Tolkien + Poem + Sindarin = Epic
Every once in a while comes a long a proper piece of dedicated fan work. This week I was introduced to the extraordinary work being undertaken by fan, Cillendor Edenion.
The ambitious project attempts to translate Tolkien’s ‘The Lay of the Children of Húrin’ into Sindarin; or more specifically, Neo-Sindarin.
Check it out for yourselves … Continue reading “The Lay of the Children of Húrin … in Sindarin”
Ranking all things Middle-earth
Welcome to another installment of the Gaffer’s Elite. Last week we outlined the top cinematic battles from Middle-earth. This time, we’ll be looking at the songs.
I have had to limit myself by listing only appropriately termed songs. As much as they are beautiful, no melodies featured as background music in the films have been named – perhaps for another post …
These are songs specifically characterised by being vocal compositions sung by a character or an ensemble during the films.
Now if only they’d recorded the Elves singing “O Tra la la lally…”
**Updated: Includes Éowyn’s Lament. Big thumbs up to Denzel Caragos for jogging my memory!**
Continue reading “The Gaffer’s Elite! Songs”
(Above: … and my masterful artwork continues)
– Getting into the serious stuff
Maps, maps, maps. After ‘The Hobbit’, the journey to Middle-earth just got even more complicated and intricate.
This time, you will be introduced to a whole new set of characters, places, environments, creatures – you name it.
Continue reading “Approaching Tolkien: ‘The Lord of the Rings’”