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A Long-Lost Soviet Adaptation of The Lord of the Rings Resurfaces on YouTube–and Tolkien Fans Rejoice (1991)

When Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring came out in 2001, it heralded a cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy that would, at long last, possess scale, production value, and sheer ambition enough to do justice to the original novels. This set it somewhat apart from the version of The Fellowship of the Ring that had aired just ten years before on Leningrad Television — and hasn’t been seen since, at least until its recent upload (in two parts) to Youtub...
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News Corp Nears Deal to Buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Consumer-Publishing Arm

The deal would add a portfolio of high-profile novels from authors such as George Orwell, Philip Roth and J.R.R. Tolkien to News Corp’s...
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‘The Lord of the Rings: Gollum’ Trailer Stealthily Slinks Around Middle-earth

You know the tale of The Lord of the Rings. What you don’t know is the full story of the hobbit formerly known as Sméagol, who was driven mad by the One Ring and now fights within himself thanks to the malicious personality of Gollum. Video game creators Daedalic Entertainment will dig into the creature’s full story in Lord of the Rings: Gollum, and a new trailer gives us a taste of the stealth gameplay that will have you quietly sneaking around Middle-earth. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Tr...
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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Taps ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Preacher’ Director Wayne Che Yip to Direct Four Episodes

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has found a new director. While Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom filmmaker J.A. Bayona directs the first two episodes of the studio’s fantasy TV series inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, no other directors had yet been announced. Until today, as Amazon Studios has hired Wayne Che Yip, who has helmed episodes of Doctor Who and Preacher, as its new Lord of the Rings director (for at least a handful of episodes). Amazon Studios announced that British Ch...
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Director Wayne Che Yip Joins Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV Series

Director Wayne Che Yip joins Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series Amazon Studios today announced that British Chinese director Wayne Che Yip has joined the creative team of its Amazon Original The Lord of the Rings television series as a director and co-executive producer. RELATED: Tom Budge Departs Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings Series Yip joins the international ensemble cast, currently filming in New Zealand, to direct four episodes. He continues the work of Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona, ...
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16 free [email protected] panels to ‘attend’ during virtual comic convention March 26-27

For a second straight year, WonderCon won’t pack the Anaheim Convention Center with cosplayers and comic book geeks, pop culture vendors and celebrity panelists. But that doesn’t mean the Justice League is on the run from the coronavirus or that the masked Avengers are going to lose the Pandemic War to that supervillain COVID-19. No, not on their distanced watch. Just as the good guys usually win in the final reel, [email protected] is here to save the day as a second year of pandemic lockdown cont...
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Tom Budge Departs Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings Series

Tom Budge departs Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series Amazon Studios’ The Lord of the Rings series has lost a cast member as Tom Budge (Judy & Punch, Bloom) announced his departure from the drama series on his Instagram. Over the weekend, Budge said: “It is with great sadness that I am writing to tell you I have departed Amazon’s Lord of the Rings television series. After recently seeing the first episodes shot over the last year Amazon has decided to go in another direction with the charac...
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Twice-Fired Attorney Takes To Twitter To Defend His Bonkers Legal Theories

When writing a brief or law review article just won't do, take your legal argument to the internet!
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VOTD: This Massive ‘Lord of the Rings’ LEGO Diorama Set a Guinness World Record

The Lord of the Rings is not only one of the longest blockbuster film trilogies, but the franchise has also inspired the Guinness World Record holder for the “Largest Interlocking Plastic Brick Diorama” at the children’s museum Smaerd Land in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Created by 50 designers across three years with over 150 million bricks, The Lord of the Rings LEGO diorama was inspired by the many battles that unfolded in the fantasy trilogy created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Measuring over 2,060 sq...
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Elijah Wood Thinks Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Should Be Renamed

Elijah Wood knows a thing or two about The Lord of the Rings. Having starred in all three of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films, Wood probably familiarized himself with the source material by J.R.R. Tolkien (though not as much as his co-star and avowed Tolkien scholar Christopher Lee), which spanned the eponymous trilogy as well as The Hobbit prequel and The Silmarillion mythopoeic collection. So Wood is more than a little in the right when he calls the titling of Amazon’s upcoming Lor...
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Scriptnotes, Episode 482: Batman and Beowulf, Transcript

The original post for this episode can now be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. Just in case your kids are in earshot and you don’t want them to hear swearing, this is the warning. Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 482 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show we’ll discuss America’s favorite crime fighter, but more importantly how we talk ...
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Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Series Has an Official Synopsis and You Can Read It Here

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is mapping out an epic saga that will adapt part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world that has never been on the screen before. At least, that’s what it sounds like based on the very vague (but very impressive-sounding!) synopsis for the upcoming TV series that has arrived online. TheOneRing.Net, who have been breaking Middle-earth stories for years and years now, has obtained the official synopsis for the upcoming show and it teases that we’ll meet charact...
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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Synopsis Teases Setting & Familiar Characters

