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Re: [Groop] OT: Lord of the Rings

Flatley is one of those Celtic dancer types that participated for a time
in the Riverdance show.  He split off to do his own show, based on an
Irish Gospel song from the '50s called 'Lord of the Dance,' hence the
pun.  It's a good song, but the show didn't do too well, I think.


On Sat, 8 Apr 2000 SheikOfEntropy@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 4/8/0 12:37:25 AM, ericchun@hotmail.com writes:
> >Chris wrote:
> >I understand Michael Flatley will be Gandalf!
> >Sorry... I should be slapped for that!
> >
> Okay guys, bear with me a bit, I'm not exactly ancient at 38, but am not 
> really up on the latest Hollywood types. So perhaps one of you could kindly 
> tell me...
> WHO THE @#$%&! IS MICHAEL FLATLEY!!!???????????????
> Ummm, sorry. Anyway, here's what I know about Lord Of The Rings casting off 
> the top of my head. 
> ***SPOILER ALERT!!!*** 
> A couple of my comments talk about rumors that bother me, so be forewarned.
> •Yes, Ian McKellan is Gandalf (He of RICHARD III) 
> •Christopher Lee is Saruman (Christopher Lee!!!)
> •Elijah Wood is Frodo, and will be digitally altered to become 2 feet tall 
> (Ouch, that's gotta hurt) 
> •John Rhys-Davies is Gimli (YES!!!) He's the bearded guy from RAIDERS OF THE 
> LOST ARK and SLIDERS, and will also be digitally altered to Dwarf proportions.
> •Ian Holme is Bilbo!!!!!!! If you've ever heard the BBC Radio Tapes of THE 
> LORD OF THE RINGS, he played the ULTIMATE Frodo! He was also Napoleon in TIME 
> •Sean Astin is Samwise Gamgee. I had to be told who he is, he's the guy who 
> played in that football movie, RUDY.
> •Ethan Hawke is Faramir. 
> ***SPOILERS***
> •Liv Tyler is Arwen. NOOOOOO, NOT HERRRRRRR!!! A bad rumor that I think has 
> been confirmed is that she was unhappy with how little screen time Arwen 
> actually gets, so they did a rewrite (gasp!) and Arwen is now the one to slay 
> The Witch King of Angmar instead of Eowyn!!! SACRILEGE!!!
> •Eowyn is Uma Thurman (I think) If the Arwen rumor is true, what a waste, 
> because I could at least picture Uma Thurman slaying the Witch King!!!
> three movies to tell the story in, surely they could include Tom Bombadil and 
> Goldberry!!!
> The rest are actors whose names I forget because I really didn't know who 
> they were; sorry!!!
> -Larry Steller AKA The Sheik Of The Rings
> P.S. Are you still with me? Okay then, let's bring this puppy ON topic! Ian 
> McKellan would make a GREAT Sage!  How about Christopher Lee as Grativo??? 
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