Tolkien Have Mercy

Dănuţ Mănăstireanu drew my attention to the video above. It is striking how its creator felt that this music – Kyrie Eleison – fit well in conjunction with scenes from the Lord of the Rings. What do you make of the juxtaposition?

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  • Phil Ledgerwood

    It seems to me that they just picked images they thought illustrated the words of the song without actual reference to what the scenes meant in the movies/books. It’s sort of like prooftexting but with pictures. My guess is that they felt the sort of Celtic vibe of their music and the scenes fit together.

    I would like to see the same thing done with “Kyrie” by Mister Mister before I make a final call.

  • John MacDonald

    There’s a good dialogue comparing The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars from the movie Clerks 2 on You Tube, but I can’t provide a link to it because there is too much swearing. lol If you’re of age, go to You Tube and check it out!

  • I love the books, hate the movies, like the music, though I don’t think Tolkien (though thoroughly Catholic) would have approved trying to give LOTR an overtly Christian theme.

  • Brandon Roberts