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    Tolkien 2.0

    GRRM discussing the shock Gandalf's death had on him: https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/11/can-blame-lord-rings-gandalf-deaths-ned-robb-stark-game-thrones-7827671/ Full video:
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    Fevre Dream Fancast

    I've heard that as well (the context was he took the Ser Rodrik role partly because he liked FD so much). I've always wondered if he'd be a big enough name to cast in a lead role though, especially if it were a film adaptation. I remember on my first read Julian gave me Jason Isaac vibes. Though that may be a bit typecasting.
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    Tolkien 2.0

    https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2018/08/master-his-universe-warnings-jrr-tolkien-s-novels Dismissed as reactionary fantasy and even labelled fascist, Tolkien’s novels told of the corrupting influence of power. He deserves to be taken seriously, now more than ever. Interesting read, especially in a time when the Stormfront types are crawling out of the woodwork. (I remember finding their "Saruman is the Jewish Elite" thread a long time ago, yeesh) and LOTR seems a work either unfortunately embraced by far-right or sometimes even given to them by the left.
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    Trailer Thread V

    On Comic-Con stuff: I'm interested in Glass. I thought Unbreakable was very good, Split was solid. Shyamalan is visually skilled though his writing has ranged from mediocre-to-awful for years now. We'll see. Not a fan of Aquaman and Shazam, both look pretty uninteresting to me. Godzilla looks like it has great new monsters. I'm not sure about this series as a whole, though. I liked elements of the first, but found it thin and the characters weak, and I disliked Skull Island. Still, we'll see; this looks like it could be decent fun. Crimes of Grindelwald looks good.
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    Tolkien 2.0

    I like both of those, though I think Lee's recent version reigns supreme. Generally speaking, Tolkien art tends to have spectacular architecture and natural worlds, but is often inconsistent on the people depictions. Nasmith is the worst offender of that. There's some bizarre looking images of the Fellowship out there from him. It's a shame because of how wonderfully he captures the environments. Also, any update on what this book contains? I'm trying not get too excited about new material.
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    Tolkien 2.0

    I feel like this is the best depiction of Ulmo we've gotten yet. Granted, my mind immediately goes to the Nasmith rendition of this scene - the one that has a very pulp 70s/80s feel to it....
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    Tolkien 2.0

    The Fall of Gondolin hardback looks gorgeous: https://imgur.com/a/OA9NTe4
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    Amazon and WB discussing new LORD OF THE RINGS TV series

    https://deadline.com/2018/06/amazon-studios-head-jennifer-salke-strategy-lord-of-the-rings-series-transparent-future-qa-1202407283/ So more info. Still in early days, Jackson may be involved, may shoot in New Zealand, Simon Tolkien is in talks.
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    Tolkien 2.0

    So I've seen this recently: It's ostensibly some of Tolkien's own commentary on the scene in question, but the person cited "The Hunt for the Ring" as its source. I looked at that part of the Unfinished Tales book and found none of this there. Anyone know the source or if this is real at all? EDIT: Apparently it's from "The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion"
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    Amazon and WB discussing new LORD OF THE RINGS TV series

    With most of this stuff told in summary. it's going be a very, very fan-fic'd show to make it work at all. And the quality of writing will... depend on a lot of factors. I'm honestly not sure why they didn't just redo Lord of the Rings (The Old Forest! Fatty! Scouring! Ghan-buri Ghan!) other than they want to piggyback on Jackson's Middle-Earth rather than Tolkien's. As it stands, this kinda reminds me of Tolkien abandoning the New Shadow because it lacked the grandeur of what came before...
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    Amazon and WB discussing new LORD OF THE RINGS TV series

    I wonder if the Adventures of Aragorn and Legolas might be a thing now.
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    Trailer Thread IV

    No... that does not look good to me.
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    Tolkien 2.0

    I just randomly stumbled upon a German pop singer whose songs are about Tolkien's work:
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    Tolkien 2.0

    Interesting implication that Goldberry's mother loves her not. Tom being manipulative or something tragic about Goldberry's history, or both? I suppose, also being a folk song, there's no real way to know what happened between the meeting and the wedding, and how they communicated.
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    Tolkien 2.0

    It's actually kinda amusing in the film version that the Deepning Wall offers no protection for its archers. In the book, its walls are so high that only men of great height can peer over, and there are slits to shoot arrows from. I never really got the beginning of the film version. The Uruks line up, in range, and begin what I assume is their version of the Hakka. And the Rohirrim just stand there, politely waiting for them to finish. Except the one old man who looses his arrow too soon, which enrages the Uruks.Even Aragorn chides him to hold. I mean, if he hadn't released the arrow would they turn around and go home? In the book the Uruks approach the structure sending volleys of arrows at the Walls, then when the castle seems.... dead, they begin chanting and thrashing, at this point the defenders unleash their own volley and the battle begins. I've also always missed the part where Aragorn stands above the gates and speaks with the Uruks.