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Middle Earth’s Lost Poet

Middle Earth’s Lost Poet by John Evans When many of us think of J.R.R Tolkien, we recall his novels, such as The Hobbit, or the Lord of the Rings. This is only natural. His prose has forever shaped the face of modern literature. The myriad of characters, landscapes, customs, and cultures found in his imaginative works remain a trademark influence ...

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5 Tips for Reading “The Silmarillion”

As Professor Tolkien’s birthday comes and goes, a lot of fans of his work begin, for some, their annual read-through of his work. The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are the most common ones to be read, though for most fans the first book on this list can be the hardest. Why is that? Tolkien is often criticized in ...

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How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Silmarillion”

The Silmarillion is my favourite of Tolkien’s work. I love the vaulted language, the imagery, the intertwining of everyone’s fate, and the dark magic that encompasses the whole work. For many fans reading The Silmarillion is more like doing anthropological research than reading a fantasy novel. Its a denser read than The Lord of the Rings and definitely more so ...

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"Storm Over Gondolin"- New Tolkien Fan Film,and Video Production Diary (Part 1)

The Silmarillion explored in new Tolkien fan film Storm Over Gondolin By Stephanie C. Following the footsteps of notable Tolkien fan films — Kate Madison’s Born of Hope and Chris Bouchard’s The Hunt for Gollum — is Storm Over Gondolin by French filmmaker Dimitri Frank. Shot on location in picturesque France and Iceland, Frank takes the world a few steps ...

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EXCLUSIVE: From Middle-Earth With John Howe

Best known for his role as conceptual designer for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, John Howe first got “a real spark” from the Hildebrandt calendars and began illustrating his own versions from the inspiration of iconic artists. Through the years, John’s works have included illustrations for such classics as The Silmarillion, The Lion, the ...

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