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LOTR fanatic reaps fruit of labour as her 25,000 prequel scores 500,000 views on the internet
Daily Mail ^ | February 10, 2010 | Andrew Levy

Posted on 02/10/2010 10:33:02 AM PST by C19fan

One cost more than £200 million, took eight years to film using the spectacular scenery of New Zealand and won 17 Oscars. The other cost £25,000, was filmed over a year in muddy English locations, and has not been nominated for any awards. But for Lord Of The Rings trilogy fanatic Kate Madison, filming a prequel was the purest form of art - a labour of love.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: fanfic; fanfiction; tolkien
Good for her. I have to check it out.
1 posted on 02/10/2010 10:33:02 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan
The film follows Arathorn and Gilraen, from their first meeting to their journey across a fantasy landscape where they lead their people, the Dunedain, into battle against orks and trolls.

Orks?

2 posted on 02/10/2010 10:37:47 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: C19fan

I’ll have to sit down in front of the computer at home and give this a watch...


3 posted on 02/10/2010 10:39:18 AM PST by tarawa
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To: C19fan

Sounds great. But will the copyright owners sue her? Hope things turn out OK for her.


4 posted on 02/10/2010 10:39:50 AM PST by cvq3842 (A fool and his liberty are soon parted.)
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To: C19fan

bump.


5 posted on 02/10/2010 10:42:28 AM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: cvq3842

I’m no expert on copyright, but the story of Arathorn and Gilraen is merely touched upon in Tolkien’s works. I don’t know if taking the mere concept and creating a movie about it would really violate copyright.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 10:42:58 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: C19fan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_ekugPKqFw

1.5 million views at a fraction of the budget...

7 posted on 02/10/2010 10:43:17 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: ClearCase_guy

I hope that’s the case.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 10:44:37 AM PST by cvq3842 (A fool and his liberty are soon parted.)
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To: C19fan

Tag to watch later. Could be worth it.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 10:44:42 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: cvq3842
Sounds great. But will the copyright owners sue her? Hope things turn out OK for her.

I think Tolkien's copyrights have expired by now. She just needs to be careful about references to the movie.

10 posted on 02/10/2010 10:46:08 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: KnutKase

ping


11 posted on 02/10/2010 10:46:29 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: C19fan

That’s all fine till she tries to make .12c on it, then she can expect the giant metal fist of Mr. Saul Zaentz to come down hard.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 10:47:05 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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Bookmark


13 posted on 02/10/2010 10:49:02 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Saul Zaentz owns every word, period and comma of LOTR. And he’s VERY tenacious about protecting his property.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 10:49:18 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: C19fan

>> LOTR fanatic reaps fruit of labour as her £25,000 prequel scores 500,000 views on the internet

I’m not sure I’d define “views” as a “fruit of labor”. Has she made any money off of it ... recouped her costs?

SnakeDoc


15 posted on 02/10/2010 10:50:19 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Life is tough; it's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Orks?

Daily Mail is a UK paper - the writer is probably flashing back to his days playing Warhammer as a teenager. The Orks are one of the major factions in this gaming universe, but are much sillier than Tolkien's orcs.

16 posted on 02/10/2010 10:54:56 AM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Snickering Hound

Mainly because she didn’t have to pay the salaries of celebrities.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 10:57:09 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: C19fan

She’s an attractive woman, and is acting in the film. What she’s really doing is putting out a very creative advertisement.

Even if she gets sued, the giant ad is doing what it’s meant to do. Other actresses would spend that money putting new boobs in.


18 posted on 02/10/2010 11:02:07 AM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: C19fan
Very cool! She even starred in the movie, and, IMHO, she's hot!


19 posted on 02/10/2010 11:09:10 AM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: C19fan

I’ve been following this film for a year, so exciting for us LOTR fanatics. Also a blow against the destructive power/culture of Hollywood. Spread the word, gotta support the independent film makers. BTW, is Andrew Levy our TV’s Andy Levy? Probably not, but it’s funny.


20 posted on 02/10/2010 11:11:39 AM PST by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor & 2 Marines! As govt expands liberty contracts. Happy Reagan Day!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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Early Dorks?


21 posted on 02/10/2010 11:14:01 AM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: C19fan

ping for later viewing....


22 posted on 02/10/2010 11:14:57 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: All

Awesome trilogy...


23 posted on 02/10/2010 11:18:15 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: C19fan

Fabulous. My son and I will sit down and watch it together (if we have electricity, that is). The trailer is good, though I see some touches of amateurism. So desperate for LOTR now that I’d watch almost anything. How can I possibly wait for the Hobbit in 2011, and why does it have to be in two parts?


24 posted on 02/10/2010 11:44:26 AM PST by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Pan_Yan

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25 posted on 02/10/2010 11:47:43 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Is the sarcasm tag really necessary?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Orks?

