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JRR Tolkien Reads The One Ring Poem. J.R.R. Tolkien reciting "Namárië" J.R.R. Tolkien recites 'The Mewlips' Lewis and Tolkien: Scholars and Friends. Tolkien Interview. Simon Tolkien: "I don't think JRR would have enjoyed watching the films" Sir Christopher Lee sings Treebeard´s Song. Making Of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Movie. BBC Archival Footage-In Their Own Words British Authors J.R.R. Tolkien Part 1. BBC Archival Footage-In Their Own Words British Authors J.R.R. Tolkien Part 2. Lewis and Tolkien Debate Myths and Lies. J.R.R.Tolkien Master Of Middle Earth pt 1 Documentary. J.R.R.Tolkien Master Of Middle Earth pt 2 Documentary. J.R.R.Tolkien Master Of Middle Earth pt 3 Documentary. J.R.R.Tolkien Master Of Middle Earth pt 4 Documentary. J.R.R.Tolkien Master Of Middle Earth pt 5 Documentary. J.R.R.Tolkien Master Of Middle Earth pt 6 Documentary. Interview with JRR Tolkien in 1968 and Adam Tolkien in 2007.

The Journey Continues J.R.R. Tolkien - Origins of Middle-Earth Documentary. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Legacy of Middle-Earth Documentary. "The Hobbit" Kick-Off - Sword & Laser December Book Club. Tolkien Collector - The Collectible Hobbit. The World of Tolkien's Hobbit. Since its first publication in 1937, J.R.R.

The World of Tolkien's Hobbit

Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” has been adapted into a 1970s cartoon, a Russian animated short and fan-fiction musicals and parodies. But no adaptation may more closely resemble Bilbo Baggins’ greatest adventure as Peter Jackson’s film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which premieres in U.S. theaters Friday. Jackson’s cinematic vision couldn’t have been conceived without the imagination of Tolkien, whose creation of intricate languages and dynamic characters are immortalized in the inimitable world of Middle Earth. Earlier this week, we talked to Jason Fisher, author of “Tolkien and the Study of his Sources,” about Tolkien’s ability to bridge mythology and language, and his constant revisions: Tolkien, who was a member of the Inklings at Oxford, studied Old and Middle English literature.

How did language play into his creation of mythology? “The Hobbit” went through three editions from its first publishing. Jason Fisher: Indirectly, yes. Online Hobbit and Lord of the Rings store where your trip to Middle-earth starts. JRR Tolkien letter reveals poor sales of The Hobbit. 16 October 2012Last updated at 10:45 ET Tolkien spent much of his time at Leeds translating Old Icelandic texts A letter from JRR Tolkien to Swallows and Amazons writer Arthur Ransome has revealed the author's concerns about sales of The Hobbit.

JRR Tolkien letter reveals poor sales of The Hobbit

Tolkien said he would send a revised edition to Ransome "if there is a reprint", adding "sales are not very great". The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition on Blu-ray June 28th. Sign up to play “The Lord of the Rings Online”™ for Free! Please enter your existing account information Error: You must agree to the License Agreement, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy to continue.

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Tolkien computer games

Tolkien worked for an entire lifetime in creating his amazing fantasy world, Middle-earth. This world of elves, dwarves, hobbits and other creatures became the setting for his bestselling novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In time, these novels became one of the main sources of inspiration for the growing role-playing hobby, which in turn came to inspire many of the pioneer computer game programmers during the seventies.

These pages, created as a homage to Tolkien and to the many devoted people who brought Middle-earth to new life with their computers, are designed to be a source of reference for the computer-gaming Tolkien fan. All in all, there are more than 100 games known to me and you can search for the ones you are interested in by means of several different criteria. How Lord of The Rings Should Have Ended. Lord of the Rings Fanatics Site - For & By Tolkien Fanatics. The Tolkien Trust - Home page. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (3.5e Campaign Setting. Nimrodel - Original Costumes Index.

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The Tolkien Music List. Jef Murray Studios. The Two Towers - A J. R. R. Tolkien Museum Trail. Mount Doom by Alan Chapman The Two Towers is the second filmic instalment of J.R.R.

