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Nibelungenlied Movies & Media Adaptations

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Die Nibelungen was made into a two-part black-and-white silent movie in 1924. It was produced in Germany, and directed by Fritz Lang. It is now available on Laser Disc (Disc Format CLV) as well as on 16mm film. The two parts are "Siegfried's Death" and "Kriemhild's Revenge." The movie elaborates on the tales of Siegfried's youth, and is quite faithful to the story of the Nibelungenlied.

German composer Richard Wagner turned the story of the Nibelungs into the four operas oiDer Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelungs). Separately, the four operas are: Das Rheingold

(The Rhinegold), Die Walkure (The Valkyries), Siegfried and Gotterdamerung (The Twilight of the Gods). He drew from both the Nibelungenlied and on the Norse Eddas to compose his plots. Many versions of the operas are available on CD, video, and laser disk.

J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, a fantasy tale...

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