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(Krypton Radio) Video Rabid Lord Of the Rings fan and Star Wars actor Christopher Lee (Count Dooku) sings Treebeard's song   (kryptonradio.com) divider line 78
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2012-09-26 01:40:51 AM
LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?
 
2012-09-26 01:44:12 AM
Aside from being in the movie, he's also a huge fan of LoTR. FTFA, but also what a great voice.
 
2012-09-26 02:09:23 AM

strangeluck: Aside from being in the movie, he's also a huge fan of LoTR. FTFA, but also what a great voice.


Oh, I'm well aware of his wonderful voice. We've had more than one Christopher Lee singing thread on fark in the past.

One of them featured this song, Choose Your Poison.
 
2012-09-26 02:52:33 AM
The prequels sucked balls but it was pretty nifty that both Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee got to be in Star Wars movies.
 
2012-09-26 03:14:12 AM

Bathia_Mapes: LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?


lol
 
2012-09-26 05:49:23 AM
Lets not forget his song from The Wicker Man. Man is a freakin' treasure.


I think it was on one of the LotR's commentary disks that Lee said he'd read the trilogy once a year over an extended period. So yeah, hes a pretty big Tolkien fanboy. Makes it even sadder that all his scenes got cut out of the third film.
 
2012-09-26 05:49:59 AM
A: that was awesome, imho. He has always had a great singing voice.
B: i did have him in mind before casting was listed for lotr series. I mean- he could play both, imho.
C: thanks for sharing- i had not even thought about such a thing, and i am a Tolkien geek.
 
2012-09-26 05:50:49 AM

Old enough to know better: Man is a freakin' treasure.


Hear Hear. Well put.
 
2012-09-26 05:57:23 AM
Bathia_Mapes:
LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?


You are addressing a heathen generation who think that vampires sparkle and who first met Darth Vader as a child. They love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
 
2012-09-26 05:57:37 AM
He also has a pretty good symphonic metal album
 
2012-09-26 06:09:05 AM
Also, as I like to point out in every Christopher Lee thread, he has killed at least one Nazi....silently...with a knife.


/Chuck Norris wishes he were as badass as Christopher Lee.
 
2012-09-26 06:16:59 AM

No Such Agency: You are addressing a heathen generation who think that vampires sparkle and who first met Darth Vader as a child. They love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.


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lol k OLD MAN!
 
2012-09-26 06:52:10 AM

No Such Agency: Bathia_Mapes:
LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?

You are addressing a heathen generation who think that vampires sparkle and who first met Darth Vader as a child. They love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.


Socrates couldn't have said it better.
 
2012-09-26 07:18:50 AM

delathi: No Such Agency: Bathia_Mapes:
LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?

You are addressing a heathen generation who think that vampires sparkle and who first met Darth Vader as a child. They love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates couldn't have said it better.


scarlettopia.com

"DUDE!"
 
2012-09-26 07:47:20 AM

Bathia_Mapes: LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?


He acted as Peter Jackson's consultant on the books during LOTR because he reads the books every year and personally knew Tolkein. Tolkein actually promised him the role of Gandalf if films were ever made, but by the time Peter Jackson made the films, Lee was too old to play Gandalf since he couldn't do all of the horseback riding scenes. So he was given the role of Saruman as a door prize.
 
2012-09-26 07:50:54 AM

DjangoStonereaver: delathi: No Such Agency: Bathia_Mapes:
LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?

You are addressing a heathen generation who think that vampires sparkle and who first met Darth Vader as a child. They love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates couldn't have said it better.

[scarlettopia.com image 500x283]

"DUDE!"


Heh, I just watched that movie last weekend
 
2012-09-26 07:50:59 AM

Snapper Carr: Also, as I like to point out in every Christopher Lee thread, he has killed at least one Nazi....silently...with a knife.


/Chuck Norris wishes he were as badass as Christopher Lee.


He also corrected Peter Jackson on how a person looks and sounds after getting knifed in the back. When they were filming the scene where Wormtongue stabs Saruman in the back (it's in the extended edition of Return of the King) Jackson was giving him directions that to Lee were completely unrealistic because he'd stabbed people in the back before and that was not how it looked. He acted the scene the way he remembered his Nazi victims dying.
 
