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Lord of the Rings Returns to Helm’s Deep for an Anime Film About the King of Rohan

While Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series has been a hot topic for conversation for some time, the future of J.R.R. Tolkien’s franchise has never been bound to just one new project. Get ready for something big: an anime film set in Rohan called The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.Read more...
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Gandalf the red: confusing and cheap, but Soviet Lord of the Rings is curiously charming

Could this ramshackle 1991 Russian adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring be the best adaptation of Tolkien’s work?People used to say that The Lord of the Rings was unfilmable. The scale of Tolkien’s books, the sprawl of them, their unyielding density, made it almost impossible to compress them into a more simplistic form for the screen. Of course, Peter Jackson proved this theory wrong in 2001. But now it turns out that Leningrad Television proved it wrong a full decade earlier.This weekend w...
Tags: Television, Youtube, Russia, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Gandalf, Science fiction and fantasy films, Khraniteli, Leningrad Television

Soviet TV version of Lord of the Rings rediscovered after 30 years

Film posted on YouTube delights fans with its rudimentary sets and ludicrous green-screen effectsA Soviet television adaptation of The Lord of the Rings thought to have been lost to time was rediscovered and posted on YouTube last week, delighting Russian-language fans of JRR Tolkien.The 1991 made-for-TV film, Khraniteli, based on Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, is the only adaptation of his Lord of the Rings trilogy believed to have been made in the Soviet Union. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Books, Film, Youtube, Russia, World news, Culture, Lord Of The Rings, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Soviet Union Continue, Science fiction and fantasy films

As a Black Lord of the Rings fan, I felt left out of fantasy worlds. So I created my own | Namina Forna

Author Namina Forna loved JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis’ books as a child, but saw little that resembled the magic and rich mythology she saw in AfricaWhen I was a child, I was what you would call a JRR Tolkien fangirl. I read The Lord of the Rings over and over. I traipsed around the countryside, imagining it was Middle-earth. With just a flight of imagination, I could be snug in the Shire, exploring the mines of Moria, or even flitting through the woods of Lothlórien.When the first Lord of the Ring...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Africa, Culture, Shire, Cs Lewis, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Fantasy Books, Moria, Namina Forna

Who the heck is Tom Bombadil in The Lord of the Rings?

On Nerd of the Rings, Matt explores the question that many readers of The Lord of the Rings come away with. Who is Tom Bombadil? He is obviously some kind of spirit of nature, and appears to be as old as Middle-earth itself. — Read the rest
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Everything You Need to Know About Lord of the Rings' Second Age

Even though we first learned about it in 2017, we barely know anything about Amazon’s plans for its Lord of the Rings series. One thing we do know—other than that a bucketload of talent is running all around New Zealand to make it—is that it’s set in the Second Age of Middle-earth’s long history. But what even is…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fiction, New Zealand, Man, Jrr Tolkien, Middle Earth, Sauron, Elf, Vala, Morgoth, Numenor, Valinor, Rings Of Power, The Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring, Elendil

A look at the languages of JRR Tolkien and their influence

In this Storied video, Lindsey Ellis looks at the rich languages that JRR Tolkien invented for his Middle Earth books, or rather, how he created the books to showcase his invented languages. She also looks at how Tolkien's "conlangs" (constructed languages) inspired the languages of the sci-fi and fantasy that followed. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Fantasy, Middle-earth, Languages, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Lindsey Ellis

Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973)

Today is Tolkien's birthday. Facebook reminded me that, seven years ago today, I posted this personal story about how I discovered The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I thought I would share it here on Boing Boing. I vividly remember the rather embarrassing way I was introduced to J.R.R. — Read the rest
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10 Fantasy Tropes That Are Quite Magical (and 5 That Deserve the Chopping Block)

There’s a reason fantasy has existed for thousands of years. It could be the story of a princess kissing a frog, a fairy hiding in the trees, or a magical lotus lantern. These are stories that have filled our hearts and homes for generations. Many of them tend to use the same storytelling tropes, but that’s because…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Fantasy, Once Upon A Time, Tropes, Game Of Thrones, Magic, Witches, Lord Of The Rings, Jrr Tolkien, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, George Rr Martin, Elves, Labyrinth, Chosen Ones

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.
Tags: Listings, Lifestyle, The Hobbit, Radio, Oxford, Lord Of The Rings, Jrr Tolkien, Middle Earth, Gardens, Tolkien, 1920s, J R R Tolkien, Hardwood Floors, Historic Homes, Fireplaces, Large Windows

Unseen JRR Tolkien essays on Middle-earth coming in 2021

The Nature of Middle-earth will cover topics including Elvish immortality, the geography of Gondor – and which races could grow beardsA previously unpublished collection of writings by JRR Tolkien, exploring the world of Middle-earth in essays tackling topics ranging from Elvish reincarnation to which characters had beards, is to be published next summer. Related: How Tolkien created Middle-earth Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Publishing, Fiction, Culture, Essays, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Fantasy Books

