The Lord of the Rings

This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547951949

Category: Fiction

Page: 1216

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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

The Lord of the Rings

Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of media and film studies to explore the various strategies and implications underlying the global presence of 'Lord of the Rings', this book covers different national contexts and presents a ...

Author: Ernest Mathijs

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764823

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 341

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Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of media and film studies to explore the various strategies and implications underlying the global presence of 'Lord of the Rings', this book covers different national contexts and presents a lively and diverse combination of textual, historical and empirical study.

The Lord of the Rings

The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780395974681

Category: Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)

Page: 1137

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The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.

Watching the Lord of the Rings

This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials.

Author: Ernest Mathijs

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463964

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 297

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How did audiences across the world respond to the films of The Lord of the Rings? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials. Contributors use these materials to explore a series of widely speculated questions: why is film fantasy important to different kinds of viewers? Through marketing, previews and reviews, debates and cultural chatter, how are audiences prepared for a film like this? How did fans of the book respond to its adaptation on screen? How do people choose their favorite characters? How was the films' reception shaped by different national and cultural contexts? The answers to these questions shed fresh light on the extraordinary popularity of The Lord of the Rings and provide important new insights into the global reception of cinema in the twenty-first century.

Understanding the Lord of the Rings

Selected essays on Tolkien's trilogy include W. H. Auden's essay on the hero's quest, C. S. Lewis's piece on the value of myth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's article on hero worship, Tim Shippey's piece on the film trilogy, and much more.

Author: Neil D. Isaacs

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618422531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Selected essays on Tolkien's trilogy include W. H. Auden's essay on the hero's quest, C. S. Lewis's piece on the value of myth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's article on hero worship, Tim Shippey's piece on the film trilogy, and much more. Original.

Fan Phenomena The Lord of the Rings

The book delves into the philosophy of the series and its fans, the distinctions between the films’ fans and the books’ fans, the process of adaptation, and the role of New Zealand in the translation of words to images.

Author: Lorna Piatti-Farnell

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783207310

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 590

Few, if any, books come close to being as beloved – or as ubiquitous – as The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The book delves into the philosophy of the series and its fans, the distinctions between the films’ fans and the books’ fans, the process of adaptation, and the role of New Zealand in the translation of words to images. Lavishly illustrated, it is guaranteed to appeal to anyone who has ever closed the last page of The Return of the King and wished it to never end.

The Two Towers

In anticipation of the new film The Hobbit, opening in December 2012, comes a reissue of the second book in The Lord of the Rings series. Reissue. 200,000 first printing.

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Lord of the Rings

ISBN: 9780547928203

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 181

In anticipation of the new film The Hobbit, opening in December 2012, comes a reissue of the second book in The Lord of the Rings series. Reissue. 200,000 first printing.

Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings

Celebrates the unsung heroes in the Lord of the Rings books and movies.

Author: Lynnette R. Porter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985219

Category: History

Page: 224

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Celebrates the unsung heroes in the Lord of the Rings books and movies.

Walking with Frodo

Identifies parallels between the storylines in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Bible, demonstrating how young adults can learn Biblical virtues through the examples of twelve characters in the popular series. Original.

Author: Sarah Arthur

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780842385541

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 179

View: 214

Identifies parallels between the storylines in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Bible, demonstrating how young adults can learn Biblical virtues through the examples of twelve characters in the popular series. Original.

The Lord of the Rings

Presents a collection of critical essays discussing Tolkien's epic fantasy.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438113994

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

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- Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism - Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.

Finding God in the Lord of the Rings

Kurt Bruner, Jim Ware. in The I finding God LORD RINGS of the KURT BRUNER
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Author: Kurt Bruner

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

ISBN: 1496447484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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The bestselling book now revised and updated with new content!Hailed as the most popular and best-loved series of the twentieth century, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is more than a great story; it's a reflection of life's epic quest for all of us. Examining the Christian themes in J. R. R. Tolkien's masterwork, bestselling authors Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware reveal a rich tapestry of hope, friendship, redemption, and faith in the face of overwhelming odds. More than 200,000 copies sold Includes six new chapters and a discussion guide A helpful resource for personal study, devotions, or group discussion

The Frodo Franchise

"This is the best all-around view of the Tolkien phenomenon. Thompson understands the books, she understands the movies—she also understands the money and the franchising. Best of all, she understands the people.

