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The Great Unmade? John Boorman’s The Lord of The Rings

If you think John Boorman’s Zardoz was bat-shit weird, take a moment to consider how his unmade adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings would have turned out. By his collaborator Rospo Pallenberg’s own admission, “We were propelled by what we liked, and invented as we went along.” The film would have opened on Tolkien working in […]


Scene Of The Crime: The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

A legend died today. Sir Christopher Lee, star of screen, war hero (and shadow operative), metal head and with many more strings to his bow, passed away in London at the age of 93, having lived a most full life. Many worthy tributes have been paid already, fitting send offs, to be sure. But it’s […]

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