Features, Opinion

Bunny Sleds & Teleporting Eagles: Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Finally) Reviewed

11.30.13 | Kunochan | Permalink | 9 Comments

I have put off writing this review for a long time. I could pretend I wanted to wait until the Extended Edition came out, but that’s not the real reason. I could pretend I was not interested in writing it, or that I had not given the topic a lot of thought, but those aren’t [...]

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Web Links

The Best of Periannath.com

08.11.11 | Kunochan | Permalink | 8 Comments

As you can tell, I am no longer posting regularly to Periannath.com. Indeed, from this point forward I will only be posting the occasional feature article, such as a film review or a Tollkien 101; I’ll leave the day-to-day Tolkien news to TORn.

Here are some links to the Best of Periannath.com (so far).

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Features, Humor, Opinion

Glow-in-the-Dark Hobbits & Homophobic Frodos: Rankin Bass’ 1980 “The Return of the King” Reviewed

08.10.11 | Kunochan | Permalink | 23 Comments

Here, my fellow Tolkien fans, is my review of The Return of the King. Produced by Rankin Bass and Studio Ghibli predecessor Topcraft, this television special aired May 11, 1980 as a very unofficial sequel to Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings, which only covered Fellowship and most of Two Towers…

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Features, Opinion, Web Links

Ten reasons why Gandalf is the greatest wizard EVAR

03.28.11 | Kunochan | Permalink | 15 Comments

FARK.com directed me to a post entitled “10 Reasons why Gandalf is a terrible wizard.” The reason I decided to write a point-by-point response isn’t because I felt the need to rush to Gandalf’s defense, but because I don’t think the post is very well thought-out. If you’re going to go after Mithrandir, at least put some real effort into it.

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Features, Legendarium, Tolkien 101

Tolkien 101: Tom Bombadil

01.19.11 | Kunochan | Permalink | 21 Comments

Who the hell is Tom Bombadil?

If your familiarity with Tolkien’s Legendarium comes entirely from the movies, your mystification is easily explained – he wasn’t in the films. But if you have read The Lord of the Rings, you are no doubt still asking the question…

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Hobbit Report, News

The Hobbit Report: Casting Ramps Up

01.11.11 | Kunochan | Permalink | 10 Comments

Major casting is well under way for the two-part adaptation of The Hobbit, with official signatures on the dotted line for Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), and of course Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins…

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Legendarium, News

This month in Middle-earth history: January 2011

01.05.11 | Kunochan | Permalink | 6 Comments

This month in Middle-earth and Tolkien history: The Fellowship enters Moria and Gandalf gets killed (temporarily); JRR Tolkien and Elijah Wood are born…

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News

Happy Eleventy-ninth Birthday, JRR Tolkien

01.03.11 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

Author, philologist and mythopoet JRR Tolkien was born on January 3rd, 1892 in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State (now Free State Province, part of South Africa) to Arthur Reuel Tolkien (1857–1896), an English bank manager, and his wife Mabel, née Suffield (1870–1904)…

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Features, Opinion

Making ‘The Hobbit’: Some suggestions for Sir Peter

12.16.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 13 Comments

So you’re finally adapting The Hobbit. I know you already have your script approved and your storyboards laid down, but if it isn’t too late, may I humbly make a few suggestions, from one fan to another?

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Legendarium, Tolkien 101

Tolkien 101: The Men of the West

12.16.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 3 Comments

Casual viewers of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy will hear a lot of references to Aragorn’s people: The Men of the West, the Dúnedain, the Númenóreans, the Rangers of the North, the Arnorians and Gondorians. It all seems pretty confusing, but in fact it’s quite simple…

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