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Lord of The Rings, starring The Beatles
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8 December 2013
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Lord of the rings seems complicated given the Beatles busy schedules, and lack of training as actors. My understanding, from articles I've read is that had a third Walter Shenson- Dick Lester movie been made, they were considering both a western, and I think the three or four Musketeers?

I guess Magical Mystery Tour is what happened instead. Good album, kind of a bad movie, although the new restored, higher rez MMT is ok, I mean it's the bloody Beatles! They only did five movies so I guess they are all special.

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What might have been:

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Paul looks like a Campbell's Soup Kid.

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Q&A: Peter Jackson On His Middle Earth Exit, How The Beatles And Stanley Kubrick Nearly Did LOTR, And A Disguise That Let Him Haunt Comic-Con

http://www.deadline.com/2014/0.....e-beatles/

a little bit from the article

DEADLINE: ...The reality today is, the professor J.R.R. Tolkien sold the rights to both The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings when he was an old man in his late 60s. They both went to UA. This was after The Beatles went after them…

DEADLINE: The Beatles?
JACKSON: Really. The Beatles once approached Stanley Kubrick to do The Lord Of The Rings. This was before Tolkien sold the rights. They approached him and he said no. I actually spoke about this with Paul McCartney. He confirmed it. I’d heard rumors that it was going to be their next film after Help. John Lennon was going to play Gollum. Paul was going to play Frodo. George Harrison was going to play Gandalf, and Ringo Starr was going to play Sam. And a lot of other people were going to play other roles. Paul was very gracious; he said, ‘It was a good job we never made ours because then you wouldn't have made yours and it was great to see yours.’ I said, ‘It’s the songs I feel badly about; you guys would have banged out a few good tunes for this. You were The Beatles, after all. It’s a shame we missed out.’ Tolkien sold the rights to UA in 1968 or ’69, the only work of his he sold.

Another news story about this:
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/gos.....-the-Rings

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Wasnt Kubrick not that keen on working with the Beatles when asked later? Tolkien said no anyway but i thought Kubrick wasn't up for it either. 

 

But then parts of some Kubrick film was used during the 'Flying' segment of the 'Magical Mystery Tour' film so i may very well be typing garbage.

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