The Rings” is a perfect example of the kind of novel that requires a special approach to succeed on the big screen. And for that reason the film was carefully pieced together.

And now you can get a sneak peak at the result, during ‘A Journey To Middle Earth,’ an exhibition containing artifacts from the theatrical production. “We've gone to every length to put as much detail as we can into the project,” said Supervising Art Director Dan Hennah.

The show 'Baggins' at Casa Loma for a 12-day run, beginning Oct. 31st.

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