Middle-Earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by Daniel Falconer

According to the forward by Peter Jackson, the journey from page to screen began in 1997 with a simple idea: film The Hobbit as a single film, then if it was successful, tackle The Lord of the Rings.  What unfolded from there is nothing less than an odyssey into the impossible as the beloved "unfilmable" … Continue reading Middle-Earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by Daniel Falconer

The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: XVI. Of Maeglin

With this chapter, we introduce some new players, who in turn will lead to new consequences down the road. Aredhel Ar-Feiniel, the White Lady of Noldor, daughter of Fingolfin, lived in the hidden city of Gondolin with her brother Turgon.  She wearied of it, desiring to ride again in Valinor.  200 years later, she asked … Continue reading The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: XVI. Of Maeglin

Silmarillion Blues – Announcements and Considerations

Greetings from Middle-Earth! This announcement is for those of you who are following along (or want to) on the Silmarillion Blues project, aka the Tolkien quest. This week's chapter post from The Silmarillion is "Of Beleriand and Its Realms," otherwise known as "describing the parts of the map we've not yet seen."  Exciting stuff.  Riveting.  *rolls eyes*  By the Force, … Continue reading Silmarillion Blues – Announcements and Considerations