Today I take a more in-depth look at the J.R.R. Tolkien Deluxe Editions Collection box set.
Collecting Tolkien’s four major works in stunning deluxe editions: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Húrin.
– The race of Men’s own version of Legolas …
The Desolation of Smaug has been released, I can continue discussing the new characters that have become part of the Hobbit story-line – comparing and contrasting them between novel and film.
Continue reading “Character Profile: Bard the Bowman”
Following the sudden increase of interest in anything related to these creatures, I thought it would be good to provide you with the essential ingredients that make up a dragon within Tolkien’s own fantasy world.
This “Guide” is meant to present a clear description of what constitutes a dragon in Middle-earth, whilst at the same time providing a “how-to” list on avoiding being burnt to a crisp by one of these creatures – given by Tolkien himself …
Continue reading “Your Quick Guide To Dragons in Middle-earth (and how to tackle one)”
-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.
Continue reading “‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ – Review”
105 and counting … woohoo! You’re all awesome!
We made it! But there’s still a long way to go … I have only just started talking about Tolkien and anything Middle-earth related 😀
Continue reading “A Tolkienist’s Perspective reaches over 100 followers!”
Have you started the countdown?
It’s exactly 369 days (if my calculations are correct), until the release of
‘There and Back Again’ on December 17, 2014.
Continue reading “Post DoS: Day 2 of 369”
I know I said I’ll continue posting my
‘The Lord of the Rings’ review, but since that is taking rather longer to complete, I thought I’d write a couple of posts on news that is more pressing and currently ‘hot’.
Continue reading “‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Extended Edition: Review”
– 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! 🙂
Continue reading “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition – Review (Part I)”
– Something else lies “dark” within Arda …
In the early part of the 20th century, Tolkien wrote a short treatise entitled
‘Ambarkanta’ (found in ‘The Shaping of Middle-earth’), relating the shape and layout of the world (Arda) – sketching a map (amongst several) with all the continents within – namely: Aman, Middle-earth, Harad and the Great Sea.
Continue reading “The Dark Land … (not Mordor, the other one)”
The third, and last part of this series of posts – this time concentrating on memorable confrontations in Middle-earth; to select but a very few …
As always, some spoilers present. Enjoy!
Continue reading “Memorable confrontations in Film and Literature: Part III”