Sunday, January 23, 2005

LOTR marathon

Two days in a row. Not bad for neoblogging.

Lower Greenville Baptist Community is having a Lord of the Rings marathon. Pretty fun. Supposedly, the LOTR director told the composer that he should think of this as an opera, since he'd write more music than Wagner did for the Ring cycle. Gripe how you will, pick at this or that, it's still an amazing achievement and a better grasp of more of the themes and perspective of Tolkien than I could imagine being put together in one rendition.

We all agreed that Jackson and New Line were nuts for not saving all those sets and props and costumes and stuff. An LOTR 'theme park,' as offensive as the phrase sounds, would be a monster money maker. People would come from all over the world to it--as they are doing to New Zealand anyway, even though there's nothing of the movie set left.

More soon.

mark

3 Comments:

Blogger kalhoun said...

New Zealand will reap benefits for years to come without the theme park. NewLine can put a them park anywhere in the world and make a mint. I would be surprised if they didn't already have the necessary patents or copyrights or whatever to ensure that they are the only ones to be able to do it.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Lorenloo said...

i've heard they're keeping all the harry potter stuff, which is logical considering there'll be what, 6 movies.

should be an excellent theme park in oxford one day.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Danny said...

Wait, so what happened to all the movie stuff?

12:11 PM  

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