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  • The Beatles Tried to Make a 'Lord of The Rings' Movie But J.R.R. Tolkien Turned Them Down

    11/26/2021 1:12:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Insider ^ | Nov 25, 2021 | Zac Ntim
    The Beatles attempted to make a big-screen adaption of "Lord of The Rings" in 1968, but the band was denied rights to the fantasy books by J.R.R. Tolkien, according to filmmaker Peter Jackson. Jackson — who is best known for his sprawling trilogy based on Tolkien's "Lord of The Rings" series — is currently on the press run for his latest work "The Beatles: Get Back," a docuseries crafted from footage of the band recording their last album, "Let It Be," when he told the BBC that he had discovered the fab four had been keen on adapting Tolkien. "I've...
  • An Interview with Robert Arvanitis on the Economics of Lord of the Rings

    07/30/2021 7:12:24 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 10 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 07/30/2021 | Tamara Wilhite
    I was in an online debate on artificial intelligence when Robert Arvanitis brought up something he’d written referencing Lord of the Rings. From the title “The Orcs that ran away”, I thought it was a short fantasy story. In reality, it was a financial paper on the economic impact of the production of the Lord of the Rings movies in New Zealand and how AI was used to solve it.
  • Tolkien Society Goes Woke, 'Finds' Transgenderism, 'Antiracism,' and Queer-ness in The Lord of The Rings

    07/01/2021 12:27:14 PM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 6/30/2021 | Tyler O'Neil
    This weekend, the Tolkien Society is hosting a virtual Summer Seminar, a short academic conference on a theme pertaining to scholarship about J.R.R. Tolkien, the British scholar and author of The Lord of the Rings. This year, most of the seminar has taken a clear turn for the “woke” — complete with multiple papers on LGBT themes and “anti-racism,” a movement inspired by Marxist critical race theory. The Tolkien Society invited academics and others to submit papers to present at the seminar, specifically encouraging the “theme of diversity” and representation. “While interest in the topic of diversity has steadily grown...
  • Nolte: Tolkien Society’s ‘Diversity’ Seminar Includes ‘Transgender Realities in The Lord of the Rings’

    06/19/2021 7:17:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/18/2021 | John Nolte
    “The Tolkien Society has announced that the theme of its 2021 Summer Seminar, held July 3 – 4, will be ‘Tolkien and Diversity,’” reports the Daily Wire. This is not a parody. It only sounds like a parody, which is what makes observing the Woketard Gestapo in action from safe, sane, and tolerant Rural MAGA Land such a blast. Here’s a sampling of what Woketard Tolkien Fanboys can expect — you know, those whose lives are so empty, this is how they choose to spend a weekend: Gondor in Transition: A Brief Introduction to Transgender Realities in The Lord of...
  • Seminar speakers announced – Tolkien and Diversity

    06/16/2021 6:29:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    Tolkien Society ^ | 06 09 2021 | Will Sherwood
    While interest in the topic of diversity has steadily grown within Tolkien research, it is now receiving more critical attention than ever before. Spurred by recent interpretations of Tolkien’s creations and the cast list of the upcoming Amazon show The Lord of the Rings, it is crucial we discuss the theme of diversity in relation to Tolkien. How do adaptations of Tolkien’s works (from film and art to music) open a discourse on diversity within Tolkien’s works and his place within modern society? Beyond his secondary-world, diversity further encompasses Tolkien’s readership and how his texts exist within the primary world....
  • Historic Lord of the Rings pub to close after 450 years

    01/27/2021 10:56:22 AM PST · by mylife · 33 replies
    evening standard ^ | 1/27/2021
    A historic pub in the centre of Oxford that has served students, scholars and literary greats for over 450 years is to close. The Lamb and Flag, once frequented by the likes of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien and his friend C.S. Lewis, who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, has suffered a disastrous loss of revenues since the start of the pandemic. It first opened in 1566 and moved to its present location on St Giles, a broad thoroughfare in the city centre, in 1613. It is owned by St John’s College, one of 45 colleges and private...
  • The Left Can’t Stand Tolkien’s Christian-Influenced ‘Lord Of The Rings,’ So Amazon Is Giving It A ‘Game Of Thrones’ Makeover

