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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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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

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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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Ringers - informative and fun, 2 February 2005
Author: PastaYes from Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

I attended the premiere of "Ringers" in Park City and have now seen the film three times. Somehow, it got even more enjoyable with each viewing. "Ringers" is a film that will obviously appeal to fans of the books and movies but you do not have to be a Tolkien or "The Lord of the Rings" devotee to enjoy it. The film is smart, interesting, and entertaining and even those few poor souls who have never read the books or seen the films might find Ringers to be a fascinating social study. The filmmakers are obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about Tolkien and this shows from the first frame till the last.

"Ringers" covers Tolkien's influence on pop culture from the original publication of the book in the 50's, through the 60's hippy counter-culture, 70's rock and roll music, and the current internet craze grounded in the website, theonering.net. It contains many satisfying interviews with movie and music celebrities and others known to be Tolkien enthusiasts. The movie celebs include those from the "The Lord of the Rings" films themselves. It has a good share of comments from luminaries in the field of literature as well, each without a hint of literary snobbery. I was pleasantly surprised by the addition of fun graphics and audio that were reminiscent of Monty Python. The somewhat contrived footage of groovy hippies getting way into Tolkien just adds to the wonderful campy feel of the segments. Being a hopeless music freak, I feel that the music is one of the highlights of the film. I often found myself focusing on it, sometimes distracting me from the visuals (but that's just me), which made my multiple viewings even more valuable. Even though there were plenty of Celtic-type tunes included in appropriate spots, the film is mostly driven by pounding rock music, including the miraculous offering of Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On". For those who do not know, several classic rock bands wrote music based on the books and this fact is discussed in the film in satisfying depth. I should also mention that there is some gorgeous footage of New Zealand, the movies' Middle-earth. The filmmakers traveled around the world in their quest to make this film representative of the fans, who come from every part of the planet.

Of course, as expected, there are plenty of fan interviews and anecdotal blurbs. They range from the serious and poignant to the fun and silly. Although the focus appears to be more on the hard-core costumed fans instead of the more mainstream ones, there is a good representation of both. A couple interviews with fans who might be described as being on the outer fringe of fandom caused major chuckles from the audience, but these fans are treated with genuine affection by the interviewer. They are never made to look foolish - only fun-loving and passionate. And passion is what this film is about. Passion for a book...a trio of movies...and the people who created them. Passion for a story that will, no doubt, live on forever because its themes are timeless.

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