How long did it take to film the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy was apparently filmed over an 18-month period. The trilogy was filmed exclusively in New Zealand and was the first time a movie trilogy of any kind was filmed consecutively. Of course this was a huge undertaking and probably a major gamble on Peter Jackson’s part and the part of the studio that put out the trilogy Newline Cinema.

After all they had to have faith the first installment “The Fellowship of the Ring� Would be well received by the movie going public to insure that the other two installments would be a success as well. Of course the gamble paid of big time and now the trilogy of ‘The Lord of the Rings�

Is hailed by some as the greatest movie trilogy ever made. If you want to find out more about the filming of “The Lord of the Rings� Trilogy here is a great website you can go:

Principal photography for all three films was conducted between October 11, 1999, December 22, 2000, a period of 438 days.

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