Lord of the Rings & Help! (Beatles): Similarities!

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    It struck me that there are actually a ton of similarities between the Lord of the Rings films and the 1965 Beatles film, Help!

    What do you think?
     
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    I'll tell you what I think...

    ...that's one bigass signature. [​IMG]
     
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    Patrick,
    You have email.




    Crawdaddy
     
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    Did you know that the Beatles wanted to make their own Lord of the Rings movie? It's cool that they liked it, and I like them. But, man I bet that would have stunk.
     
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    Actually, so far I think LOTR has far more references (whether they're intentional or not doesn't matter) to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I've laughed at supposedly serious moments in FOTR and TTT because they remind me of moments in that Python masterpiece, right down to Howard Shore's bombastic music which goes from inspiring to dreadful from scene to scene. And the first time Gandalf said "RUN!" when the Balrog showed up, I almost fell out of my chair in the theater because he sounded exactly like Graham Chapman yelling "RUN AWAY!!!" [​IMG]

    -Dennis
     
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    HELP! and the Lord of the Rings (trilogy) would make a great double feature [​IMG] (err... quadruple feature?)

    I wish I had a copy of HELP! on DVD [​IMG] :'(

    I only have the VHS I got in 1997
     
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    holy fricking signature batman! please return to the batcave and fix it!! lol (ok that was dumb)
     
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    Written in the Dwarven book in Balin's tomb:

    "We cannot get out. They are coming. Aaaaaaaaaahhhh!"

    [​IMG]

    Evan
     
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    Evan: EXACTLY- See my sig. I was ROTFLMAO when I saw the script go all off the page, as if:

    (See Sig Below) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    -Dennis
     
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    So much for this thread...

    I fixed my signature...HAPPY? [​IMG]
     
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    Well returning to your original question... enlighten us what are the similarities?
     
  12. Steve Christou

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    Well Ringo was in it, um 'Lord of the Ringo' anyone? [​IMG]
    Wait, it rings a bell now, wasn't it about some bad guys searching for a special ring that somehow ended up on Ringo's finger?
    Something like that I'm sure, haven't seen it in ages.
    Ringo's Ring of Power! [​IMG]
     
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    Here are some I found (I wanted to see if anyone could list some they found):

    Four Beatles in Help!, four Hobbits in LOTR.
    In Help!, two scientists want the ring to rule the world. In LOTR, Sauruman wants the ring to rule the world.
     
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    The Beatles are unable to destroy the ring
     
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    There was snow in both movies.[​IMG]
     
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