The Return of the King

Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054795204X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive—now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. “A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.” – Daily Telegraph Includes the complete appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings:

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 6050465142

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Concluding the story of The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic master piece. Impossible to describe in a few words, JRR Tolkien’s great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail. Tolkien created a vast new mythology in an invented world which has proved timeless in its appeal.

The Return of the King

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007522927

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Classic fiction. As the shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the companions of the ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient kings of the west, has joined with the riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob. But Frodo is still alive, in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while, the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws nearer to the cracks of doom.

The War of the Ring

The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part Three

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Christopher Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395560082

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

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Exploring the creation of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, this volume follows the War of the Ring to its finale before the Black Gate of Mordor

Picturing Tolkien

Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy

Author: Janice M. Bogstad,Philip E. Kaveny

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648473X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 309

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This group of new critical essays offers multidisciplinary analysis of director Peter Jackson’s spectacularly successful adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Part One of the collection, “Techniques of Structure and Story,” compares and contrasts the organizational principles of the books and films. Part Two, “Techniques of Character and Culture,” focuses on the methods used to transform the characters and settings of Tolkien’s narrative into the personalities and places visualized on screen. Each of the sixteen essays includes extensive notes and a separate bibliography. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

There and Back Again

J R R Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit

Author: Mark Atherton

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857732684

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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‘Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.’ Addressed to Frodo as he prepared to travel from Lothlórien to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, the prophetic words of Galadriel in the film The Fellowship of the Ring are just as pertinent to J R R Tolkien’s own fiction. For decades, hobbits, elves, dwarves, dragons and the other fantastical creatures of Middle-earth have captured the imaginations of a fiercely loyal tribe of readers, all enhanced by the immense success of Peter Jackson’s films: first The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now his new The Hobbit. But for all Tolkien’s global fame and the familiarity of modern culture with Gandalf, Bilbo, Frodo and Sam, the sources of the great mythmaker’s own mythmaking have been neglected. Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on The Hobbit: Tolkien’s boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his formative experiences in the First World War; his studies in Norse mythology and medieval English literature; his love of language and dialect, and proverb and saying; his literary friendships, especially with C S Lewis and the Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological themes, to the present-day. There and Back Again offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien’s life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born. Essential reading for all those who love and admire the rich and complex topographies of Middle-earth, the book will also have great appeal to students of literature, history and myth. It is the first to show in depth from where Tolkien drew creativity, and how these myriad resources inspired him to craft the most remarkable fantasy novels ever written, densely packed with fauna from another world.

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings--Part One

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345339706

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for a hobbit. Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the Ring he bore -- the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it could be destroyed -- Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron's dark kingdom. THUS BEGINS J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S CLASSIC THE LORD OF THE RINGS, WHICH CONTINUES IN THE TWO TOWERS AND THE RETURN OF THE KING.

The Lord of the Rings

Popular Culture in Global Context

Author: Ernest Mathijs

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764823

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 341

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Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of media and film studies to explore the various strategies and implications underlying the global presence of 'Lord of the Rings', this book covers different national contexts and presents a lively and diverse combination of textual, historical and empirical study.

J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth

Understanding Middle-earth

Author: Bradley J. Birzer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497648912

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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Since the appearance of The Lord of the Rings in 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have always sold briskly, appealing to a wide and diverse audience of intellectuals, religious believers, fantasy enthusiasts, and science fiction aficionados. Now, Peter Jackson’s film version of Tolkien’s trilogy—with its accompanying Rings-related paraphernalia and publicity—is playing a unique role in the dissemination of Tolkien’s imaginative creation to the masses. Yet, for most readers and viewers, the underlying meaning of Middle-earth has remained obscure. Bradley Birzer has remedied that with this fresh study. In J. R. R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth, Birzer explains the surprisingly specific religious symbolism that permeates Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. He also explores the social and political views that motivated the Oxford don, ultimately situating Tolkien within the Christian humanist tradition represented by Thomas More and T. S. Eliot, Dante and C. S. Lewis. Birzer argues that through the genre of myth Tolkien created a world that is essentially truer than the one we think we see around us every day, a world that transcends the colorless disenchantment of our postmodern age. “A small knowledge of history,” Tolkien once wrote, “depresses one with the sense of the everlasting weight of human iniquity.” As Birzer demonstrates, Tolkien’s recognition of evil became mythologically manifest in the guise of Ringwraiths, Orcs, Sauron, and other dark beings. But Tolkien was ultimately optimistic: even weak, bumbling hobbits and humans, as long as they cling to the Good, can finally prevail. Bradley Birzer has performed a great service in elucidating Tolkien’s powerful moral vision.

