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Amph The Land of Middle Earth: Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit.

Discussion in 'Community' started by JediTrilobite, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. KILIK

    KILIK Jedi Master star 4

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    Well thats good to know that some things are still cut. That really sucks thou.

    I know for sure that i want to read the books now.

    :)

     
  2. Twinky_Stryder

    Twinky_Stryder Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Has anyone here seen the LOTR musical? I was wondering because it's coming to London next year and I was wondering if it was worth seeing.

    I can imagine it must have been fairly easy to make. You can't go twenty pages in the books(especially Fellowship) without SOMEONE singing something.
     
  3. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sorry, but the idea of LOTR as a musical is just wrong. Almsot downright frightening.

    I could maybe see doing it as a three part opera cycle, sort of as a modern day Ring. But on Broadway, next door to Cats and The Producers? Sacriledge!
     
  4. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm with yankee; I can't imagine it as a musical. Maybe it's because I haven't gotten around to reading the books yet, but I just can't see it.
     
  5. KILIK

    KILIK Jedi Master star 4

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    yankee, NYCitygurl I'm with you two a Lord of the Rings musical.

    I mean its not a bad idea I guess, but I can't see it. I'm not sure I would want to.
     
  6. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oh yes it is. Just imagine Gandalf at the Council of Elrond singing (to the tune of How do solve a problem like Maria from Sound of Music):

    "How do you solve a problem like the One ring ..."

    By the end, the hobbits, dwarves, Arwen, Strider and Boromir have all joined in. [face_sick]
     
  7. Raja_Io

    Raja_Io Jedi Master star 4

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    Don't forget Frodo clinging on the Ring from time to time [face_whistling]
     
  8. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    And the grand finale, Frodo and Sam on the slopes of Mount Doom singing:

    Climb every moutain
    Until you destroy the Ring!

    Did I mention I'm a big Sound of Music fan?
     
  9. Twinky_Stryder

    Twinky_Stryder Jedi Padawan star 4

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    And all the elves, Gandalf and Frodo sing the "So long, farwell" song to Merry, Pippin and Sam as they leave for the Grey Havens.

    btw, anyone here familier with the Buffy episode Once More With Feeling? well here I present you with Once More........WITH HOBBITS!!!!!!

    http://www.omwh.com/

    You know it works, especially the "I have a theory" song.
     
  10. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    So I guess Aragorn would serenade Arwen with Edelweiss.

    I guess Frodo could do "I have confidence ..." at some point. Or maybe Sam, as he sets off to resue Frodo after Shelob stings him and the orcs take him away.

    Not sure who to have sing "I am 16 ...", though.

    Nevertheless, I think we've got the makings of a nice "The Sound of the Lord of the Music Rings" going.
     
  11. KILIK

    KILIK Jedi Master star 4

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    [face_sick] Oh my poor mind I can see that and man. Make it stop!
     
  12. Twinky_Stryder

    Twinky_Stryder Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I've got the perfect song for Faramir:

    "High on a hill was a lonely ranger
    Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo"

     
  13. Raja_Io

    Raja_Io Jedi Master star 4

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    Nu ma nu ma iei... [/Galadriel]
     
  14. The_IAB

    The_IAB Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Excuse me as I jump in here...

    Anyone seen Monsters Inc.?

    "Put that thing back where it came from, or so help me!"

    Ah... can't you just see Gandalf singing that?

    ~JediSkye, of the Insanity Awareness Bureau
     
  15. The_Eye_of_Strilo

    The_Eye_of_Strilo Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I am mildly disturbed at this thread. Yankee you should be ashamed of yourself.




    ;) :p
     
  16. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [face_laugh] LMAO! [face_laugh]
    I can't believe I haven't seen this before. :p
    That silly song haunted me in the 1ts and 2nd grade of High school. [face_worried] It was unusualy popular. Creepy.
    :p
     
  17. Rhodna

    Rhodna Jedi Youngling star 2

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    *groans* You wouldn't be reffering to O-Zone's Dragostea din Tei, would you? Out of all of our better bands and singers, exactly THOSE guys had to become known all over the world! It really made me ashamed to be a Romanian, for awhile. :(

    Speaking of horrible things, I saw several stills from the LOTR music a few days ago and one thing will forever remain burned on my retina: Boromir with dreadlocks - and I kid you not! :eek:

    That was just... wrong.

     
  18. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

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    Hey everyone!!!

    This is a research survey for Tolkien fans--even if you've only read the Hobbit!
    Especially interested in international viewpoints--we'd love to hear from you!!!

    [link=http://www.surveyingmiddleearth.com/]http://www.surveyingmiddleearth.com/[/link]
     
  19. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sorry, I'm an American living in Salzburg. Imagine if I were from Oklahoma.
     
  20. Raja_Io

    Raja_Io Jedi Master star 4

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    I thought they were Moldavian, and only were singing in Romanian. Whatever :p
    I truly heart them, though. I've even got a CD.
     
  21. classic_fool

    classic_fool Jedi Youngling

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    I adore Tolkien's stuff. Right now I am reading The Children of Hurin and loving it!
    My favorite book is by far The Fellowship of the Ring. I just love all the back histroy you learn and the excitment of a new adventure it generates. I love the 'feeling' it gives it me and I prefer having the whole Fellowship together. It always make me a little sad at the end when they break away. I always wish they could stay together. Plus it has the best chapter in the entire series: The Bridge of Khazadum.
     
  22. Yodas-evil-twin

    Yodas-evil-twin Jedi Knight star 5

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    Has anyone ever managed to get through the Silmarillion in one sitting?
     
  23. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    God no. I am interested in checking out this new Children of Hurin book though. :)
     
  24. classic_fool

    classic_fool Jedi Youngling

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    No, I had to draw the Sil out a bit on my first reading. I usually can finish books pretty fast, but this one demanded a little more time and examination. Great book, though.:)
     
  25. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    When I bought Silmarillion some time in th mid-80s, I got started on it right away. Got about two pages into Ainulindalë, scratched my head and said "What the heck is this crap?" and put the book on the shelf for 3-5 years. Once I got started again several years later, took me a while to get through it. Let's face it, there's alot going on, alot of names to remember. But I'm glad I got through it, really loved it in the end.

    And the LOTR musical opened in London, [link=http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/theatre/article1957609.ece]to some critical praise[/link].