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