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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUTTHE LORD OF THE RINGS

Ian Nathan’s new book, Anything You Can Imagine, recounts the epic fantasy’s journey from page to screen—and reveals some Ring-level secrets.
Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, and Sean Bean take aim in The Lord of the Rings

1 PETER JACKSON FEARED FOR VIGGO MORTENSEN’S LIFE

The Black Gate of Mordor was filmed in a part of New Zealand’s Rangipo Desert covered in unexploded artillery shells. The country’s army set up a safe area for

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