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The Hunt for Gollum

Hard to believe that this was an amateur production. For film making, this is akin to what the first great blogs were to publishing, a tipping point moment toward mass amateurization:

THE HUNT FOR GOLLUM – FULL Trailer 1 from Independent Online Cinema on Vimeo.

I watched the full 40 minute film a few days ago on my computer at The Hunt for Gollum website, it was impressive. Incidentally, the creators had permission from the Tolkien Estate to proceed as a non-profit venture and gave J.R.R. Tolkien’s vision, mostly culled from extant writings, notes and appendixes, a respectful treatment.

Hat tip to Scholars & Rogues.

3 Responses to “The Hunt for Gollum”

  1. Lexington Green Says:

    Great trailer.  I must watch the whole thing.
    This is a sign of great things to come, I agree. 

  2. Lexington Green Says:

    I just watched it with two of my kids. 
    As fan art, it is pretty amazing.
    At least one kid wants to read LOTR now, or reread it. 

  3. zen Says:

    Very cool, Lex. I enjoyed it too. Moreso than most of what passes for television programming these days.
    You are into music so you can relate to this analogy. What required a full studio and a top staff of engineers to produce in terms of recording in 1970 can now be done by a guy on a laptop with no great musical talent. Or knowledge of sound engineering. The guys who made "The Hunt for Gollum" are obviously talented but only ten years ago, their little film would have required hundreds of thousands of dollars, minimum, and the fcilities of at least a major network studio. If not one in Hollywood.
    As you said, Amazing!

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