Do you think New Zealand was the best place for Lotr to be shot? Tolkien always intended that the Landscape was much more like England than New Zealand.
The Blue Mountains (Ered Luin) were about 50 to 100 miles away. They could be seen by the naked eye from that distance.Originally posted by Tar-Palantir
I thought for the most part, New Zealand was perfect. However, did anyone else notice that there were large mountains in the background when Frodo and Sam were walking through the Shire? I never pictured the Shire as having mountains - more rolling hills.