Could you really visit the Shire? Was Elvish inspired by actual European languages? These questions and more are discussed in this outstanding documentary that explores the real-life inspirations behind J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Narrated by Ian Holm, the program analyzes how Tolkien drew influence from such locations as Saxon burial sites and Somme battlefields when writing his literary masterpieces. 105 min. Soundtrack: English; featurettes; interview.