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November 16th, 2008
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Question for LOTR fans...
So I read on TORN that there's a movie being made in England (low-budget, not for profit) about Gilraen and Arathorn: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10543119

Tell me - is this still that movie that we saw clips of at various conventions? Do you remember the one I'm talking about? I don't quite remember the name of it... darn, it's driving me crazy. Anyway, I thought that it was also about the Rangers.

Sorry for my rambling, but I'm hoping somebody remembers the movie in question, and what happened to it.

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From:alassenya
Date:November 16th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
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They filmed the "trailer" a couple of years ago as a fundraiser, and that's been played at various conventions. They managed to raise sufficient money to start the principal shoot recently, and were lucky enough to get all the actors and most of the crew back. www.bornofhope.com is the website.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 18th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
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Ah...

But the movie I was thinking of is different; EldritchHobbit named it: "Ancanar". The description is below:

Ancanar's Search for Immortality
by Cosima W.
Ancanar.com's Iaurond room Loremaster

Ancanar's search for immortality reflects an important theme at the heart of Tolkien's realm. In the beginning of The Silmarillion, Iluvatar gave Men the gift of death and Elves the gift of immortality. Yet Men sought everlasting life, not knowing what it truly entailed. It was the Numenoreans who first began to consider their gift as a doom. They yearned to escape death and believed that the forbidden West held the key to immortality: "Why do the Lords of the West sit there in peace unending, while we must die and go we know not whither, leaving our homes and all that he have made? And the Eldar die not ..." Ancanar cries out against the same injustice, "Why must mortal man be forbidden such? Do we not die of sickness and age whilst you are granted life eternal?!" It is in their ignorance that men do not see death as the gift of freedom. They are not "bound forever in circles of the world" as Elves are. But for men, immortality is the forbidden apple which they must taste ...no matter what the cost. The Numenoreans think that by sailing to The West, they'll find the answer. But they sail to doomed end, "for it is not the land of Manwe that makes it's people deathless, but the Deathless that dwell therin have hallowed the land; and there you would but wither and grow weary the sooner, as moths in a light too strong and steadfast."
While the Numenoreans search for the West, Ancanar searches for a hidden elven city deep in the mountains. But the elf Finlomë warns him that by taking such a path he will condemn himself and anyone who goes with him. He tries to teach Ancanar about the burdens immortality: "Time . . . Time flows by us like water. The ages pass until we are weary, so weary of life. Everything we create is destroyed! The lands we love are upturned. Mortal man may pass beyond this world. Even if they do not know what lies there. But the elves . . .the elves must stay. You are about to face something, Ancanar, that may require stronger faith then you know have. Death . . . death is a gift Ancanar."

To die is to be gifted with freedom and to be immortal is to be bound with the earth. The immortal must watch as life fleets by and it is a grief to them. They change little in the passing years and do not count it's seasons. They may wish to die as men do, and men may wish to live as elves do, but neither could find peace with the others fate.

The glory of Numenor has long since fallen beneath the tossing waves. Will Ancanar find everlasting life or fade into legend? The search for immortality is a universal quest. It can be found in myths, songs and stories from around the world. But more often it is found in the remembrance of others. . . immortalized by their great accomplishments and their failures. Where will Ancanar's journey lead him? The Search Begins...

Wonder whatever happened to it...
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:November 16th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
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A movie about meeeeeeeeeee...
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 18th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
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Yes... YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! *G* Well, the movie discussed in TORn, at least. *G*
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From:eldritchhobbit
Date:November 16th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
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Are you thinking of Ancanar?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 18th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
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Yes! I think that's it! It seems to mention work being done on it in 2005 (when I googled it). I wonder what happened? Looks like it's shut down.

Thanks so much for remembering and telling me that; it's been buggig me since I saw the TORN article on the other movie.
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