I think they meant people from Ork. One, called Mork, had a friend called Mindy.

26 posted on 02/10/2010 11:49:48 AM PST by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY IN 2010)
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To: C19fan

I watched it, it’s really amazing that she was able to make a nicely done mini-movie for so little money. Good quality film and sound, nice plot line and actors/costumes. Two pats on the back for a job well done. She should have producers knocking on her door soon.


27 posted on 02/10/2010 12:24:40 PM PST by Bassfire (Barack Obama, the Presidency is above your paygrade)
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To: Deb
Saul Zaentz owns every word, period and comma of LOTR. And he’s VERY tenacious about protecting his property.

Indeed he is. Zaentz is the man who famously sued John Fogerty for sounding too much like the lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

28 posted on 02/10/2010 12:28:59 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

That’s right. I can’t imagine this lady would know everything about LOTR and not know about Zaentz so she most likely did it for the love of the project and not to make any money. Saul is watching.


29 posted on 02/10/2010 12:34:15 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear; HairOfTheDog; ecurbh; RosieCotton; ExGeeEye; LSAggie; osagebowman; g'nad; JenB; ..
Ping-a-ling!
30 posted on 02/10/2010 12:53:53 PM PST by Rose in RoseBear (HHD --- ["All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."])
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To: Rose in RoseBear
Fantastic... have you watched it yet? If so, is it worth watching?
31 posted on 02/10/2010 1:12:36 PM PST by Bear_in_RoseBear (Secede.)
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To: Rose in RoseBear

Cool! I’ll have to check it out! Haven’t watched “The Movies” in quite a while! I need to rectify that situation!


32 posted on 02/10/2010 1:22:14 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: PapaBear3625

thanks.


33 posted on 02/10/2010 1:24:41 PM PST by cvq3842 (A fool and his liberty are soon parted.)
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To: C19fan

The trailer is as good as some ‘serious’ and big-budget Hollywood movies. She might be hit with copyright issue, though, since her orcs look like the ones from the PJ movies.


34 posted on 02/10/2010 1:44:51 PM PST by paudio (Road to hell is paved by unintended consequences of good intentions)
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To: C19fan
A great hour spent. Well done!
35 posted on 02/10/2010 1:49:46 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Could be the dreaded owrks and owrkers.


36 posted on 02/10/2010 1:58:09 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: ottbmare
How can I possibly wait for the Hobbit in 2011

Unconfirmed rumors are saying that it might not be released until December, 2012.

37 posted on 02/10/2010 9:00:58 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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To: Rose in RoseBear

See also: Lord of the Rings fan spends life savings creating prequel “ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2448616/posts


38 posted on 02/10/2010 9:31:09 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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To: Rose in RoseBear

Hey there! Thanks for this ping. I watched the trailer and now am a’fixin’ to give the little film a gander.

Snow showers are so bad here this afternoon that they knocked out my satellite with 2 laps to go in the 2nd Gatorade Duel at Daytona this afternoon!!! GRRRR...global freakin’ warmin’ my arse.


39 posted on 02/11/2010 2:20:57 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: Corin Stormhands

Do you have any background info on this? Thanks, FRiend.


40 posted on 02/11/2010 2:27:35 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: C19fan

I just spent the last hour or so watching this thing.

Oh. Wow.

I own the LOTR Extended Version DVD set with all the bells & whistles. This production was incredibly well-done, professional, and worthy of the LOTR universe. My hat is off to Ms. Madison and crew for the OUTSTANDING job done with this film.

I recommend this to any FReeper who is a fan of “The Lord of the Rings”.


41 posted on 02/11/2010 3:51:02 PM PST by hoagy62 (Obama: slowly sucking the positive attitude out of the US since 11-4-08)
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To: hoagy62

bttt


42 posted on 02/11/2010 4:00:57 PM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve. Is our government our traitor?)
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To: xzins

No, sorry. This is the first I’ve heard of it.


43 posted on 02/11/2010 6:13:00 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (Honk if you love Jesus. Text if you want to meet Him.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Are you still into all things LOTR? Haven’t heard much out of your snowed-in part of the world lately. You survivin’?


44 posted on 02/11/2010 6:25:28 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

But of course. Just not too active on FR anymore. On the blogs. My friend Ward is writing again as well.

Too much snow here. More tonight and even more Monday. Dang global warming.

Hope you’re well.


45 posted on 02/12/2010 2:39:49 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (Honk if you love Jesus. Text if you want to meet Him.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Yep. It’s a normal amount of snow for Ohio this time of year. All that global warming breaking out is nonetheless very chilly here.

Got a link to Ward? Send it to my freepmail. Thanks, Bro.


46 posted on 02/12/2010 5:27:51 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Corin Stormhands; RosieCotton

The trailer is terrific... we’ll have to sit down and watch the full version sometime soon!


47 posted on 02/16/2010 7:50:56 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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