I finally got to watch Tolkien the movie with Nicholas Hault, Lily Collins and Derek Jacobi. I wanted to go and see it when it was in the cinema, but couldn’t find anyone to go with. I should have gone to see it with my Gran. Not only does she love Tolkien, and was a Library manager. I also “pay her out”and call Derek Jacobi her boyfriend. Derek Jacobi plays Professor Wright, and it seems he’s the Professor who helps Tolkien with language.
I really think, despite what Christopher Tolkien said. That JRR Tolkien would have loved the movies, especially the Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit, isn’t as grand LotR and I don’t totally hate Tauriel, but I get why it was not as good.
It’s a lovely film though, it’s mainly about Tolkien’s life before The Hobbit, before the whole of Middle Earth. It explores through things, situations in his life. Situations in his life that more than likely inspired the world of Middle Earth. Tolkien went to fight in WW1 and a lot of Middle Earth is based on his time there. Hence, the Fellowships, the close friendships. Something that only people who have been right in the middle of War, would probably understand.
I am glad that I didn’t pay money to see it, but I am also glad that I got to see it at all. I know that it’s not going to be 100% accurate, timeline wise. Some parts were probably over dramatised, some bits may have been left out entirely. The essence of it though, was still in it. I definitely could see the friendships in the movie. I could see HOW Tolkien wrote friendships so beautifully. Especially male friendships. I have always thought that he wrote beautifully healthy male relationships. After seeing this movie, I understood how.
I would definitely give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. It also does not need to be seen in a cinema.
Today is Tolkien Reading Day! The 25th of March is the date of the downfall of the Lord of the Rings (Sauron) and the fall of Barad-dûr.
And they’ve just announced they’re closing public libraries in Australia too =(
I am a big fan…I prefer “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” over Harry Potter, every single day.
I found a page that has a lot of different food and drink recipes, if you want to or have planned a Tolkien theme type party.
Middle-earth recipes – recipes for Hobbits and Elves
So Christopher Tolkien isn’t happy…again…at a biopic about his father when he was young, his wife and creating the world of J.R.R Tolkien. They apparently didn’t ask any of the family or the Tolkien society for information…That doesn’t shock me…I wouldn’t mind Christopher Tolkien saying what he says if 1) He didn’t recreate or try to profit and extend off of his fathers name and 2) C. Tolkien has no problem interpreting his fathers work and making it boring as…and constantly interrupting! Have you all tried reading a book by “JRR Tolkien” but then with a constant foreword or two…three…by another “writer”?
Tolkien estate says it does not approve of Nichola Hoult biopic
I think it’s very clear how I feel about Christopher Tolkien. A JRR Tolkien wannabe…Oh yeah, I said it!lol…I’m just having a general whinge today,lol
Why 25 March?
The 25th of March is the date of the downfall of the Lord of the Rings (Sauron) and the fall of Barad-dûr. It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favourite passages
Regarding a lot of my posts lately, I have been feeling like I want to add more, but the quote sums it up perfectly.
Today is important for two reasons:
The reciognition and information spreading of one of the worlds largest and heavily endangered animals. The Rhino…A Day which celebrates ALL five species of Rhino: Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan.
Taronga Zoo announces Rhino pregnancy.
Today is also Hobbit Day…Hobbit Day is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins (different years though, obviously) The two main characters/protagonist of the two greatest series ever written!
I just found out that not only is it Good Friday, but every 25th of March is http://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/tolkien-reading-day-2016/ and according to the “The Tolkien Society” there is a theme every year, and this years theme is “Life, Death and Immortality”
So what will you be reading today? Also excuse me for a looking a little “Witchy” (also I apologise for the URL link stuff up, I’m not sure what’s happening there).