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  • ‘Of Course They Need To Ruin It’: Fans Rebel Against New ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Movies Announced By Warner Bros.

    02/24/2023 9:54:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | • Feb 24, 2023 | By Amanda Harding
    “Lord of the Rings” fans are less than thrilled about the Thursday announcement from Warner Bros. that indicates the company plans to make more films based on the franchise. The decision comes less than a year after the big-budget Amazon TV series “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” was released to mixed reviews. The television project and all previous film adaptations are based on the epic high-fantasy book series by British author J.R.R. Tolkien. Warner Bros. Pictures announced Thursday that they signed a multi-year agreement with Swedish media company Embracer Group to revisit Tolkien’s work. Director Peter Jackson...
  • The Ride of the Rohirrim

    11/21/2022 1:09:52 AM PST · by quikstrike98 · 55 replies
    The Lord of the Rings ^ | 1944 | J.R.R. Tolkien
    olkien made this narration before The Lord of the Rings had found a publisher. He was rather disillusioned, even despairing about it's prospects, and had lost faith in his ability as a writer. He was visiting the house of a friend, and this friend had bought a fairly newfangled device: a tape recorder. After messing with it a bit, recording The Lord's Prayer (to exorcise any evil spirits in it, for Tolkien was a bit suspicious of new tech), his friend suggested that he record his favourite passage from his new book. Tolkien did so, and on replaying it, the...
  • If Tolkien’s work is the Bible, then Amazon Prime’s ‘Rings of Power’ is a litany of sins

    09/04/2022 4:29:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Print ^ | 3 September, 2022 | Anjali Thomas
    Rings of Power is glorified fan fiction with a multi-million dollar budget.The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is commercialism in all its glory—and gore. It is a billion-dollar visual feast built from the breadcrumbs left behind by J.R.R. Tolkien. Amazon Prime Video’s new offering—described as Jeff Bezos’ vanity project—promises to slake our thirst for high fantasy. But it takes creative liberties that make purists cringe. In 2017, Amazon bought the television rights to The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) trilogy, The Hobbit and the appendices for $250 million, and then poured another $465 million into the first...
  • Amazon's $1-billion LOTR flop currently has a lower audience approval than Joseph R. Biden

    09/02/2022 2:52:22 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 89 replies
    Not the Bee ^ | 2 Sep 2022 | Joel Abbott
    If you aren't aware, the Tolkien fandom isn't happy with Amazon's new work of "art," the $1-billion-a-season "Rings of Power." There are a lot of reasons why the show is being criticized so heavily – most of them having to do with post-modern, feminist, Marxist ideology that the showrunners are trying to impose on a franchise that is utterly opposed to such things – but I'll let you sift through those in-depth reviews for yourself. As for right now, let's just glory in the fact that somehow, despite the beloved franchise having oodles of source material to work with, the...
  • J.R.R. is ‘Right Out’, Rings of Power is Perfect For Those Who Always Felt There Was Too Much Tolkien in Lord of the Rings

    08/18/2022 7:11:55 AM PDT · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 81 replies
    RealityShed ^ | 08/18/2022
    "People with ZERO talent long had no options for expressing themselves, and since most of them were democRATs they finally used their Borg hive mind to come up with a scheme to steal the work of others (usually a book) and after changing it to suit their world view (communism) pass it off as the original work in a movie or on TV then gaslight so few people notice. This has nothing to do with black vs white, and everything to do with leftists intentionally ruining things they did not create AND also it only ever going in one direction...
  • Bloomberg just had a brain fart and equated the Covid vax to the evil Ring of Power from LOTR, but what an opportunity to make memes (notthebee)

    01/21/2022 6:06:53 PM PST · by wastedyears · 6 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | 1/21/2022 | Jesse James
    One Covid shot to rule them all, one Covid shot to find them, one Covid shot to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
  • An Interview with Robert Arvanitis on the Economics of Lord of the Rings

    07/30/2021 7:12:24 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 10 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 07/30/2021 | Tamara Wilhite
    I was in an online debate on artificial intelligence when Robert Arvanitis brought up something he’d written referencing Lord of the Rings. From the title “The Orcs that ran away”, I thought it was a short fantasy story. In reality, it was a financial paper on the economic impact of the production of the Lord of the Rings movies in New Zealand and how AI was used to solve it.
  • Spy Report: 20 new details emerge from Amazon’s Lord of the Rings: Characters, Sexless Nudity and Halflings!

