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Tras un laaargo fin de semana, hoy toca hablar de El Señor de los Anillos. Y no voy a hablar de Enya [wiki].


Ringers: Lord of the Fans es un documental sobre el impacto de la citada obra en distintos colectivos (eminentemente occidentales) de aficionados. Y entre estos grupos están los músicos, entre los que destacan dos ilustres personajes: Geddy Lee (RUSH [wiki]) y Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead [wiki]), según se aprecia en el listado completo del reparto del documental, tal y como se recogía a principios de año en TheOneRing.net:

RINGERS had the best access to “Rings” luminaries that any documentarian could hope for. As the scope of the film broadened to include the worlds of music and fantasy literature, efforts to secure interviews with the best and brightest of those worlds were met with “Yes, I’d love to!” from all quarters (Ralph Bakshi being a notable exception). Authors such as Clive Barker and Terry Pratchett offered exclusive interviews, bringing to the table their keen insight into Tolkien’s literary legacy. While David Carradine provided a bracing portrait of the 60s generation and their adoration of Tolkien. Rock legends Geddy Lee (RUSH) and Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) quickly came on board, explaining first-hand how the Rock scene shifted under the weight of Tolkien’s high-fantasy influence. Carlene knew the lines between pop culture and literary masterpiece had blurred together decades ago, but for the first time several key players in this phenomenon were able to explain how it happened.

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The heartbeat of RINGERS is in its Rock soundtrack, and the director wanted nothing less than wall-to-wall music. [Editor Arnaud Gerardy] carefully edited to the rhythm of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Ramble On’ and RUSH’s ‘Rivendell’…

La novedad consiste en que el 22 de Noviembre estará disponible en DVD y UMD, para quien le interese:

ON DVD AND FOR PSP? NOVEMBER 22

CULVER CITY, Calif. (September 12, 2005) ? This November 22, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) invites you to return to the Shire with the release of the feature-length documentary RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS, direct to DVD. In association with the popular fan-site TheOneRing.net, Carlene Cordova produced, directed and wrote this award-winning film with executive producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men, X2: X-Men United and Transformers), which charts the incredible influence and ripple-effect that Lord of the Rings has had on worldwide pop culture over the past five decades. Whether you are a fan or first timer, critics agree, RINGERS, stands as the most comprehensive film documenting the ongoing impact of J.R.R. Tolkien?s literary achievement. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE!

Amazon [wiki], para qué te quiero…

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