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[12/18/03, about the scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(2003) in which Sam helps Frodo up Mount Doom] It was an incredible acting experience, being on the side of a volcano with that language. That language is so beautiful: "It'll be springtime soon, and they'll be sowing barley on the fields." When Peter [Peter Jackson
] came up to tell me to lower my arm, something like that...
During a break in principal photography from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Astin directed trilogy director Peter Jackson
and fellow cast members in a five-minute short film, The Long and Short of It
(2003), about camaraderie and friendship within difficult working environments, which mirrored a significant theme of the trilogy. Astin was able to borrow a cutting-edge digital camera from ...