Given the recent outcry at the $800 price tag for the Middle-earth Limited Collector’s Edition, and inspired by TheOneRing.net’s recent Facebook post, I thought it would be fun to see what $800 may buy you in Middle-earth products.
Bear in mind that this is just a very selective list and may include other items that have been overseen. Prices are also based on approximations.
So, imagine you have $800 in your hand, or next to you and you’re ready to splurge on Middle-earth. Instead of choosing the Limited Collector’s Edition, you decide to purchase one of the following bundles … Continue reading “What $800 may buy you in Middle-earth products”
Spirits Only a Gamgee could Master
If you have seen the films, you probably didn’t notice them. But if you’ve read The Lord of the Rings, you most probably remember them clearly. You’ve asked questions, but never got to any revealing answers.
It is ironic how, with all the appendices, letters and thousands of pages on Middle-earth’s history and detail, there are so many mysteries left unraveled by Tolkien.
Case in point are the Silent Watchers guarding the entrance to the tower of Cirith Ungol. Continue reading “What were the Silent Watchers?”
It’s taken me some time to get around doing this, but finally the time has come.
Behold the questionnaire created by Myla Malinalda (from Middle-earth News) in which Tolkien fans need to do some serious self-examination about what it the Middle-earth stories really mean to us.
The questionnaire was originally designed for The Lord of the Rings; but can easily be adapted also for The Hobbit.
It’s tough to answer a single question in short; but it’s fun and enlightening, not just to others, but to yourself as well.
Go on, treat yourself! Get busy tackling these questions now 🙂
In the meantime, here are mine … (Part II to follow) Continue reading “Tolkien-themed Questionnaire: Answers! (PART I)”
Ranking all things Middle-earth
Last week we ranked the best characters’ songs from the Middle-earth films. This time, I will be going through my favourite shots from the two trilogies.
In filmic terms, a shot is basically a number of frames. A shot can be anything – a landscape, a setup, a character’s face – in front of the camera. It can be of any length in duration, without breaking away from the action – thus, without any editing cuts.
Think of a conversation between two people; every time the camera shows one character’s face and then the other, it’s switching between two separate shots. Continue reading “The Gaffer’s Elite: Cinematic Shots”
Let’s talk about something pretty crazy within the Middle-earth legendarium, but intriguing nonetheless …
I’d just like to state that this is mere conjecture. It’s simply an idea … (and most likely, a preposterous one).
It may appeal to others though …
So I’m just going to throw this out there and hope others have thought about this, even for just a slight moment … Continue reading “The 10th Nazgûl?”
Evil is on my mind lately. Or rather, Tolkien’s evil. Even better, an analysis of the presence of evil in Tolkien’s works.
Following the post on the Identity and Origins of the Nazgûl, I’m getting myself more into Sauron’s territory … a dangerous thing perhaps! 😀 Continue reading “The Military Structure and Ranking System of Mordor: Part I”
There have been many theories and speculations on the possibilities of who and where Sauron’s greatest servants came from. Continue reading “Identity and Origins of the Nazgûl”
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”
– 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)”