I was 15, and I had just spent the previous twelve months with a feeling of constant uneasiness. I was afraid — afraid of people who knew too much, who had read The Lord of the Rings and would reveal the conclusion to the story before I had experienced it.
During the entire year of 2003, I was ever on the lookout not to find myself part of a conversation that naturally gravitated towards the looming release of The Return of the King. I would veer discussion far away from anything related to the trilogy, and would walk off as fast as a fell-beast flies whenever I heard people close by talking about the films -— often having to hum to myself in order to drown out any noise or keywords being spoken that might spoil the ending. Continue reading “21 December 2003”
Cinematography is a special branch of filmmaking I hold very dear. The ability to convey a story visually, through the movement of a camera, the setting of a scene and the action of a character, is one of the most powerful tools of making a good film. Continue reading “LOTR: Théoden’s sword-swinging moments”
Even I doubted what I saw, for many years.
If you’ve seen The Two Towers (film), remember the orc with the evil voice who taunts and threatens Merry and Pippin? His name is Grishnákh. Remember when he comes close to knifing the hobbits before a Rohan spear drives itself through his chest? Continue reading “The Two Towers: is Grishnákh the orc in Fangorn Forest?”
News has just emerged that Warner Bros. and Amazon have begun early talks for a possible The Lord of the Rings series.
“Nothing is certain,” says Elrond in The Two Towers; a very apt quote in light of this news. Whether talks are actually happening, or what the nature of these talks are, cannot be fully determined or confirmed at the moment.
However, let’s just speculate a bit. Continue reading “The Lord of the Rings – TV Series?”
Do you remember?
Far back in the mists of Time of early 2011, rumour spread that Peter Jackson was asking his fans to submit questions whilst the production on The Hobbit was underway. The director stated he would be going through the questions and answering 20 of them as filming took place. Continue reading “The Hobbit: Six years on … Where are those 20 questions?”
It can often be frustrating trying to comprehend the impact of watching The Lord of the Rings for the first time.
How do you explain something as monumental, powerful, personal and life-changing as this to someone else? Continue reading “#LOTR15 -A Life-Changing Day …”
In keeping with tradition, I decided to write another brief blog post in honour of Peter Jackson’s birthday.
Last year I wrote a short letter dedicated to the director, praising his work and thanking him for introducing me to cinema and Middle-earth.
In this quick post, I’d like to talk about the individual himself. Continue reading “Raising a cup of tea to Peter Jackson”
In the likely case you’re not going ahead and purchasing the ridiculously-priced Limited Collector’s Edition, there’s always the cheaper version.
Browsing through the endless digital bookshelves on Amazon, I just stumbled upon the ‘Middle Earth – Six Film Collection Extended Edition’ which is basically a 30-disc box set of both trilogies in their extended format. Continue reading “Prepare for “the other” Middle Earth – Six Film Collection Extended Edition”
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A PRODUCTION OF NEW LINE CINEMA AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES, THE COLLECTION WILL BE RELEASED AS A LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOX SET AND A THEATRICAL COLLECTION FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT Continue reading “Middle-earth 6-Film Collection: Official Details Released”