Tag Archives: Lord of the Rings

Happy Birthday, Bilbo

It’s that time of year again, when Bilbo Baggins’s birthday comes back around.  It’s always worth revisiting this clip from The Fellowship of the Ring: In line with this Tolkien moment, we’re halfway through the first season of The Rings … Continue reading

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On Tour with Tuor

There was a time where I thought this summer would be the time to reread the Lord of the Rings.  I even  packed my bags in preparation for it.  But to read LOTR is no small task, not something to … Continue reading

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Today in (Middle Earth) History

I’ll just leave these two clips from The Return of the King here to mark the events of the day in Middle Earth History . . .

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Twenty Years of Fellowship

Turns out that it’s been 20 years since the premiere of Peter Jackson’s take on The Fellowship of the Ring.  Truly difficult to believe that much time has passed.  So I’ll just leave this right here:

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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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