Author: Kristin Thompson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520258136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 399

View: 331

"This is the best all-around view of the Tolkien phenomenon. Thompson understands the books, she understands the movies—she also understands the money and the franchising. Best of all, she understands the people. Thompson offers cultural criticism of the highest order, examining one of the most significant shifts in contemporary popular media."—Tom Shippey, author of The Road to Middle-earth "Reading these chapters has been an absolute pleasure. It’s all so complex but so succinct. Thompson has managed to do what so many others have failed to do . . . in chapter one, she has explained how all the rights to LOTR bounced around, and were finally sorted so Peter Jackson could make the movie. I’ve never understood the complexities of how that worked until now!"—Judy Alley, Merchandising Coordinator, The Lord of the Rings "I must say that Thompson has written the definitive study of Peter Jackson’s work in creating this remarkable production entity."—Alex Funke, ASC, Oscar-winning Visual Effects Director of Photography, miniatures unit, The Lord of the Rings "I had a wonderful time reading those chapters! There’s so much I don’t know about what went on—I am in awe of all the research Thompson has done. It is an extremely interesting read! There’s so much there that I’d forgotten and I always wished there was a permanent record of many things that happened. Thompson’s account of TORN’s beginnings and how it functioned gets it absolutely right—more than that, Thompson captures how it felt to us at the time. Nobody else has managed to get enough of an understanding to do that."—Erica Challis ("Tehanu"), co-founder of TheOneRing.net

The Rough Guide to the Lord of the Rings

Provides information on the plots, characters, themes, and meanings of the "Lord of the Rings" novels.

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843532750

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 714

Provides information on the plots, characters, themes, and meanings of the "Lord of the Rings" novels.

From Hobbits to Hollywood

Ranging from interpretations of The Lord of the Rings' ideological and philosophical implications, through discussions of its changing fandoms and its incorporation into the Hollywood industry of stars, technology, genre, and merchandising, ...

Author: Ernest Mathijs

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016825

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

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Peter Jackson's film version of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) is the grandest achievement of 21st century cinema so far. But it is also linked to topical and social concerns including war, terrorism, and cultural imperialism. Its style, symbols, narrative, and structure seem always already linked to politics, cultural definition, problems of cinematic style, and the elemenal mythologies that most profoundly capture our imaginations.From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings treats Jackson's trilogy as having two conditions of existence: an aesthetic and a political. Like other cultural artefacts, it leads a double life asobjet d'art and public statement about the world, so that nothing in it is ever just cinematically beautiful or tasteful, and nothing is ever just a message or an opinion.Written by leading scholars in the study of cinema and cultureFrom Hobbits to Hollywood gives Jackson's trilogy the fullest scholarly interrogation to date. Ranging from interpretations ofThe Lord of the Rings' ideological and philosophical implications, through discussions of its changing fandoms and its incorporation into the Hollywood industry of stars, technology, genre, and merchandising, to considerations of CGI effects, acting, architecture and style, the essays contained here open a new vista of criticism and light, for ardent fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, followers of Jackson, and all those who yearn for a deeper appreciation of cinema and its relation to culture.

The Lord of the Rings

Author: John R. R. Tolkien

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The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien's classic masterpieces behind the films, telling the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One ...

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008112837

Category: Fiction

Page: 2064

View: 614

Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien s classic masterpieces behind the films, telling the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One Ring. When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed gift set, published to celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson s three-part film adaptation of JRR Tolkien s The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, contains both titles and features cover images from both films. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien s remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits part in the epic quest for the Ring beginning with Bilbo s fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom."

The Art of The Lord of the Rings

A behind-the-scenes view of the art and design of the film trilogy captures pivotal scenes and characters and features the work of Alan Lee, John Howe, and other artists and designers who offer their own take on the design process.

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618510832

Category: Art

Page: 223

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A behind-the-scenes view of the art and design of the film trilogy captures pivotal scenes and characters and features the work of Alan Lee, John Howe, and other artists and designers who offer their own take on the design process.

The Lord of the Rings

A companion guide to the third film follows the journeys of Frodo, Sam, and Gollum as they slowly make their way into the depths of Mordor, while the scattered Fellowship members take a final stand against the forces of Sauron.

Author: Jude Fisher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618390977

Category: Fiction

Page: 68

View: 501

A companion guide to the third film follows the journeys of Frodo, Sam, and Gollum as they slowly make their way into the depths of Mordor, while the scattered Fellowship members take a final stand against the forces of Sauron.

The Two Towers

Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom.

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007488339

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs.Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson's two-part film adaptation of THE HOBBIT, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, this second part of THE LORD OF THE RINGS is available for a limited time with an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy.

Studying the Event Film

These meticulous essays combine with Peter Jackson's remarkable trilogy to form a unique entry to the study of 21st century media.

Author: Harriet Margolis

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719071997

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Peter Jackson's epic trilogy, the biggest film event of the 21st century, turned the best-selling book of the 20th century into a popular, critical and financial success all over again. This comprehensive collection draws together twenty-five essays on the making, the meaning and the reception of The Lord of the Rings. There is a section on the business of the 'event film', critical chapters on techniques and meanings ranging from music to spirituality, essays on the multimedia products associated with the films, observations on the trilogy's global audience, and an informative dossier of reviews, interviews, production details and box-office returns. More closely integrated, and more attuned to the global marketplace than the older blockbusters, the event film, with its attention-grabbing pitch for the status of news, will be one of the most influential media forms of the coming years. These meticulous essays combine with Peter Jackson's remarkable trilogy to form a unique entry to the study of 21st century media.