Understanding the Lord of the Rings

Understanding the Lord of the Rings Author Rose A. Zimbardo
ISBN-10 0618422536
Release 2005-04-14
Pages 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.



Understanding The Lord of the Rings

Understanding The Lord of the Rings Author Ted Hodges
ISBN-10 1590182340
Release 2003-01
Pages 96
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Provides an examination of the story's structure, a detailed analysis of important concepts within the work, and a brief biography of the author.



Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings

Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings Author William Bernard Ready
ISBN-10 044686157X
Release 1969
Pages 96
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Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings

Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings Author William Ready
ISBN-10 OCLC:895148243
Release 1966
Pages 96
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Der kleine Hobbit

Der kleine Hobbit Author J. R. R. Tolkien
ISBN-10 3423214139
Release 2012
Pages 459
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Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings Author Jane Chance
ISBN-10 9780813138015
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 184
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" With New Line Cinema's production of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the popularity of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is unparalleled. Tolkien's books continue to be bestsellers decades after their original publication. An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork is the first to explore its "mythology of power"--that is, how power, politics, and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the twentieth-century parallels presented in the trilogy.



Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings

Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings Author Lynnette R. Porter
ISBN-10 0275985210
Release 2005
Pages 224
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Celebrates the unsung heroes in the Lord of the Rings books and movies.



J R R Tolkien

J  R  R  Tolkien Author Humphrey Carpenter
ISBN-10 3608934316
Release 2001
Pages 323
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J R R Tolkien s Sanctifying Myth

J  R  R  Tolkien   s Sanctifying Myth Author Bradley J. Birzer
ISBN-10 9781497648913
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 245
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Since the appearance of The Lord of the Rings in 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have always sold briskly, appealing to a wide and diverse audience of intellectuals, religious believers, fantasy enthusiasts, and science fiction aficionados. Now, Peter Jackson’s film version of Tolkien’s trilogy—with its accompanying Rings-related paraphernalia and publicity—is playing a unique role in the dissemination of Tolkien’s imaginative creation to the masses. Yet, for most readers and viewers, the underlying meaning of Middle-earth has remained obscure. Bradley Birzer has remedied that with this fresh study. In J. R. R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth, Birzer explains the surprisingly specific religious symbolism that permeates Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. He also explores the social and political views that motivated the Oxford don, ultimately situating Tolkien within the Christian humanist tradition represented by Thomas More and T. S. Eliot, Dante and C. S. Lewis. Birzer argues that through the genre of myth Tolkien created a world that is essentially truer than the one we think we see around us every day, a world that transcends the colorless disenchantment of our postmodern age. “A small knowledge of history,” Tolkien once wrote, “depresses one with the sense of the everlasting weight of human iniquity.” As Birzer demonstrates, Tolkien’s recognition of evil became mythologically manifest in the guise of Ringwraiths, Orcs, Sauron, and other dark beings. But Tolkien was ultimately optimistic: even weak, bumbling hobbits and humans, as long as they cling to the Good, can finally prevail. Bradley Birzer has performed a great service in elucidating Tolkien’s powerful moral vision.



Reading The Lord of the Rings

Reading The Lord of the Rings Author Robert Eaglestone
ISBN-10 0826484603
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 214
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Beginning with an analysis of the critical history of Tolkien, the first section, Context and Criticism, examines and contrasts the historical and intellectual context of the books, films and their criticism. The second, Space, Place and Communities, turns to the philosophical and post-colonial concerns which structure contemporary understandings of the book and film. The third section, Gender, Sexuality and Class, shows how these issues are depicted in the novles and films. The final section, Tolkien's Futures, looks at the continuing influence of his work in both more traditional literary forms and in contemporary game and electronic narrative >



Watching the Lord of the Rings

Watching the Lord of the Rings Author Martin Barker
ISBN-10 0820463965
Release 2008
Pages 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.



The International Relations of Middle earth

The International Relations of Middle earth Author Abigail E. Ruane
ISBN-10 9780472051823
Release 2012-04-26
Pages 243
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The Lord of the Rings trilogy sheds light on issues of real-world international relations



The Frodo Franchise

The Frodo Franchise Author Kristin Thompson
ISBN-10 0520258134
Release 2007
Pages 399
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"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



Game Play

Game Play Author Paul Booth
ISBN-10 9781628927429
Release 2015-04-23
Pages 264
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The 21st century has seen a board game renaissance. At a time when streaming television finds millions of viewers, video games garner billions of dollars, and social media grows ever more intense, little has been written about the rising popularity of board games. And yet board games are one of our fastest growing hobbies, with sales increasing every year. Today's board games are more than just your average rainy-day mainstay. Once associated solely with geek subcultures, complex and strategic board games are increasingly dominating the playful media environment. The popularity of these complex board games mirrors the rise of more complex cult media products. In Game Play: Paratextuality in Contemporary Board Games, Paul Booth examines complex board games based on book, TV, and film franchises, including Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, The Hunger Games and the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. How does a game represent a cult world? How can narratives cross media platforms? By investigating the relationship between these media products and their board game versions, Booth illustrates the connections between cult media, gameplay, and narrative in a digital media environment.



The Real Middle Earth

The Real Middle Earth Author Brian Bates
ISBN-10 9781466891098
Release 2015-02-10
Pages 320
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J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that he based the land of Middle Earth on a real place. The Real Middle Earth brings alive, for the first time, the very real civilization in which those who lived had a vision of life animated by beings beyond the material world. Magic was real to them and they believed their universe was held together by an interlaced web of golden threads visible only to wizards. At its center was Middle Earth, a place peopled by humans, but imbued with spiritual power. It was a real realm that stretched from Old England to Scandinavia and across to western Europe, encompassing Celts, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Looking first at the rich and varied tribes who made up the populace of this mystical land, Bates looks at how the people lived their daily lives in a world of magic and mystery. Using archaeological, historical, and psychological research, Brian Bates breathes life into this civilization of two thousand years ago in a book that every Tolkien fan will want.



The Ring and the Cross

The Ring and the Cross Author Paul E. Kerry
ISBN-10 9781611470642
Release 2011
Pages 310
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The impact of Christianity on Tolkien's oeuvre, with particular reference to The Lord of the Rings. An articulate and authoritative analyses of Tolkien's Roman Catholicism and the role it plays in understanding his writings. The volume's contributors deftly explain the kinds of interpretations put forward and evidence marshaled when arguing for or against religious influence. The Ring and the Cross invites readers to draw their own conclusions about a subject that has fascinated Tolkien enthusiasts since the publication of his masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Paul E. Kerry is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, visiting fellow at The Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, and research associate at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.



Rules of Play

Rules of Play Author Katie Salen
ISBN-10 0262240459
Release 2004
Pages 672
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An impassioned look at games and game design that offers the most ambitious framework for understanding them to date.