JRR Tolkien

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The Guardian view on Tolkien: more than the sum of special effects | Editorial
Editorial: Television’s The Rings of Power is the latest proof that fantasy fiction has not lost its grip on culture


11, Sep, 2022 @5:25 PM

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power recap episode three – less slow-motion horse riding please!
Is this a show full of action-packed fight sequences? Or painfully whimsical equestrian moments and harfoot migration? Both, but it would be nice to see more of the former …

Andy Welch

09, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘I expected both to be cheap cash-ins’: readers’ verdicts on House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings
Costumes, sets, CGI, scripts and performances go under the spotlight – as readers weigh up the new ventures into Middle-earth and Westeros

Guardian readers

08, Sep, 2022 @2:23 PM

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Trouble harfoot? Amazon’s Lord of the Rings epic divides Tolkien fans
There can be no middle ground on Middle-earth, as reactions to The Rings of Power demonstrate

Alexandra Topping

02, Sep, 2022 @1:17 PM

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power review – so astounding it makes House of the Dragon look amateur
The visual splendour of this rich, gorgeous Tolkien drama will make you gawp throughout. Watch it on the largest TV you can

Rebecca Nicholson

31, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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What links The Lord of the Rings to Lenny Henry and the Beatles?
As Middle-earth buffs get ready for the new Rings of Power extravaganza, we follow Tolkien down the rabbit hole and find Orson Welles, Michael Gambon and the Fab Four

Larry Ryan

27, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Game of Thrones effect fires up reissues of ‘lost’ fantasy fiction classics
With big-budget TV series about to hit streaming services, publishers hope a string of cult novels will find a new audience

David Barnett

21, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Swedish gaming giant buys Lord of the Rings and Hobbit rights
Embracer buys Middle-earth Enterprises which controls intellectual property rights to Tolkien’s most famous works

Mark Sweney

18, Aug, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Peter Jackson wants to wipe his mind of Lord of the Rings. He should snap out of it | Stuart Heritage
After six blockbuster Tolkien movies, Jackson wants Derren Brown to wipe his memory of Middle-earth? It’s a boneheaded quest

Stuart Heritage

11, Aug, 2022 @1:08 PM

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Dreaming shires: how East Yorkshire shaped Tolkien’s Middle-earth fantasy
Invalided home from the Somme, the Lord of the Rings author was inspired by this peaceful landscape to begin his epic tales – which are now getting the Amazon blockbuster treatment

Liz Boulter

10, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Game of Thrones v Lord of the Rings: who will win the epic battle of the spin-offs?
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been flung into making prequels of the fantasy franchises. But which will triumph? Or, with no familiar characters, could both end in disaster?

Steve Rose

28, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings cast reveal clips from The Rings of Power at Comic-Con
Morfydd Clark, Owain Arthur and more tease scenes from new series for fans at San Diego fantasy convention

Harry Taylor

22, Jul, 2022 @10:08 PM

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