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So… Are You Going to Take the Ring to Mordor?

You know in The Lord of the Rings when everyone must decide who will take the one ring to fires of Mount Doom.  The power of the ring leads the men, the elves, and the dwarves to argue over who ...

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Where have all the good movies gone?

Hollywood has run out of creativity. So few movies this year have been original, not in the sense that they are lacking in creative story lines, but rather, they are mostly continuations, remakes, sequels or based on books. Even the ...

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One lecture to rule them all

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien know about elves and, depending on how fanatic they are, may even be able to speak some of the language, but there was more to what influenced the creation of Middle-earth than the desire to create ...

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‘The Hobbit’: Not quite there yet

For me, very little of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was, well, unexpected. I rejoiced when I heard the news that J.R.R. Tolkien’s first novel, “The Hobbit,” was on its way to the big screen. The book laid the foundation ...

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Academy Award-winning ‘Rings’ orchestra performs at Save Mart Center

A world-renowned orchestra performed the Academy Award-winning “The Lord of the Rings” film score live on Friday, Oct. 21 at Fresno’s Save Mart Center. More than 200 musicians performed the score of the first film, “The Fellowship of the Ring,” as it was digitally projected on a 60-foot screen in high-definition.

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Tolkien reimagined

“The book is better,” has been the mantra of well-read movie-goers since talkies got their start. In this era of writers’ strikes and wooden actors, it isn’t surprising that many movies are based on popular fiction. But what happens when ...

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