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  • Middle-earth Envisioned give-away contest
    This competition is open to all EU US and Canadian residents In total we will have 2 winners and each will win 1 of the 2 books up for grabs Make sure to spread news about the competition since the more you share the more chance you will have to win Here is a small recap of all books that can we won in this give away Middle earth Envisioned The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings On Screen On Stage and Beyond by Brian J Robb and Paul Simpson The painstakingly crafted world that J R R Tolkien created for The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion is so vivid that it s easy to briefly imagine Middle earth as a real place even Tolkien himself had said it existed somewhere on Earth From the languages spoken and the creatures that peopled it to the wars and cosmology the richly imagined Middle earth has left many artists and fans worldwide imagining what it would look and feel like to inhabit such a wildly inspired world Tolkien left out no details in his picture so it is no surprise that Middle earth has inspired such inventiveness in turn Middle earth Envisioned is the first book to explore the artistic legacy left by Tolkien s world Paintings drawings theatrical performances radio serials and films inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are all discussed in a manner that further illuminates the brilliance of Tolkien s creation Readers will discover details surrounding an attempted Beatles live action version with Paul McCartney as Frodo Baggins a nearly four hour Canadian musical the West End stage production of Lord of the Rings and of course the Peter Jackson films including the Hobbit trilogy and much more In

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  • J.R.R. Tolkien film biopic in the pipeline
    mastermind behind the epic Middle earth stories like The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will become the subject of a feature film His life story will be adapted to the big screen under the project tentatively titled Tolkien According to LA Times the upcoming biopic will examine the author s life particularly his formative years at Pembroke College and as a soldier in World War I and how it influenced him and his work BBC adds that the movie will also cover his friendship with fellow author CS Lewis with whom he studied at university and formed the writing group known as The Inklings and mentions aside from his active role in WW1 Tolkien also acted as a code breaker during WW2 Tolkien scholar and superfan David Gleeson Cowboys Angels is working on the script I suppose he is reading up The Tolkien Companion Guide Tolkien s letters and biographies and hopefully brings in some of the bigger scholars and experts to get this into a good movie Don t hesitate to contact me if done right count me in Peter Chernin s Chernin Entertainment The Heat Rise of the Planet of the Apes will produce the movie that is set up at Fox Searchlight Fox Searchlight which was behind last year s Hitchcock film is now developing a biopic about The Lord of the Rings author J R R Tolkien And guess while many will scream I will enjoy every tiny bit of it IF the project get greenlit by the authors Estate and IF the right scholars are on board to keep the script writer on course There have been previous attempts to make a biopic about Tolkien but they fell apart Mirkwood A Novel About JRR Tolkien by Steve Hillard a fantastical look at his

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  • Do you have information on the BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford?
    3 May 2015 On the shores of the shoreless sea Sunday 19 January 2015 New Collector Profile added Giulio Torlai Saturday 29 November 2014 Back to the past Simon J Cook on Tolkien and History Tuesday 7 October 2014 Will we ever see The Silmarillion on the big screen SHOW ALL ARTICLES Subscribe in a reader Do you have information on the BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford 28 10 13 by Pieter Collier Comments Researchers at Oxford University are interested in hearing from any member of staff who may have worked on a BBC production from March 1968 entitled Tolkien in Oxford presented by John Izzard They would like to talk to anyone who may have assisted with the production and may have further information about the filming or interviews The documentary was shot from 5 9 February 1968 and broadcast on 30 March 1968 A transcription of the interview was released on 7 April 2007 for the Children of Húrin Release Others parts of the same interview were released by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on April 19 2007 and in J R R Tolkien An Audio Portrait In August 2010 the BBC Archives released the original full version of

