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Soviet Lord of the Rings

Embedded below are parts 1 and 2 of a recently-found TV production of The Lord of the Rings that's doing the rounds. The special attraction: it was made in Russia near the end of the Soviet era and is a wild mix of harsh video effects, peculiar adaptational decisions and general weirdness. — Read the rest
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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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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


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended April 4 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country: Amanda Gorman 2. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. The Consequence...
Tags: Books, Matthew Mcconaughey, Neil Gaiman, America, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, House, Mike Nichols, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tolkien, Brit Bennett, Southern California, Frank Herbert


Lost Soviet ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Movie Resurfaces on YouTube

In 1991, a Lord of the Rings TV adaptation titled Khraniteli aired on Soviet television. By all accounts, it’s the only Lord of the Rings adaptation made in the Soviet Union – and it was also thought to be lost forever. However, much like the One Ring itself, the Soviet Lord of the Rings TV movie has resurfaced – on YouTube. It’s a charmingly low-budgeted affair, looking more like a TV game show than a J. R. R. Tolkien adaptation, and you can watch it in full below. Soviet Lord of the Rings...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Fantasy, Adaptation, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Soviet Union, Gollum, Tom Bombadil, Lord-of-the-Rings, Foreign Language, Khraniteli, Rings TV Movie Part, Leningrad Television, Andrei Romanov


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


Marantz CD6007 review: The CD player that rekindled my love for the format

This year something magical happened: I got back into CDs. With a vengeance. And that’s all because of a very specific CD player: the Marantz CD6007. “Okay Callum, that sounds interesting and all, but… magical? Really? You believe your weird little obsession with CDs deserves to be spoken about as though it’s a Tolkien novel?” Well yeah, actually. While the old pipe-smoking, elf botherer probably did a jig to the occasional poem, I can guarantee he never vibed as hard as I have to the glorious c...
Tags: Startups, Music, Tolkien, Marantz, Plugged


43 of the best fantasy books to help you escape reality

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Fantasy books have huge cult followings, with readers devouring 800-page journeys through mythical worlds.There are a ton of sub-genres so any reader can find something that interests them.This list has epic classics like "The Lord of the Rings" and new favorites breaking the genre's norms.If you're anything like me, fantasy books like "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" w...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Education, La, Massachusetts, Neil Gaiman, Robin Hood, Trends, Features, Shanghai, Harry Potter, Anne Hathaway, Salem, PERCY


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Sunday, March 14 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. The Committed: Viet Thanh Nguyen 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 6. The F...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Paris, Joan Didion, Mike Nichols, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tolkien, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Brandon Sanderson


DateTime-Fiction-JRRTolkien-Shire-0.906

DateTime implementation of the Shire Calendar from JRR Tolkien's classic, "Lord of the Rings".Changes for 0.906 - 2021-03-16Add rt.cpan.org back to bug reporting methods Get prerequisites up to snuff, and add xt/author/prereq.t to ensure they stay that way.
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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...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, TV News, Streaming, Jackson, Tolkien, Sauron, Amazon Prime Video, The Lord Of The Rings, J R R Tolkien, Amazon Studios, Lindon


This New Falcon and the Winter Soldier Clip Is a Minute of Pure Delight

Okay, honestly? It’s only 54 seconds long. But if you watch this amazing new clip from the show, it’s going to be the best 54 seconds of your day, guaranteed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Thanos, Avengers, Sam, Tolkien, Wiccan, Captain America, Falcon, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki, Sam Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Bucky, Bucky Barnes, Fictional Characters


Etymology gleanings for February 2021

As usual, many thanks to those who commented on the posts and sent me letters with questions. Skin and leather Looking for Greek nouns beginning with sk– and declaring them to be the possible etymons of skin is an unprofitable occupation. For most words one can build a shaky semantic bridge to a similar-sounding word in any other language. The requirement to find strict phonetic correspondences serves as a barrier to bizarre etymologies. No word in Greek looks like a cognate—or the source of ski...
Tags: Books, Ireland, Tolkien, Doyle, University of Minnesota, George Cruikshank, Hailey Moeller Sheela, Aidan Doyle University College Cork, Roland Schumann, Bert KaufmannThe


Fantasy or Sci-fi author

Hi, would you mind suggest me a good fantasy or sci-fi author with a simple and fluent english? I began to learn english mainly reading Tolkien, but, since I'am improving quite slowly, I would like to try something easier. More suggetions are welcome :thanks:
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DateTime-Fiction-JRRTolkien-Shire-0.905_01

