Archive for October, 2012

What a bargain!

Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:59
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If you go to now, you can get a used copy of my book, The Lord of the Films, for only $999! (Or you can get a new edition for like $8.)

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LOTR Chapter by Chapter: The Road to Isengard

Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:10
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Not to be confused with The Road to Avonlea.

The Two Towers, Book 3, Chapter 8: The Road to Isengard

Chapter synopsis: Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Théoden, Éomer, and a part of the host of the Rohirrim ride towards Isengard. Gimli tells Legolas about the beauty of the Caverns of Helm’s Deep, and they decide that some day they will go together and see both the Forest of Fangorn and the Caverns. Finally they reach the Ring of Isengard, where Saruman had long dwelt and turned it into a great fortress; but now it was defeated and ruined by the Ents. At the gates they find Merry and Pippin, enjoying all the comforts of food, wine and pipe-weed, and they direct Gandalf and Théoden towards the north wall, where they might find Treebeard.

Tolkien’s Take:

After another break in the tension, we get another transition chapter. But this one is about a mystery. What will we see at Isengard?

“If you would learn that, you should come with me,’ answered Gandalf.

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Review of Hobbit Magazine

Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:25
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This Hobbit magazine is everywhere. I just saw it at my grocery store. Here’s a look inside it. (By the way, it’s possible that I’m responsible for the name of the “Superfans” section. I put the page together about Pat Acton and his Minas Tirith model, and when I found out they were building a section around it about other great fans, I started calling it the “superfan” section in my e-mails. Either Chris, who was overseeing the content, had the same idea as me, or he borrowed my term!)

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.


LOTR Chapter by Chapter: Helm’s Deep

Sunday, October 14, 2012 8:34

Tolkien keeps the party rolling.

The Two Towers, Book 3, Chapter 7: Helm’s Deep

Chapter synopsis: Gandalf turns towards Isengard with greatest speed, while the rest of the host ride towards Helm’s Deep, a stronghold in the mountains; there, in the tower of Hornburg, the dwelling of Erkenbrand, the master of Westfold, a number of the Rohirrim of that region had already sought refuge. The host enters Helm’s Deep and prepares for defense; they are attacked by a large army of orcs and the wild men of Dunland, and despite all their valour the defenders must retreat into Hornburg and into the caves in the Deep. On the dawn of the following day, however, the host of the Rohirrim breaks out of the fastness and the dismayed orcs flee before it. At the same time Gandalf appears, as well as Erkenbrand and his army; the orcs are surrounded and driven into a new forest, which is actually a host of Huorns (Ents that had become tree-ish). None come out alive.

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Hobbit Magazine

Friday, October 12, 2012 19:26
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I wrote an article for this magazine. It will soon be available at Wal-mart and Barnes and Noble.

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The Departure of Boromir / Evenstar

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 17:35
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Here are two great tracks from The Lord of the Rings soundtrack that you’ve probably never heard together like this:

J.R.R. Tolkien reads The Hobbit (Part 2)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 18:37
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This Tolkien guy is pretty good!

Lego Spoiler

Monday, October 8, 2012 18:06
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You might think you’d be able to go to the store and look at legos without getting movie spoilers, but this is no longer true in today’s world. That said, this is even more bizarre than usual.

By the way, to make it clear, I’m going to talk about a movie spoiler for The Hobbit. For the second film!

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Hobbit Extended Edition?

Monday, October 8, 2012 10:10
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A few days ago I mentioned that Warner Brothers had stated in a press kit that there would be an Extended Edition Blu-ray and DVD for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the fourth quarter of 2013. Now, Warner Brothers has issued a new statement:

“In the recently distributed calendar included in the Warner Bros. 90th Anniversary press kit, there was an erroneous mention of an Extended Edition release for The Hobbit film. This product has not been confirmed yet and we apologize for any confusion.”

So it looks like they’re playing it safe, waiting to see if the film is a success and the demand will be there for an Extended Edition. I’m sure there will be.

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