Tag Archives: Lord of the Rings

Tolkien Reads ‘The Hobbit’

Head over to Soundcloud to hear J.R.R. Tolkien read ‘The Hobbit’. Sounds a bit like Sir Ian McKellen to me. Advertisements

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Pith of the Pair? Moorcock and Tolkien

Peter Bebergal has an essay in the New Yorker on Michael Moorcock, the Anti-Tolkien (at least according to the headline writer). Moorcock is the author of numerous books and the creator of various incarnations of the Eternal Champion. He’s also the former editor of New Worlds, a British magazine that was instrumental in presenting alternatives …

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Frodo — or is that Maura Labingi? — Lives!

Over at the Toast, Austin Gilkeson explains how he survived his legal battle with the Tolkien estate over his new translation of the Red Book of Westmarch. Gilkeson, a post graduate student in Hobbit Studies, serendipitously found a copy of the Red Book hidden in a back corner of the University of Chicago library. He …

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The Lego-lation of Smaug

BrotherhoodWorkshop has produced a LEGO version of the trailer of the second Peter Jackson Hobbit movie.And here it is with the original Desolation of Smaug trailer.

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New Orc City

The New York Times reports on the artistry of William Puck, who is producing and posting posters and would-be service announcements that resemble New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. But here’s the rub: they’re all about The Lord of the Rings. (The MTA, for the Proudfoots and Bolgers among you, runs New York City’s subway …

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Leonard Nimoy Sings the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

Fascinating. Dig Leonard Nimoy and the hobbit chicks, 45 years ago.Spoiler alert for the third Hobbit movie: The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.

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Eagle Egg?

Beamer Book follower Shoshana has brought to our attention that if you open up a Mac’s Terminal utility and on Durin’s Day type the following: cat /usr/share/calendar/calendar.lotr you will be rewarded with a list of major dates associated with The Lord of the Rings. Terminal at Wellington, NZ Airport    

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Frazetta Meets Tolkien

Frank Frazetta‘s 1975 portfolio of Lord of the Rings illustrations has recently resurfaced. Frazetta, best know for his book covers for Conan and other barbarian heroes, has a unique take on the J.R.R. Tolkien characters. To the right is Frazetta’s drawing of Eowyn meeting the Witch-King of Angmar.  Yes, Eowyn, who rode to the Battle …

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Bilbo and Gandalf as Calvin and Hobbes

With the kind permission of CoolJohnny

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