Why did Lennon and The Lord of the Rings make headlines this week?

This week marked 40 years since the world lost former Beatle John Lennon and the new Lord of the Rings series is getting ready.

John Lennon mural and frame from the trailer for the series 'The Lord of the Rings'

These are the most relevant entertainment news of this week. / Photos: Pixabay, IG / lotronprime

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Cinema - Warner to release its films on both Multiplex and HBO Max

This week, Warner Bros announced that 2021 will bring launches of its great productions simultaneously both in theaters and on its HBO Max system. A couple of weeks ago we reported that Wonder Woman 1984 was going to be launched at the end of the year under this model.

By 2021are expected the arrival of Matrix 4 and the remake of Dune. Warner Bros' strategy is a severe blow to movie theaters that have been facing a difficult situation given the restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid19 in most countries.

Pop culture - 40 years without John Lennon

December 8, 1980 died in New York City at the hands of a murderer the former Beatle John Lennon . 40 years later , the world continues to enjoy the life and work of the British musician.

Rolling Stone magazine dedicated a special edition taking advantage of the large amount of information on the coverage of Lennon's death, and in New York several events were held in memory of the artist.

The most emotional was the one held in the Strawberry Fields area of Central Park, just steps away from where Lennon lost his life, and in which the photos of the icon surround the embedded "Imagine" mosaic, along with more elements that evoke it. great artist

Books - The fight for the editions of Louise Glück's poems in Spanish

For 14 years, the poems of the 2020 Literature Nobel Prize Laureate had been translated into Spanish and distributed by the Spanish publisher Pre-Textos; but after winning the Nobel, his agent made a new deal with another company after Pre-Textos gave up publishing rights.

Although Manuel Borrás, the literary director of Pre-Textos, has said that they are aware that they have no basis to sue, but that there is something called Ethics.

The new publisher in charge of the translation and publication of Glück's poems into the Cervantes language is Visor, a publishing house specialized in poetry.

Music - Universal music just bought Bob Dylan's catalog

One of the most expensive and desired catalogs in the music industry, which has over 600 songs, is now owned by Universal Music . Singer and Literature Nobel Prize laureate Bob Dylan sold this catalog which covers more than 6 decades of artistic life in a multi-million dollar deal, the exact value of which is unknown.

A senior Universal Music executive said in a press release: "The deal is the most important of this century and one of the most important of all time." For his part Sir Lucian Grainge, President of the record company, assured that Dylan's music is "brilliant and moving, inspiring and beautiful, insightful and provocative."

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TV - New names of the cast of the series The Lord of the Rings are known

The Amazon Prime series promises to rival Game of Thrones as the greatest fantasy series of our time and this is why it has landed a luxurious cast in pursuit of this goal.

The series will focus on the events that preceded the Trilogy that we all enjoy in the movies. According to the press release issued by Amazon Prime , the new cast members are: Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Spartacus), Maxim Baldry (Years and Years), Ian Blackburn (short films), Kip Chapman (Bellbird), Anthony Crum (short films) , Maxine Cunliffe (Power Rangers Megaforce), Trystan Gravelle (Stella Days), Sir Lenny Henry (True Identity) and Thusitha Jayasundera (Humans).

Series writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay had the following to say about the recent casting announcement:

"The world that JRR Tolkien created is epic, diverse, and full of heart. These extraordinarily talented artists, hailing from around the world, represent the culmination of a multi-year search to find brilliant and unique artists to bring that world to life. The international cast of Amazon's Lord of the Rings series is more than just an ensemble. It is a family. We are delighted to welcome each of them to Middle-earth. "

We still have a year left for the premiere of this series, which was scheduled for December 2021, but this was pre-pandemic. So we will be aware of how the series evolves and as soon as we have new dates and news we will tell you.

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