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  • The Ascent of Orodruin, a missing Cor Blok painting, resurfaced
    October 2014 Will we ever see The Silmarillion on the big screen SHOW ALL ARTICLES Subscribe in a reader The Ascent of Orodruin a missing Cor Blok painting resurfaces 23 10 13 by Pieter Collier Comments In recent years the artist Cor Blok has become better known to Tolkien The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings fans HarperCollins took the unusual step of publishing two calendars in a row 2011 and 2012 featuring his work The release of A Tolkien Tapestry in 2011 gave us a nearly complete look at Blok s paintings However some the paintings were sold in the 90 s without any images of them being kept and hence they don t feature in A Tolkien Tapestry And since we were trying to locate some of the missing images we wrote several appeals that were published on numerous Tolkien and fantasy related websites Nothing really happened until now I m extremely proud to show you The Ascent of Orodruin one of the missing pieces of Cor Blok We had it on file as Orodruin but had no idea what it looked like Of course when the owner contacted us after having read the book Cor Blok did recognize the piece right away The work was created on 27 december 1959 and purchased probably around 1994 and still remains in the collection of the buyer We are so happy to be able to show this work it is just stunning We are glad it has been treasured and still looks fantastic So the search continues After this we start to believe again more missing pictures might resurface Here s a list of the paintings with the page numbers from A Tolkien Tapestry for the ones that appear in the book Roman numerals refer to paintings of which

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  • Beyond Bree Calendar 2014: Dwarves
    of the mountains as we celebrate the Dwarves of Tolkien s world with this fantastic collection of international art featuring Anke Eissmann Sylvia Hunnewell Jay Johnstone Tim Kirk Octo Kwan Nancy Martsch Jef Murray Ted Nasmith David Wenzel Colin Williams Maciej Wygnanski and more The colour and black white calendar will have both Middle earth dates and real world holidays It will be 11 x 8 1 2 inches opening to 11 x 17 inches Pricing 20 plus shipping USA 2 00 the rest of the world 5 00 For PayPal orders please add 1 00 Send PayPal payments in USD to beyondbree yahoo com Send check or postal money order in USD drawn on a US bank to Nancy Martsch PO Box 55372 Sherman Oaks CA 91413 USA You may send US currency at your own risk in a sturdy envelope For more details please e mail beyondbree yahoo com Beyond Bree is the newsletter of the Tolkien Special Interest Group of American Mensa Mensa is a high IQ society Subscriptions are open to all lovers of Tolkien s Middle earth Mensan and non Mensan alike Beyond Bree is published once a month in both paper and electronic format A typical issue of Beyond Bree is 12 pages long contains short articles on JRR Tolkien and his works reviews of books games films events by about or inspired by JRR Tolkien and his works and general fantasy which might be of interest to the Tolkien fan Also readers views fan publications news art occasional poetry puzzles We seldom publish fiction Since we are too widely scattered to meet in person Beyond Bree carries news of conventions and gatherings where the Tolkien fan might find others of similar interests And if readers have questions about Tolkien or his works we

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  • The Fall of Arthur manuscript goes on display to celebrate its publication
    original manuscript in an exhibition at the Bodleian Library Magical Books from the Middle Ages to Middle earth at Bodleian Library in Oxford England will be open to the public from May 23 to October 27 2013 At this exhibition the manuscript of The Fall of Arthur is on display for the first time showing the poem which was one of several halted by his death Its first publication will coincide with the exhibition s opening day The Bodleian s summer exhibition takes as its theme the work of some of the foremost modern exponents of children s fantasy literature members of the group of writers informally known as the Oxford School C S Lewis J R R Tolkien Susan Cooper Alan Garner and Philip Pullman From its unique holdings of these authors papers the Library will display a selection of Tolkien s original artwork for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings C S Lewis s Lefay notebook and his map of Narnia and manuscripts of novels and poems by Alan Garner Philip Pullman and Susan Cooper Also featured in the exhibition will be some of the books and manuscripts that contain the myths legends and magical practices on which these Oxford educated authors freely drew for inspiration This historic material is housed in the Bodleian where the Library scenes in the Harry Potter films were shot CS Lewis JRR Tolkien Susan Cooper Alan Garner and Philip Pullman have more than their standings as celebrated authors in common In a writing group informally known as the Oxford School all five were Oxford educated The Bodleian is the home of the books which fuelled their myths and dreams So the witches of the first folio of Macbeth and the alchemists of the philosophers stone pursuing Ripley Rolls for example

