It seems that real life is getting busier and busier for me – which might explain the lack of updates on this blog.
Nevertheless, I’m always checking to read your fabulous comments and I promise that I will be replying soon.
That said, I’m still – on a daily basis – counting down the days till The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is released. So much so, that I have found time to do a short video about it …
Farewell Middle-earth is a short tribute to the six-film saga presented by Peter Jackson over more than a decade (2001-2014).
The word “farewell” may be misleading; after all, Middle-earth will always be there: both in the films and especially the books.
However, with the final installment of The Hobbit trilogy it does seem as if we are nearing the end of an adventure that started way back in 2001.
This video attempts to present some of the best moments from both trilogies – portraying all the major characters, the locations and the powerful stories within – amid Howard Shore’s beautiful composition entitled “Bilbo’s Song”.
I hope you enjoy this video as much as I have done making it. May it be a reminder of the beautiful experiences we have shared thanks to Tolkien’s vision and Peter Jackson’s creative team.
We’re merely two weeks away from the final release of the film. Whilst I can’t wait to see the final film, I’m trying to make the most of the “anticipation period” and make sure it will stay with me for many years to come.
Until next time …
8 thoughts on “Farewell to Middle-earth …”
Reblogged this on Confessions of a Geek Queen and commented:
With the last Hobbit movie coming out in two weeks, a fond retrospective of the series by A Tolkienist’s Perspective.
There’s still lots of material left….The Silmarillion has enough in it for at least four more films, not to mention Unfinished Tales and Lost Tales 1 & 2.
That’s true, there is literally a wealth of material that can be filmed. Unfortunately the copyright of such works lies in the hands of the Tolkien Estate …
Enjoyed it a lot. Just goes to show how much good imagery there is in the films in enriching my imagination of Middle Earth. For a few tens of pounds I have managed to buy hours of it of DVD over the last ten years or so. Twenty years ago, I could only have prayed for such a blessing related to Middle Earth, let alone get it so richly done. I think I will have to start praying again, for another miracle of more hours in that wonderful world.
‘Of DVD’ should be ‘on DVD’.
Wise words, Bob – so true.
Reblogged this on 21stcenturyhobbit and commented:
Following The Hobbit’s and Middle Earth’s last worldwide premiere, here’s a look back at both trilogies, by A Tolkienist’s Perspective
Had to reblog this, it is truly beautiful! Went to the premiere last night, feels like part of me is dying!