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May 04, 2009

The Hunt for Gollum

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Mother of all fan films, The Hunt for Gollum is now on-line at DailyMotion; full screen HD all the way (hat tip to various).

"Above all I was so inspired by Peter Jackson's trilogy - and jealous that he got to make it first! I loved the scale, the quality, the epic scope of it all and figured, hey, maybe we can do that too. We don't have millions of dollars of funding (our budget is less than £3000) but we do have a huge love for the subject, a growing number of talented volunteers behind us and above all the determination to make it happen to a high standard of professionalism."

Beautifully, beautifully done.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 4, 2009 10:55 AM

Comments

I see that Lindsay Lohan is pulling a Gollum lately...

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 4, 2009 06:11 PM

I'm tickled, to say the least, that The Hunt for Gollum, which was made for less than $11,000 CDN, beats the pants off ANY movie that Sarah Polley has made or been involved in.

EVER.

This is "a moment" in film making just as Barack Obama being elected president was "a moment" in American race relations. Any black who whines that those with dark-toned skin are being kept down by The Man can now safely be told to STFU. And whenever Sarah Polley (or any other tit-suck CanCon "artist" [spit]) whines that she (they) can't make a movie without extensive government funding, she (they) can also be told to STFU and The Hunt for Gollum thrown in their faces.

Polley is NOT an artist. Artists create art. They find a way around obstacles. They go into debt. They take a third mortgage on their home. They find volunteers who share their vision. And they create.

Whores, on the other hand, won't hop into bed until they negotiate a price first.

The minute the high quality download becomes available I'm going to burn DVDs of this movie and mail one to every goddamn MP in Canada along with a letter describing the project. They need to know that government funding is irrelevant when it comes to creating art. The true artists will find a way.

It's time the whores were given the boot, and we've just been handed the most impressive lever ever to use in this effort. Those behind The Hunt for Gollum have earned my eternal gratitude.

Posted by: Sean M. [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 5, 2009 09:42 AM

Now if we could only get someone to film The Scouring of the Shire that Peter Jackson left out of LOTR because he "didn't like it"

Posted by: dpatten [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 6, 2009 02:42 PM

Amazing & impressive. Bloody great fight scenes!

Posted by: The_Campblog [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 6, 2009 11:18 PM