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  • Major cable network looking for Tolkien collectors in USA
    Slipcase Saturday 6 June 2015 Signed copy of the Hobbit sells for record at auction Sunday 3 May 2015 On the shores of the shoreless sea Sunday 19 January 2015 New Collector Profile added Giulio Torlai Saturday 29 November 2014 Back to the past Simon J Cook on Tolkien and History Tuesday 7 October 2014 Will we ever see The Silmarillion on the big screen SHOW ALL ARTICLES Subscribe in a reader Major cable network looking for Tolkien collectors in USA 15 01 13 by Pieter Collier Comments Are you living in the USA and a serious Tolkien Hobbit Lord of the Rings collector Did you spend your last years putting together a collection of all things Tolkien Here is some good news for you a major cable network is looking for you ReelzChannel is now casting passionate collectors for a new show that celebrates all things Hollywood Each episode will feature 2 enthusiasts showing off their collections One of the categories they are looking for is collectors of the Tolkien Lord of the Rings The Hobbit universe If you want to show off your collection please call 818 666 3606 or email castingcollections gmail com Apply quickly this casting window is very limited I know there are many amazing international Tolkien collectors but please only US applicants for this project Please let us know if you have applied so we can all start hoping to see your collection featured in the show If you wish you can also just write me to get your collectors profile listed on this website and I accept all nationalities all types of Tolkien collectors from the beginner to the expert Next to Tolkien collectors they are also looking for but not limited to collections featuring Walt Disney Characters either one specific one or

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  • Restoration plans in the pipeline to open Tolkien landmark to the public
    Tolkien fever once again grips the nation with the cinema release of The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey based on the much loved novel which saw the beginning of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins adventures The news is sure to be welcomed by the Tolkien fans that have flocked to the region over recent years to visit the many Midlands locations linked with the author Benjamin Bradley responsible for Perrott s Folly at Trident Reach the People Charity said Perrott s Folly is an awe inspiring structure which towers over the nearby suburbs It is steeped in history and as a model for the Twin Towers is believed to be a key inspiration behind The Lord of the Rings one of the best loved stories of all time and a fantasy which has gripped the imagination of millions of people worldwide Such an impressive landmark should be brought back into use for the community to safeguard its future and to allow the public including Lord of the Rings fans to enjoy it for many years to come Trident Reach provides a range of care and support services in residential settings and within the community to help vulnerable people including the homeless young people women fleeing domestic violence people with disabilities and those with mental health issues History of Perrott s Folly Perrott s Folly is one of Birmingham s oldest surviving architectural features Eccentric landowner John Perrott who lived in Belbroughton in Worcestershire had the tower built in 1758 on the remains of a medieval hunting park parc de Rotton now known as Rotton Park There are various theories as to why the tower was built the most likely being that in keeping with the fashions of the day it was an elaborate hunting lodge where Perrott could entertain guests and survey his land It has also been suggested that it was a vantage point for Perrott to look at his wife s grave 15 miles away Another more fanciful theory is that he used it to spy on his wife when he suspected her of having an affair with the gamekeeper In 1884 pioneering Birmingham glass maker and meteorologist Abraham Follett Osler began using the building for weather observations As the Edgbaston Observatory it became part of one of the world s first regular weather forecasting services The University of Birmingham s geography department took over the running of the observatory until operations were transferred to its main campus in 1979 when Perrott s Folly fell into disuse In 1984 the Perrott s Folly Company was formed to renovate the tower and secured grants from English Heritage and Birmingham City Council In 2005 the company worked with Birmingham Conservation Trust to carry out emergency repair work to stabilise the structure and save it from collapse The Perrott s Folly Company was wound up in 2009 when Trident Housing Association took on ownership of the building and it is now managed by Trident Reach the People Charity The charity was formerly the

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