A guided walk of Tolkien's original Shire, in Birmingham

It’s there and back again for our writer, who takes in Hobbiton, the mill, the Old Forest and the author’s childhood home – all in the suburb of Sarehole‘It was kind of a lost paradise,” JRR Tolkien told the Guardian in an interview in 1966. “There was an old mill that really did grind corn, with two millers, a great big pond with swans on it, a sandpit, a wonderful dell with flowers, a few old-fashioned village houses and, further away, a stream with another mill.”Four miles south of central Bi...
Tags: Travel, Books, Walking, Day trips, Shire, Birmingham, Cultural Trips, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Walking Holidays, Literary Trips, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Birmingham Holidays, Tolkein, Old Forest

Harper Collins Is Putting Out a New The Hobbit Audiobook With Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis made a name for himself as a motion capture actor, and the big franchise that truly proved his talent was Lord of the Rings, where he famously played Gollum. His face, and his voice, are inseparable from Tolkien’s story for fans of Peter Jackson’s films. And for those fans, it’s exciting to know that…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Hobbit, Andy Serkis, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Gollum, Harper Collins

Lord of the Rings TV series issues New Zealand casting call for 'funky-looking' people

Talent agency job ad lists long skinny limbs, acne scars, facial lines, missing bones and large eyes as desirable featuresHave an overbite, ears that stick out, small eyes, or a “bulbous or interesting” nose? Hollywood has finally come calling.A New Zealand talent agency is looking for actors to appear in the big-budget Lord of the Rings television adaptation, due to resume filming in the country shortly, and is seeking urgent applications from people they have euphemistically deemed “funky look...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Culture, New Zealand, Lord Of The Rings, Jrr Tolkien, Auckland

Ian Holm, star of Lord of the Rings, Alien and Chariots of Fire, dies aged 88

The versatile actor went from the RSC and Harold Pinter to international movie stardom with roles as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and an android in AlienIan Holm: a life in pictures Ian Holm, the versatile actor who played everything from androids to hobbits via Harold Pinter and King Lear, has died in London aged 88, his agent confirmed to the Guardian.“It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88,” they said. “He died peacefully in hospital, wi...
Tags: Books, London, Film, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Film adaptations, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Royal Shakespeare Company, Alien, Harold Pinter, Lord Of The Rings, Jrr Tolkien, RSC, King Lear, Bilbo Baggins

Andy Serkis to read The Hobbit nonstop to raise money for the NHS

The actor, best known for playing Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, will read the entire JRR Tolkien novelAndy Serkis is to give a continuous, live reading of The Hobbit – lasting around 12 hours – in aid of charity. The actor, best known as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, will read the entire book from start to finish with no breaks.Money raised from the performance will be split equally between NHS Charities Together and Best Beginnings. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Film, Hobbit, Culture, NHS, Andy Serkis, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Gollum, Serkis

Narnia to Wonderland: Oxford’s Story Museum brings kids’ books to life

In a district once ranked bottom for reading, the revamped attraction aims to awaken children to the joy of storytellingFor fans of children’s literature, it is an unmissable sight: Philip Pullman’s own alethiometer, a detailed realisation of the magical symbol reader described in Northern Lights, gleaming with secrets – or possibly even particles of “Dust” – on display at the new Story Museum in Oxford.An unforgettable peek at the mysterious compass-like device is just one of the unique literar...
Tags: Books, Education, UK News, Museums, Oxford, Children and teenagers, Cs Lewis, Philip Pullman, Jrr Tolkien, Story Museum in Oxford

RIP Barbara Remington, illustrator of 60s paperback editions of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”

The New York Times remembers Barbara Remington, who created the cover illustrations for Ballantine Books' 1965 paperback editions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Remington's covers will always be the canonical covers for me, because these editions were in my junior high school library when I first encountered Tolkien. From the article: Ms. Remington, who designed other book covers for Ballantine as well, was asked to illustrate the 1965 editions of “The Lord of ...
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The Prophet of Scripture and the Wizard of Fantasy: Part I: Archetypes and Myths

Archetypes In her book, Awakening the Heroes Within, Carol S. Pearson discusses twelve archetypes. According to psychologist Carl Jung, an archetype is a symbol or motif that is repeatedly represented in mythology, art and literature. In all forms of storytelling we see universal characters and situations that are unrelated, yet they share many of the same traits. Similarities between creation and flood stories and hero stories from different cultures around the world come to mind. There’s al...
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‘Tolkien’ Review: An Intimate, Romantic Origin Story of a Literary Titan

Tolkien: it’s much better than it looks! That’s my one sentence review of Fox Searchlight’s new biopic about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the author of novels like The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and the father of modern fantasy writing, but I’ll devote several more to explaining why it’s worth your time. If you’re anything like me – someone who loves Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but has only read a small number of Tolkien’s books – you may have found yourself either shruggin...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Features, Movie Reviews, Fox Searchlight, J.r.r. Tolkien, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Collins, True Story, Edith, Wagner, Nicholas Hoult, Thomas Newman, Hoult, Lily Collins

Video: /Film Visits ‘Tolkien’ Locations and Interviews Stars Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins

Last week, I joined a handful of other journalists to visit Oxford, England, the old stomping grounds of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author J.R.R. Tolkien, who is the subject of a new biopic called Tolkien. In addition to interviewing the stars of the film, Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, I cut together a video featuring several of the locations we visited, including filming locations used in the movie and some key places where the real Tolkien studied, worked, and drank. Check it out...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Interviews, New York City, Features, Oxford, Fox Searchlight, J R R Tolkien, Tolkien, True Story, Eagle, Video Blog, Hogwarts, Nicholas Hoult, Oxford England, Lily Collins

JRR Tolkien’s son ‘sexually abused by one of father’s friends’

Author’s eldest child, a priest himself accused of abuse in 2001, talks of assault in recording made by his own victimLord of the Rings fans who settle down to watch the film Tolkien this week will be told the story of love and young friendships that later inspired the author to write his tales of Middle-earth. What the biopic won’t show, however, is the dark scandal of abuse that continues to haunt JRR Tolkien’s family more than 45 years after his death.Last year the independent inquiry into ch...
Tags: Books, Law, Society, UK News, Jrr Tolkien, UK child abuse inquiry

Tolkien estate disavows forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult

Lord of the Rings author’s estate declares it did not ‘approve of, authorise or participate in the making of’ new biopicThe family and estate of JRR Tolkien have fired a broadside against the forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult as a young version of the author, saying that they “do not endorse it or its content in any way”.Out in May, and starring Hoult in the title role and Lily Collins as his wife Edith, Tolkien explores “the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds frien...
Tags: Books, Film, UK News, Culture, Biopics, Fox Searchlight, Lord Of The Rings, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Nicholas Hoult, Hoult, Lily Collins, Dome Karukoski, Edith Tolkien

Contest: Win Free Tickets to an Early ‘Tolkien’ Screening, Featuring a Q&A With Cast and Filmmakers

Fox Searchlight has been developing a movie based on the life of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien for six years, and Tolkien is finally coming to theaters this May. And if you’re a fan of the author and you live in the Los Angeles area, you’re in luck: we’re holding a contest and giving away five pairs of tickets to a special early screening that will include a Q&A with the filmmakers and the cast. Read on to find out details about the screening and how you can win. ...
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What's the next Game of Thrones? All the contenders for fantasy TV's crown

The saga of the Seven Kingdoms may be bowing out, but it has opened the floodgates. Here’s your guide to the next big heroesRand al’Thor was found as a baby on the slopes of Dragonmount and taken to Two Rivers, where he grew into a broad-shouldered shepherd boy. But Rand is possessed of immense power, a power as yet untapped, for he is also The Dragon Reborn, destined to be hunted by Darkhounds and Darkfriends as he bids to prove himself a mighty warrior leader. Among other things, Rand’s existe...
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Teenage Tolkien’s early glimpses of Middle Earth

A new exhibition in New York brings together the life work of JRR Tolkien that went into creating his famous "Middle Earth".
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Amazon Reportedly Has Lord of the Rings Writers in a Locked Office With a Guard and Fingerprint Scanner

Amazon has a lot riding on its secretive, $250 million deal with The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate, publisher HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema to produce a streaming show in the franchise’s Middle-Earth setting, with expectations that the budget could cross one billion dollars.Read more...
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Is the Candyman Remake Close to Finding a Star?

Patty Jenkins thinks her third Wonder Woman movie will be set in the present. Anthony Daniels has wrapped on Star Wars: Episode IX. Plus, Bo Peep returns to Toy Story, a new look at Krypton’s Lobo, and a wild Black Panther 2 rumor comes in courtesy of...Angela Bassett’s husband? Spoilers get!Read more...
Tags: Science, The Magicians, Supernatural, Angela Bassett, Jrr Tolkien, Krypton, Arrow, The Twilight Zone, Lobo, Kyrie Irving, Candyman, Grudge, Patty Jenkins, Anthony Daniels, Captain Marvel, Starship Troopers

Cardinal denies claims he covered up abuse allegation against Tolkien's son

Note complaining about Father John Tolkien was given to police, cardinal arguesThe country’s most senior Catholic clergyman has denied allegations he covered up a complaint of child abuse against one of JRR Tolkien’s sons.Despite defending his actions, Cardinal Vincent Nichols conceded he had been wrong not to reveal to Father John Tolkien’s alleged victims that in 1968 the church had been made aware of a note complaining that the priest had ordered boy scouts to strip naked. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Catholic, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Vincent Nichols, John Tolkien

August Is Here, Which Means You Can Start Reading These Amazing New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

It’s almost back to school season, and even if you’ve long since left lockers and pop quizzes behind, you can still stick to a reading list—drawn from this selection of fresh sci-fi and fantasy books from authors like Cixin Liu, Mary Robinette Kowal, Connie Willis, and some guy named J.R.R. Tolkien.Read more...
Tags: Science, Jrr Tolkien, Bookshelf Injection, Christopher Tolkien, The Three Body Problem, Cixin Liu Mary Robinette Kowal Connie Willis