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The Hobbit, Chapter-By-Chapter: Fire And Water

The Hobbit’s first chapter sold the story to the reader on the basis of an eventual confrontation with a fire-breathing dragon, an enticing fantasy prospect if ever there was one. “Inside Information” provided the first part of that confrontation, in … Continue reading

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The Hobbit, Chapter-By-Chapter: Inside Information

This is the last large chapter, before the story really breaks into smaller bitesize chunks: here, just as in “Riddles In The Dark” and “Flies And Spiders“, Tolkien lets loose, crafting a large self-contained narrative, with its beating heart being … Continue reading

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The Hobbit, Chapter By Chapter: An Unexpected Party

Over seven years ago, upon receiving a nice new edition of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings, I started a chapter-by-chapter analysis that has become probably the most read thing on this site (and you can check it all … Continue reading

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That Desolation Of Smaug Trailer: Some Thoughts

I don’t usually go in for trailer analysis – It is nearly impossible to gain accurate summation of a movies quality from two minutes of footage, a personal belief I outlined more fully here – but since I love Tolkien … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Far over the misty mountains cold To dungeons deep and caverns old We must away, ere break of day To find our long-forgotten gold So, I wrote a brief piece on my expectations for this movie last week, bits and … Continue reading

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Expectations For An Unexpected Journey

I love the works of J.R.R Tolkien. The 100’000+ words I’ve written about The Lord of the Rings for this site might have been a clue. And I love Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films based upon the same material. I … Continue reading

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