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Lord of the Rings is a fictional concept born of the mind of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) who was a major scholar and Professor of the English language, specialising in Old and Middle English at Oxford University, Great Britain.

Tolkein's first published work to involve the characters of Middle Earth was The Hobbit (1937) it was almost twenty years later that The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was released (1954-1955). Since the books release the story has become a favorite read of young people all over the world. A few silver screen adaptations have happened over the years but all seemed to fail in visually displaying the vastness of Middle Earth. Then came the quite recent, Peter Jackson directed, version (split as the books into three movies) which will surely go down in history as the definitive film version of the story.

At the core of The Lord of the Rings are the cultures that make up Middle-earth: Hobbits, Dwarves, Humans, Elves, Wizards, Trolls, Ents, Orcs, Ringwraiths and Uruk-Hai.

The three books are: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings Return of the King



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Everything You Need To Know About Christopher Lee's Metal Covers Album

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He’s been the evil wizard Saruman in one of the biggest grossing blockbuster franchises of all time. He’s played Dracula on almost a dozen occasions, a bond villain and a Sith Lord and he has been knighted by the Queen for his commitment to acting. He’s accepted a BAFTA Fellowship Award for over sixty years of service to the film industry, as well as a lifetime achievement award from the British Film Institute. Yet Sir Christopher Lee, now 92, and still maintaining a commendable acting repertoire, has just begun a career as a heavy metal vocalist. That’s right, the legendary actor and go-to Hollywood villain also possesses a serious set of pipes, and his ominous baritone has found a natural home within the most melodramatic of genres.

Christopher Lee Attending The James Bond Skyfall PremiereChristopher Lee already has three E.P's and an album under his belt

To celebrate his 92nd birthday, Lee has recently released an E.P of covers entitled Metal Night, which is now available to purchase. The record will be his third covers E.P, after two Christmas-themed E.P’s were released in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Lee also received the accolade of the oldest living musician to enter the music charts as his song ‘Jingle Hell’ reached 18th in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His current release features covers of two tracks from the Don Quixote smash-hit Broadway musical Man La Mancha.

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Viggo Mortensen Calls Lord of the Rings Movies "Straight to Video, Sloppy" Films

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Viggo Mortensen, the actor best known for playing Aragorn in the Lord Of The Rings movies, says the second and third films in the franchise were "sloppy" movies and would have been straight-to-video had the first instalment not received critical acclaim. Mortensen doesn't mince his words about the trilogy in a new interview with The Telegraph, claiming that director Peter Jackson was practically "finished" before the first movie got a good reception at Cannes.

Viggo MortensonViggo Mortensen at the premiere of 'The Two Faces of January'

"Anybody who says they knew it [Lord of the Rings] was going to be the success it was, I don't think it's really true," he said.

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Three Major Predictions For 'The Hobbit There And Back Again'

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We’re two films, five hours and one cliffhanger into The Hobbit film series and final installment, There And Back Again, is due out in December. This means we’re in for about eight months of speculation. The trailer isn’t even out yet, but looking back on the source material, there are a few predictions to be made about the final film. We'd put a spoiler warning here, but you know...the book has been out for almost 90 years, just saying.

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This one might be less about Bilbo and more about... well, everyone else.

3. The Battle of the Five Armies. At this point in the franchise, we are yet to see Thorin get consumed by greed, which is one of the main plot points in The Hobbit. At one point, the King Under the Mountain should hole up with his gold and refuse to pay any compensation to the people of Laketown (who at this point are about to have their town torched by Smaug) or to the Wood Elves. The two armies are on their way to lay siege to the mountain, when they discover that there is an orc and warg army on the way too. Basically the culmination of the entire series.

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88 Years Later, JRR Tolkien's 'Beowulf' Is To Hit Bookshelves

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JRR Tolkien's translation of the epic Beowulf is to be published for the first time almost 90 years after its completion. Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary will be published in May, giving Tolkien fans an extraordinary insight into the book that helped inspire The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit.

The Hobbit There and Back AgainMartin Freeman in The Hobbit: There and Back Again

The book, to be published in the UK by HarperCollins, has been edited by Tolkien's son Christopher Tolkien, who said the attention to detail gives rise to "a sense of immediacy and clarity of his vision."

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The Hobbit: Smaug's Home Erebor Would Cost $6 Billion to Buy

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Erebor, The Lonely Mountain where Smaug the Dragon lives in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, would cost around $6 billion to buy, if it was real, according to a new housing report. US real estate experts Movoto have put together some details of the "multilevel property" to coincide with the release of The Desolation of Smaug - based on JRR Tolkien's Hobbit book. The company has previously estimated the price of Hogwarts, Wayne Manor and Barbie's dream house in Malibu.

Martin Freeman The HobbitMartin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

On the basis that Erebor includes an entire underground city and working on the assumption that Middle Earth mirrors Europe, Movoto has valued Smaug's luxury property at $6 billion. It estimates that the Lonely Mountain is slightly north of Kirov in Russia and is probably around 44 square miles.

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In reading this article on epic movies The Lord of the Ring, I was reminded of my own journey into Middle Earth. I read the books right before the first movie came out and resolved not to see it because I was afraid it would not stay true to the spirit of Mr. Tolkien's story. One night, shortly after the movie hit video, my beloved husband brought it home on tape. Very skeptically I put the tape in and sat down, quite ready to be disappointed. How wrong I was! I was enthralled from the beginning and didn't take my eyes from the screen until the end. My children, too, couldn't have loved it more! And the rich lessons we learned from seeing the stories done so well were innumerable! Soon, I began looking on the Net for any and all information on the movies. I found theonering.net and it wasn't long before I was on it every day, learning about the cast, who I firmly believe were born for these roles. They were all perfect for them. Needless to say, I am amazed that, years later, I find myself relishing the article I just read on this site so very much. I am still very interested in the cast and the story. I really appreciated the synopsis of the different cultures and characters and their actors. It was very well done, and, once again, brought back so many fond memories of a time when my great desire was to walk Middle Earth fulfilling my destiny. Thanks. Liz

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