A 2005 documentary film about the growth of Tolkien fandom
produced in association with TheOneRing.net
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"Ringers: Lord of the Fans" is a 97 minute long documentary produced in association with TheOneRing.net. The documentary seeks to "(chart) the incredible influence and ripple-effect that Lord of the Rings has had on worldwide pop culture over the past five decades." 1

TORn Staffers Involved

(incomplete list derived from IMDB)
Carlene Cordova - Director; Writer; Producer
Cliff Broadway - Writer; Producer; Cast: Interviewer, Himself
Michael Regina - Cast: Himself
Larry Curtis - Unit Director: Salt Lake City

Coverage by other media (particularly when TheOneRing.net is mentioned)

Ringers: Lord of the Fans | November 21, 2005

"IGN" reviewed and rated the documentary.

Tolkien Gets Ringing Endorsement | January 28, 2005

"Wired" ran an article which included interviews with the filmmakers, provided information about and a review of the documentary. They wrote:

One of Ringers' more fascinating chapters explores the internet's role in the current round of Tolkien mania. Cordova remembered being asked at the Return of the King junket what she thought of the sneak preview scenes.
"They saw (the staff at TheOneRing.net) as ambassadors to the fans, and asked us if the fans would like it," she said. "We were like, 'Are you kidding me? It's obviously a masterpiece.' They were so nervous about what the fans would think. And we knew then that Peter and everyone else really cared about all of us fans."


1 "Ringers: Lord of the Fans" Official Site: "Ringers: Lord of the Fans" Press Release


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