Nicholas Hoult's second outing as a famous author, having previously portrayed J.D. Salinger in Rebel in the Rye (2017).
I love Wagner's Rheingold.
Robert Gilson: Christopher finds those too long.
Christopher Wiseman: No, I don't.
Robert Gilson: Well, nobody blames you. It shouldn't take six hours to tell a story about a magic ring.
Tolkien gives Edith a flyer for a concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall of Richard Wagner's Tetralogy "The Ring Cycle" given by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Symphony Hall was opened in 1991. Before that, orchestral concerts were given at Birmingham Town Hall. While the name of the Birmingham Orchestra is correct for the period, it did not have a chorus until 1973. The venue that they then go to in the film is not a concert hall, but an opera house, so it's unlikely that a symphony orchestra would have given the concert in that venue, since it would have been a full performance. Still, at least they didn't call it a quadrilogy, eh?
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