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May 29, 2003

Nooooooooooooooo

Lord of the Rings, the Musical. One could argue, I suppose,
that the epic tales Tolkien drew upon for his own saga, were orated by bards in the halls of warrior lords and their vassals. Does this mean, though, that we really need "a cast of 50, lavish sets and a full orchestra" to present this story to the world again? Between the books and Peter Jackson's films (oh, ok, and the cheesy animated ones too), I think that's more than plenty, thanks.

[Via Paul Frankenstein]

Yours, &c., LC | 12:17 PM | Writing & Language | Comments (3)

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what next? The Matrix Reloaded and Unplugged? X2 - The Opera? or Eddie Murphy on Ice? sheesh!

Posted by: at May 29, 2003 03:29 PM

I, for one, can't wait to hear Gollum/Sméagol sing a little tune about "Nasty Hobbitses."

Posted by: mrw at May 29, 2003 04:49 PM

This recalls the exchange between Dexter, Jeff Goldblum's character in The Tall Guy, and his agent:

Agent: Well, the only other thing at the moment is a new musical that the RSC are doing.
Dexter: Er, what's it about?
Agent: The Elephant Man.
Dexter: A musical of the Elephant Man? What's it called?
Agent: "Elephant", I think - with an exclamation mark presumably.
Dexter: Pity the poor bastard who has to play the elephant.
Agent: Remember dearest, everyone thought Jesus Christ Superstar was a stupid idea.
Dexter: Jesus Christ Superstar WAS a stupid idea.
Agent: True.

Posted by: Scott at May 30, 2003 09:37 AM