In one of the scenes of LOTR
, Viggo Mortensen to show his agony upon learning that his hobbit friends might be nothing more than a pile of charred remains, kicks his helmet, and in the process breaks two of his toes.
"So you spoke," said Eomer, "but hope oft deceives, and I knew not then that you were a man foresighted." (LotR
The one potential drawback that could face a "LOTR
" series however if that the ending of the series is already known, as Tolkien did finish the novels before he died in 1972.
Higgens's analysis of the influence of OE literature on LOTR
begins in earnest with a discussion of mead-hall community and culture in chapter 3, "Tolkien Enters the Anglo-Saxon Community Through the Mead-Hall Building." In chapter 4, "The Role of the Lord, Comitatus, and Gift-Giving Within the Mead-Hall," she explains the lord's relationship with his thanes as established by the comitatus oath (an oath of allegiance and mutual protection), and how this oath was reinforced through the hall's structure and activities, especially feasting, drinking, and gift-giving.
Besides the amazing poetry and poetic prose in the LOTR
, what strikes me now in rereading it, is the sense of mission that Tolkien invests in its heroes, led by a pack of hobbits--smaller-sized, human-like creatures.
Fans of the series will immediately recognize the ring as the very one forged by the Dark Lord Sauron and which is destined to be destroyed by Bilbo's nephew, Frodo Baggins, in LOTR
: The Return of the King.
But when the author was writing The Lord of the Rings (LOTR
), it seemed as if no publisher would be willing to take the risk with such a long, ground-breaking work.
Though brilliantly realised, Smaug the dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch) also lacks the same mysterious depth of character as Gollum from LOTR
and last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Conspicuously underemployed since LOTR
, Orlando Bloom makes a rather pointless return as Legolas.
The movie does not have the same grand, epic feel the LOTR
trilogy has, this time instead of saving the world from imminent darkness we follow a hobbit, a wizard and a company of dwarves as they attempt to reclaim their gold and homeland from a dragon.
As a fan of the Lord of the Rings (LOTR
) trilogy I was counting down the days to the release of the The Hobbit to take another look into the beloved fantasy world created by author J.K.K Tolkein.
'After Lord Of The Rings, Gollum was absorbed into the public consciousness So part of the difficulty of doing The Hobbit 12 years later was reclaiming him, because I've heard that many impersonations of him.' 1) His biggest ever hangover was on the set of LOTR
. 'We had some big parties filming in New Zealand.