Adam Savage of Mythbusters (Mefi's Own
) on Minnesota public radio singing "I Will Survive" in the voice of Gollum
with Neil Gaiman in attendance.
Why Gollum shouldn't win an Oscar. Many Lord of the Rings
fans think Andy Serkis
should be nominated for an Academy Award
for his work in the films
, but as Roger Ebert writes
, the actor shouldn't benefit because animators kept Gollum from falling into the Uncanny Valley
Long before Andy Serkis came along, Brother Theodore
. (relevant cache here)
Beatles wanted to do Lord of the Rings film in 1960s
John was to play Gollum; Paul would be Frodo; George would play Gandalf; and Ringo would play Sam.
The Secret Diary of Gollum
: Day Thirty-One - "[Very] Dark in Mines of Moria. Bad for ogling. Have been following sounds of Legolas complaining loudly about state of his backpack and dank air of Moria being bad for his skin. Gandalf stuck gum in his hair while he wasn’t looking. Rather like Gandalf. Always has gum."
Ignore the fact that it's a LiveJournal
link. It's Middle Earth slash-fiction
. And it's funny. Really, really funny. [via Modern Life is Rubbish]