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Tolkien-themed cryptocurrency shut down over copyright infringement

As I reported here back in August 2021, someone had tried to create a Lord Of The Rings-inspired cryptocurrency. The JRR Token, as it was so cleverly called, aspired to be the "The One Token That Rules Them All." — Read the rest
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Peter Jackson on how Tolkien stopped a Beatles LOTR film

While making his Beatles series Get Back, the director learned about the Fab Four's letdown.
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Peter Jackson on how Tolkien stopped a Beatles LOTR film

While making his Beatles series Get Back, the director learned about the Fab Four's letdown.
Tags: News, Peter Jackson, Tolkien


Nope: Tolkien Estate Blocks Crypto Coin “JRR Token”

The developer said in response that JRR Token was intended to reference “a unique form of digital currency”, rather than the late fantasy author, and that the fact that the domain name “brings to mind” the name JRR Tolkien is parody rather than bad faith. – The Guardian
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JRR Tolkien’s Estate has blocked a cryptocurrency based on The ‘Lord Of The Rings’

A cryptocurrency inspired by the “Lord of the Rings” has been blocked by the family and estate of JRR Tolkien, the author of the trilogy. The estate of the writer, who died in 1973, argued in the arbitration that the token violated trademark rights to the JRR Tolkien name and used the intellectual property of his works. The cryptocurrency , called “JRR Token”, was launched in August this year by Florida-based developer Matthew Jensen. [Via]
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'You shall not pass!' Lord of the Rings-themed crypto token has been blocked by JRR Tolkien's estate

A gold ringPBO Photography The family of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien have won a court ruling to shut down a "ring trilogy-themed" crypto token. The creator of the "JRR token" must cease trading and remove all infringing content, according to media reports. A number of cryptocurrencies have arisen from pop culture such as dogecoin, the Squid Game token and even Elon Musk's dog. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. A cryptocurrency inspired by t...
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'You shall not pass!' Lord of the Rings-themed crypto token has been blocked by JRR Tolkein's estate

A gold ringPBO Photography The family of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien have won a court ruling to shut down a "ring trilogy-themed" crypto token. The creator of the "JRR token" must cease trading and remove all infringing content, according to media reports. A number of cryptocurrencies have arisen from pop culture such as dogecoin, the Squid Game token and even Elon Musk's dog. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. A cryptocurrency inspired by t...
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The 14 Best Moments In Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The funniest Twitter thread of the year wasn't just a merciless evisceration of how every blockbuster movie trailer feels the same -- it was a specific evisceration of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," which has been sold to audiences as the "serious" counterpoint to 2016's "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call." And while watching Ghostbusters discourse become a haven for sexist trolls has been nothing short of head-spinning, there's zero question that the movies themselves get caught in the crossfire."Ghost...
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J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings Now Just $12.36 From Amazon

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J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings For $14.74 From Amazon

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Too much bosom: why The Wheel of Time is far from ‘great for women’

Rosamund Pike, who stars in Amazon Prime’s forthcoming take on Robert Jordan’s fantasy series, says his female characters are role models. Really?What is going on with Amazon Prime’s characterisation of The Wheel of Time? I ask this as a fantasy fan, someone who not only adores the classy stuff (NK Jemisin, Guy Gavriel Kay etc) but has also devotedly ploughed her way through The Belgariad, most of Terry Goodkind (until it got too crazy even for me) and Simon R Green. And how many people involved...
Tags: Books, Television, Fiction, Time, Women, Amazon Prime, Culture, Television & radio, Jordan, Rosamund Pike, Tolkien, Fantasy Books, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Studios, Fantasy TV, Robert Jordan


Movies Like The Lord Of The Rings That Are Definitely Worth Watching

"The Lord of the Rings" trilogy is among the most perfect movie trilogies of all time. Against all odds, Peter Jackson's meticulous adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved trilogy of novels lived up to the significant hype, pleasing both fans of the books and complete newcomers. Tolkien spent years crafting the languages, characters, creatures, history, and mythology of Middle-earth, and Jackson showed a similar attention to detail when he brought the sprawling story to the big screen. The films ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Muppets, David Bowie, Andy Serkis, New Zealand, Monty Python, Camelot, Shire, Terry Gilliam, Connor, Charlie Hunnam, Jackson, Lucasfilm, Legolas, Peter Jackson


