Tag: J.R.R. Tolkien

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What Lord of the Rings alum Sean Astin wants to see in a TV remake

Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a beloved, multi-award winning take on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. It’s a classic, one that can never be remade. Except that a potential remake is currently on Amazon Studio’s negotiating table. An…

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JRR Tolkien-annotated map of Middle Earth found in old copy of Lord of the Rings

It seems you can get to Middle-Earth from here. Newly discovered map connecting our realm to Tolkien’s up for sale

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Video explains the Lord of the Rings' ring of power to perfection

This short video tells us more about the Ring than two trilogies.

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Watch the recut 4-hour Hobbit trilogy while you can

Why one fan cut Tauriel, Radagast, Galadriel and Old Bilbo from the Hobbit trilogy.

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Trailer for videogame Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks as epic as the films

Videogames based on movies tend to be, um, not good. Will this be an exception?

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8 fun facts about J.R.R. Tolkien on his 122 birthday

J.R.R. Tolkien would have turned 122 today. Let’s celebrate the lord of the Lord of the Rings with some trivia.

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How Much Does It Cost to Buy Bilbo Baggins’ Hobbit Hole?

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms…. it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” But all the comfort of Bilbo’s home, Bag End, comes at a price (if Middle Earth were real, that is). And that price has recently been calculated by Movoto Realty.

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Riddles in the Air: Guess What AirNZ Has in Its Pockets in Hobbit-themed Promotion

In-flight instructional videos are a boring yet necessary part of air travel, and if we didn’t watch them, we would never know that the seat cushion doubles as a flotation device. But AirNZ recently managed to jazz up a standard safety video with one that doubles as in-flight entertainment. Instead of flight attendants showing us the ropes (and the seat belts), flyers are now being treated with helpful hints from characters from Lord of the Rings.

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Why This Copy of The Hobbit Will Cost You $1,100

Book collectors have been known to spend big money on their hobby, and recently a first edition of John James Audubon’s illustrated Birds of America sold at auction for $7.9 million. Some books are considered valuable because they’re somehow rare, or perhaps they’re autographed. So why does this copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit cost €900 (approximately $1,100)?

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