The Beatles and LOTR

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  1. Dalleron

    Dalleron New Member

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    according to playboy, somewhere on the ROTK DVD, it's mentioned that the Beatles wanted to make some sort of LOTR movie, starring themselves. I for one cannot imagine how that would turn out, nor do I want to.

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    Elf_Lover New Member

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    Do I even want to think about it? *shudder* Yeah, that's what they said. But I think that Tolkien forbade them from making it thank God.
     
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    isengard111 The Master Chief

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    I don't mean to be vulgar, but that's f**ked up.
     
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    Y'all were born after the fact but LOTR and Tolkien were a HUGE part of the counterculture/hippy movement along with things like Stranger in a Strange land. Along with one's 'Clapton is God' button, there was the 'Frodo Lives!' one. Everyone had them. People named their kids for LOTR characters. Or called themselves that. Every college kid read it, usually the ACE unauthorized versions. LOTR wasn't respectable, it was a very hippy thing. It was about kicking the ass of the establishment. That's why the Beatles wanted to do it.
     
  5. Dalleron

    Dalleron New Member

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    Thank god Tolkien had the wherewithal to say NO to the Beatles. They would have made one wretched movie, if I dare say.
     
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    Lady_of_Shalott Weaving the Magic Web

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    Hideous it would have been, just hideous. Makes me feel rather sick.... Ringo as Frodo perhaps. Or John as Aragorn. Yikes.