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How Howard Shore’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Score Elevated The Story (Video)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

If you’re a fan of movies, chances are you’re a fan of movie scores. But while the music of a film can elicit emotions and enhance our experience viewing it and overall appreciation of it, sometimes there’s so much more going on in those compositions than most of us ever realize.

With an example of this, YouTube user The Nerdwriter has released a new video exploring composer Howard Shore‘s work on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and how his music actually elevated the already stellar story it told.

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Peter Jackson Had Replica Of ‘The Hobbit’s Bag End Built Behind Secret Doors At His House
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Peter Jackson On The Set Of The Hobbit

What happens when a geek finds themselves abundantly wealthy? They purchase massive homes and add lots and lots of amazing stuff to them. We’ve seen it with Guillermo del Toro’s Bleak House, and now we have another example with The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies director Peter Jackson‘s 1930s mansion in New Zealand.

Jackson has had all sorts of cool stuff built to make his home unique, but perhaps most notably is the addition of an exact replica of Bilbo Baggins’ Hobbit house, Bag End. And better yet, Jackson had it built underground, behind secret doors.

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Sir Christopher Lee – Remembering a Legend
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Christopher Lee

This is not an obituary or a career retrospective. This is simply one fan discussing his memories of an amazing man and tremendous actor — Sir Christopher Lee, who passed away earlier this week. There’s a popular meme making the rounds on Facebook detailing the accolades of Christopher Lee, ending with the line, “Now let’s see Chuck Norris top that.” I won’t discuss Lee’s absolutely badass life in great detail, but suffice to say he served in the military every year of WWII, was a highly ranked British officer, hunted Nazi war criminals, and was knighted for his contributions to the arts. This is about Christopher Lee the performer, a man born 93 years ago who had 281 IMDb credited roles and was probably the greatest screen villain in history.

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Legendary Actor Sir Christopher Lee Has Died
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Christopher Lee as Saruman The Hobbit

Legendary actor Sir Christopher Lee, best known to modern audiences for his role as Saruman in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings film trilogies, died on Sunday in a London hospital after suffering from respiratory problems and heart failure, according to The Guardian. He was 93. Danish former model Birgit Kroencke Lee, his wife of over 50 years, reportedly delayed releasing the news until today so that family could be notified first.

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St. Patrick’s Day: ‘Kiss Me I’m Elvish’ Lord Of The Rings Shirt Sale
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St. Patrick's Day Sale - Kiss Me I'm Elvish Lord Of The Rings Shirt ThinkGeek

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, ThinkGeek has brought back a variation on their limited edition Kiss Me I’m Elvish t-shirt and is offering it for FREE today with the purchase of $30 or more.

This Lord Of The Rings-inspired 100% cotton kelly green t-shirt features the words “Kiss Me I’m Elvish” in white letters. The same phrase is also written in Tengwar in Feanorian script resembling that of the inscription on the One Ring. The background design is inspired by the white Tree of Gondor.

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