May 23rd, 2013
pejmanyousefzadeh

explore-blog:

Tolkien fans, rejoice! The Fall of Arthur, the author’s long-awaited unfinished, unpublished epic poem, is finally out, edited by his son Christopher.

Pair with Tolkien’s little-known original sketches for The Hobbit

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January 20th, 2013
pejmanyousefzadeh

Now, THIS Is True Tolkienian Devotion

James Daily—a lawyer by trade—examines the contract drawn up between Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves in The Hobbit. Conclusion:

One the whole, the contract is pretty well written.  There are some anachronisms, unnecessary clauses, typos, and a small number of clear drafting errors, but given the contract’s length and its role in the film (which is to say not a huge one, especially in the particulars) it’s an impressive piece of work. I congratulate prop-maker and artist Daniel Reeve on a strong piece of work.

This is actually rather important to me. I find it difficult to watch courtroom dramas since I end up spending my time issuing objections; movie and TV lawyers don’t appear to know much about the rules of evidence. It is nice to see a movie that worked hard to get basic and recognizable principles of law right.

January 14th, 2013
pejmanyousefzadeh

dalpuri:

J.R.R. Tolkien on the inception of The Hobbit.

See, teachers and professors? Grading can actually turn out to be a creative, worthwhile and lucrative exercise.

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December 16th, 2012
pejmanyousefzadeh

Movie Review: “The Hobbit”

I wanted to love this movie as much as I loved the installments from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Alas, I can only like the first installment. The epic scenery remains magnificent, the return of old characters from the Lord of the Rings is charming and Martin Freeman makes for a very good Bilbo Baggins. But I have to concur with those who have complained that in many places, the pacing of the movie is much too slow and only serves to exasperate viewers. Additionally, while the adventures of the Fellowship of the Ring had the air of an epic quest, those of Bilbo and his group seem somewhat less epic in scale. I look forward to the second and third installments, but I can only hope that the weakest one is behind us.

October 10th, 2012
pejmanyousefzadeh
thedailywhat:

Meanwhile In New Zealand of the Day: Starting November 1, New Zealand will be putting The Hobbit on its stamps and money. Ian McKellen is delighted by the concept: “To put Gandalf on these splendiferous coins is a wizard idea.” We see what you did there, Sir Ian. The coins are not only highly collectible, they’re also legal tender. It’s all about the Bagginses, baby.
[themarysue]

thedailywhat:

Meanwhile In New Zealand of the Day: Starting November 1, New Zealand will be putting The Hobbit on its stamps and money. Ian McKellen is delighted by the concept: “To put Gandalf on these splendiferous coins is a wizard idea.” 

We see what you did there, Sir Ian. The coins are not only highly collectible, they’re also legal tender. It’s all about the Bagginses, baby.

[themarysue]

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