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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
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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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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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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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