Did you know that Led Zepplin wrote many of their classic songs including "Ramble On" after being inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" book?
This video is the Film Festival version of the trailer for the award-winning documentary "RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS," which features Led Zepplin's "Ramble On." The "RINGERS" filmmakers obtained licensing for this song for the film festival version of this film.
RINGERS was narrated by Dominic Monaghan and features appearances and interviews from: Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Billy Boyd, Andy Serkis, David Carridine, Terry Pratchett, Geddy Lee from RUSH, Clive Barker, John Noble, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen and many, many Tolkien scholars and fans.
The creative team behind RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS all share a common love of J.R.R. Tolkien. The RINGERS team spent 21 months shooting on three continents without any proper funding. Produced in association with TheOneRing.net, RINGERS is the most comprehensive film document of "The Lord of the Rings’" pop legacy.
RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS is a feature-length documentary that explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture for the past 50 years. Moving beyond cult classic and over several different generations, the film unearths countless people gathered under the banner of ‘Ringer’ -- academics, musicians, movie stars, authors, filmmakers, and a plethora of pop junkies.
RINGERS features a dynamic rock-driven score with musicians who were influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien. Several indie bands have covered songs from previous "Rings" adaptations. Produced in association with TheOneRing.net, RINGERS stands as the most comprehensive film document of the ongoing legacy of "The Lord of the Rings."
From the hippie counter-culture to the electronic age; from the Bakshi animated film to Jackson’s epic trilogy; this documentary brings together extensive footage collected over 21 months -- across three continents.
What began as the private amusement of a tweedy Oxford professor has now become a new mythology for the 21st century. RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS shows how an adventure story published in 1954 has had dynamic ripple-effects through Western pop-culture. RINGERS carefully pulls away the veil between Tolkien’s book and the creations of art, music, and community that have been inspired by it.
This clip from the feature documentary "RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS" explores how critics reacted to the initial publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS book. With tongue-in-cheek writing and Monty Pythonesque cut-out animation, this clip shows why "RINGERS" was the audience award runner-up at the Slamdance Film Festival.
This clip from the feature documentary "RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS" tells the story of the initial publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS books. With tongue-in-cheek writing and Monty Pythonesque cut-out animation, this clip shows why "RINGERS" was the audience award runner-up at the Slamdance Film Festival and won the "Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Film" award at the Newport Beach Film Festival.