J. R. R. Tolkien

Book Review: “The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien” — Ignoring the Poetry

June 1, 2020
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This is a beautifully produced book, replete with illustrations. Full-page photos of evocative landscapes are supplemented by both maps and smaller shots detailing architectural features.

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Visual Arts Review: “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth” — Treasures of an Imaginary World

March 15, 2019
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This is the most extensive public display of original J.R.R. Tolkien material for several generations.

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Film Commentary: “The Hobbit” in Print and in Film — A Quick Guide on How to Put the “Faux” in Folklore

May 28, 2013
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Director Peter Jackson in his film adaptation of The Hobbit abandons the intimate scale of the original wonder tale and mistakenly blows it up into mythic proportions.

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