Character Profile: Beorn

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– The Bear-Man …

What a fantastic character Beorn is … truly amazing. Definitely a one-of a kind creature in Middle-earth.

In Tolkien’s legendarium, skin-changers (or shape-shifters) are hard to come by and Beorn is definitely an individual whom you’d gladly take on your side.
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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ – Review

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-Smaug has finally arrived!

As promised, here’s a much detailed review of the second installment in ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy. Having seen the film three times so far, I’m able to delve into a bit more detail concerning the workings of the film.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition – Review (Part I)

FOTR review header– It’s finally here! Well, partially at least …

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! 🙂
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My oh my! Such a laborious task …

… “herculean” I should rather say.

Yes, I’ve promised a ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy Review” and I’m currently finding myself ploughing through the enormity of personal thoughts and critical analyses contained within ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’.
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Memorable confrontations in Film and Literature: Part II

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The second part of my list of “Memorable Confrontations” from all aspects of literature, film and TV … enjoy! 🙂
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Memorable confrontations in Film and Literature: Part I

mc1– A slightly unrelated Tolkien topic (though not entirely)…

We’ve all been in that very tense, awkward but thrilling moment when the main character in a story finally gets to met his or her long sought-after enemy (or archenemy in some cases).
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PJ and ‘The Silmarillion’ (video)

– A quick sidestepping post

I should have continued with the Character Profiles series, and I will. However, I just wanted to post a link to a video I’ve recently made regarding the whole Peter Jackson/Silmarillion movie issue.

I’ll be outright and state that I’m not in favour or against the issue. The video is basically an edit of two or three interviews (plus footage) found in various behind the scenes features for both ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

I have tried to understand how Peter Jackson’s directing lifestyle has changed and evolved to ever bigger projects, despite his misgivings on the said matter a few years prior.
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