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The Breaking of the Fellowship

By Stephen Dedman
Feb 26, 2021 · 3,102 words · 12 minutes

John Lennon Memorial in New York City, United States.

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From the author: What might have happened if the Beatles had been successful in their quest to buy the movie rights to THE LORD OF THE RINGS?


By Stephen Dedman

“You know John will want Yoko to play Galadriel, don’t you?” said George, as he and Ringo walked back to their cars. “Even if he doesn’t yet, he will, as soon as she hears we got the rights.”

Ringo’s normally glum expression didn’t noticeably change. “Do you think Kubrick will let him?”

“John’s a dreamer. We’re not going to get Kubrick anyway: he wants to make a movie about Napoleon. And even if we could get him to meet us, he’ll say no to...

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