Features, Hobbit Report, News

The Hobbit Report: Blanchett on board

12.13.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

Aussie actress Cate Blanchett will reprise her role as Galadriel in the upcoming two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings.

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Humor

Tolkien Snaps!

12.09.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 2 Comments

Here are the best insults from a lengthy Facebook thread earlier today. Add your own in the comments!

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Features, Legendarium, Opinion

Of Course Hobbits Have to be White

12.06.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 4 Comments

I was advised by several friends not to write this post, which tells you something about the state of racial discourse in America today. But here we go…

Of course Hobbits have to be white!

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Humor

Bilbo Baggins Image Macros

11.28.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 2 Comments

In the tradition of great image macros such as High Expectations Asian Father, here is Bilbo Baggins (the Martin Freeman version)…

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News

Forbes: Tolkien is Third Wealthiest Celeb in Halls of Mandos

10.25.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

The Professor is moving up in the world, at least financially. JRR Tolkien is the third wealthiest dead celebrity in Forbes Magazine’s yearly poll, up from fifth place last year.

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The Hobbit Report: Greenlight Details & Rumors

10.20.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

The ‘Tubes are jammed this week with contrary facts and rumors about the now-greenlit two-part adaptation of The Hobbit. Here is a quick summary of what we know and what we think we know…

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The Hobbit Report Returns: ‘Hobbit’ Greenlit, Jackson to Direct in 3D

10.15.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

After months of baseless speculation in both the fan and professional media, an official announcement from New Line Cinema confirms that Sir Peter Jackson will direct a two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, to begin principal photography this February.

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Features, Legendarium, Tolkien 101

Tolkien 101: The Shire

09.28.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 3 Comments

There are two locations that appear in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings that play central roles in both stories, and that can themselves be described fairly as “characters.” One of them is Rivendell, the sanctuary and fortress of Elrond Halfelven.

The other is the Shire, the homeland of that prosperous and agrarian race, the Hobbits…

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Tolkien 101: Samwise Gamgee

08.27.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 5 Comments

If you think it strange to devote an entire article to someone as small and insignificant in the Legendarium as Samwise Gamgee, then you have bought into Sam’s own view of himself, as nothing but a simple gardener from The Shire.

But many have suggested that Sam, rather than Aragorn or Frodo, is the main hero of The Lord of the Rings; and this view was promulgated by no less an authority than JRR Tolkien himself…

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Tolkien 101: Fëanor

07.14.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

Fëanor is one of the greatest characters of The Silmarillion; although Beren Erchamion, Lúthien Tinúviel and Túrin Turambar are more traditional heroes, it’s Fëanor’s choices for both good and evil that create the conflicts that drive the bulk of the story.

The story of Fëanor (told here as briefly as possible) begins as the story of the earliest Elves…

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