Closing songs

Fellowship of the Ring closed with Enya’s “May It Be.” The Two Towers closed with “Gollum’s Song” by Emiliana Torrini.

Return of the King should close with “Frodo of the Nine Fingers.”

I’m serious.

It doesn’t have to be sung by Aerosmith, though I appreciated their take on the classic Spider-Man theme song. But for people of a certain age, fond memories are had of the classic Rankin-Bass animated adaptations of The Hobbit and Return of the King, and part of what made those adaptations so memorable are the catchy songs. “Frodo of the Nine Fingers” sums up Tolkien’s saga so well, that not using Glenn Yarbrough’s song to close out the trilogy seems wrong.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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