forrest gump

Okay, THIS Is Going On My Future Reading List

I'm not always a big fan of Christopher's handling of his father's works, but this looks pretty interesting:

Unfinished Tolkien work to be published

Mon Sep 18, 12:17 PM ET

NEW YORK - An unfinished tale by J.R.R. Tolkien has been edited by his son into a completed work and will be released next spring, the U.S. and British publishers announced Monday.

Christopher Tolkien has spent the past 30 years working on "The Children of Hurin," an epic tale his father began in 1918 and later abandoned. Excerpts of "The Children of Húrin," which includes the elves and dwarves of Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and other works, have been published before.

"It has seemed to me for a long time that there was a good case for presenting my father's long version of the legend of the `Children of Húrin' as an independent work, between its own covers," Christopher Tolkien said in a statement.

The new book will be published by Houghton Mifflin in the United States and HarperCollins in England.

J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings Trilogy" has sold more than 50 million copies and was also adapted into a blockbuster, Academy Award-winning trio of films. A stage version is scheduled to open next year.

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Name/Nickname: shiroken
Location: Seattle, WA
Have you read the book? (even some of it): Yes, many times, starting from when I was nine years old
Do you know any Elvish/Dwarvish?: Yes, mostly Elvish Sindarin
Do you have any knowledge of Tolkien's alphabets?: Enough to know where they originated from.
LOTR knowledge forte: All of it, including the Silmarillion and Lost Tales.

In LOTR, your favorite...
Character: Aragorn, of course
Actor:  Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellan
Middle-earth culture/race: Elves
Film: I love them all.
Volume of book: All.
Line/scene in film: The Last Charge of the Rohirrhim
Line/passage in book: Sam's battle with Shelob
Poem/song: The Lay of Luthien

Other hobbies/interests: Martial Arts, Music, Film Composing, Writing Fiction

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Name/Nickname: Neneithel
Location: UK

Have you read the book? (even some of it): Yes, many times.
Do you know any Elvish/Dwarvish?: Fairly good at Sindarin
Do you have any knowledge of Tolkien's alphabets?: Not much.
LOTR knowledge forte: Elves, Sindarin (I have written a few simple lessons for friends), the First Age

In LOTR, your favorite...
Character: Legolas
Actor: Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen or Orlando Bloom.
Middle-earth culture/race: Elves
Film: I love them all.
Volume of book: All.
Line/scene in film: I can't choose one
Line/passage in book: The part where Frodo and Sam find the broken statue.
Poem/song: The Song of Nimrodel

Other hobbies/interests: Gardening, druidry, genealogy, languages, writing terrible poetry and stories.

Anything else: Nothing springs to mind.

hey, i'm a newbie here...

name: heidi
nickname: rudy (has nothing to do w/ the movie "rudy")
location: seattle, WA

have you read the book? i'm on my 4th time around
do u know any elvish/drarvish? sure do
do u have any knowledge of tolkien's alphabets? yep
lotr knowledge forte: hmm, probably elvish

in lotr, your favorite...
actor: orlando bloom
middle-earth culture/race: well, the hobbit culture is my fave but the elves are my fave race
film: rotk
volume of book: fotr
line/scene in film: in rotk when everyone bows to the hobbits. *tear* gets me everytime.
line/passage in book: "And then softly, to his own surprise, there at the vain end of his long journey and his grief, moved by what thought in his heart he could not tell, sam began to sing." -rotk
"i sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew:
of wind i sang, a wind there came and in the branches blew.
beyond the sun, beyond the moon, the foam was on the sea,
and by the strand of ilmarin there grew a golden tree.
beneath the stars of ever-eve in eldamar it shone,
in eldamar beside the walls of elven tirion.
there long the golden leaves have grown upon the branching years,
while here beyond the sundering seas now fall the elven-tears.
o lorien! the winter comes, the bare and leafless day;
the leaves falling in the stream, the river flows away.
o lorien! too long i have dwelt upon this hither shore
and in a fading crown have twined the golden elanor.
but if of ships i now should sing, what ship would come to me,
what ship would bear me ever back across so wide a sea?"

other hobbies/interests: reading, writing, tennis, music, movies

anything else: nothing comes to mind

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the Istari

i learned from a friend today that there are other istari that tolkien actually wrote about. by other, i mean other than saruman, gandalf, and radagast. he says they all went to the west, and that one of them was "(name) the blue".
i can't find my guide to middle-earth anywhere, as i live in a state of constant mess. does anyone know of these other istari? thanks.

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hey, i just found this great band...

does any one here know of "Blind Guardian"? they write and play all sorts of neat songs about The iliad, dragonlance, and....lotr and the silmarillion! it's really cool. i just ordered one of their albums. it's called "Nightfall in Middle Earth", and it has songs called "feanor's curse" and "the eldar". really good lyrics too. i ahven't listened to any of the lotr songs, but "and then there was silence", about the iliad, is really good. so, if any one else likes Blind Guardian, please comment!

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how about them nazgul?

i'm sorry if i'm posting too much...uhh...moving right along...
the nazgul gave me nightmares the first time i read the book. did that happen to anyone else? i have always found them to be fascinating.
i loved how they did weathertop in the movie. howard shore made great music for the scene (as usual), and the special effects were great. but the thing that really got me was when frodo and the other hobbits were looking around all scared like, and ye see frodo's eyes (i have to say elijah's best acting skill is the way he uses his eyes) widen with terror, and all of sudden ye see one of the nazgul climb over the ridge, slowly and deliberately. in that scene, i could practically TASTE the terror, you know?
the nazgul were very influential on me. they gave me such a great feeling of fear. and when they have the fellbeasts...gadzooks, incredible.
so, i guess what i'm asking is, what do you all think of the nazgul?
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what about faramir, eh?

i dunno, i'm just trying to think if a topic, and this one seams like a good one.
my dad and i always argue about the books versus the movies. my dad is a complete tolkien purist, and, altohuh he likes the detail and scenery of the films, he hates the writers for what they changed. right now, the small issue of faramir is our main topic.
he says that tolkiens version was better. faramir resisted the ring completely because he was so unlike boromir. he says it destroys a lot of his character, having him temporarily embrace the power of the ring.
well, i am not the purist of the family. i love the books, but i feel that the movies give them a certain feeling that was sometimes lacking. another thing i loved was the way they did boromir. i found it hard to believe in the books that he could completely resist the ring. i couldn't believe it when he said he would toss the ring aside if he found it. only tom bombadil could do that. sam could also, to an extent, because of his simplicity. but i digress.
the point is, i don't think faramir would be able to resist the ring just like that. ::snaps fingers::. i'm in favor of the movie version in that sense. what do you think?

::scrolls up:: wow, i'm boring...-__-;;;

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