Tolkien’s Magical Inventory

Tolkien’s Magical Inventory Trolls’ purses are the mischief, and this was no exception. “ ‘Ere, ‘oo are you?” it squeaked, as it left the pocket; and William turned round at once and grabbed Bilbo by the neck, before he could duck behind the tree. —From The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Imagine poor Bilbo’s surprise when he...
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Tolkien’s Road Goes Ever On and On: The Unlikely Influences of the Lord of the Rings

Tolkien’s Road Goes Ever On and On: The Unlikely Influences of the Lord of the Rings Sure, we all know that The Lord of the Rings changed the face of literature forever. We all know that Tolkien’s influence can be found in almost every fantasy novel written after 1954, but the professor’s work is a tricksy little hobbit and creeps into the most unlikely of places. io9.com has...
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How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien

How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien by Victoria Jeffrey This video from Professor Micheal D. C. Drout, professor of English and Director for the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton College. An examination of how to read and understand Tolkien’s work. it’s fun, light-hearted and very informative, engaging...
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An Unexpected Surprise

An Unexpected Surprise An Unexpected Surprise By John Evans I pick up the crumpled paperback, Hardly legible in the fading lamplight, Beneath a pile of rubbish, In a cheap eclectic bookstore. The room is coated in dust, And I can feel my mind turning, Far from that cramped and narrow place, To the yellow taxi waiting for me...
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Amory Lovins on Tolkien

Amory Lovins on Tolkien Amory Lovins on Tolkien by Noble Smith “J.R.R. Tolkien was just a delightful old gentleman, interested in a lot of things, with a lively curiosity and a deep knowledge of philology; a love of words and language and a masterly storyteller. He had a well-ripened personality, like a wrinkly old apple full of...
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Spend Tolkien Reading Day with Legendarium March 25th!

Spend Tolkien Reading Day with Legendarium March 25th! Spend your Tolkien Reading Day with us at Legendarium, Tuesday March 25th! Join us on the official site, www.tolkienreadingday.com where we will have streaming video showcasing all things Tolkien! The Legendarium Team has also created articles specifically for the day which you can read on the main page!...
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Teaser Trailer for New Hobbit Animated Film

Teaser Trailer for New Hobbit Animated Film   Remember the old Rankin-Bass animated film The Hobbit? Did you enjoy the Bakshi adaptation of The Lord of the Rings? If you’re a fan of Middle-earth in all its animated splendor, keep a weathered eye on the horizon. Cosmic Creations, a company known for stunning animation, art and graphic...
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EXCLUSIVE: Game of Thrones Inspired Song: Night’s Watch by The Lonely Mountain Band

EXCLUSIVE: Game of Thrones Inspired Song: Night’s Watch by The Lonely Mountain Band Take the oath and prepare to defend the wall from the wild dangers beyond! “Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the...
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EXCLUSIVE: From Middle-Earth With John Howe

EXCLUSIVE: From Middle-Earth With John Howe Best known for his role as conceptual designer for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, John Howe first got “a real spark” from the Hildebrandt calendars and began illustrating his own versions from the inspiration of iconic artists. Through the years, John’s works have included...
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The Artwork of Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta was an American artist known primarily for his fantasy-based artwork. His work has graced the covers of many books and magazines, as well as movie posters. While he didn’t do much work surrounding Tolkien, he did produce a series of illustrations for The Lord of the Rings (which are...
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The Real Deal: Interview with Mark Ordesky, Executive Producer of LOTR

Authored by Middle-earth Network Founder Mark Ostley. Hollywood. The name evokes images of glitz, stars, red carpets, and jaded studio executives who sit in ivory towers. Meet Mark Ordesky who turns that image upside down when it comes to studio executives. Ordesky was a convincing force inside New Line...
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Announcing LOTRO Quest – Episode #2: Tolkien and Tinnudir

  Announcing LOTRO Quest – Episode #02  From Tolkien to Tinnudir LOTRO Quest is back for another epic adventure! We’ve been to Rivendell and followed Frodo to the Prancing Pony, and now we’re off on another majestic journey! This time, we’ll be setting off from the the Rabbit...
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