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Postby solicitr » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:14 am

The 1992 centenary documentary. Watch it before it gets taken down! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkmNHP58OhU

Especially valuable for the very extended sections of Christopher explaining his father's world and philosophy. The part from about 7:00 on Secondary Worlds explains I think why both Tolkiens have been very unenthusiastic about dramatizations- a Secondary World can only properly exist in the mind.
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Re: Tolkien Biopic online

Postby ngaur » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:39 pm

Interesting.

For myself I will add a section beginning around 1:20:45 as a reason why PJ:s interpretation of Middle Earth sinks to generic stock phantasy when compared with the books, and why it isn't really a good representation of Tolkien.


Edit: For a laugh sit through the entirety of the credits and learn that Margoth had a ring :)
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Re: Tolkien Biopic online

Postby wilko185 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:08 pm

The above link still works, well worth watching.

Some of its Tolkien interview clips are from this film, 'Tolkien in Oxford (1968)':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON_dD-LKlCA

There was a radio programme this week on the BBC about the making of the 1968 documentary, which included some very brief snippets of "new" material/out-takes:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mvd5z (I'm unsure if this is streamable outside the UK?)

Best quote I think was Tolkien on motor cars:
"Love them -- love writing them, like driving them. ... There's too many of them, yes. But the evil of all things must be judged as part of the multiplication table, the multiplication table makes evil out of practically everything "

(And he makes a similar comment about factories!)
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Re: Tolkien Biopic online

Postby Denethor » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:08 pm

Lovely documentary.
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