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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A Deeper Delve

 


The Forge of Tolkien episode 9, A DEEPER DELVE, is now available on Unauthorized.

Are you the kind of Tolkien fan who reads the Appendices in The Lord of the Rings and is still hungry for more? What if you had Appendices for Tolkien’s life? In this episode, Professor Rachel Fulton Brown takes a tour through Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond’s 3-volume J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2017), delving deep into the Chronology, the Genealogies, Bibliographies, and Guide. What is the difference between trivia and knowledge? How does knowing what Tolkien did on 7 September 1955 help us understand his creative work? And what does “Ae Adar Nín” mean in Sindarin?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Newscaper312 September 23, 2020 10:15 PM  

Has anyone seen the Tolkien bio-pic starting Nicholas Hoult? I'm reading LOTR first time in prob 20 years, figure I may rent that when done.

Blogger tublecane September 24, 2020 1:41 AM  

I sat through the movie, though I only paid half-attention to most of it. Found it overall dry and devoid of the spark of imagination in Tolkien’s works. Though the gentlemanly comraderie was okay.

When was the last time anyone watched a really good literary biopic? I can’t remember.

Two things I didn’t like:

1). The movie is almost devoid of religion, which obviously was important to the subject

2). They were at pains to make the romance one of intellectual equals, in the modern sense of girls having brains like boys except better. Which was a bit annoying because come on..

Blogger John E. Boyle September 24, 2020 4:32 AM  

I have not seen it myself, but the Tolkien family didn't care for it.

Blogger Newscaper312 September 24, 2020 8:12 AM  

Thanks. May still see it, but expectations managed.
I do like the actor from a couple non Marvel things Ive seen him in.

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