Tag Archives: Lord of the Rings

Mountains Again

Appropriate for today for many reasons, I think.

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Twenty Years Later . . .

Twenty years ago, this teaser trailer was released: It is difficult to imagine a world where the finished product of Peter Jackson and friends hasn’t been realized.  How odd to have a voice-over by someone not from the movie! How … Continue reading

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Where Allegory and Story Converge

From a letter of Tolkien’s to Sir Stanley Unwin dated 31 July 1947 (written in response to comments made by Rayner Unwin): I cannot bear funny books or plays myself, I mean those that set out to be all comic; … Continue reading

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“The Whole Story”

From a letter written to Christopher Tolkien by his father dated 28 December 1944: I am glad the third lot of Ring arrived to date, and that you liked it– although it seems to have added to yr. homesickness.  It … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Fellowship of the Deleted Scenes

Anything that does a decent job playing off of The Lord of the Rings automatically gets moved to the head of the class.  Case in point: today’s WuMo by Wulff and Morgenthaler makes a nice joke on an iconic moment … Continue reading

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“Hope in the Disastrous World of Time”

It’s always good to find writers you appreciate writing well about the stories you love.  Even though I can’t yet bring myself to reread the Harry Potter series, I always enjoy reading things about the story of “the boy who … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day via Middle Earth

In honor of today as “World Poetry Day,” some poetry from Middle Earth commemorating the fall of Gandalf at Khazad Dum in The Fellowship of the Ring.  Frodo, nephew of the great story-teller, writes: When evening in the Shire was … Continue reading

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Ripping Off JRR Tolkien

The folks over at Creator Arts have been posting a number of recent concert clips from Andrew Peterson.  This one got posted earlier today and begins with the song’s inspiration: one of my favorite moments from Tolkien’s Lord of the … Continue reading

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Today in Middle Earth

It’s easy to forget that March 25th is quite the day of significance in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.  Here are a couple of clips concerning what “happened” today in Middle Earth history. and then I think … Continue reading

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Celebrating Birthdays and the Promise of Adventure

Today, September the 22nd, is of particular importance to fans of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, as it serves as the birthdays of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.  Thanks to the calendar work Tolkien did (that can be found … Continue reading

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