2012-09-26 07:53:57 AM
Jackson also tells a story about how he was directing Lee to scream when Wormtongue stabs him in the back, and Lee said something like "do you know what it actually sounds like when a person is stabbed? It's more a sudden exhalation."

And that's when Jackson remembered that Lee was SAS during WWII and had likely killed some people for real.

Total badass, as well as a scholar and a nerd.
 
2012-09-26 07:55:25 AM
Hey, did anyone mention Lee killed people during the war?

/durrr
 
2012-09-26 08:06:13 AM

towatchoverme: Hey, did anyone mention Lee killed people during the war?

/durrr


i.dailymail.co.uk

"DON'T MENTION THE WAR!"
 
2012-09-26 08:11:14 AM
When they were filming the scene where Wormtongue stabs Saruman in the back (it's in the extended edition of Return of the King)

That's farking retarded. With all the hours of walking and crying in that movie and the 12 endings, the demise of the "Darth Vader" of the series is cut.
 
2012-09-26 08:11:53 AM

Bathia_Mapes: LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?


Also: Christopher Lee has read LOTR every year for decades and actually spoke to Tolkien and hoped that one day he would be able to play Gandalf. He became the "go to guy" on the set if they had any question about the text.

Yes, massive LOTR fan.
 
2012-09-26 08:18:27 AM

Old enough to know better: Lets not forget his song from The Wicker Man. Man is a freakin' treasure.


A heathen conceivably, but not, I hope, an unenlightened one.
 
2012-09-26 08:27:01 AM
Haven't we all read LOTR every year? I have, since '75.
 
2012-09-26 08:46:45 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

His greatest roll ever.
 
2012-09-26 08:55:50 AM

kimwim: Haven't we all read LOTR every year? I have, since '75.


I used to. Might do so again now that the Hobbit film is coming out.
 
2012-09-26 09:00:10 AM

greentea1985: He acted the scene the way he remembered his Nazi victims dying.


Not sure victim is the right word there.
 
2012-09-26 09:00:26 AM

Bathia_Mapes: LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?


Yeah, he's in the talkies.
 
2012-09-26 09:00:49 AM
Association copies are ones that are signed by the author to someone significant in general or even more so to the subject or author (the most prominent recent example at auction would the copy of Frankenstein signed by Mary Shelley to Lord Byron). Can you imagine how much a set of LOTR signed by Tolkein to Lee would be worth?
 
2012-09-26 09:02:26 AM

kimwim: Haven't we all read LOTR every year? I have, since '75.


I love Tolkien, but I can honestly say, "no." I have re-read the books, FOTR cover to ROTK cover, five or six times throughout my life, but not every year.

I go through the Aubrey-Maturin series about every two years, that's the most often I re-read something.
 
2012-09-26 09:19:21 AM
Christopher Lee is the boss, he's been in more movies than anyone, I think.
 
2012-09-26 09:21:58 AM

No Such Agency: Bathia_Mapes:
LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?

You are addressing a heathen generation who think that vampires sparkle and who first met Darth Vader as a child. They love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.


I so hope this is trolling, you are often one of my favorite commentators, I would hate to see you infected with this much off-my-lawnosity
 
2012-09-26 09:24:21 AM

Bathia_Mapes: LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?


What about his incredible role in Howling 2?
 
2012-09-26 09:27:05 AM
 
2012-09-26 09:29:42 AM
We're talking about King Haggard?
 
2012-09-26 09:33:45 AM

towatchoverme: And that's when Jackson remembered that Lee was SAS during WWII and had likely killed some people for real.


SOE, if I recall correctly.

Nem Wan: greentea1985: He acted the scene the way he remembered his Nazi victims dying.

Not sure victim is the right word there.


Anything other than "victim" implies they had a chance against Christopher Lee.
 
2012-09-26 09:38:01 AM
Magnir:
I so hope this is trolling, blah blah you are often one of my favorite commentators, blah blah I would hate to see you infected with this much off-my-lawnosity 

images2.wikia.nocookie.net 

OMG people actually read what I post. 
 
2012-09-26 09:53:46 AM

No Such Agency: Magnir:
I so hope this is trolling, blah blah you are often one of my favorite commentators, blah blah I would hate to see you infected with this much off-my-lawnosity 

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 320x180] 

OMG people actually read what I post.


