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Lord of the Rings fan spends life savings creating prequel
Telegraph UK ^ | 2/10/10 | staff

Posted on 02/10/2010 1:24:39 PM PST by Nachum

Actress Kate Madison, a fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, spent six years and her entire life savings creating a prequel to the films.

Miss Madison, 31, spent £25,000 on the film, Born of Hope, which has already been watched by more than half a million people on YouTube.

The story was inspired by just a couple of paragraphs written by JRR Tolkein in the appendices of The Lord of The Rings.

"The film has gone down really well with the fans and some say it is even better than the Peter Jackson movies which is amazing," she said. "They have all been very supportive and would love us to make more films.

"We are all really pleased with the results and feel it can sit proudly alongside the trilogy."

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


TOPICS: Books/Literature; TV/Movies; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: fan; lord; prequel; rings
Cool beans.
1 posted on 02/10/2010 1:24:39 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

She’s nuts, but she apparently did a pretty good job


2 posted on 02/10/2010 1:26:11 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: GeronL

She’s my kind of nut.:)


3 posted on 02/10/2010 1:27:35 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: GeronL

Created a prequel? Um, would that not be The Hobbit?


4 posted on 02/10/2010 1:27:51 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: GeronL

If she gets a movie deal acting or producing later, maybe not so crazy LOL. One thing that’s been proven time and time again, geeks have money and are willing to spend it on most anything geeky. Speaking as a geek myself of course!


5 posted on 02/10/2010 1:28:27 PM PST by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: Nachum

It’s an outstanding short movie.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 1:29:22 PM PST by nina0113
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To: Nachum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ft5JfXhGh4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCbvXx7SiTY&feature=related


7 posted on 02/10/2010 1:29:24 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: massgopguy

lot of time ‘tween the two stories, and Gollum was on the move


8 posted on 02/10/2010 1:29:32 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Nachum; Ellendra

Interesting. Will have to look for it.

Ellendra - thought you might enjoy this one.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 1:29:52 PM PST by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: Nachum

Ping for later.


10 posted on 02/10/2010 1:32:50 PM PST by VegasCowboy ("...he wore his gun outside his pants, for all the honest world to feel.")
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To: Perdogg

Need to check this out later.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 1:33:09 PM PST by MissNomer
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To: Nachum

I hadn’t heard about this - thanks for the heads up!


12 posted on 02/10/2010 1:37:19 PM PST by bsf2009
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To: Nachum

It is rather good.


13 posted on 02/10/2010 1:49:43 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

‘The Hunt for Gollum’ is out there to watch too.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 1:50:26 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Perdogg

Ping for later


15 posted on 02/10/2010 1:50:52 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Nachum

Fan Fiction typically does not do well, and is usually frowned upon...............


16 posted on 02/10/2010 1:51:58 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: massgopguy

I just checked out the website for this film. It’s not about Hobbits. It’s about Arathorn and Gilraen, Aragorn’s parents, and the Dunedain. It looks interesting. I’m going to have to watch this.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 1:57:51 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: massgopguy

wan’t there a cartoon movie of The Hobbit that was produced back in the late 70’s. I recall it being a very good story about the adventures of Bilbo the uncle in the fellowship of the ring.


18 posted on 02/10/2010 2:06:37 PM PST by BobinIL
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To: Perdogg

Bump for later.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 2:24:00 PM PST by WhirlwindAttack (Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life)
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To: Nachum; Old Sarge

Thanks for the post and a PING to Sarge!


20 posted on 02/10/2010 2:24:55 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: BobinIL

Yes there was. I have a copy and my daughter loved it, even though she was more into Pokemon at the time.


21 posted on 02/10/2010 2:33:42 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Nachum
Fan Fiction typically does not do well, and is usually frowned upon...............

By whom?

Besides, if the price is right...

22 posted on 02/10/2010 4:39:45 PM PST by Publius6961 (You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do)
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To: Perdogg

I saw a fan-fic Star Trek film on DVD at the Big Box store the other day. Thanks Nachum.


23 posted on 02/10/2010 4:52:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Nachum

I saw it. It matches the quality of the average SciFi channel original movies. Don’t know how the filmmakers intend to recoup their money though.


24 posted on 02/15/2010 10:10:37 PM PST by Dumb_Ox (http://twitter.com/kevinjjones)
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