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Ringers: Lord of the Fans -- '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.
Ringers: Lord of the Fans -- '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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One book. One ring. One world.
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Ringers Lord of the Fans is a classic! See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Dominic Monaghan ... Narrator, Himself

Elijah Wood ... Himself

Peter Jackson ... Himself

Viggo Mortensen ... Himself

Orlando Bloom ... Himself

David Carradine ... Himself

Ian McKellen ... Himself

Sean Astin ... Himself

John Rhys-Davies ... Himself

Billy Boyd ... Himself

Clive Barker ... Himself
Cliff Broadway ... Interviewer, Himself

Andy Serkis ... Himself

John Noble ... Himself

Philippa Boyens ... Herself

Barrie M. Osborne ... Himself

Lemmy ... Himself
Geddy Lee ... Himself

Sala Baker ... Himself
Forrest J Ackerman ... Himself
Peter S. Beagle ... Himself
Brian Sibley ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Bilach ... Himself
Marnie Boyd ... Reenactment Actor
Terry Brooks ... Himself
Grecco Buratto ... Himself
Christine Crawshaw ... Herself

Cameron Crowe ... Himself
Isabella Donato ... Mariachi Singer

Colleen Doran ... Herself
Colin Duriez ... Himself
Kent Elofson ... Himself
Peter Genovese ... Himself

Chris Gore ... Himself
Guy Harrington ... Himself
Shox Hincks ... Himself
Adam Hurlbut ... Himself

Brittany Ishibashi ... Reenactment Actor
Jymn Magon ... Himself
Matt Mayhall ... Himself

Bill Mumy ... Himself

Leonard Nimoy ... Himself

Emeka Nnadi ... Reenactment Actor

Terry Pratchett ... Himself

Michael Regina ... Himself
Nicole R. Roberts ... Herself
Justin Sewell ... Himself
Keith Stern ... Himself
Jill Thompson ... Herself

Liv Tyler ... Herself
John Welch ... Dorm Boy #2
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Directed by
Carlene Cordova 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cliff Broadway 
Carlene Cordova 

Produced by
Cliff Broadway .... producer
Carlene Cordova .... producer
Tom DeSanto .... executive producer
Catherine Frizat .... associate producer
Danny Lukic .... producer
Josh Mandel .... co-producer
Jeff Marchelletta .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robin DiMaggio 
 
Cinematography by
Josh Mandel 
 
Film Editing by
Arnaud Gerardy 
John Welch 
 
Art Direction by
Nancy Steinman 
 
Costume Design by
Mike Fitch 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Curtis .... unit director: Salt Lake City
Leo Oorschot .... unit director: Europe
Tore Schmidt .... unit director: Germany
 
Art Department
Mike Fitch .... wardrobe stylist
 
Sound Department
Nick Lange .... boom operator
Mikey Murray .... boom operator
Josh Siemens .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Zach Evans .... camera operator: additional footage
Russell Kostner .... still photographer
Mikey Murray .... gaffer
Angie Pop .... camera operator
Angie Pop .... director of photography: second unit
Angie Pop .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Kevin Gralewski .... animator
 
Editorial Department
John Welch .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
A.J. Azzarto .... music supervisor
Greta Gertler .... musician: songs
Shira Kammen .... musician: songs
 
Other crew
R.J. Beavers .... motion graphics
Seth Carmichael .... publicist
Matthew C. Egan .... production assistant
Vernon Fitch .... archivist: additional images
Arnaud Gerardy .... creative director
Guy Gondron .... artwork supplier
Melanie Marquez .... publicist
Christopher Pizzo .... publicist
Lashá Monique Winn .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Nathan Adams .... special thanks (2005)
 

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Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug references
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97 min
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Narrator, Himself:We are servants of the secret fire. One generation of readers followed by another, and another.See more »
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References "Star Trek" (1966)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Ringers Lord of the Fans is a classic!, 13 January 2006
Author: grammabd from Michigan USA

As someone who has read Lord of the Rings once a year over the past 35 years, saw each of the films at the theater an average of 55 times (3 of them marathon viewings), attended many of the conventions, and has been a devoted fan of Tolkien's work since 1971… I have to say this documentary captures the passion, dedication and FUN of being a Ringer. This is a thorough examination of Tolkien's journey in writing Lord of the Rings and the influence it's had on generations of fans of all kinds.

There are scholars who have dedicated years to the study Tolkien's world. There are people young and old who enjoy getting lost in the fantasy story that launched the genre with style and intelligence. And there are people who just have fun as they escape into the realm of dwarfs, elves, hobbits, wizards, and a collection of villains. This documentary looks at all of that! This is, hopefully, the first of more documentaries by this team of devoted Tolkien followers who have done an amazing job introducing us to the spectrum of fans. I discovered Lord of the Rings as a hippie living out of an old green van traveling the country, and I find their approach to MY generation to be great fun as I revisit that age.

As with any work, there will be those who relate to the films, books, or documentaries… and there will be those who miss the point. As an avid fan of Tolkien both in films and in books… I embrace this documentary as one of the best historical and most entertaining examinations EVER of Middle-earth and those who love it. Well done!

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