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Peter Jackson’s Hobbit: The Utter Ineptness of ‘The Desolation of Smaug’?

(Warning: The Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug is mercilessly and comprehensively discussed below; major plot spoilers abound.) Peter Jackson’s Hobbit: The Utter Ineptness of ‘The Desolation of Smaug’? by Andrew Gilbertson Oh, Desolation of Smaug… what went wrong? As of the time of this writing, it looks as if the Battle of Five Armies will be the only Jackson/Tolkien film ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies BLU-RAY GIVEAWAY!

The final installment of The Hobbit is here! Warner Bros. is proud to bring you the Blu-Ray release of The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies! Together with Partnershub, Legendarium Media is giving YOU a chance to WIN your own BLU-RAY copy of the film! Mouse over the Interactive map of Middle-Earth and take the quiz to find out ...

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When Movie Adaptations Miss the Point: Lord of the Rings Edition

In many film adaptations- most particularly in those with Christian themes or subtext- it is very common these days to diverge from the original intent, plot-line, or characterization of the source material. Often, it is for the purpose of cramming some new tension, conflict, or action sequence to ‘spice up’ the work. (Logic would dictate that, if it is popular ...

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WIN a Digital Copy of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

Here is your chance to WIN a digital copy of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies from Partnershub and Legendarium Media! HOW TO WIN: 1) LIKE the Legendarium Media Facebook page.(https://www.facebook.com/LegendariumMedia?fref=nf) 2) Click on the APP below and take the quiz and uncover YOUR “Middle-Earth Weapon of Choice”. 3) Share your results in the COMMENTS on our Facebook ...

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The Hobbit Research Project: An Interview with Ernest Mathijs

Peter Jackson’s cinematic interpretations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings made millions at the box office worldwide. Tolkien fans stretch across the gl0be, but have you ever wondered what other cultures thought about the films? Recently, I contacted Ernest Mathijs to discuss the cross-cultural film critique called the Hobbit Research Project. Mathijs is a professor of Film Studies ...

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From Middle-Earth to Star Wars: An Interview with Artist Jerry Vanderstelt

Jerry Vanderstelt has been drawing since he was eight years old. His interest in the genre of sci-fi and fantasy was triggered early by authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. His clients have included the Franklin Mint, Bradford Exchange, Hasbro Toys, and Lucasfilm Ltd. Recently, you can find his work as commissioned by Warner Bros. And New Line ...

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HobbitCon 3: Middle-Earth Returns to Germany!

From the official Press Release: The third German Convention to the Hobbit movies Past December, part three of the eagerly awaited adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit, titled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, has been released. The movie can be referred to as an opulent cinematic work, which will in no way be inferior to The ...

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THE MAGIC OF THE RING: From Tolkien to Jackson, an Art Exhibition

From the official PRESS RELEASE: THE MAGIC OF THE RING from Tolkien to Jackson 24th January – 22nd March WOW SPAZIO FUMETTO Comics, Illustration and Animated Picture Museum of Milan Viale Campania 12 – Milan – www.museowow.it Tickets: 5 € (reduced 3 €) – Tuesday to Friday, opening 15.00-19.00; Saturday and Sunday until 20.00. From 24th January to 22nd March, ...

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Movies vs. Book: The Hobbit Roundtable, Part 1

In book form The Hobbit has been available for nearly 80 years, but the third and final movie installment was just released late last year. No one suggests the three films are perfect adaptations, but how far off do they really miss the mark? William O’Flaherty is joined by Dr. Charlie Starr, Legendarium’s own Dr. Crystal Hurd and Brenton Dickieson to discuss ...

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