Werbe- und Wirtschaftsfilm in Stereo-3D: Eine Betrachtung aus der Sicht des Filmproduzenten

Author: Martin Maier

Publisher: Diplomarbeiten Agentur

ISBN: 3863414519

Category: Photography

Page: 60

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Der stereoskopische 3D-Film erlebt derzeit im Kino dank der Fortschritte der digitalen Filmtechnologie eine Renaissance. Im Unterschied zu den ersten Anl„ufen kann der digitale Film in 3D heute eine r„umliche Darstellung ohne Nebenwirkungen der analogen Filmtechnologie, wie etwa Farbuntreue, Synchronisationsprobleme, Irritationen und Kopfschmerzen bei der Betrachtung l„ngerer Filme bieten. Filme wie ?Avatar? von James Cameron oder ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2? von Regisseur David Yates lockten weltweit ein Millionenpublikum ins Kino und stellten neue Allzeitrekorde an den Kinokassen auf. Sechs der zehn umsatzst„rksten Kinofilme aller Zeiten (nicht inflationsbereinigt) sind auch in 3D-Versionen im Kino erschienen. Die Kinobesucher sind derzeit (noch) bereit einen bis zu 50prozentigen Preisaufschlag fr die 3D-Kinotickets im Vergleich zu herk”mmlichen 2D-Vorstellungen zu zahlen. Demnach konnten am nordamerikanischen Markt im Jahr 2010 mit 25 3DNeuerscheinungen bereits 21 Prozent der gesamten Bruttoerl”se an der Kinokasse erzielt werden. Fr 2012 werden 69 Projekte erwartet. Branchenkenner erwarten zwar, dass sich das starke Wachstum nach 2012 etwas einbremsen sollte, weil der Neuigkeitseffekt rasch verpufft, und viele Trittbrettfahrer mit minderwertigen, oft erst nachtr„glich umgewandelten 3D-Filmen den Markt berschwemmen. Dennoch sollte sich laut Medienexperten der stereoskopische Film vor allem auch durch den Druck der Heimkino-Industrie, die in 3DGer„ten einen neuen Absatzmarkt sieht, und der Fernsehstationen in den n„chsten Jahren als Erg„nzung zu ?herk”mmlichen? 2DFilmen nachhaltig etablieren k”nnen. Auch von Seiten der Kinobetreiber besteht groáe Nachfrage nach 3DFilmen, um die derzeit voran getriebene kostenintensive Digitalisierung der Kinos„le refinanzieren zu k”nnen. Das vorliegende Buch besch„ftigt sich mit der Frage, ob das Angebot bzw. die Herstellung von stereoskopischen Werbe- und Wirtschaftsfilmen anhand existierender 3D-Technologien aus Sicht des Filmproduzenten technisch machbar und wirtschaftlich sinnvoll ist.

Ethics and Medievalism

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843843765

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Essays on the modern reception of the Middle Ages, built round the central theme of the ethics of medievalism.

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy

One Book to Rule Them All

Author: Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698061

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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The Lord of the Rings is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain, and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits, and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world. Analysis of the popular appeal of The Lord of the Rings (on websites and elsewhere) shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this fantastic epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy, seventeen young philosophy professors, all of them ardent Tolkien fans and most of them contributors to the four earlier volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, address some of these important issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The book is divided into five sections, concerned with Power and the Ring, the Quest for Happiness, Good and Evil in Middle-earth, Time and Mortality, and the Relevance

Watching the Lord of the Rings

Tolkien's World Audiences

Author: Martin Barker,Ernest Mathijs

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463964

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 297

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How did audiences across the world respond to the films of "The Lord of the Rings"? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials. Contributors use these materials to explore a series of widely speculated questions: why is film fantasy important to different kinds of viewers? Through marketing, previews and reviews, debates and cultural chatter, how are audiences prepared for a film like this? How did fans of the book respond to its adaptation on screen? How do people choose their favorite characters? How was the films' reception shaped by different national and cultural contexts? The answers to these questions shed fresh light on the extraordinary popularity of "The Lord of the Rings" and provide important new insights into the global reception of cinema in the twenty-first century.

Queer Movie Medievalisms

Author: Kathleen Coyne Kelly,Tison Pugh

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754675921

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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Queer Movie Medievalisms is the first book of its kind to grapple with the ways in which mediations between past and present, as registered on the silver screen, queerly undercut assumptions about sexuality throughout time. It will be of great interest to scholars of Gender and Sexuality, Cultural and Media Studies, Film Studies and Medieval History.

Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings

From the Page to the Screen

Author: Lynnette R. Porter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985219

Category: History

Page: 224

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Celebrates the unsung heroes in the Lord of the Rings books and movies.

The Two Towers

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0345339711

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

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Frodo must carry the One Ring through the ghostly borders of Mordor, Land of the Enemy, and back to the Fire that can destroy its evil powers, in the second volume in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Reissue.