Monday, September 24, 2018

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Tolkien and England

By Anastasia , published on Jan 9, 2013

Once again I’ve been back to Middle Earth. What a delight it was to arrive in The Shire in times BLR - before Lord of the Rings; what a delight it was to see Bilbo in his youth in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

This is not a movie review. All I will say is that The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien’s slender prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has itself been padded out into a trilogy, of which An Unexpected Journey is the first part. Bilbo’s journey is thus considerably longer than expected. The yarn has been spun out, unnecessarily so, some might conclude.

No, it’s not... (more)

Tags: writers, literature, books, films, j. r. r. tolkien, the hobbit, the lord of the rings

Titanic Tales

By Anastasia , published on Apr 16, 2012

James Cameron’s 1997 epic Titanic was released in 3D earlier this month to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the unsinkable. I saw, and loved, the original when I was a child. I’ve seen it several times since and am not likely to go to the cinema simply for a few wow-me visual afterthoughts.

I dare say a lot of people will go, a new generation who will be coming to it for the first time, coming to the story of Rose and Jack, star and class crossed lovers, playing out their time in the shadow of a greater drama.

The story of the Titanic itself has moved... (more)

Tags: titanic, naval disasters, films

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