TolkienCatholic is On the Air!

He writes: Long time reader of your blog here. I recently launched a new site/blog/”imperial headquarters of universal domination” called Tolkien Catholic. As you might surmise, it is dedicated to exploring and expounding the richness of Tolkien’s creative and spiritual vision, which I spent the last year and a half studying in the process of [Read More...]

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Gotta love that Colbert is such a Tolkien Geek

Extra points for the C.S. Lewis quote. I’m hoping Jackson will salvage the disaster of the second movie with the third. We’ll see. Here’s the trailer: [Read more...]

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Extremely Cool New Tolkien Recording Found

From a dinner in the Netherlands hosted for him in March 1958. At the start of the speech Tolkien is indeed full of high-spirits and cracks jokes in a way that we’ve never heard him do before. Rather than the ultra-serious Oxford don whom most of us know from his scanty recordings, we get Tolkien-as-Bilbo, [Read More...]

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Lord of the Rings by George Lucas

Ouch. [Read more...]

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Goody! Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf

…will be published in May.  His essay “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics” has been called the greatest work on Beowulf ever written, so we lit crit types are awaiting his translation with bated breath. [Read more...]

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Another Take Down of that Dumb Hatchet Piece on Tolkien

Fr. Angelo Mary Geiger defends Tolkien from Rorate Coeli‘s silly charge that he is gnostic and, what is more, has the courage to put his name on it. [Read more...]

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Reactionary Catholics Warn of the Evils of J.R.R. Tolkien

You knew it had to happen.  In the ever purging and purifying world of uber-super-pure Reactionary Catholicism, the Lidless Eye has finally turned its gaze upon Tolkien and found him to be Not Really Catholic.  Rorate Coeli run the demented analysis and then passive-aggressively takes it’s hand off the piece with one of those lame [Read More...]

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There is a Lord of the Rings Broadway Musical

For the sake of the cast and crew, who undoubtedly poured heart and soul into this, I want to like it–but, well, it’s a Lord of the Rings Broadway Musical. I… just can’t go there. On the bright side, it’s not a Lord of the Ringos Beatles movie–with the Fab Four as the four hobbits–one [Read More...]

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The Fellowship of the Fisherman’s Ring

Fr. Dwight has fun with some extreme inside baseball stuff for people who know and care about Vatican curial politics.  Most of this goes over my head.  But I’m a sucker for a Tolkien ref. [Read more...]

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Tolkienian Astrophysics

How cool is that? [Read more...]

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