LONG SPOKEN OF in hushed tones by geeks, network executives and elves, NBC's 1978 "Lord of the Rings" holiday special has been rediscovered.
Read the interview!
But then, Tolkien wasn't really a writer, was he?
Lord debate: Magnificent art or a cult classic?
"The greatest lesson we learn from Tolkien is the objective nature of truth. Evil is real; and so is good..." Read on for a deeper look at Tolkien's literary masterpiece...
Literary critic Harold Bloom described Tolkien's magnum opus as "inflated, overwritten, tendentious and moralistic in the extreme."
An archive showing the development of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy The Lord of the Rings is expected to fetch up to 35,000 pounds ($50,940) when it goes under the hammer next month.
In his 1973 book Counterfactuals, Lewis espoused a theory on what he called "possible worlds," prompting serious discussions about the reality of Conan the Barbarian, Middle Earth of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fame, and the planets explored in Star Trek.
J.R.R. Tolkien's good-versus-evil theme still resonates, especially now in the face of conflict. Thanks to NiennaSorrowing for bringing this article to our attention!
No, it's not a statutory holiday, but it is a great opportunity to see some cool movie footage and other goodies.
Wired Magazine's cover article, to which Tolkien Online heavily contributed, about the films and Tolkien fandom, now appears online in its entirety.
Joakim sends the following in from Scandinavia about a poll which was run yesterday on their site.
Hubig Training Konkret" and "Schmuck-Uhren-Noell", the official licensee for the "Lord of the Rings"-rings are proud to announce that starting today the officially licensed "The ONE Ring" from the upcoming "Lord of the Rings"-films is available for fans throughout the whole world* on the internet.
At 1:00 p.m. local time on November 8th, the following bookstores will host a LORD OF THE RINGS event featuring a twenty-minute video created exclusively for Houghton Mifflin. It will include the story behind the J.R.R. Tolkien publishing phenomenon; never-before-seen interviews; behind-the-scenes film footage; and conversations with director Peter Jackson, artists Alan Lee and John Howe, as well as stars from the movie, including Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, and Orlando Bloom.