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1.The Elven Realm of March of MaedhrosInoffensive Centrist Democracy“We call the everlasting dark upon us, if we fail”
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3.The Brennynin Elenion of LuinilLibertarian Police State“To the feasts of the good the good unbidden go!”
4.The Federation of Free Lands of FreeuliCivil Rights Lovefest“Dome un Taj”
5.The King Under the Mountain of Neo DragonCivil Rights Lovefest“Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons.”
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8.The Natural Union of FringillidaePsychotic Dictatorship“Caelebs”
9.The Unexpected Journey of The HobbitInoffensive Centrist Democracy“United we stand, united we fall!”
10.The Humanist Geniocracy of RyfinLeft-wing Utopia“Noble, Fair, and Free”
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Dwarf wrote: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."

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.

Dwarf wrote: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...

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).

Tatarica wrote:What an interesting idea!

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.

Tatarica wrote: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).

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.

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I think you are largely correct, Lon Kra Con. It would have been interesting, as an outside observer, but I doubt the finished product would have been all that great... Still wish I could have seen it, though :)

Still better than much of what's now considered as Cinema ...

Tatarica wrote:Five Great Tom Bombadil Theories | Tolkien Theory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw9uKzy4GRs

Who Tom Bombadil actually is?

Bombadil just is, though I would accept that he's a manifestation of the creation of Arda.

Bombadil wrote:Bombadil just is, though I would accept that he's a manifestation of the creation of Arda.

I think he's a maiar/valar in retirement

Lindon-Rivendell wrote:I think he's a maiar/valar in retirement

To misunderstand Nietzsche: God is dead, Bombadil just retired.

Lindon-Rivendell wrote:I think he's a maiar/valar in retirement

He can't be Maiar, and as I recall the Valar are all accounted for. Yet no Maiar would've entered Arda before a Valar.

Luinil wrote:To misunderstand Nietzsche: God is dead, Bombadil just retired.

That was another possibility, that he's an echo of Eru on earth.

I personally don't mind him being unexplainable, I feel Tolkein just liked the character and wanted to shoehorn him into LOTR.

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