Category “Lord of the Films”

Lord of the Films Video

Friday, December 6, 2013 16:39
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I finally finished the definitive video about The Lord of the Films. Thanks to everyone that helped!

LOTR Chapter by Chapter: Grey Havens

Thursday, September 5, 2013 8:11
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The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 9: The Grey Havens

Chapter synopsis: The turbulent events are followed by a splendid, prosperous and happy year. The whole Shire is busy repairing the harms done by Saruman’s ruffians. Sam remembers Galadriel’s gift and discovers that the box contains a strange dust and a single silver seed. He uses the dust to plant trees all over the Shire where they had been hewn down by the ruffians, and he plants the silver nut in the Party Field in Hobbiton; and out of it grows a beautiful mallorn. Sam marries Rose Cotton; Frodo moves back to Bag End, and Sam and Rose come to live there as well. The next year their first daughter, Elanor, is born. On the anniversaries of the events at Weathertop and Cirith Ungol Frodo’s old wounds hurt him again. In September, as Bilbo’s birthday is approaching, Frodo and Sam set out again (towards Rivendell, as Sam thinks; though he does not intend to go all the way). Yet in the woods they meet a large number of Elves, including Elrond and Galadriel; Bilbo is among them as well. Finally Sam realizes that Frodo intends to go to the Grey Havens, to pass over the Sea with the Elves and Bilbo. In the Havens Círdan the Shipwright and Gandalf await them; Gandalf, too, will board the ship. He has brought Pippin and Merry along as well, such that Sam will not be alone on the way home. Thus the elven-ship leaves Middle-earth; and the three hobbits return to the Shire, whereupon the tale reaches its end.

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New Lord of the Films Review

Sunday, August 11, 2013 16:44
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Felipe recently posted this review of The Lord of the Films at amazon:

“Very cool and easy to read, and full of interesting details that I didn’t know about the movies. I’ve been a lotr fanatic for the last 10 years and still this book have many things I didn’t know.”

Thanks, Felipe!

Contest Winners

Friday, June 21, 2013 20:06
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Congrats to the winners of the Big Spring Giveaway! Derrick, Margaret, and Doug won first, second, and third place respectively. For prizes, Derrick chose the Chronicles books, Margaret chose the Blu-rays and Alan Lee book, and Doug won the Sibley book.

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New Review of Lord of the Films

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:50
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There’s a new review of The Lord of the Films at amazon.com. Dartagnan gives it five stars and says, “I really enjoyed reading things that I did not realize about each of these great movies, it makes watching these movies even more enjoyable now. This book is very easy to read I will even read it again.”

Thanks, Dartagnan!

New Lord of the Films Review

Sunday, May 12, 2013 19:05
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It’s great to see Lucinda’s review of The Lord of the Films at goodreads. She writes:

“I absolutely love the cover of this lush book, which stands-out on the bookshelf. Exploring Hobbiton, Rivendell, Lothlórien and the end of all things was simply magical, highlighting how magnificent a story it is and the scope of Frodo’s journey from Bag-End to Mordor. Creatures such as the creation of Gollum/ Sméagol are studied and how an actor (Andy Serkis) made a digitally animated character become so ‘real’. So many questions are answered in this book ~ from shooting in New Zealand, horse riding and Andalucian stallions to the building of Rohan and the Golden hall of Edoras, situated at the top of a mountain. The shimmering, authentic costumes, the different races of Elves, Ents and Wizards to the magic that is Middle-Earth and the languages of old this is a remarkable look at an epic creation. Tolkien’s works have been brought to life so that the people, places and adventures of the Fellowship of Friends (on the quest of a lifetime to destroy the One Ring), will always live in our hearts forever. Thank you JW Braun for re-living this memorable experience!”

Surprise, Surprise

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 20:40

I went to Wal-Mart today and picked up my copy of The Hobbit magazine (officially called The Hobbit: A Tribute to the Unexpected Prequel”. And there on Page 69 was the page I had assembled for the magazine, all about superfan Pat Acton. Imagine my surprise when I turned the page, and there my book was an article about ME! And my book! To think it’s available at department stores and Barnes and Noble all throughout America.

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New Lord of the Films Review

Monday, January 16, 2012 17:49
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Dena at Goodreads just posted a review of The Lord of the Films. She gives it five out of five stars and says,

“As a HUGE Ringer I just couldn’t put this down. Read the entire thing in a day. It’s filled with insider info that you wouldn’t find anywhere else, and I thought I knew just about everything about The Lord of the Rings. Lots of interviews and info on the making of the movies, the characters, etc. And its told in a very warm way and a lot of it is filled with humor and had me laughing really hard. Every few paragraphs I’d run out and tell my dad, who also loves The Lord of the Rings, “Hey dad, did you know this?” and I’d tell him all that I was learning. Think I drove him nuts. lol Highly enjoyed this book!”

Thanks, Dena! You should have seen how annoyed your Dad was when I kept running to him to tell him about LOTR. He kept wondering who I was.

Lord of the Films Review

Sunday, October 23, 2011 7:00
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There’s a new review of The Lord of the Films at amazon. Constance G. J. Wagner gives the book five stars and says:

This book is a hoot! And so incredibly comprehensive that even though I have seen the extended versions of all three LOTR films dozens of times over the years, this author pointed out things that were new to me.

Written in fluid and often funny prose, THE LORD OF THE FILMS holds your attention from first page to last page and lets you wallow in information that only a true fan could love — such as the fact that the “Citizens of Minas Tirith” are included in the long list of credits at the end of the third film and if you look fast, you might catch a glimpse of Arwen: Warrior Princess escaping the cutting room floor to still be at the battle of Helm’s Deep!

LORD OF THE FILMS is a great revel of a read. You’ll love it!

Thanks, Constance!

Gen Con 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011 16:48
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Here’s TheOneRing.net talking about your favorite author, me! I’ll be attending Gen Con in just a few days.

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U.S. Residents Can Now Purchase a signed copy of The Lord of the Films for $5

Or Purchase the Book From These Retailers:
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