2.46 – THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) and Industrialisation

The last franchise of Season 2 is a bit of a behemoth: it’s the Jackson/Tolkien epic. We don’t get round to talking about our theme till very late on, but we do talk a lot about the mechanics of this film: including just what makes the ring itself so impressive.

 

This Week’s Media
THE CRACKED PODCAST (2013—): Alex Schmidt, Michael Swaim, Dan O’Brien
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016): Raoul Peck, James Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson

Recommendations
DEAD ALIVE/BRAINDEAD (1992): Peter Jackson, Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (2005): David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello
THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1995): Luc Besson, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman
MR HOLMES (2015): Bill Condon, Ian McKellen, Laura Linney

Footnotes
The episode of the CRACKED podcast Sam recommends is here: www.cracked.com/podcast/17-movies…ers-behind-scenes. If you’re the sort of full-on fantasy fan (I won’t use the N or the G word, as everyone’s a bit like that…) who’s interested the nitty-gritty in authors’ world-building, then here’s an introduction to the nittiest of grittiest background works (that Rob briefly mentions): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silmarillion. Here’s quite a good basic introduction to the 3-act dramatic structure that we discuss this week: www.slideshare.net/newestprod/3act…e-heros-journey. And here’s more on Tolkien himself, for those (including the two of us!) who might want to do some reading up on the author before we continue with the franchise: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien.