Ringers: Lord of the Fans
|Ringers: Lord of the Fans|
|Directed by||Carlene Cordova|
|Starring||The cast of the Jackson films and various fans|
|Narrated by||Dominic Monaghan|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
Ringers: Lord of the Fans is a 2005 documentary film investigating the growth of the Tolkien fandom all the way from the release of The Hobbit book by J. R. R. Tolkien in 1937 to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003).
The film tells about the early days of the Tolkien fandom when it was part of the hippie culture and influenced many people in the pop world, some of whom became famous and are interviewed, including David Carradine, and Lemmy of Motörhead. Ringers includes Leonard Nimoy (Spock in Star Trek) performing "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins."
The Mythopoeic Society and the Tolkien Society are mentioned. The film also tells the story of the cartoon version of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings animated films. The success of the Peter Jackson films is described through interviews with Jackson and the stars of the trilogy.
The film is narrated by Dominic Monaghan.
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