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Contributor Jim Wert attended the premiere of TOLKIEN in LA at Westwood’s Village Theater on Wednesday evening.
Following the film was a Q&A moderated by George R.R. Martin with the film’s director, Dome Karukoski, and stars Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins. Here’s Jim’s take on the evening.
Best attempts to translate a classic fantasy from page to the big screen can be fraught with fiery danger. But attempting to render the author’s own story is even riskier. Producers’ most ingenious endeavors can “stand on the edge of a knife.”
Across previous months, we have joined the ranks of Tolkien fans and scholars round the globe in great anticipation and trepidation. Fortunately, the TOLKIEN movie does not disappoint . . .
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We will be live-tweeting our screening of the new movie today (May 3rd) at 2:00! Follow @jrrtolkien on Twitter for a SPOILER-FREE stream while we watch the movie for the first time. Members will receive our first review tomorrow in their subscription!read more
If I had the privilege of serving as executive producer for an upcoming Tolkien flick—either big screen or television—I know how I would craft the opening scene. Sunbeams would swiftly rise over a mountain peak. This leading camera shot would roll our vision into a shimmering, green-grass field with morning mist . . .
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Need: 1 10” fluted edge tart pan with removable bottom
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1 cup flour (4.1 oz)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening (butter flavored)
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Louis Markos, Ph.D., is a professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University and hold the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. Dr. Markos is a respected and widely requested speaker on C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, and Christian worldview as well as the arts, education, the new age, apologetics and Ancient Greece and Rom. He is the author of several books and numerous lectures and articles. His most recent book is On the Shoulders of Hobbits: the Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis.
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Sam Gamgee: “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue?“
The resurrection is the answer to Sam Gamgee’s question. Yes, everything sad is going to come untrue…read more
There is a great scene toward the beginning of the extended movie version of The Fellowship of the Ring. A table of hobbits are sitting together enjoying each others company when one of them says, “There’s been some strange folk crossing the shire I heard. Dwarves and others of a less than savory nature. War is brewing…read more
As an author, Tolkien was a creator—or, as he would put it, a “sub-creator.”