Monday, November 1, 2010


Last week I recorded a guest spot on the 2GuysTalking: Under the Hood Podcast. Thanks to Mike Wilkerson for making me feel so welcome, and for organizing a great discussion. You can read the 2Guys' write-up and find the linked mp3 either below, or here on their Blogger Bug page:


There are few movies that contain the literal roller coaster of emotions that The Lord of the Rings does. With all of the news and information flying to and fro about the launch of The Hobbit effort, I had another grand pleasure to set up another “Under the Hood” Interview with The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films author, Doug Adams. Read on below for more and be sure to ask questions! I’ll be speaking to him again soon and would love to know more about what YOU want to know about an extraordinary man, working to collect some of the most unique perspectives in film and soundtrack history.

I was 8 years old when I first heard the word “Frodo.” It wasn’t because I overheard my parents talking about The Lord of the Rings. It’s not because I caught the old-school animated Lord of the Rings. It was because of our family cat – Frodo, that had no ears, a cranky demeanor and well – I didn’t like him either. But then came adolescence, the wisp of stories of Elves, Goblins, Wizards and little people called “Hobbits” and suddenly, the realm of Frodo and the entire entourage of characters took on a whole new meaning. Now, in 2010, we’ve all been bombarded by Lord of the Rings in a completely different light. 3 feature films – 6 if you count the delicious extended editions that now provide more than 11 hours of solid entertainment on the silver screen.

The direction? Magnificent. The character portrayals? Unforgettable. Those feature films bring to bear an entire new world to audiences regularly but they would be little more than on-screen eye-candy were it not for the GENIUS soundtrack of Howard Shore, that literally brings Frodo, and every scene and vista shown in The Lord of the Rings to light.

Today, I have the honor of interviewing the Author of an amazing new book and effort called The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films and I couldn’t think of a better primer for our upcoming 2GuysTalking: Lord of the Rings Perspective Reviews. Please welcome author and compiler of the comprehensive account of Howard Shores Scores – Doug Adams – The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films.

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