A Brilliant Diagram of the Lord of the Rings Movies

Want to relive the Peter Jackson's classic Lord of the Rings movies but don't have the nine hours to spare to watch them all? Check out this chart by University of Florida student JT Fridsma that plots the story of the trilogy both geographically and on a time line.

In the center of the chart is an actual map of Middle Earth and around the edge are lines depicting the various characters and where they are in their journey. (Click on the image, right, to see the full version.)

My personal favorite is Gandalf, who you can clearly see falling down into a dark pit and then reemerging falling down from the sky. My only question is where is Gollum? And does he need two lines for both of his personalities? Can't we see him falling into a pit at the end too? That's what this graph needs—more falling in pits. [Fast Company]