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TOLKIEN Movie Premiere thoughts

TOLKIEN Movie Premiere thoughts

Still pondering my reflections on the Tolkien movie. My bottom line is this is a worthy effort worth any Tolkien fan investing in a ticket to go see. Yes, it’s fictionalized, yes there are portrayals which will bother some of us more inclined toward historical…

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TOLKIEN movie discussion and review

TOLKIEN movie discussion and review

This review comes in two parts.

First a video. Zan Campbell and Paul Radford recorded their discussion as they drive to see a screening of TOLKIEN in Asheville, NC. 

Next, enjoy Zan’s written response to seeing the movie. . . .

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TOLKIEN movie review

TOLKIEN movie review

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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Roundtable Discussion With Jim Wert

Roundtable Discussion With Jim Wert

This month, Zan sits down with Tolkien pro and DragonCon leader Jim Wert to discuss their love for Tolkien.

As a subscriber to the May 2019 edition, you’ll have access not to only this discussion but also the rest of the content from May 2019 edition!

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Toklien Live-Tweet!

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!

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Tolkien’s Trees and Wonderful Transformation

Tolkien’s Trees and Wonderful Transformation

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 . . .

This talk is part of the May 2019 bundle available here.

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Chocolate Raspberry Rapture

Chocolate Raspberry Rapture

Need: 1 10” fluted edge tart pan with removable bottom 1 pre baked pie crust 1 cup flour (4.1 oz) 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup shortening (butter flavored) 2 Tblsp very cold water 1st layer (chocolate ganache): 8 oz dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup heavy…

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Sam, Gandalf, and the Resurrection

Sam, Gandalf, and the Resurrection

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…

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Adoption and Our Hobbit-like Peril

Adoption and Our Hobbit-like Peril

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…

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Shire Cake

Shire Cake

We made a cake (that’s the understatement of the year).
We comissioned this amazing cake to be made on camera so you could see one more unique way people are taking their Tolkien love to the next level.

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Roundtable Discussion With Joseph Pearce

Zan sits down with Joseph Pearce this month to discuss a wide range of Tolkien topics. Joseph’s love for, knowledge of, and care with Tolkien’s writings will thrill you and leave you wanting more! Enjoy!Want full access? Exclusive content (on this page AND the entire…

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Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

An organizational board on which I serve faced the pressing need to stretch already-thin resources of money, personnel, time, and energy. We needed to produce a plan to course correct, and I was tasked with leading the way. (I know, lucky me. Right?!) Ours was a desperate situation, and honestly, I felt overwhelmed.

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Valentine Sugar Cookies

Valentine Sugar Cookies

Special Occasion Sugar Cookies INGREDIENTS 2 cups sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 3 eggs 3 tsp baking powder 4-5 cups flour INSTRUCTIONS Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Beat well. Add baking powder. Stir in flour to make a soft dough. Chill dough (can…

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Happy Valentines Day from Eucatastrophe.com

Happy Valentines Day from Eucatastrophe.com

Four lovely quotes from J.R.R. Tolkien, in seven total settings ready to send to your Valentine. We’ll send you each one in full resolution, suitable for printing AND a lower resolution version for emailing (or sharing). [Download is 50MB] Please use the form below and…

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As an author, Tolkien was a creator—or, as he would put it, a “sub-creator.”

 
Tolkien created a fully-imagined world. Middle-earth has a depth of diverse cultures, histories, geography, peoples, characters, family trees, languages, and calendars unrivaled in 20th- and 21st-century literature. Although Tolkien stated that The Lord of the Rings is not an allegory, he did say there’s always an abundance of applicability available for readers to use in their Present-earth lives and historical context.
 
Eucatastrophe.com strives to suggest new vistas of potential applicability for Tolkien fans to explore and enjoy, taking you deeper into Tolkien’s Middle-earth mythology.

 

Middle-earth resources for Present-earth enjoyment.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Do not spoil the wonder with haste!”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out."

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door...”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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