    10/09/2020 7:53:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/09/2020 | Evita Duffy
    Amazon Prime’s “Lord of the Rings” series set to release in 2021 has been eagerly anticipated by devoted LOTR fans around the world. The $1 billion series will be set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, which spans 3441 years, before the events of the LOTR movies. Unfortunately, it looks like the creators of the series, which they claim is based on J.R.R Tolkien’s original work, may be trying to imitate “Game of Thrones”-type nudity and “rapey” storylines. This, no doubt, will delight the left, who have long detested Tolkien’s writing and distinctive Christian influence on popular culture.According...
  • Sex & Sensibility: Amazon’s Nude Take On Tolkien

    10/07/2020 12:25:52 PM PDT · by LadyDoc · 43 replies
    The One Ring Net ^ | Oct 6, 2020 | Cliff Quickbeam Broadway
    Amazon Studios’ LOTR Series Heads Into Uncharted Carnal Waters with Casting Call for Nudity and an “Intimacy Coordinator” This might be a singularly surprising or even upsetting concept to present to Tolkien fans. If I were to address this reality to Star Wars, or Harry Potter, or even Miyazaki fandom it would raise eyebrows or outright alarm. But gather ’round the campfire and hear my tremulous words:“Prepare for a newly-sexualized version of your favorite fantasy world.”... Fact check: We can confirm Amazon Studios has hired Jennifer Ward-Lealand, a well-known New Zealand Intimacy Coordinator, for the Lord of the Rings production......
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Disliked Dune “With Some Intensity”

    03/19/2020 8:43:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Fansided ^ | Dan Selcke
    Maybe it’s because of Amazon’s upcoming TV series, but lately we seem to be learning a lot of hitherto unknown facts about The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, or at least, some old facts are getting spread around anew. Just recently, author John M. Bowers posited that Tolkien may have written his genre-defining trilogy while procrastinating on his academic work. (Would that all our procrastinations were that fruitful.) Now, the @SecretsOfDune Twitter account has posted a page from Tolkien’s Library: An Annotated Checklist by Oronzo Chili, which seeks to understand this literary titan by perusing his bookshelf. And...
  • Protestant Fiction Needs the Catholic Imagination

    01/03/2020 10:58:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Church Life Journal ^ | Sep 2019 | Jessica Hooten Wilton
    The titles lining the shelves labeled “fiction” in your typical evangelical bookstore will not be sold in a hundred years. Those novels will never be taught in a college classroom as literature, and they will never transform anyone’s heart, mind, or soul. Rather, those books are meant preach to the choir. And, I mean preach. The reason that Protestants do not create as much literature as their Catholic counterparts has more to do with ecclesiastical habits than with theology. While there are many Protestants who have written phenomenal novels (Marilynne Robinson comes to everyone’s minds, but also think of Larry...
  • "The Ring is trying to get back to its master!"-J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, (Tr)

    11/26/2019 8:26:00 PM PST · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    American Minute ^ | February 19, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Full title: "The Ring is trying to get back to its master!"-J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, & Washington's Farewell Warning The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien describes man's insatiable lust for "the Ring of Power," as Gandalf exclaimed: "Always remember Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found." When Frodo offered the Ring to Gandalf, Gandalf rebuked him, saying: "Don't tempt me Frodo! I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe. Understand, Frodo. I would use this ring from a desire to do good ... But...
  • Tolkien’s Long Defeat and the Path of History

    10/09/2019 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 30 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | October 9, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    “Actually I am a Christian,” Tolkien wrote of himself, “and indeed a Roman Catholic, so that I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’— though it contains (and in legend may contain more clearly and movingly) some samples or glimpses of final victory” (Letters 255). +++ History as a long defeat – I can think of nothing that is more anti-modern than this sentiment expressed by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a thought perfectly in line with the fathers and the whole of Classical Christian teaching. And it’s anti-modernism reveals much about the dominant heresy of our...
  • What politicians can learn from Tolkien

    09/19/2019 9:14:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 9/19/2019 | Bill Federer
    Full header: What politicians can learn from Tolkien, Bill Federer recounts famous author's understanding of evils of human nature The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien describes man's insatiable lust for "the Ring of Power," as Gandalf exclaimed: "Always remember Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found." When Frodo offered the Ring to Gandalf, Gandalf rebuked him, saying: "Don't tempt me Frodo! I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe. Understand, Frodo. I would use this ring from a desire to do good. ... But through me,...
  • A Crisis of Virtue – The Good That We Need

