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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 10:38:25 AM
 
2012-09-26 10:38:44 AM

Bathia_Mapes: 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.



Only RIchard O'Brien could have written a song where an evil supervillain confronts an alcoholic superhero, while singing of his plan for ethnicly cleansing NYC

"Mai Tai say that, I'm Old fashioned? I prefer a fresh Manhattan. No Pink Ladies, No Black Russians, Given them the Singapore Sling!"
 
2012-09-26 10:39:26 AM

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

His greatest roll ever.

Meh. He didn't really sell the whole "third nipple" thing


Superfluous, man. Get it right.
 
2012-09-26 10:39:49 AM
i have in my possession an old (from the 60's or earlier) copy of Fellowship. It is awesome and even has this big map of middle earth that folds out of the book. The cover has Sauron's eye embossed on it.

Anyone think that might be worth anything?
 
2012-09-26 10:43:24 AM

frepnog: i have in my possession an old (from the 60's or earlier) copy of Fellowship. It is awesome and even has this big map of middle earth that folds out of the book. The cover has Sauron's eye embossed on it.

Anyone think that might be worth anything?


probably, to the right person.
 
2012-09-26 10:43:50 AM

Spade: 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.


Can you image the terror of your last mortal moments being a sharp prick between your shoulder blades and Christopher Lee's basso profundo voice whispering in your ear "Sorry Old, boy, but you were.., an inconvenience"
 
2012-09-26 10:44:30 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.


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2012-09-26 10:47:30 AM
His best role: a gay biker in Serial.

cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com

/obscure?
 
2012-09-26 10:49:07 AM
Didn't know he's a big LotR fan. I guess that explains why he was so upset about being cut from the RotK theatrical release. I was confused why an actor who's been around as long a he has wouldn't understand the occasional necessity of cutting out entire characters but if he was really just upset about Saruman and Wormtail's story not being finished up then it makes more sense.
 
2012-09-26 10:51:30 AM

Magorn: 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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I remember in old interviews he said it was his favorite role.

Anyway, for nerds, a fun game to play is "One Degree of Christopher Lee."
 
2012-09-26 10:51:51 AM

timswar: Didn't know he's a big LotR fan. I guess that explains why he was so upset about being cut from the RotK theatrical release. I was confused why an actor who's been around as long a he has wouldn't understand the occasional necessity of cutting out entire characters but if he was really just upset about Saruman and Wormtail's story not being finished up then it makes more sense.


I don't think you need to be a LOTR fan to be upset about that. Saruman was a major antagonist of the films. Leaving out the end of his story was pretty farked up.
 
2012-09-26 11:02:44 AM

bhcompy: 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.


It wasn't even about respect for the actor...as much of an insult as that was. It's the decision to cut such an important plot point in an already bloated series of movies filled with inconsequential shiat.

...and I'm not even a LOTR fan but I recognize bad editing choices when I see them.
 
2012-09-26 11:08:25 AM
I wish The Scouring of the Shire hadn't been cut from Return of the King, if for nothing else we'd have gotten Saruman shriveling to a skeleton when he died. Just like Dracula.

But cutting him out entirely in the theatrical cut, the villain with the most presence besides the One Ring? Bullshiat.
 
2012-09-26 11:47:17 AM

steve_lou: But cutting him out entirely in the theatrical cut, the villain with the most presence besides the One Ring? Bullshiat.


Thank you. Christ, someone who agrees with me. I don't have a lot of people who are LOTR fanatics and I'm certainly not one but just watching it from a film-making standpoint, WTF?
 
mhd
2012-09-26 11:55:21 AM
There's also Christopher Lee singing Italian power metal kitsch.

/once saw that while visiting my Mom. On a German "folk music" show, serious WTF territory.
 
2012-09-26 12:14:44 PM

nmiguy: Christopher Lee is the boss, he's been in more movies than anyone, I think.


Non-porn that is. Those guys can rake in about 50 movies a year.
 
2012-09-26 12:23:52 PM
FAIL!

A REAL Rabid LOTR fan would have sung it in Entish!
 
2012-09-26 12:27:04 PM

Old enough to know better: 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.


He's read them once a year, every year, since college. He actually met Tolkein while he was at Cambridge.

He's also Ian Fleming's cousin.

/random Chris Lee facts.
 
mhd
2012-09-26 12:34:32 PM

Dwight_Yeast: /random Chris Lee facts.


He also had coffee with Mervyn Peake, then starred in the Gormenghast mini series.

A fanboy's fanboy.
 
2012-09-26 01:04:07 PM

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?


I really don't get your point.... He's singing a song from Lord of the Rings, and he's met Tolkien, and IS huge fan.

Should the subby have said, "guy who played Frankenstein 60 years ago sings a song?"

Do you honestly think that you are informing the subby that he played Saruman, or even Dracula for that matter?
 
2012-09-26 04:13:46 PM

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.


Silently, eh? He must have been a regular Solid Snake in his younger days.

/Seriously :D
 
2012-09-26 05:55:02 PM
I'd vote Christopher Lee into Sainthood, if it was up to me.


/Patron Saint of Awesome
 
2012-09-26 06:29:30 PM
Meh, why not? 

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2012-09-26 08:58:26 PM

towatchoverme: 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.


Not exactly. Lee was in the RAF and Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) in North Africa, and says he was in the Special Operation Executive (SOE). LRDG worked with the nascent SAS, but he was not himself a member of the SAS. LRDG was pretty crazy in their own right, but you ought to realize they were more like Roger's Rangers than the modern SAS.
 
2012-09-26 09:52:30 PM

Mugato: 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.


IMHO, both Christopher Lee AND Ian McKellen are both really great actors and could have easily played either Wizard.
 
2012-09-27 12:13:41 AM

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

His greatest roll ever.


O, I don't know about that.. 

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2012-09-27 12:17:21 AM

Bith Set Me Up: 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.

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How many of you idiots are falling for this?
 
2012-09-27 12:19:46 AM

flaminio: His best role: a gay biker in Serial.

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/obscure?


O crap, I totally forgot that one, and I've seen that movie many times!

"My men are not 'pansies,' Halroyd! We have terrorised entire communites!"

"It's true that some of our clients have certain Victorian prejudices about what guys get up to in their spare time on the weekends."
 
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