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Master of the Rings - The Unauthorized Story Behind J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Master of the Rings - The Unauthorized Story Behind J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (2001)

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This documentary examines the social and cultural underpinnings of the trilogy of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, in an attempt to understand the work's phenomenal success and influence. The program looks for answers in the author's sources of inspiration, from the folk legends of Norway to the field of linguistics of which Tolkien was a lifelong student. It finds that the deep chord the story strikes owes its resonance to the author's use of archetypal imagery and language. Many

Dec 4, 2001

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