The Two Towers - A J. R. R. Tolkien Museum Trail

Tolkien's fantasy book trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. In 2001 our first Tolkien Trail transported us on a perilous journey through Tolkien's Middle Earth. A world of hobbits, wizards, evil sorcerers, orcs, elves, goblins, and many other weird and wonderful inhabitants. After numerous hardships, heart-stopping retreats from Black Riders, not to forget a particularly nasty episode inside the Mines of Moria - we were finally able to return to the peace and tranquillity of the Shire. However, alarming news has recently reached Hobbiton that the forces of darkness are regrouping. JRR Tolkien. CHRONICLES of an illustrator. Kim Benson -Tolkien Art .net - Hobbit art, Lord of the Rings, elven art, mystical fantasy & ferret art.

John Garth: writer, editor and researcher. Birmingham Features - The Lord Of The Rings - JRR Tolkien. - The Home of An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography. Mythopoeic Society - a non-profit organization devoted to the study of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, the Inklings, and the genres of myth and fantasy. "Tolkien opened up in me a dormant love of lost and misty times, myth and legend...". The Prevalence of Hobbits. The Grey Havens - The Ultimate J.R.R. Tolkien Resource Web Page. Lord of the Rings Wiki. Seeing Tolkien's Middle Earth through the eyes of his illustrators. Over the years, many illustrators have talken a crack at the sweeping vistas and well-furnished hobbit holes of J.R.R.

Seeing Tolkien's Middle Earth through the eyes of his illustrators

Tolkien’s Middle-earth. With The Hobbit finally in theaters, io9 gives us a look at the work of many such artists, ranging from Tolkien himself, to Where the Wild Things Are’s Maurice Sendak, to the Crown Princess of Denmark, Margrethe II. Not all of the work found favor with Tolkien, though. The author opened fire on Barbara Remington’s bizarre cover illustration for The Hobbit (in her defense, she hadn't read the book), saying: "I think the cover is ugly; but I recognize that a main object of a paperback cover is to attract purchasers, and I suppose that you are better judges of what is attractive in USA than I am. Tolkien. The American Tolkien. J.R.R. Tolkien. Hobbit Houses: Dwellings Right at Home in Tolkien's Middle Earth. While you have to go to the theater to see "The Hobbit," some people experience J.R.R.

Hobbit Houses: Dwellings Right at Home in Tolkien's Middle Earth

Tolkien's Middle Earth every day. The books that inspired the new movie and the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy have also inspired home design for years. Among the most recent dwellings is one built for a diehard Tolkien fan in Chester County, Pa.: a 600-square-foot guesthouse with a cartoonishly curved roof and a 54-inch circular cedar door.

Inside are wood arches, a "butterfly window," a stucco fireplace -- and walls of shelves where its owner displays a vast collection of Tolkien memorabilia acquired over 30 years. The whimsical home was built with stones from a collapsed 18th-century wall in the owner's yard. The Encyclopedia of Arda. The Encyclopedia of Arda is a personal project - a tribute to and a celebration of the works of J.R.R.

The Encyclopedia of Arda

Tolkien. The site is evolving into an illustrated hypertext encyclopedia of Tolkien's realms and peoples. It already contains about four thousand entries, and we're constantly adding new entries and expanding existing ones. Hobbit Movie News and Information, The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien - - Forged by the Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien. Virtual Tour of JRR Tolkien's Oxford. One Ring to rule them all ... 'New' JRR Tolkien epic due out next year. It's the story of a dark world, of knights and princesses, swords and sorcery, quests and betrayals, and it's from the pen of JRR Tolkien.

'New' JRR Tolkien epic due out next year

But this is not Middle-earth, it's ancient Britain, and this previously unpublished work from the Lord of the Rings author stars not Aragorn, Gandalf and Frodo, but King Arthur. Take the J.R.R. Tolkien quiz. Now that Peter Jackson's first installment in his planned "Hobbit" trilogy - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" - has opened in theaters, it's time to test your knowledge about J.R.R. Tolkien's tale, and about the author himself. Fret not, the questions are multiple choice. 1. What do the initials in J.R.R. J.R.R. Tolkien. J.R.R. Tolkien - Biography. Tolkien: Man Behind the Myth. O n January 3, 2003, J. R. R. Tolkien would have celebrated his eleventy-first birthday, a most momentous occasion, the same birthday on which Bilbo departed the Shire for Rivendell. What would this venerable Oxford don have thought about his position in Western culture at the age of 111, almost a half-century after he initially published his trilogy?

