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Adam’s Lament

Adam’s Lament by John Evans Shall we find peace there, Lost in the garden, Where the river runs sweeter than the cold hard years? Shall we find peace there, Amerced in the meadow, In the green hemlock umbels, Tall and sad? I saw you walking over seven mountains, To the tree of knowledge dressed in white, Your hands open with ...

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Filmmaker Ron Newcomb: "Following the Dream"

When should you finally “put childish things aside?” Filmmaker Ron Newcomb says, “Never!” Newcomb has found himself in the over 40 category and where the world has told him he should know by now what he “should be”, and “grow up”. Certainly he has had to find a balance. Newcomb has three little girls and a “domestic queen” that gets ...

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Billy Connolly isn't a Hobbit fan…Should we care?

Billy Connolly was on Conan and they talked about playing Dain in The Hobbit. And *gasp!* he’s not a Tolkien fan! We’ve had this conversation before. Of course it helps an actor understand a role if they’re steeped in the mythos, like David Tennant’s passion for Dr Who. But its not required. Billy Connolly is an amazingly talented actor and ...

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The Hobbit's, Evangeline Lily, Hosts a LIVE Facebook Q&A Event

This afternoon on her official Facebook page Evangeline Lilly hosted a fan Q&A. The questions and comments ranged from Tolkien lore, behind the scenes queries, and folks saying hello from around the world. Lilly was a gracious and fun interviewee. And when FB couldn’t handle the nearly 1000 fans trying to participate all at once, they split the event into two feeds ...

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Saul Zaentz, Producer, dies at age 92.

The Saul Zaentz Company is frequently in the news for their litigious protection of the rights they acquire. But without those acquisitions we would not have the film world adaptations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings created for us by Rankin/Bass, Ralph Bakshi, or Peter Jackson. “He was an extraordinary man,” Paul Zaentz, nephew of Saul Zaentz ...

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Can Bilbo be a girl?

This fantastic blog post from Michelle Nijhus and her five year old insisting Bilbo Baggins is a girl on The Last Word on Nothing is making its way around the Internets. And its an intriguing thought. Nijhus found, after switching somewhat reluctantly all of the “he’s” to “she’s” that Bilbo’s gender doesn’t have much impact on the story. And she ...

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"Tolkien Inspired" Book to Become TV Series on MTV

“Tolkien Themed” TV Show to Air on MTV by Jason Welebny With Peter Jackson’s film adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit about to be released in theaters across the world, fantasy fans seem to be enjoying no end of spoils these days. MTV recently announced it would be adapting the long running book series Shannara, written by Terry Brooks, for ...

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Google+ Hangout with Peter Jackson, Evangeline Lilly, and Richard Armitage

Over six thousand fans from all over the world gathered on YouTube December 4th to watch a Google Hangout event with director of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson, Thorin Oakenshield Richard Armitage, and the newest citizen of Mirkwood, Tauriel, Evangeline Lilly. We were treated to a preview of Chrome’s A Journey Through Middle-earth inter-active map. Five lucky ...

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Call For Papers: The Inklings and King Arthur

From Sørina Higgins of The Oddest Inkling – The recent publication of The Fall of Arthur, an unfinished poem by J.R.R. Tolkien, revealed a startling aspect of the legendarium. The key is found in notes Tolkien left about how he intended the fragmentary Fall of Arthur to continue (included in Christopher Tolkien’s editorial matter). After Arthur was carried away for ...

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