    07/21/2021 4:56:50 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 31 replies ^ | 07/20/21 | Cliff Quickbeam Broadway
    Amazon's “The Lord of the Rings” Second Age series has been notoriously secretive...We have been able to verify most of today’s report as currently accurate per sources that are involved with the Production... Men, Elves and Dwarves have their own sequestered production units for the different Free Peoples [this intriguing bit rather suggests the narrative might be constructed across wide time jumps or told from pockets of different historical viewpoints, perhaps even an anthology approach rotating characters from the various Free Peoples all reacting to the same thing, but over what timelines we still do not know. Scripts are only...
  • Nolte: Tolkien Society’s ‘Diversity’ Seminar Includes ‘Transgender Realities in The Lord of the Rings’

    06/19/2021 7:17:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/18/2021 | John Nolte
    “The Tolkien Society has announced that the theme of its 2021 Summer Seminar, held July 3 – 4, will be ‘Tolkien and Diversity,’” reports the Daily Wire. This is not a parody. It only sounds like a parody, which is what makes observing the Woketard Gestapo in action from safe, sane, and tolerant Rural MAGA Land such a blast. Here’s a sampling of what Woketard Tolkien Fanboys can expect — you know, those whose lives are so empty, this is how they choose to spend a weekend: Gondor in Transition: A Brief Introduction to Transgender Realities in The Lord of...
  • Historic Lord of the Rings pub to close after 450 years

    01/27/2021 10:56:22 AM PST · by mylife · 33 replies
    evening standard ^ | 1/27/2021
    A historic pub in the centre of Oxford that has served students, scholars and literary greats for over 450 years is to close. The Lamb and Flag, once frequented by the likes of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien and his friend C.S. Lewis, who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, has suffered a disastrous loss of revenues since the start of the pandemic. It first opened in 1566 and moved to its present location on St Giles, a broad thoroughfare in the city centre, in 1613. It is owned by St John’s College, one of 45 colleges and private...
  • The Lord of the Rings TV Series Official Synopsis Confirms Setting and Story

    01/12/2021 8:36:06 PM PST · by be-baw · 39 replies ^ | January 12, 2021 | PATRICK CAVANAUGH
    Ever since Amazon Studios announced that it was developing a TV series inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, fans have wondered exactly what the series will explore, with unveiling the series' official synopsis, which gives insight into what fans can expect. The synopsis confirms that the new series will take place during the Second Age of Middle-earth and will explore an ensemble of characters, with the site claiming that this ensemble means both new and familiar figures for the franchise will be featured. Given that the title "The Lord of the Rings" refers to a specific...
  • Lord of the Rings Rumor Indicates Amazon Series Could Include Sex Scenes

    10/06/2020 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 97 replies
    CB ^ | October 6, 2020 | Jamie Lovett
    Amazon may be adding some unexpected nudity to Middle-earth in its upcoming Lord of the Rings television series. The massive project resumed filming in New Zealand in September after a pandemic-induced halt. Now a casting call has gone out for various actors, including those "comfortable with nudity." The casting call from the BGT talent agency caught the eye of Lord of the Rings fansite It reads, "Comfortable with Nudity? Up to $500 per day. Use reference NUDE. We need Nude people based in Auckland - age 18 plus, all shapes and sizes (Intimacy guidelines will always be followed on...
  • Orcs March On Minas Tirith In Mostly Peaceful Protest

    07/27/2020 3:55:03 PM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 07/27/2020
    MINAS TIRITH—Orcs marched on Minas Tirith this morning in a mostly peaceful protest. The rioters marched for peace, justice, and love in a calm, peaceful, orderly gathering outside the city walls. The mostly peaceful protesters launched peaceful siege projectiles at the city and sent Nazguls to maul Gondorian soldiers in a demonstration of their love and tolerance. "Everything is very calm, very peaceful here," said a reporter from Gondor News Network. "It's very tranquil." Just then, an Oliphaunt charged right at him and flattened him into lembas bread. Gondor's government was criticized for "police brutality" when, after a long period...
  • Disillusioned With Democratic Process, Americans Throwing Support Behind Aragorn, King Of Gondor