    08/19/2019 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 3 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | August 18, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    C.S. Lewis once said that courage is the “form of every virtue at its testing point.” It is easy to forget that figures such as Lewis, Tolkien, and even Chesterton, did not write during a time of Christian ascendancy. Lewis was denied a chair (a full professorship) at Oxford for years precisely because of his embarrassingly public profession of faith. To the “learned” sceptics around him, it made him seem “less than serious.” Tolkien was a devout, practicing Catholic, but was never as public as Lewis. Lewis wrote popular books on the topic and gave radio addresses. All of that...
  • Disney's 'Tolkien' Movie Cuts Out the Christian Faith That Inspired His Life and Work

    05/09/2019 1:45:37 PM PDT · by OddLane · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 9, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Disney's new film Tolkien premiers this weekend, and the trailers promise an engrossing biopic, complete with scenes from the First World War. The movie aims to show how J.R.R. Tolkien's early life inspired the creative genius behind such works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which are rightly recognized as classics and which both inspired epic film franchises (one far superior to the other). Yet the new Disney film cuts out some of the most important influences in his life. The movie does not once mention the great ex-atheist and Christian author C.S. Lewis, a close friend...
  • 'Tolkien' Trailer For J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Puts A Ring On it

    02/20/2019 9:52:46 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 53 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 20 February 2019 | Ron Dicker
    Yes, my precious, the preview will stoke your appetite for the upcoming adventure about the fantasy-writing author. ...
  • Netflix announces The Lord of the Rings trilogy WILL come to streaming service on November 1 [tr]

    10/25/2018 7:19:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2018 | Eve Buckland
    It was the fantasy trilogy that garnered critical acclaim, won 17 Oscars and launched the careers of stars including Orlando Bloom and Dominic Monaghan. And Netflix UK & Ireland have announced the iconic The Lord of the Rings trilogy will come to the streaming service on November 1. The original trilogy - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King- based on the J.R.R Tolkien books, was released between 2001-2003.
  • Against Warmism - Tolkien's 'Maiar' and C.S. Lewis' 'Eldila' Teach Trust in Divine Providence

    06/01/2017 11:20:42 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | 06-01-2017 | CharlesOconnell
    A Maia or an Eldil would be the Tolkien or Lewis equivalent of a Power or Authority, a non-corporeal personal intelligence, known in from the Greek "messenger" as an Angel, near the middle of the nine choirs in Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite's De Coelesti Hierarchia, On the Celestial Hierarchy.Eru as God is properly called Eru Iluvatar in Tolkien's Silmarillioin.In Tolkien's Silmarillion and Lewis' Out of the Silent Planet, these intelligences worked to heal the deliberate destruction of the populated worlds by the very powerful, corrupted intellect, which Tolkien names Melkor/Morgoth, and Lewis seems not to name. That latter, evil being is...
  • Listen to rare recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien reading ‘The Lord of the Rings’

    03/25/2017 2:07:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 25, 2017 | Philip Kosloski |
    What better way to celebrate #TolkienReadingDay than to hear from the author himself? Each year on March 25, Tolkien fans around the world mark the day by reading one of the many works penned by the popular Catholic author. According to the Tolkien Society, the annual event “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 favorite passages.” Read more: Tolkien’s Middle-Earth love story, Beren and Luthien, to be published in 2017 The date of March 25 has special significance to fans and Catholics...
  • I was an atheist until i read “The Lord Of The Rings”

    01/03/2017 2:22:39 PM PST · by fishtank · 88 replies
    Word on Fire ^ | 12-16-2016 | Fredric Heidemann
    I was an atheist until i read “The Lord Of The Rings” by Fredric Heidemann December 16, 2016 I grew up in a loving, comfortable atheist household of professional scientists. My dad was a lapsed Catholic, and my mom was a lapsed Lutheran. From the time that I could think rationally on the subject, I did not believe in God. God was an imaginary being for which there was no proof. At best, God was a fantasy for half-witted people to compensate their ignorance and make themselves feel better about their own mortality. At worst, God was a perverse delusion...