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Uncle Bingo

A man recalls an unusual encounter in a public toilet with the mysterious individual known as ‘Big Pete’; amidst the low-key surroundings, will he finally find the answer to one of life’s biggest questions?

Shot partially on a mobile phone and utilising it as a light source, the material for the film was shot in one day and was an exercise in economy; the footage of one actor is recycled/filtered into portraying multiple characters.

Adam de la Cour (b.1979) makes films, writes music and performs in a variety of settings.

My work often features elements of absurdity, irreverence, virtuosity, self-sabotage and stupidity, and has its roots in experimental film, video art, genre movies and trash cinema. I also create interactive, musical films involving live performers.

My films have screened at festivals in the UK, Germany, Austria, the US , Canada and Australia, including LSFF, Supernormal, and Antimatter. The short film Drumstick was created in collaboration with the British artist Bruce McClean and has screened in venues such as The Whitechapel Gallery, Ikon Birmingham and Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart.

My films have been platformed and distributed by companies such as Adult Swim and Troma Entertainment.

A man recalls an unusual encounter in a public toilet with the mysterious individual known as ‘Big Pete’; amidst the low-key surroundings, will he finally fi…

Bingo Baggins

Bingo Baggins
Hobbit
Bingo Baggins from The Hobbit (2003 video game)
Biographical Information
Location The Shire
Birth S.R. 1264
Death S.R. 1363 (aged 96)
Family
Family Baggins
Parentage Mungo Baggins and Laura Grubb
Siblings Bungo, Belba, Longo and Linda
Spouse Chica Chubb
Children Falco Chubb-Baggins
Physical Description
Gender Male
Gallery Images of Bingo Baggins

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[edit] History

Bingo was the youngest of the five children of Mungo Baggins and Laura Grubb, and an uncle of Bilbo Baggins. He married Chica Chubb, and their son Falco Chubb-Baggins was born in S.R. 1303. [1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In early manuscripts of The Lord of the Rings, the name Bingo was used of the character that would later be named Frodo; first he was Bilbo’s son, then “Bingo Bolger-Baggins” his adopted cousin. [2] [3]

In earlier editions, Appendix C gives his death as S.R. 1360, but in later editions (such as of the 50th Anniversary) the year is given as 1363.

[edit] Inspiration

It is believed that the original use of the name (for the character that would become Frodo) was inspired by a family of toy koala bears of the Tolkien children, called “the Bingos”. [3]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

Five portraits are clustered on a wall in Bag End. One of them is Bingo, and one of Bilbo’s lines when looking at the portraits is “Good old Uncle Bingo”.

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