Peter Jackson sells special effects studio Weta Digital for $1.63bn

The Wellington-based studio built characters and scenes for films including Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Wonder Woman and Planet of the ApesThe special effects studio co-founded by Sir Peter Jackson, which has brought blockbusters including Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones to life, has been sold for more than $1.6bn, in the latest blow to New Zealand’s film and TV industry.The cash and shares deal, which will see Weta Digital sold to US-based video game company Unity Software for $1.63bn, com...
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Wes Anderson Is Getting An Austin Street Named After Him

As a proud Austinite since 1993, I can vouch that we're very proud of our hometown boy, Wes Anderson. He might be overshadowed a little bit locally by the reverence toward Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater, but this town does love our success stories. For the record, we also gave honorary hometown status to Mike Judge, Elijah Wood, and Quentin Tarantino because they've all adopted us as a city in some form over the years, and we like to collect talented people like they were Pokemon.But whe...
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The Best Lord Of The Rings Characters Who Weren't In The Movies

Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy is one of the greatest in film history, both a box office blockbuster and a runaway awards-season success. Indeed, "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" wasn't just the first fantasy film to win best picture at the Academy Awards -- it also tied the all-time record for most wins (with 11), an honor shared only by "Ben-Hur" and "Titanic." Back when the project was initially announced, however, Jackson might have seemed an unusual choice to hel...
Tags: Movies, Hobbit, Shire, Bill, Jackson, Viggo Mortensen, Council, Sam, Bilbo, Peter Jackson, Billy Boyd, Tolkien, Sauron, Tom, Brown, Rowan


Podcast #752: The Metaphysical Club

In 1872, a group of men that included future Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., father of modern psychology William James, and eccentric polymath Charles Sanders Peirce, formed a philosophical society, called the “Metaphysical Club,” to exchange and discuss ideas. While very little is known about how this conversational club was conducted over its nine months of life, we do know that each of its individual members made significant contributions to a uniquely American philosophy...
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This is, perhaps, the freakiest coincidence in all my years of blogging.

1. This morning, before going out for my sunrise run, where I planned to continue listening to the audiobook of Jonathan Franzen's new novel "Crossroads," I opened up the NYT review, I wanted to read a review, and I selected that one, just because it's in the NYT (and written by Dwight Garner, a reviewer I like).2. After the sunrise, with that tab sitting open on my browser, I sat down for my usual morning blogging session, and what caught my eye and set the tone for the morning was Donald Tru...
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Metaverse Marketing Podcast: Entertainment at the Core

What if it was possible to walk the halls of Hogwarts, explore the deserts of Tatooine or be immersed into J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle Earth? Would you want to explore one of these imaginary worlds? "People like the idea of an escapist experience, whether that be on TV, in a video game or on...
Tags: Advertising, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Hogwarts, Metaverse, Adweek Podcasts, Metaverse Marketing Podcast


Donnie Darko at 20: the soulful student favourite comes of age

Richard Kelly’s unusual sci-fi drama made a star of Jake Gyllenhaal and introduced emo teens to a brave new worldMidway through Donnie Darko, a creative young English teacher played by Drew Barrymore repeats the old maxim – recycled over the years by linguists, scholars and writers including JRR Tolkien – that the simple, banal phrase “cellar door” is the most purely, pleasingly harmonious combination of words in the English language. There’s something to be said for that, but one wonders if wr...
Tags: Film, Culture, Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Tolkien, Patrick Swayze, Kelly, Peter Parker, Donnie Darko, Donnie, Richard Kelly, Drama films, Science fiction and fantasy films


Dune: science fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings

Frank Herbert’s novel, now adapted for cinema with Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, is finally getting the recognition it deserves, agree authors including Neil Gaiman and Jeff VanderMeerIf science fiction has an answer to fantasy’s The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien’s epic saga of the battle to defeat the Dark Lord, Sauron – then Frank Herbert’s Dune has to be a strong contender. Published in 1965, it is the story of the desert planet Arrakis, known as Dune; of the rare and priceless “spice” tha...
Tags: Books, UK, Film, Fiction, Neil Gaiman, Culture, Tolkien, Sauron, Zendaya, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Paul Atreides, Mahdi, Denis Villeneuve, Bene Gesserit


Gamespot Implies Lord of the Rings Is Racist; Gets Thrown Into Mount Doom

GameSpot joined a chorus of other voices who are ready to desecrate J.R.R. Tolkien’s grave and insist that his legendary The Lord of the Rings series was not “diverse enough”, and that it was a point of contention in Peter Jackson’s films – actual Tolkien fans spoke out against this nonsense and pointed out the […]
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Wee Wolves With Tolkien’s Ent

The Wee Wolves checking out the roots and crown of an old maple along the canal.  Not the biggest tree of the day, but certainly one with character. From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
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When J.R.R. Tolkien Worked for the Oxford English Dictionary and “Learned More … Than Any Other Equal Period of My Life” (1919-1920)

