Wow. That's pretty amazing, thanks for pointing it out.
I find the languages the most fascinating part of his works, and yet they are the aspect I know the least about.
That's a pretty good flag. I love the color palette it employs.
I am enjoying having my national animal be a tree. This issue actually works really well, but not in the way intended.
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Five Great Tom Bombadil Theories | Tolkien Theory
Who Tom Bombadil actually is?
There are few things I enjoy more, in this world, than reading a new theory about or explanation for Tom Bombadil. So I look forward to the video. Thanks.
One of the top comments stood out to me: "It's always who's tom bombadil, never how's tom bombadil."
Just came across this little tidbit for the first time: The Beatles once tried to make a film adaptation of Lord of the Rings, and their choice for director was Stanley Kubrick. And as a musical, no less.
John wanted to play Gollum; George wanted to be Gandalf; Paul looked to Frodo; and good ole Ringo would've been Sam. I find those roles to be surprisingly well-suited, and struggle to fantasy-cast them any better...
(though, if push came to shove: Paul as Gandalf; George as Aragorn; Ringo as Gollum; John as Saruman. Also, I think it would've been cool had all four of them played one of the four main hobbits)
Sadly, Kubrick thought the work was "unfilmable" (probably correct, before computers). And Tolkien, himself, thought the idea to be a mockery of his work, with the potential that it would just turn his books into a silly Beatles movie (again, probably correct). He also apparently loathed the 60s counter-culture movement.
It appears that this all came out via Peter Jackson, who heard it from Paul during conversations regarding the new film about the Beatles he's directing (another thing I didn't know)
The podcast I heard it from:
I catched that comment too! Quite often to be the case most of the time, although for those that know dear ol' Tom, they see him always chanting and cheering and being a jolly fellow so I assume they expect him to be happy, or at least content with his place in the world.
What an interesting idea! I agree with your other comments related to how it might have been received by Tolkien or by the fans, or even if it could have been created with the technology of that time (although I am not an expert of last-century cinema, I do know some big movie names of 50-70 years ago, so I assume something was still possible - definitely not to the extent of what was done in the 2000's).
Yeah, I really love seeing what comes from collaborations between disparate interesting and creative folks. I would've loved to have seen what would come from theirs.
You're right, perhaps with some real thought and inventiveness, something could have been figured out. They had films that were grand, sweeping epics, and with massive clashing armies, so that takes care of much of it. I guess the most difficult part would have been all of the creatures... Imagine if Kubrick had reached out to Jim Henson and Frank Oz for help on that front!
I love the films of Kubrik, I love the music of the Beatles, and I love the written works of Tolkien. But I just can't see anything good coming out of combining them all. It would have been fascinating to watch the documentary on the making of the film, much as they say it is fascinating to watch a train wreck. The film itself would never have been finished. The only way to combine these three successfully would be if someone else were to do an homage to them all - and that person would need to be very talented themselves.
Now, a collaboration among them to create something new would have been potentially amazing.
Still better than much of what's now considered as Cinema ...
To misunderstand Nietzsche: God is dead, Bombadil just retired.