How Ian McKellen Acts With His Eyes

This article by Nerdwriter originally appeared in Aeon

Video: Got to have at least one LOTR video per year, right? I’m astounded that these movies still have the power to move me after all these years. I’ve probably watched them upwards of fifty times each. I know, crazy. (That’s mostly due to one period in college when my best friend and I watched one disc of the Extended Editions every night, agreeing to stop when it got boring. It never really did.) The filmmakers bottled some magic with this trilogy. Of course, your chances of doing that go way up when you cast Ian McKellen.

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