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Forum: The Books 08-01-2014, 01:01 PM
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Views: 1,783
Posted By Son of Númenor
Tolkien's Beowulf

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/arts-and-books/shivering-in-tolkiens-shadow-beowulf-translation-review

I just read this article which discourses on Tolkien's Beowulf translation, written in the...
Forum: The Movies 05-31-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,659
Posted By Son of Númenor
Yeah, I thought of him because of his involvement...

Yeah, I thought of him because of his involvement in Pan's Labyrinth. I actually never saw Azkaban (or any other HP film for that matter); was just going on its critical reception. I like a lot of...
Forum: The Movies 05-31-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,659
Posted By Son of Númenor
I was too. I hadn't seen Pan's Labyrinth until a...

I was too. I hadn't seen Pan's Labyrinth until a few days ago and was really impressed with the mythic/archetypal characters he created. It definitely opened up my imagination with regards to how...
Forum: The Movies 08-24-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,601
Posted By Son of Númenor
For the sake of argument: there was a time when I...

For the sake of argument: there was a time when I was heavily influenced by what I saw the admirable protagonists of films doing; and seeing hobbits smoking pipe-weed could foster a mental connection...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-24-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Son of Númenor
Seeing the first LOTR film is what drew me to...

Seeing the first LOTR film is what drew me to J.R.R. Tolkien's works. At the time I had no special interests that made Middle-earth stand out to me, but the film awoke in me something that had been...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-24-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,193
Posted By Son of Númenor
I used to read The Silmarillion aloud to my...

I used to read The Silmarillion aloud to my family by the fireside in the evenings. We got through the book in a couple of months, and I really enjoyed the experience. I agree with Esty that...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-12-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,419
Posted By Son of Númenor
"I shall diminish, and go into the West, and remain Galahad."

Mmm, I'm afraid it would be far too perilous to be on the ins with the Galahadrim.

Better to spend your days with Brave Sir 'Obbit and Sam the Minstrel, the diminutive duo who walked to the gates...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-01-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,914
Posted By Son of Númenor
Thumbs up Narration would have to be done by Morgan...

Narration would have to be done by Morgan Freeman, as Eru reflecting on the whole divine drama. "At the time the possibilities seemed endless..."

Lush was definitely onto something when she...
Forum: The Books 12-06-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,690
Posted By Son of Númenor
I also see something of a parallel in Theoden's...

I also see something of a parallel in Theoden's pity for Grima, which results in Saruman's forces breaching Helm's Deep. Maybe this has something to do with the negative effects of concessions...
Forum: The Movies 12-01-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,372
Posted By Son of Númenor
Leaf A sad experience

I watched The Fellowship of the Ring last night.

The first time I saw it in theaters, it was the most moving cinematic experience I ever had. I was totally immersed in the mythic canvas, and...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-19-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,049
Posted By Son of Númenor
Do those come with One-ion Rings? Mmmmm...

Do those come with One-ion Rings? Mmmmm...
Forum: The Books 11-17-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,312
Posted By Son of Númenor
In my mind, the chief negative consequence of...

In my mind, the chief negative consequence of Turin's failure to heed Gwindor's advice was his happening upon Nienor, and their resultant marriage. Turin's death seemed imminent regardless, a fate...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-16-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,436
Posted By Son of Númenor
I've had some great LotR dreams, but the details...

I've had some great LotR dreams, but the details elude me now.

That would be such a burden, to be bound to the world of form. That's one thing that's weird about Tolkien's cosmology: a whole race...
Forum: The Books 06-27-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,541
Posted By Son of Númenor
This tidbit just fell into my lap as I began...

This tidbit just fell into my lap as I began reading Shippey's book (which I highly recommend thus far!). The chapter goes on to discuss the ways in which Bilbo begins his journey through the...
Forum: The Books 05-29-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,541
Posted By Son of Númenor
Frodo isn't the narrator, Tolkien is, so it...

Frodo isn't the narrator, Tolkien is, so it cannot be assumed Frodo had seen or knew anything about trains. And despite the narrative ploy of author as hobbit-historian, Tolkien's intended audience...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-21-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,606
Posted By Son of Númenor
Let us indeed! Who'd like to start? :smokin:

Let us indeed! Who'd like to start?

:smokin:
Forum: The Movies 01-29-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,283
Posted By Son of Númenor
When I saw Frakes's name here I couldn't help but...

When I saw Frakes's name here I couldn't help but think of the most obvious disaster-cast for Gandalf: Patrick Stewart! The Siren songs of Homer's mind might've sounded something like Stewart...
Forum: The Books 01-25-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Son of Númenor
Ah, but then you're assuming I see it in a...

Ah, but then you're assuming I see it in a certain way, and am not just hypothesizing based on random ideation. ;)

I like what you have to say about Ioreth; I overlooked her role as a sister. ...
Forum: The Books 01-24-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 21,139
Posted By Son of Númenor
My tendency is to do the same, but the problem is...

My tendency is to do the same, but the problem is that the beliefs which motivate the protagonists are entirely un-compelling without Deity. It becomes a book about bodily functions - still...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-24-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,390
Posted By Son of Númenor
What exactly is it that's lost?

What exactly is it that's lost?
Forum: The Books 01-24-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 21,139
Posted By Son of Númenor
It seems to me that you are talking about your...

It seems to me that you are talking about your own interactions with the unfoldment of reality in the real world, not Tolkien's Legendarium. Are you suggesting that the 'secular' (whatever that means...
Forum: The Books 01-23-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 21,139
Posted By Son of Númenor
But Art does not step out of the Void. In...

But Art does not step out of the Void. In Tolkien's case it is a process of creation which involves input (the unfoldment of reality as Tolkien perceived it), synthesis of that perception of...
Forum: The Books 01-23-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 21,139
Posted By Son of Númenor
Music is not input - it is the synthesis of...

Music is not input - it is the synthesis of learning and action.

Tolkien understood that the only way to begin a proper allegory is for a whole to be divided.
Forum: The Books 01-23-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 21,139
Posted By Son of Númenor
How could the story exist without input? The...

How could the story exist without input?

The creation of the Valar is the input needed for Smeagol to exert energy towards re-claiming the Ring on Mt. Doom.
Forum: The Books 01-22-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,962
Posted By Son of Númenor
The fact is though that Eru is a character in...

The fact is though that Eru is a character in Tolkien's cosmology but is entirely non-existent in The Lord of the Rings. One cannot attempt an analysis of the Lord of the Rings if one assumes that...
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