With a little help from my friends.

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It is no surprise that the original Lord of the Rings film lies somewhere in the shadow of Peter Jackson’s visionary works of The Lord of the Rings.

The original from 1978 has obvious differences to Jackson’s threesome and most noticeably it was animated, but is quite comparable in its approach to some scenes, voices (Gollum’s), and other characteristics.

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Updating Oz

Better than The Four Tops?


Unfortunately updated from the original Wizard of Oz fantasy setting for a younger, more contemporary audience, the yellow brick road became the very urbane yellow brick road, in the very modern sounding The Wiz (1978), there was a lot of heart if not much else in Dorothy’s latest journey, incarnated as a dullish production.

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