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Interview with Michael Haldas on J.R.R. Tolkien

 Frederica Mathewes-Green interviews author and AFR podcaster Michael Haldas about the life and impact of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Untold Truth Of The Man Who Wrote Lord Of The Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien was undoubtedly the father of modern fantasy. And while he may not have invented elves, dragons, and dark lords, he’s the guy who made them cool. Without Tolkien, the fantasy landscape would look incredibly different today. Here’s the untold truth of the man himself. . . 

When is the Lord of the Rings TV series released on Amazon? Who’s in the cast? What’s it going to be about?

It’s been nearly two decades since the first installment of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings film franchise, and judging from the recent success of The Hobbit trilogy, we still can’t get enough of seeing J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy works brought to life — whether on the silver or small screen. . . 

Tolkien: 5 Things They Changed From The True Story (& 5 They Kept The Same)

As it is with most films based on real events, Tolkien isn’t an exact or comprehensive account of J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and career. While the most significant plot points are faithful to Tolkien’s real-life story, there are embellishments, omissions, and even completely made-up events, which director Dome Karukoski intended to emphasize the emotions felt by Tolkien. Karukoski himself says making a biopic like Tolkien is “always a battle between fact and fiction,” so here we’ll take a closer look at this balancing act and go over the 5 things Tolkien changes from the real story and 5 things it leaves the same.

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