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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.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: fanfic; fanfiction; tolkien
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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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