Ringers: Lord of the Fans (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Comedy  |  21 January 2005 (USA)
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'Ringers: Lord of the Fans' is a feature-length documentary that explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture over the past 50 years.


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Explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture for the past 50 years. RINGERS explores the real foundations of Middle-earth; a community of true fans who share a common bond. Moving beyond "cult classic" and over several different generations, the film unearths countless people gathered under the banner of 'Ringer' -- academics, musicians, movie stars, authors, filmmakers, and a plethora of pop junkies. Celebrity interviewees include Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Clive Barker, and David Carradine. RINGERS features a dynamic rock-driven score with musicians who were influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien. Several indie recording artists have provided new covers of songs from previous "Rings" adaptations. Produced in association with the popular fan-site TheOneRing.net, RINGERS stands as the most comprehensive film document of the ongoing fandom of "The Lord of the Rings." Narrated by Dominic Monaghan, RINGERS traverses the hippie counter-culture and ...

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One book. One ring. One world.

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Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug references | See all certifications »




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21 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gyűrű - A rajongók ura  »

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Narrator, Himself: We are servants of the secret fire. One generation of readers followed by another, and another.
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Good over view of the world of JRR Tolkien and how it has affected popular culture will thrill fans and make non-fans wonder when its going to end
15 October 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is a documentary about JRR Tolkien, his Lord of the Rings and the fans who love it.

Its an informative little film that tells you a great deal about its subjects, but for me, a fan but not a FAN, its way too much material for a 100 minute movie. Its not bad, not by a long shot, but the only ones I think who are going to be hanging on to the bitter end of this film are the ones who are its subject, the fans. Its just over kill in a big way. Of course those who want a Cliff Notes version of the world of Tolkien and how its affected the world, and the fans, since its publication will find the perfected starting point. The rest of us will be ready to turn it off after twenty minutes.

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