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David Bratman & The Hobbit Trailer

The other week I posted a few impressions on the trailer for The Hobbit. In the course of that post I quoted David Bratman who said, as recorded by the Grey Lady, “I felt as if I were seeing two films … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “The Hobbit” Trailer

Color me skeptical. When Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trailer broke a week or two ago amid emails and facebook posts of breathless excitement, rife with exclamation marks and omgomgomgs, I muttered a “bah, humbug.”* When Jackson’s adaptation of Fellowship of … Continue reading

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Tolkien’s Image of Middle Earth

I stumbled across a batch of illustrations the other day, which I gather will be released (with others) in a book in honor of the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. Tolkien’s precision comes through in his illustrations … Continue reading

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