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Title:
J.R.R. Tolkien Master of the Rings : [the definitive guide to the world of the Rings]
Author:
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[New York, NY] : Eagle Media, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Discover why J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings has become an icon of 20th century culture. This program features 3D computerized animations of Middle Earth, illustrations by the Brothers Hildebrandt, rare archive footage of the author, and analysis by Tolkien scholars.
General Note:
Title from disc label.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
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UPC:
801213000692
Format :
DVD

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This documentary examines the social and cultural underpinnings of the trilogy of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, in an attempt to understand the work's phenomenal success and influence. The program looks for answers in the author's sources of inspiration, from the folk legends of Norway to the field of linguistics of which Tolkien was a lifelong student. It finds that the deep chord the story strikes owes its resonance to the author's use of archetypal imagery and language. Many examples of these recurrent themes and images are given, with readings from the work and other literature. Interviews with the book's illustrators, the brothers Hildebrandt, speak to the power of the imagery in the classic story. Scholars, Tolkien's children, and the author himself provide insight into the mythic themes and the spell they have cast over the vast readership of The Lord of the Rings. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi


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