He would have seen reason enough for distress, chilling marks of the modern secular-scientific ideal. "The spirit of wickedness in high places is now so powerful and so many-headed in its incarnations," Tolkien wrote in 1969, "that there seems nothing more to do than personally to refuse to worship any of the hydra's heads. " Yet, this most devout Christian would also see signs of immense hope, knowing well that St. On Tolkien's 111th birthday, he would also be especially surprised to note that for 50 years, his myth—a myth he felt he had recorded rather than invented—had dramatically affected and shaped people all over the world. 'Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit': A Reminder To Tolkien Fans Of Their First Love. Seventy-five years ago, J.R.R Tolkien wrote a book for his children called The Hobbit.

It isn't just a landmark piece of fantasy literature; it's a movement — a work that's inspired everyone from director Peter Jackson to the band Led Zeppelin to Leonard Nimoy (who recorded his own homage to the book in the late 1960s — "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins"). Yet though it's widely celebrated, The Hobbit's always kind of existed in the shadow of Tolkien's other great work, The Lord of the Rings. Corey Olsen, self-described "Tolkien professor," tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered, that Tolkien fans tend to fall in love with The Hobbit as children, then move on to The Lord of the Rings and never come back.

BBC Radio 4 - Tolkien in Love. Cambridge Tolkien Society. Peter Jackson's Violent Betrayal of Tolkien - Noah Berlatsky. The Hobbit's gory battles don't just pad out its run-time. They contradict the story's message about mercy. 20th Century Fox "True courage is knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one," Gandalf tells Bilbo in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. JRR Tolkien's daughter sues producers of The Hobbit. The lawsuit alleges that the film companies only have the right to "tangible" merchandise like costumes and figurines, but had "engaged in a continuing and escalating pattern of usurping rights" by making digital products.

The last straw came when one of the Tolkien estate's lawyers received a spam email promoting an online slot machine game based on the Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in the famous series. Over the course of the 26-page lawsuit, published by the Hollywood Reporter, the plaintiffs claimed that the proliferation of Tolkien merchandise had created "confusion and consternation" among fans of the series. One devotee called the merchandising a "nasty, greedy, ugly act" while another complained: “If this isn’t prostituting art, I don’t know what is". Miss Tolkien is taking action on behalf of the Tolkien Trust, a charity created shortly after her father's death in 1973, and is joined by George Allen & Unwin, the publishers who first brought out The Hobbit in 1937.

University of Wisconsin Tolkien Society. Home Page - The Tolkien Society. Planet Tolkien. Tolkien Books, Rare Book Shop, Tolkien Store. The Tolkien Professor. Welcome to the central hub of the Tolkien Professor site! You can find several different lecture series here, including the most recent addition, Riddles in the Dark, which is a special Hobbit-themed lecture series with Mythgard Institute in anticipation of the forthcoming Peter Jackson movies. If you are new to the Tolkien Professor’s lectures and discussions, you should begin with his introduction to Tolkien studies: “How to Read Tolkien and Why.” Want to get right to the audio content? Subscribe directly to the Lecture feed! Exeter College, Oxford, where Tolkien studied. The centerpiece of Professor Corey Olsen’s lecture series is his in-depth careful audio commentary on Tolkien’s major works, chapter-by-chapter, beginning with his podcast on The Hobbit.

Also available on this site is a full session-by-session audio recording of Professor Olsen’s 2010 undergraduate Tolkien course at Washington College. Tolkien Gateway. Official Tolkien Book Shop. J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes (Author of The Hobbit)

The Tolkien Estate - Home. Out With Tennis Injury, Tolkien Writes 'Hobbit' Unpublished Tolkien book to be released in 2013. Studies on the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Despite not knowing much about the topic, I have sometimes ventured to write about Tolkien's invented languages and writing systems. A shorter collection of similar writings in Finnish can be found at Kirjoituksia Tolkienin kielistä ja kirjoitusjärjestelmistä. Contents Also available is an English summary for an incomplete Finnish document I once started writing: Writing Finnish in Tengwar. Translations To my continuing amazement, some people have translated my writings into other languages.

J.R.R. Tolkien and the OED. Mithlond. Tolkien Genootschap Unquendor.

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