At times, critics of Peter Jackson have been challenged to show how they would do a better job. The following is my attempt to respond to that challenge.
What exactly is the wizard doing?
I figured out why J.R.R. Tolkien was such a great man. It was his desire, his zing, that pushed him past the limits of normality.
Nine black riders in a row....
"And I'm glad I read the Silmarillion first (minus Of the Third Age), because certain references (although fewer than I'd hoped) are clearer and bring deeper meaning to the present story. A perfect example is Faramir's passing reference to the White Tree--it brings alive the long broken history from the beginnings of time through the fall of Númenor and into Middle-earth."
John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R.) Tolkien, the famed author of The Lord of the Rings, was born on January 3, 1892 and died on September 2, 1973. Many experiences in life influenced Tolkien when he wrote this best-selling novel. He lived through both World Wars, wrote many books, and was a professor of Anglo-Saxon, or Old English, at Oxford.
Gollum the Key Character
"In all, even the slow chapters aren't boring, they just don't have much to talk about--or not until the story is all through and the reader can look back and see the significance of the minor details..."