DateTime implementation of the Shire Calendar from JRR Tolkien's classic, "Lord of the Rings".Changes for 0.905_01 - 2021-03-09Add rt.cpan.org back to bug reporting methods Get prerequisites up to snuff, and add xt/author/prereq.t to ensure they stay that way.
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Alamo Drafthouse Reunites ‘Lord of the Rings’ Cast For Special Q&A Screenings to Support Local Cinemas

One cast to rule all the local cinemas, and in the darkness save them. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is bringing the fellowship back together for special Q&A screenings with The Lord of the Rings cast in support of local cinemas around the world. Moderating the Q&As with director Peter Jackson and cast members Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, and more is The Late Show host and longtime J.R.R. Tolkien fan Stephen Colbe...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Stephen Colbert, Events, Andy Serkis, Colbert, Exhibition, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Elijah Wood, Wood, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Liv Tyler, Fortress Investment Group, Alamo Drafthouse, Fandom


What’ll He Think Of Next? — See Also

For Rivendell!: Paul Davis continues to impress, stepping away from Tolkien to propose a new government where Donald Trump just gets to veto any government action. Honestly, this motion reads like something Gollum would write, except replace all references to his precious with Trump or "tacit public acceptance of transphobia." This Is Why We Have Black History Month: There's rightly a lot of backlash against performative politics. Having a month set aside for corporate brands to repackage thems...
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Tolkien, Trump, Paul Davis, Gollum, Rivendell, Steve Bannon, See Also


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...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Lego, Sequels, Guinness World Records, Tolkien, Cool Stuff, J R R Tolkien, Amazon Studios, Lindon, Video Of The Day, Creations, Misty Mountains, The-Lord-of-the-Rings, Syfy Wire, Numenor


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


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...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Christopher Lee, New Zealand, Jackson, Elijah-Wood, Wood, Peter Jackson, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Sauron, J R R Tolkien, Payne, Patrick McKay


Behold All 42 Maps from Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages, the Author’s 54-Volume Collection of “Geographical Fictions”

Jules Verne’s tales of adventure take his characters around the world, through the deepest seas, even into the center of the Earth—on journeys, that is, difficult or impossible in the 19th century. Verne himself, however, spent most his life in France, writing of places he had not seen. In one apocryphal story, the young Jules Verne is caught trying to sneak aboard a ship bound for the Indies and promises his father he will henceforth travel “only in his imagination.” Whether or not he made suc...
Tags: Google, Maps, College, France, Earth, Paris, Literature, Robert Louis Stevenson, Tolkien, Alexandre Dumas, Facebook Twitter, Jules Verne, Josh Jones, William Faulkner, Dupuy, Durham NC Follow


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 ...
Tags: Google, New York, Hollywood, Jack Nicholson, Neil Gaiman, Superman, Tim Burton, Disney, Dc Comics, America, Los Angeles, Gotham, Canada, Pennsylvania, United States, New York Times


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


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...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Adaptation, Tolkien, Sauron, J R R Tolkien, Payne, Amazon Studios, Lindon, Patrick McKay, Misty Mountains, J A Bayona, The-Lord-of-the-Rings, Lord of the Rings TV series


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 TheOneRing.net, 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...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, TV News, Streaming, Jackson, Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, Sauron, Amazon Prime Video, J R R Tolkien, Amazon Studios, Lindon


DateTime-Fiction-JRRTolkien-Shire-0.905

DateTime implementation of the Shire Calendar from JRR Tolkien's classic, "Lord of the Rings".Changes for 0.905 - 2021-01-12Correct tests for tweaks in Afteryule event text. Add Travis CI testing. Use GitHub as bug tracker. R.I.P. rt.cpan.org.
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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...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Bliss, John, Peter Jackson, Middle Earth, Rube Goldberg, Tolkien, Bustle, Michael, Facebook Twitter, Burgos, Nicholas Hoult, J R R Tolkien, Josh Jones


DateTime-Fiction-JRRTolkien-Shire-0.904_03

DateTime implementation of the Shire Calendar from JRR Tolkien's classic, "Lord of the Rings".Changes for 0.904_03 - 2021-01-04Correct tests for tweaks in Afteryule event text. Again. For real, I hope.
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DateTime-Fiction-JRRTolkien-Shire-0.904_02

DateTime implementation of the Shire Calendar from JRR Tolkien's classic, "Lord of the Rings".Changes for 0.904_02 - 2021-01-04Correct tests for tweaks in Afteryule event text.
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DateTime-Fiction-JRRTolkien-Shire-0.904_01

DateTime implementation of the Shire Calendar from JRR Tolkien's classic, "Lord of the Rings".Changes for 0.904_01 - 2021-01-04Add Travis CI testing. Use GitHub as bug tracker. R.I.P. rt.cpan.org.
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