J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

DVD - 2003?
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"This film tells the story of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, English writer, poet, philologist and author of many stories, including most famously The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It describes the importance of the rural English West Midlands, where Tolkien grew up, in shaping his literary imagination and how the ancient northern languages he studied and taught throughout his life influenced his writing. These factors stimulated him to provide a context in which his own, invented languages might be spoken -- an imaginary land called Middle-earth. Accounts of The Hobbit and of The Lord of the Rings, and the phenomenal success that Tolkien somewhat reluctantly enjoyed when taken up by the counter-culture of the 1960s are included"--Container.
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2003?]
Edition: Fullscreen
ISBN: 9780769788210
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (48 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + contents sheet.


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kevfarley Apr 08, 2015

A good biographical survey and timely perspective,.. which includes original footage of the author himself.

Apr 10, 2014

Needs subtitles.

Jun 01, 2010

An enjoyable biography that moves beyond what was provided in the LOTR (movie) appendices and the two National Geographic Beyond the Movie specials.

Nov 22, 2009

Tolkien is undoubtedly one of the greatest writers of the last century. This wonderful peek into his life focused on LOTR and the Hobbit. For us fantasy fans it supports a subtle move into the biography genre of films.
Quite enjoyable.


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