I’m Excited About Tolkien

Happy #MiddleEarthMarch!

Well, I wish I was reading The Lord of the Rings this month, but I have too many books to read. I think Middle Earth will have to hold until April for me. However, it doesn’t mean I’m not excited about the new trailer for Tolkien. You can watch the teaser trailer above.

The movie is supposed to be about the years that inspired a lot of what JRR Tolkien wrote in The Lord of the Rings. It covers his time in the war, his friendships, his obsession with language, and the love for his wife. Did you know that JRR Tolkien was totally in love with his wife and he considered her the muse of his work?

If you didn’t, then you might want to give the movie a shot. I know I’ll be watching it because I can’t resist the story of one of the most coveted fantasy novels of all time. I think this is going to be the Year of the Rings (I just made this up). Even the new series Amazon is working on will begin with the second age, the years where the ring was created and used by the all-powerful (and super scary) Sauron. With the new TV show in the works for Amazon and this new biopic on JRR Tolkien, I think a lot of people are going to pick up this book and fall deeply in love with the world Tolkien created.

Anyone else excited about this one? Anyone else a fan of author biopics?

11 thoughts on “I’m Excited About Tolkien

  1. Ooh, I may have to check this out. I live just outside of Oxford, and you can hardly walk past a pub wthout seeing a sign that says “Tolkein drank here!” so I’d be interested to know about his life.

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  2. I’ve also been fascinated for a long time with Tolkien’s life (and the other Inklings)! I really liked The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica (a completely fictional story about the Inklings) when I was younger and more recently enjoyed the biography The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings. The new trailer didn’t quite do it for me but I’m hoping the movie itself will be good!

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    1. I need to definitely to read more Tolkien and I’m also fascinated by his life. I wish I had more knowledge about it though. The movie itself looks good, but not wow good. I’ll probably end up watching it anyway.

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  3. I am so excited about all of these things. LOTR and The Hobbit are the first fantasy books that really engaged me and I was able to read one after the other. I plan on rereading them all this year because I miss them so much.

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    1. I haven’t read the books, but I do plan on reading them this year. I know it’s a reread for you, but perhaps you’d be interested in doing a buddy read? Perhaps this summer?

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  4. I’m curious about this movie, but I don’t know if Tolkien would approve of the biopic or not… He didn’t think we learned anything important about a book by examining the life of its author, or maybe he was just trying to keep his privacy. But it’s clear Edith and his love for her was the model for the romantic relationships in his stories, one he even admitted, putting the name Luthien on her her gravestone, and Beren on his.

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    1. I totally get that and it’s good to think on. I think that it’s great they’re sharing his life especially since he’s such a legendary writer who created this amazing world. I’m excited to see what they do and whether or not it does him justice.

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