That cracked me up far more than it should have.
 
2012-09-26 09:54:59 AM

No Such Agency: Bathia_Mapes:
LOTR fan?

You do realize that he played Saruman, right? And that he's better known for his portrayal of Count Dracula than Count Dooku?

You are addressing a heathen generation who think that vampires sparkle and who first met Darth Vader as a child. They love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.


You forgot to mention how no one dresses up on planes anymore.
 
2012-09-26 09:57:58 AM
La la, lala, la la, lala, Treebeard's song, La la, lala, la la, lala, Treebeard's song... It's not that?
 
2012-09-26 10:03:57 AM
Isn't he a little young to be singing that?
 
2012-09-26 10:04:36 AM

greentea1985: Lee was too old to play Gandalf since he couldn't do all of the horseback riding scenes. So he was given the role of Saruman as a door prize.


Is he really that much older than Ian McKellen? *looks it up* He's actually 17 years older. Huh, I would guessed them to be about the same age.

Fano: We're talking about King Haggard?


Fun fact: He also did the voice for Haggard in the German version.
 
2012-09-26 10:09:24 AM

greentea1985: Tolkein actually promised him the role of Gandalf if films were ever made, but by the time Peter Jackson made the films, Lee was too old to play Gandalf since he couldn't do all of the horseback riding scenes. So he was given the role of Saruman as a door prize.


I don't know, if they can turn humans into Hobbits they could have made it look like he was riding a horse if they wanted to. But Christopher Lee is too imposing to have been Gandalf anyway. He was much better as Sauroman. Well he would have been if that jackass hadn't cut his important scenes in favor of more hobbits walking and crying.
 
2012-09-26 10:22:46 AM
TROLOLOLOL
 
2012-09-26 10:23:37 AM
Re-reading The Hobbit right now, plan to follow with the LOTR trilogy. Read them every 4 or 5 years, but this time I'm reading them with my 10 year old son, who wants to see the LOTR movies and is not allowed to until he finishes the books, just like his older brother. (This is the closest thing to real literature you can get a boy child to read willingly, so Fark Peter Jackson's movies.)
 
2012-09-26 10:27:00 AM
Over the course of my life to date, I've shed tears over hearing of the deaths of only two celebrities (J. Cash and V. Price). I've little doubt that I shall weep openly and unashamedly once news reports of Mr. Lee's passing hit the newswires (and I know that it's not too far off.)
 
2012-09-26 10:27:19 AM

Mugato: When they were filming the scene where Wormtongue stabs Saruman in the back (it's in the extended edition of Return of the King)

That's farking retarded. With all the hours of walking and crying in that movie and the 12 endings, the demise of the "Darth Vader" of the series is cut.


He wasn't too happy about it either. Actually, most people weren't. It's farked up considering it's Christopher farking Lee, the biggest LOTR nut in acting history and a damned respectable actor, in the biggest LOTR production ever.

No Such Agency: You are addressing a heathen generation who think that vampires sparkle and who first met Darth Vader as a child. They love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.


Wait, are you talking about Gen X or Gen Y?
 
2012-09-26 10:34:24 AM

Neondistraction: greentea1985: Lee was too old to play Gandalf since he couldn't do all of the horseback riding scenes. So he was given the role of Saruman as a door prize.

Is he really that much older than Ian McKellen? *looks it up* He's actually 17 years older. Huh, I would guessed them to be about the same age.

Fano: We're talking about King Haggard?

Fun fact: He also did the voice for Haggard in the German version.


I think it's that Lee has aged absurdly well and McKellen has aged more or less normally. Which is in itself surprising since McKellen works almost constantly.
 
2012-09-26 10:34:52 AM

dennysgod: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 468x537]

His greatest roll ever.


Meh. He didn't really sell the whole "third nipple" thing
 
2012-09-26 10:35:45 AM

strangeluck: Aside from being in the movie, he's also a huge fan of LoTR. FTFA, but also what a great voice.


and IIRC a close personal Friend of JRR Tolkien. Still for his singing chops you have to see his portrayal of "The Evil Mr. Midnight" in the Richar O'Brien-written musical superhero movie "The Return of Captain Invincible" (with Alan Arkin singing the lead role)


As for his most famous role? All you children are incorrect. He is, and will always be, Lord Summerisle
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