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Synopsis Teases Setting & Familiar Characters The official synopsis for Amazon Studios’ highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings series has been revealed by, confirming new details about the epic drama including its setting. The synopsis, which you can read below, also teased that fans should expect to see appearances from some familiar characters as well as the return of a long-feared evil. “Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series brings to screens for the v...
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Listen to this 1964 interview with J.R.R. Tolkien

Denys Gueroult of the BBC interviewed J.R.R. Tolkien in 1964. I enjoyed listening to the posh accents at least as much as the discussion about what Middle Earth and its peoples represent. [Via r/ObscureMedia]
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The best vacation rentals in Asheville

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Asheville's proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains makes it an ideal city getaway for those who also crave time outdoors. With the ongoing pandemic, many travelers prefer private vacation rentals, which experts note are safer than hotels.We selected highly-rated vacation homes in Asheville and the surrounding area ranging from $118 to $399 per night. Read more: Are Air...
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Discover J.R.R. Tolkien’s Little-Known and Hand-Illustrated Children’s Book, Mr. Bliss

His were usually humorous stories, full of magic, and very often, they contained a connection to the children’s lives, because it was primarily for them that he invented them. –Sarah Zama The fact that “much of the inspiration of the Lord of the Rings came from [J.R.R. Tolkien’s] family,” Danielle Burgos writes at Bustle, has become an oft-repeated piece of trivia, especially thanks to such popular treatments of the author’s life as Humphrey Carter’s authorized biography, the Nicholas Hoult-sta...
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Blacksmiths forge Gandalf's sword Glamdring

Aleksey and his team from That Works specializing in creating great weapons from literature, film, and gaming, like Gandalf's trusty Glamdring. They forge the blade from stainless steel and use both power hammer and hand forging techniques. They also show how to use a hand grinder if you don't have a power grinder. — Read the rest
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Cool Stuff: Gabz Created an Epic ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy Poster to Rule Them All

After giving us outstanding artwork for both Star Wars and Indiana Jones, the artist Gabz is back with another piece of cinematic trilogy art for The Lord of the Rings movies directed by Peter Jackson. Paying tribute to The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King, the Gabz Lord of the Rings trilogy poster from Bottleneck Gallery features all of your favorite characters in a triptych style poster, complete with the fiery, watchful eye of Sauron looking down upon them and on...
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‘Lord of the Rings’ Cast Members Are Trying to Turn J.R.R. Tolkien’s House into a Literary Center

“ Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” You can can be one of those people who makes a difference by helping some of The Lord of the Rings cast members in their efforts to keep the house of J.R.R. Tolkien from being put on the market. Lord of the Rings stars Ian McKellen and John Rhys-Davies are teaming up with The Hobbit trilogy star Martin Freeman, Annie Lennox, singer of “Into the West” from Return of the King, and author Julia Golding to support a crowdfunding c...
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New on Blu-ray: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy 4K, ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy 4K, ‘Possessor’, ‘The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone’

The time has come for another Blu-ray round-up, friends. This week we’ve got not one but two big 4K box sets taking us back to Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth. There’s also a body horror masterpiece and an oft-maligned sequel that’s getting a second chance. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 4k The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a monumental achievement in filmmaking. Peter Jackson and his huge cast and crew worked cinematic magic to adapt J. R. R. Tolkien’s books into a trilogy of movies burstin...
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Ian McKellen, Annie Lennox, Martin Freeman Support $6 Million Campaign to Save ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘The Hobbit’ Legacy

Ian McKellen, Annie Lennox, Martin Freeman, John Rhys-Davies and Derek Jacobi are among the stars joining author Julia Golding (the “Companions” series) to launch a $6 million crowdfunding campaign to try and save 20 Northmoor Road, the Oxford house in which J. R. R. Tolkien wrote “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” ahead […]
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'The Lord of the Rings' cast launches fundraiser to buy J.R.R. Tolkien's home for literary center

The home where author J.R.R. Tolkien penned "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" is about to hit the market, and the cast is looking to buy it.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s former home prepares for market — and fans across Middle Earth are ready

Devotees of the author and his work have started a crowdfunding campaign to purchase the home, restore it, and transform it into a Tolkien museum and literary center.
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‘The Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Adds 20 More Actors to Its Sprawling Cast

The Lord of the Rings is becoming the one show to hire them all. The latest casting news from the Amazon Studios series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy novels features a whopping 20 (!) actors who are joining the sprawling cast of the show. That joke that there are only five British actors and they’ve all worked together may have just been shattered by The Lord of the Rings TV series, which seemed to have hired so many Brits that they’ve had to tap into the well of New Zealand, Sri...
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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Reveals 20 New Cast Members

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series reveals 20 new cast members Amazon Studios today announces twenty additional cast members joining the ensemble cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The newly revealed cast members, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker, will join the previously announced global cast and crew, currently filming in New Zealand. PB = PB || {}; P...
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