The Real Middle Earth

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3 comments on “The Real Middle Earth”

  1. Fascinating Tale of Real Places that Appear in Tolkien's Middle Earth I found this story about places in England and their relationship to locations in Tolkien's Middle Earth to be fascinating. Each place, each name, and each little river has its own story to tell, and all those stories combined to help Tolkien create his grand vision for his own fantasy landscape. Ian Holm's narrative keeps the tale interesting and vibrant throughout, though its appeal will most likely be greater for Tolkien scholars and serious enthusiasts of his Middle Earth literature...

  2. Reasonably Researched, Poor Conversion to Amazon Streaming Video, I'm Whelmed. The content is not exciting, but might be engaging for the true Tolkein enthusiast. The video's aspect ratio is wrong, causing the entire video to appear squashed on Amazon Prime. It's annoying to view. The microphone levels are pegged, so even with the volume at low levels, it sounds distorted and over-loud. The problems may have been created by whomever converted the video from (likely) Betamax to mp4 format. Surely this was not originally produced in 2007, but rather converted in 2007,...

  3. For real students of Tolkien and LOTR Real students of Tolkien and LOTR will find this a must-see. Unfortunately, I am not such a person. There are some great nuggets, but I found the sound track distracting, and the emphasis on the origins and inspiration for the Shire went on... and on...Thing is, Tolkien created such amazing places and cultures (and languages, which they touch on), that the focus on the Shire - which is the most recognizably English location in the books - seemed overlong, and other fascinating locations...

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