When J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings appeared in the mid-1950s, its first critical readers held some diverging views on the books’ quality. On the one hand, there was praise for the revival of fantasy for grown-ups, and comparisons to great epics of the past. On the other hand, Tolkien’s prose was excoriated for its wordiness, length, and seemingly inexhaustible obsession with obscurities. Both perspectives seemed to miss something important. Yes, Tolkien drew liberally from epics of the...
Tags: Facebook, Books, College, Literature, Middle Earth, Tolkien, James Joyce, Bradley, Anglo Saxon, J R R Tolkien, Kelly Grovier, Durham NC Follow, Robert Burchfield, Burchfield, Peter Gilliver, Henry Bradley


Vitalik Buterin says he created ethereum after his beloved World of Warcraft character was hobbled by the developers, awakening him to the 'horrors centralized services can bring'

Vitalik Buterin. "775040520SB00199_TechCrunch" by TechCrunch is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Vitalik Buterin created ethereum after developers weakened his "beloved" World of Warcraft character. "On that day I realized what horrors centralized services can bring," Buterin wrote on his bio page. He eventually launched ethereum at just 21 years old in 2015. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vitalik Buterin created ethereum, the technology behind the cryptocurrency ether, after Wor...
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Every Peter Jackson Film Ranked From Worst To Best

Peter Jackson is a filmmaker whose career seems to align with James Cameron's. I know, I know. Let me explain. Both directors revealed an early interest in special effects by making terrific little genre films that still hold up decades later. Both went on to deliver some modern classics, then saw their later years lost to big-budget fantasy and sci-fi franchises that few people seem to be excited about. Cameron hasn't directed a feature film since 2009. Jackson hasn't helmed a non-Hobbit featur...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fbi, Fox, Cameron, Andy Serkis, New Zealand, Mpaa, Kate Winslet, Vietnam, Smaug, Jackson, Elijah Wood, James Cameron, Sam, Bilbo


Howard Shore in Talks to Compose Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series

Per Deadline, Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore is in talks to return to score Amazon’s highly anticipated Lord of the Rings series, which will debut September 2, 2022. Shore composed all three of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film as well as Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. His work on the series earned Shore three Academy Awards: Best Score for Fellowship and Return of the King and Best Song for ROTK. He also received three Golden Globes and four Grammys. The new epic drama brings to screens fo...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, TV News, Streaming, Jackson, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Howard Shore, Amazon Prime Video, J R R Tolkien, Amazon Studios, J D Payne, Patrick McKay, Sharon Tal Yguado


Foundation Review: A Science Fiction Classic Finds Bold New Life

How do you adapt Isaac Asimov's "Foundation"? You can't. As written, the novel (and its sequels and prequels) aren't just impenetrable — they're downright un-cinematic. Asimov may have liked writing scenes about men sitting in rooms, having long conversations about societal downfalls and monumental events that have, will, or could happen, but it's hard to imagine a story more ready to die on a screen. It's is a series of novels where people tend to talk about action instead of engaging in it.So,...
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When the Nobel Prize Committee Rejected The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien “Has Not Measured Up to Storytelling of the Highest Quality” (1961)

When J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books appeared in the mid-1950s, they were met with very mixed reviews, an unsurprising reception given that nothing like them had been written for adult readers since Edmund Spencer’s epic 16th century English poem The Faerie Queene, perhaps. At least, this was the contention of reviewer Richard Hughes, who went on to write that “for width of imagination,” The Lord of the Rings “almost beggars parallel.” Scottish writer Naomi Mitchison did find a compa...
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Lord Of The Rings Composer Howard Shore May Return For The Amazon TV Series

Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" series may not technically be associated with Peter Jackson's widely influential trilogy, but that's not stopping the ambitious streaming service production from finding common ground through a handful of shared elements anyway.First it was the decision to film the first season in New Zealand, which famously provided the backdrop for the magnificent vistas and gorgeous landscapes of Middle-earth throughout the trilogy of classic movies back in the late 1990s and ...
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Vitalik Buterin created a 'fellowship of the ring' to build ethereum. But the founders have a history of feuds and are now competing for crypto dominance.

Vitalik Buterin brought together seven other people to help him build ethereum. "775040520SB00199_TechCrunch" by TechCrunch is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Vitalik Buterin has likened the eight ethereum cofounders to the "fellowship of the ring." Yet, they have a history of feuds and in some cases are directly competing against each other. Insider takes a look at who the eight ethereum founders are and what they're up to now. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vitalik But...
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