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Join National Geographic for a compelling exploration of the real world parallels to the events and characters brought to life in the epic motion picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Discover the legacy of history's ''reluctant heroes'' and their striking resemblance to the film's characters. Compare the roles of ''wise counselors'' like Gandalf, and powerful friendships like that of Frodo and Sam, to their historic counterparts. Thrilling film footage illustrates how history changing events are reflected in the film's story of courage and camaraderie triumphing over impossible odds. Insights from leading historians, field experts and members of the filmmaking team make this a must have addition to every Lord of the Rings collection!