It has become an annual tradition of sorts on this blog to post a list of books I have read in the last twelve months. This might perhaps provide some inspirational reading ideas for you, dear readers.
Besides, I think it’s the perfect opportunity for me to take a moment, stand back, and admire the books I have consumed (not literally). Continue reading “Books I’ve Read in 2018 [Christmas wrap-up]”
I was 15, and I had just spent the previous twelve months with a feeling of constant uneasiness. I was afraid — afraid of people who knew too much, who had read The Lord of the Rings and would reveal the conclusion to the story before I had experienced it.
During the entire year of 2003, I was ever on the lookout not to find myself part of a conversation that naturally gravitated towards the looming release of The Return of the King. I would veer discussion far away from anything related to the trilogy, and would walk off as fast as a fell-beast flies whenever I heard people close by talking about the films -— often having to hum to myself in order to drown out any noise or keywords being spoken that might spoil the ending. Continue reading “21 December 2003”
Cinematography is a special branch of filmmaking I hold very dear. The ability to convey a story visually, through the movement of a camera, the setting of a scene and the action of a character, is one of the most powerful tools of making a good film. Continue reading “LOTR: Théoden’s sword-swinging moments”
It takes me around 2.5-3 weeks to read a 200-page book. With that in mind, I’ve calculated that over the years my annual read of The Lord of the Rings occupies a good 3-month period. This year I’ve managed to whittle that down to 2.5 months – which is impressive for me. Although I know the source material and seem to breeze through each page, I never somehow manage to complete the book in that 1 or 2-week reading period that some fans claims to be able to do. Continue reading “Books I’ve Read In 2017”
Yet another 25 December is fast approaching, and it is time for the traditional blog post where I extend my best wishes to all readers and followers of A Tolkienist’s Perspective.
Continue reading “Merry Christmas!”
Even I doubted what I saw, for many years.
If you’ve seen The Two Towers (film), remember the orc with the evil voice who taunts and threatens Merry and Pippin? His name is Grishnákh. Remember when he comes close to knifing the hobbits before a Rohan spear drives itself through his chest? Continue reading “The Two Towers: is Grishnákh the orc in Fangorn Forest?”
It being New Year’s Eve, this post feels appropriate for this time of year.
Indeed, another 12 months have passed since I last compiled a list of books read, and I’m very proud to say that I have increased the number of works from last year. Continue reading “Books I’ve Read in 2016”
Whether you celebrate Christmas or any another religious feast, or simply celebrate none, here’s my best wishes to you all!
Spread the love and share this moment with family and friends, over a hot cup of tea and a copy of The Hobbit in your hands, whilst marathon-watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Thank you for all your constant support and here’s to a fantastic day! 😀
It can often be frustrating trying to comprehend the impact of watching The Lord of the Rings for the first time.
How do you explain something as monumental, powerful, personal and life-changing as this to someone else? Continue reading “#LOTR15 -A Life-Changing Day …”
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Three Elven swords were forged in Gondolin during the First Age, and presumably lost after the fall of this city as recounted in The Silmarillion. Glamdring, Orcrist and Sting make their proper appearance in The Hobbit in the lair of the three trolls, some 6,462 years later and just under 1,900 miles away from their original place of forging.
How and when could these swords have been carried such a long distance through three ages of wars, plunder and cataclysmic events? Continue reading “From Gondolin to Trollshaws: Glamdring, Orcrist and Sting”