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J.R.R. Tolkien

Author: Julian BirkettMichael PooleJuliet AubreyRob InglisChris VilliersAll authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [Fullscreen]View all editions and formats
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"This film tells the story of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, English writer, poet, philologist and author of many stories, including most famously The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It describes the importance of the rural English West Midlands, where Tolkien grew up, in shaping his literary imagination and how the ancient northern languages he studied and taught throughout his life influenced his writing. These  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biography
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Birkett; Michael Poole; Juliet Aubrey; Rob Inglis; Chris Villiers; British Broadcasting Corporation.; NVC Arts (Firm); Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 0769788211 9780769788210
OCLC Number: 321080835
Notes: Program content c1998 BBC.
"A fascinating portrait of the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion"--Container.
Credits: Camera, Phil Broom [and others] ; film editor, Jane Greenwood.
Performer(s): Narrator, Juliet Aubrey; The Hobbit performed by Rob Inglis; readings by Chris Villiers.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (48 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + contents sheet
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital 2.0; NTSC, region 1; 4:3 full screen.
Contents: Chapter 1 A mythology for England --
Chapter 2 Early years --
Chapter 3 The Hobbit --
Chapter 4 The Silmarillion --
Chapter 5 The Lord of the Rings --
Chapter 6 Counter-culture --
Chapter 7 Green movement --
Chapter 8 Legacy.
Responsibility: [presented by] NVC Arts ; produced and directed by Julian Birkett ; series editor, Michael Poole ; a BBC / NVC Arts co-production.

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"This film tells the story of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, English writer, poet, philologist and author of many stories, including most famously The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It describes the importance of the rural English West Midlands, where Tolkien grew up, in shaping his literary imagination and how the ancient northern languages he studied and taught throughout his life influenced his writing. These factors stimulated him to provide a context in which his own, invented languages might be spoken -- an imaginary land called Middle-earth. Accounts of The Hobbit and of The Lord of the Rings, and the phenomenal success that Tolkien somewhat reluctantly enjoyed when taken up by the counter-culture of the 1960s are included"--Container.

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