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Premiere Magazine Talks ‘Ringers’

April 8, 2005 at 12:44 pm by xoanon  - 

Frodo_for_President writes: So, I got my Premiere magazine in the mail today, and was quite excited because it’s all about Revenge of the Sith and upcoming summer movies. So I’m flipping through, and I see a caricature of Dom, so I screech to a halt. It’s a blurb about Ringers!! I’ll type it up for you here:

Ringdom Come: Fans of Tolkien Lord Over Their Own Documentary

“Three Lord of the Rings movies and a year’s worth of DVD extras still not enough hobbit for you? Don’t worry, there’s a new documentary to take you back to the Shire.

“In ‘Ringers: Lord of the Fans’, film-makers Carlene Cordova and Cliff Broadway look at the influence the works of J.R.R. Tolkien have had on popular culture. Hobbitheads themselves, they raised money with the help of TheOneRing.net and sold LOTR collectibles on EBay to finance the documentary. Over more than two years, they interviewed Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, and Peter Jackson, as well as artists, musicians, and academics who love the tale.

“‘It’s great to see fans who are so invested in the books and Pete Jackson’s work that they now want to see what’s happened four or five years down the line,” says Dominic Monaghan, who played Merry in the trilogy and narrates the documentary. “It’s how normal people were swept up by this extraordinary film project that was based on these amazing books and how it changed their lives.’

“But don’t start lining up at your local multiplex just yet. Though the film premiered at Slamdance – a sideshow to the famed Sundance Film Festival – in January to an overflow crowd, it is still being shopped at the studios for distribution. You have to hope the studio execs saw the buttons the filmmakers were sporting at Slamdance: ‘Like Trekkies Only Sexier.'”

WOW!!! Premiere Magazine… that’s great for them.

Star Wars, a bit about Hitchhiker’s Guide, an article about Kingdom of Heaven… and RINGERS!!! It’s a geek’s dream magazine 😛

Posted in Old Special Reports on April 8, 2005 by

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