    11/12/2019 9:46:51 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 33 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | November 6, 2019 | unlisted
    As more and more Americans grow disillusioned with the democratic process, an increasing number of voters are throwing their support behind Aragorn II, Son of Arathorn, King of Gondor. While the candidates on the ballot all received a fair number of votes, the largest voting bloc simply wrote in "Hail Aragorn, Son of Arathorn, the rightful heir to the throne of Gondor! We owe him our allegiance!" The monarch seems to have won support among American voters through his impeccable personal character, strong military service, and "dope" sword fighting ability. "Some other candidates have good policies and decent track...
  • SciFi writer claims the Lord Of The Rings series is 'racist' because it discriminates against orcs

    11/26/2018 6:58:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 98 replies
    The Lord of the Rings series has been branded 'racist' by a science fiction writer who claims orcs are discriminated against and written as inferior. American author Andy Duncan said British author JRR Tolkien depicted evil creatures such as orcs as 'worse than others' and said this had 'dire consequences for society'. The criticism comes despite Tolkien being known as a fierce critic of racism, particularly the Nazi Germany regime in the 1930s and 40s.
  • How the Battle for 'Lord of the Rings' Nearly Broke a Director

    11/17/2018 6:59:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/10/18 | David Weiner
    Forty years after Ralph Bakshi's animated classic hit theaters, the filmmaker recalls courting Mick Jagger and Led Zeppelin and speaks candidly about the extreme pressure he was under: "I nearly died." Mick Jagger as Frodo. A Led Zeppelin soundtrack. Battles on the field and behind the scenes before a three-film saga went bust. Forty years after his animated classic The Lord of the Rings hit theaters Nov. 15, 1978, these are some of the things on director Ralph Bakshi's mind during a candid conversation about what happened, and what could have been...
  • Lord of the Rings TV Series Adaptation Eyed, With Amazon a Potential Home

    11/04/2017 7:37:48 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 4, 2017 | Dave Nemetz
    Has Amazon found the Game of Thrones it’s been seeking? A Lord of the Rings TV series is in the very early development stages, according to The Hollywood Reporter, from Warner Bros. Television, whose feature-film division produced the LOTR movies. There’s no writer attached to the project yet — Warner Bros. is still looking to nail down the rights from the estate of book author J.R.R. Tolkien — but Amazon Studios has already emerged as an potential home. Rings, of course, has already been adapted into a trilogy of films directed by Peter Jackson, which grossed nearly $3 billion at...
  • Listen to rare recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien reading ‘The Lord of the Rings’

    03/25/2017 2:07:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 25, 2017 | Philip Kosloski |
    What better way to celebrate #TolkienReadingDay than to hear from the author himself? Each year on March 25, Tolkien fans around the world mark the day by reading one of the many works penned by the popular Catholic author. According to the Tolkien Society, the annual event “has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favorite passages.” Read more: Tolkien’s Middle-Earth love story, Beren and Luthien, to be published in 2017 The date of March 25 has special significance to fans and Catholics...
  • What if The Beatles starred in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings?

    09/17/2016 6:36:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 17, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    Next month one Brooklyn theater will explore that question in a Monty Python-esque comedy entitled The Beatles Present ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Musical.” The writer and director of the show wanted to explore, in a comedic way, what might have happened had Tolkien given a green light to the original project proposed by The Beatles.Well before Peter Jackson took on the weighty task of bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s realm of Middle-Earth to moviegoers, The Fab Four had approached the Catholic author in hopes of filling the roles of Frodo, Gandalf and company.During the 60s and 70s the highly successful...
  • How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front

    07/01/2016 5:10:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | Joseph Laconte
    IN the summer of 1916, a young Oxford academic embarked for France as a second lieutenant in the British Expeditionary Force. The Great War, as World War I was known, was only half-done, but already its industrial carnage had no parallel in European history. “Junior officers were being killed off, a dozen a minute,” recalled J. R. R. Tolkien. “Parting from my wife,” he wrote, doubting that he would survive the trenches, “was like a death.”