Life? Excuses? Procrastination?

“All of them at once”, said Bilbo.

– On the ridiculously lengthy time in writing that massive The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy review …

If you still remember, the last time I posted the first part from The Fellowship of the Ring review (November, 2013 – oh my!), I promised I’d continue working on the rest.

And in truth I did.

For a while …
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Is 60 the new 77?

Questioning the time span between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Ever since the release of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (and now, The Hobbit), film fans have been confusing the timeline difference between the two stories. It is often stated in articles, reviews, news items and in general discussions, that the story of The Hobbit takes place 60 years before the events in The Lord of the Rings.hobbit_title

Now, if you are a fan like me, you perhaps know that this isn’t exactly true.

But at the same time, it is.

Confusing? Let me explain …
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A good day to love Tolkien!

Exciting news ahead …

I smell the covers of a new Tolkien book on the way! 🙂

Such a phrase is rarely heard nowadays. However, it seems like a feast considering we’ve just had The Fall of Arthur released barely a year ago.Beowulf cover by JRR Tolkien

Indeed, word had just come out that the Tolkien Estate (in association with Harper Collins) will publish J.R.R. Tolkien’s own translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf.

The book will be available on May 22nd, this year.
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A Journey to Oxford

A Tolkienist’s Pilgrimage

I do not claim to know every nook and cranny of this most exquisite town (or city, if you prefer the moden word) in the heart of the English countryside. But I can assert that I’ve Street 2 (Oxford)visited the place twice so far and had the opportunity of exploring and witnessing some of the most important landmarks in relation to J.R.R. Tolkien.

Hopefully in this post, I’ll be able to give you a taste of what I’ve seen and where I went (all in a day).

Perhaps you’re planning a trip yourselves …
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The Colours of The Hobbit

Is The Hobbit trilogy’s colour palette akin to The Lord of the Rings?

Perhaps one of the most striking “differences” people noticed when seeing An Unexpected Journey for the first time, was the overall “brightness” and “colour” compared to that of The Lord of the Rings.

Admittedly, one can easily notice that The Hobbit looks brighter, more vibrant, saturated and “glossier” than the dark, gloomy and matted colour palette of the Rings Trilogy.Hobbit

By colour palette I mean the overall scheme of colours in the film – the dominating tones in every scene.
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