– You’ve probably heard it in passing, like a glimmer of hope beyond reach. You may have craved for it, but were left empty-handed. Continue reading “The Middle-earth Box Set: Ultimate Edition *speculations*”
The Fellowship of the Ring – the first title of the epic story, The Lord of the Rings – was unleashed on the world way back on 29th July, 1954.
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.
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 …
Continue reading “Is 60 the new 77?”
Radagast the Brown is one of those mysteries left to us by Tolkien; but unlike many other unresolved issues, we do get hints of his character here and there. Perhaps, it’s one of the reasons why I find him so alluring and why I’ve avoided writing a “Character Profile” post on his character, since he technically isn’t in The Hobbit. Continue reading “The Curious Case of Radagast the Brown”
The slow, but gradual, spine-tingling sensation slowly creeps up on you … your heart beats faster … adrenaline rushes through your system … a flood of emotions attempts to escape from your own being ….
It might sound like something out of a raunchy novel, but that’s a pretty accurate physical description of what happens whilst listening to soundtracks … particular soundtracks for that matter.
Continue reading “Music from Middle-earth – Shore’s Genius”
Phew! The last couple of days have been pretty hectic. Apart from the daily, real-life chores, I’ve been writing away on the reviews, adding images, and writing a bit more. This was naturally accompanied by copious amounts of viewings of the three films to complement the writing and stimulate the mind! 🙂
Continue reading “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition – Review (Part I)”
– Seeing more of Middle-earth on screen
If you’re a fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy like I am, you’re probably eager to see the rest of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy too (unless you’re one of those who absolutely despised ‘An Unexpected Journey’). I’m not one of those – see my review of the film here: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’: A review).
Continue reading “The Cinematic Medium: Connecting the Trilogies through fan-films”
– Connecting the dots …
I’ve always looked at the ‘Unfinished Tales’ as one stocky appendix book, containing all the intricate information (in prose form) that could not possibly fit at the back of ‘The Silmarillion’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
It goes without saying but here it goes (… with the saying). This book should only be read AFTER you’ve gone through all three major books.
Continue reading “Approaching Tolkien: ‘Unfinished Tales’”