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

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

My Precious

It really is the little things in life that makes me happy.  Take this, for example.  It arrived today.  This is my reward for having survived the family reunion last weekend. Everyone say it with me now... "Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul"

Back in Action

I'm back!  Did you miss me?  Bah, you didn't even really notice I was gone. A few days out in the country turned out to be exactly what the doctor ordered.  Having said that, it wasn't without incident.  Something about there needing to be a balance to the universe.  In a nutshell, I had to … Continue reading Back in Action