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Regarding Aragorn: a matter of age

Eowyn and Aragorn by Alan Lee.

Eowyn and Aragorn by Alan Lee.

Over the years J.R.R. Tolkien corrected a number of typographical errors and inconsistencies within The Lord of the Rings. The 50th anniversary edition, released in 2004 and overseen by Christopher Tolkien, remains the most recent such revision.

In this TORn library article Barliman chatter and Hall of Fire regular Puma examines one error regarding Aragorn’s age that was actually introduced in the transition to the revised editions, and has seemingly remained unnoticed ever since.

 


The tale of one word

The Lord of the Rings is a complex book with just as complex a history. Through all the revisions there is one error in the appendices that has persisted even into the 50th anniversary edition, which is the most correct version we have. (more…)

Posted in Christopher Tolkien, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Green Books, Headlines, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Return of the King, The Two Towers, Tolkien

Analysis: Bard, the Black Arrow and the Windlance

One of the more interesting things to pop out of the TORn mega-spoiler list relates to Bard, the Black Arrow and the weapon known as the Windlance.

Readers, of course, already know that Bard’s Black Arrow plays a critical role in Smaug’s attack on Lake-town.

“Arrow!” said the bowman. “Black arrow! I have saved you to the last. You have never failed me and always I have recovered you. I had you from my father and he from of old. If ever you came from the forges of the true king under the Mountain, go now and speed well!”
The Hobbit, Fire and Water

This is where, in Peter Jackson’s trio of films, events have begun to diverge. (It’s also, by the way, where we’re going to head into movie spoiler and speculation territory.) (more…)

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit

Magic, movies and The Lord of the Rings

Balrog wings or not Cinefex writer Graham Edwards examines what magic in movies should look like, and lists some of his favourite depictions of magic in movies through the years. (more…)

Posted in Fellowship of the Ring, Green Books, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Return of the King, The Two Towers

Alberta Film Ratings lists 1:48 minute Hobbit 3 teaser trailer!

10296565_667417219960553_4075720695665026947_n Following the listing on The British Board of Film Classification on July 11, Alberta Film Ratings has just issued a PG rating for the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Running time is the same: 1 minute and 48 seconds. (more…)

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

Three new stills from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

These latest three stills from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies feature Bard, Tauriel and Thranduil. Apparently, the stills come from Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con special issue. (more…)

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

This may be the Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition 3D cover

Our friends at Henneth-annun.ru have tipped us off that someone over on the Blu-ray.com forums has posted what is likely to be the cover for the special extended edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. (more…)

Posted in Blu-Ray, DVDs, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit

Evangeline Lilly talks Hobbit 3, Comic-Con and Tauriel’s fate

300891id6a_TheHobbit_TDOS_Tauriel_BusShelter_48inW_x_70inH.indd Evangeline Lilly talked to Slashfilm the other day about all things San Diego Comic-Con, and answered a few questions about The Hobbit, and her book, The Squickerwonkers.

One of the things she revealed is that she’ll finally be doing ADR for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies directly after Comic-Con. (more…)

Posted in ComicCon, Conventions, Evangeline Lilly, Events, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Tolkien

Set pic: see Elrond in his armour at Dol Guldur

Film spoilers ahoy!

Christopher Lee has already spoken somewhat about his larger role in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. So we know that the White Council has a role to play, and we’ve always assumed that this will involve a quick trip down the road to Dol Guldur to have a chat with Sauron and his best buddies. (more…)

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit one of Entertainment Weekly’s hot movie picks at Comic-Con

XXX HOBBIT-BATTLE-FIVE-ARMIES-MOV-JY-1157-.JPG A ENT Entertainment Weekly picks The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies as one of hot movies to get the low-down on at San Diego Comic-Con this year. (more…)

Posted in ComicCon, Conventions, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit

Lego Erebor set for the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies unveiled!

lego-ereborLord of the Bricks has just unveiled the forthcoming Erebor Lego collectible set. The set, which contains some 800 pieces, will debut in October.

As well as Smaug, it contains five minifigures — Bilbo, Dwalin, Balin, Thorin and Fili — but no new characters Every character has new torso printing, and Bilbo has his mithril shirt. (more…)

Posted in Collectibles, Hobbit Movie, LEGO, Merchandise, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Toys

New high-resolution still of Gandalf and Thranduil from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

So, it seems that we’re going to be drip-fed a photo a day until the San Diego Comic-Con Hall H presentation.

Today, it’s one of Gandalf meeting Thranduil in what seems to be a wintry and ruined Dale. Those following the Gandagast staff kerfuffle will note that Gandy has his old staff in this one. The one he lost in Dol Guldur just recently. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Five fabulous fan-made teaser posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

We all know that Warner Bros. and the production crew of The Hobbit have been very quiet since the turn of the year, releasing only a trickle of material relating to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

That doesn’t mean that readers and movie fans have been dormant. In fact, they’ve been pretty active producing fake teaser posters. (more…)

Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: There and Back Again