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On 4/11/2018 at 6:44 AM, HerlockSholmes said:

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19 hours ago, Carol the Dabbler said:

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Now that Christopher has relinquished control over the estate I think we can expect a lot more of this. I don't doubt we'll see Middle-Earth pastiches before long.

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I'm afraid I've felt like every fantasy story written in the last 50-60 years is a pastiche of Middle-Earth. :(

 

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A theater in Regina, Saskatchewan is staging a production of The Hobbit through most of December.  It sounds pretty good -- wish I lived a bit closer!

 

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Be careful what you wish for! I was so excited when I saw that the arts center where I teach was producing "The Hobbit" … the stage is right above my classroom, so we get to hear a lot of the rehearsals. Alas, it was a musical version … with some of the most boring music I have ever heard, sung by … ugh … children. Atonal children. It was agonizing.

Right now they're rehearsing "A Christmas Carol", with people who can actually sing … I'm not fond of amateur productions, but the singing we hear filtering down from upstairs is so good, I might be tempted to try this one.

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Aaaaahhhhhhhh I’m so excited!  :bouncy:

 

 

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I was worried that they would turn Tolkien's Somme experience into some sort of action film but that, thankfully, doesn't seem to have happened. I'm very interested to see it now.

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I don't understand what sort of movie (TV show?) this is intended to be.  Does it depict Tolkien's life (or a portion thereof)?  Or is it about Middle Earth?

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It’s a movie, which I believe is supposed to be like a Tolkien biography, and more specifically about the life experiences that influenced his works.

 

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It is, I believe, essential a love story between Tolkien and his wife Edith with bits of war and Middle-Earth references added at points.

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It looks very promising. I am definitely planning on watching it. 

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Ooooh. Will it be in theaters, or on TV? I hope the former, or I probably won't get to see it.

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Theaters, I believe.  :smile: 

 

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According to IMDb, Tolkien is completed and due for US release on May 10th.

I checked out the cast, but the only name I recognize offhand is Colm Meaney.

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