Remember that Star Wars trailer created in the style of a Wes Anderson movie? How could you forget, it was just last week. Sure it probably entered your brain, bounced around like a pinball for a bit, then drained right down the middle before the day was through, but now
Because this is the internet and the internet never stops trying to fill itself like a toilet with a leaky flapper, this is a video reimagining the orcs in The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers speaking in normal human voices. I found it even scarier than the original.
This is a video of flutist Paul Harvey harnessing his inner Pippin and performing the Lord Of The Rings theme inside a mile-long tunnel in Wisconsin (part of the Elroy-Sparta State Trail). Or maybe it’s the entrance to the great dwarf city of Khazad-dûm, you never know. BEHIND YOU —
Seen here definitely looking the part, this is a video highlighting Italian pastry chef Nicolas Gentile, who is actively fulfilling his dream of living a Hobbit lifestyle in his hometown of Abruzzo, east of Rome. Nicolas is currently in the process of building his own Shire, complete with Hobbit holes
This is a video of Merry and Pippin actors Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd testing Lord Of The Rings superfan Stephen Colbert’s knowledge on the subject, with special guest Peter Jackson even making an appearance to ask a question. There’s no denying Stephen’s fandom, and he wins a special prize
Because you can never have enough whimsy in your life, this is a video about UK-based photographer Simon Dell, who built an entire Hobbit village (among other homes) for the mice that live in his garden. How precious. Precious — get it? Because that’s what Gollum is always saying and
This is Khraniteli, a 1991 television adaptation of Lord Of The Rings broadcast on the Leningrad Television network in Russia 30 years ago. It’s really something, and I think it’s pretty obvious Peter Jackson never bothered watching this version while researching his own adaptation, or otherwise he never would have
This is a short mesmerizing Instagram video from photographer Garðar Ólafs (previously) of a descent into the active Fagradalsfjall volcano near Reykjavik, Iceland. Garðar says he “melted his drone for this shot,” which, going forward, will forever be known as pulling a Gollum. View this post on Instagram A post