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Post by Music of the Ainur on Sat May 24, 2014 12:40 am

Hi, been awhile since I've checked in , Just saw this and wanted to share in case someone hasn't already..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noble-smith/jrr-tolkien-reveals-the-t_b_5373529.html

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Post by azriel on Sat May 24, 2014 9:08 am

Well, I havent heard that & Im very excited about it ! Ive seen one or 2 vids of Tolkien speaking but, Id love a copy of that !

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat May 24, 2014 2:47 pm

Sounds like the audio could do with some restoration work but still very excited to hear this when it comes out  Nod 

Thanks for posting it. And good to see you back on the forum Music.  pub 

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by malickfan on Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:26 pm

Well, anyone who had hoped to get their claws on a copy of the Facsimile First Edition of The Hobbit is going to be disappointed, the release date has been pushed back...again (and the price has gone up):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Hobbit-Facsimile-First-Edition/dp/0007440839/ref=tmm_hrd_title_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1401909871&sr=1-1

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by chris63 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:19 am

Did you know: Lee was the only actor of The Lord of the Rings who had ever met Tolkien, and he also got Tolkien's blessing to play Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings film, if one were ever made.



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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by Ringdrotten on Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:19 am

I wonder how he felt watching Peter Jackson destroy his friend's book, scene by scene Sad

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:50 pm

Not cross enough it seems to not come back and play Saruman again in TH- and he must have been weeping inside surely at the dialogue he had to deliver in it. He should have said no.

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by azriel on Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:20 pm

If more people had said no, what would peejers have done ? If he couldnt have Chris Lee, Cate Blanchette, Ian Mc kellen et al ? Definitely would not have gotten praise of any sort, (he hasnt got much praise now !)

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:45 pm

He should have ad-libbed intelligent dialogue in place of anything particularly lore-breaking. And if Peter Jackson complained, he could have just fixed an ominous, threatening stare upon him until the director quailed before such pure determination.
Oh wait, that must be why the audio from Sarumon fades out here and there in that scene!  Razz 

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:19 pm

Actors wont refuse work.

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by David H on Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:32 pm

Agreed, Mrs Figg. Lee is an old-school professional actor. If he signs a contract, you can bet that he'll show up on time and deliver his lines as directed. He's a warhorse who doesn't care what the war's about, just as long as he's getting to fight in it.

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Post by Elthir on Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:34 pm

The Notion Club Papers is supposed to be a surviving record of meetings of an Oxford society during 1986 and 1987. Part of the fictional framework includes a book 'Leaves from the Notion Club Papers' edited by a character called Howard Green and published in 2014.

Green found the club's papers after Summer Examinations of 2012, which appeared to be incomplete reports of meetings from about 1980 to 1990. In a note to the second edition, Mr. Green notes the opinions of two other persons (these people having examined the manuscript of the papers) who say that the actual paper used, and style of writing, suggest the materials date to around the 'Six Years War' (The Second World War), further noting that the idiom of the dialogues is old-fashioned and does not represent with any fidelity the colloquial language of the 1980s or present.
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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by malickfan on Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:49 pm


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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:13 pm

I like the look of that- Aragorn is a favourite character of mine, and often hugely misunderstood in my view (not least by PJ and co)

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:15 pm

not really

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by chris63 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:54 am

Tolkien & the Religion of the North

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by halfwise on Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:23 pm

very interesting and illuminating essay on Tolkien's view of Northern religion, Chris. What isn't made clear is the sources, did all of this come from "Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics"?

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by malickfan on Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:48 pm


Interesting article, Martinez's blog is well worth checking out btw:

http://middle-earth.xenite.org/

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Post by malickfan on Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:37 pm

Update on the proposed Tolkien Biopic...there's now a second planned, exploring the wartime friendship between Lewis and Tolkien apparently the director of Expendables 2 is attached:

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/07/16/j-r-r-tolkien-and-c-s-lewis-friendship-will-be-the-subject-of-a-new-film/


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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by Eldorion on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:31 pm

The real news here is that the director of The Expendables 2 also directed the music video for Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".  Who knew? Laughing 

Anyway, I'm unconvinced that either of these biopics will actually happen, but I'd certainly give them a try if they do.
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Post by halfwise on Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:22 pm

malickfan wrote:Update on the proposed Tolkien Biopic...there's now a second planned, exploring the wartime friendship between Lewis and Tolkien apparently the director of Expendables 2 is attached.


 slap laugh  Nice one-liner delivery, Malick.  Razz 

Oh wait....that was for real?

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Re: The General Tolkien News Thread

Post by Eldorion on Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:57 am

So, uh, the more recent of the two Tolkien biopics just took a turn for the batshit.

“Lewis becoming the poster boy for Christianity upset Tolkien,” explained Wernher Pramschufer of Tolkien & Lewis producer Attractive Films. “And obsessive genius Tolkien is blocked, terrified of finishing The Fellowship of the Ring, for fear of the strange, psychotic visions which torture him.”

http://www.slashfilm.com/tolkien-biopics/

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Post by David H on Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:03 pm

Eldorion wrote:

“And obsessive genius Tolkien is blocked, terrified of finishing The Fellowship of the Ring, for fear of the strange, psychotic visions which torture him.”


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OMG! Even then he was having premonitions of PJ! Shocked 

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:24 pm

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