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1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 instruction booklet (4 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
"Dark forces are gathering throughout all of Middle-earth. A Human, a Dwarf, and an Elf must join together in fellowship to protect the North as the One Ring travels South into Mordor."--Instruction booklet, p. 1.
Media & Microtext Center
xiv, 130 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
lxxxii, 894 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 3 1/8 in. + 2 booklets.
"Decide the fate of Middle Earth. Join the fellowship. Play as Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli in this epic adventure. Upgrade your characters with new moves and weapons. Unlock a secret character and level. Defeat the Dark Lord's minions. Battle through locations from the first two films, including the defense of Helm's Deep. Fight Orcs, the Uruk-Hai, Ringwraiths, and more."--Container.
Media & Microtext Center
xvii, 162 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Chronology: J.R.R. Tolkien's life and works
  • Introduction: a voice for the dispossessed
  • "Queer" hobbits: the problem of difference in the shire
  • The Political hobbit: the fellowship of the ring
  • Knowledge, language, and power: the two towers
  • Power and the community: the return of the king
  • Conclusion: heroic narraive and the power of structure.
An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork explores its "mythology of power" - that is, how power, politics and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the 20th-century parallels presented in the trilogy.
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Green Library
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Through the examination of myth, legend, language and history, an exploration of how the imaginary world of Middle-Earth reflects our own. Includes interviews with the cast, filmmakers, explorers, anthropologists, and archaeologists.
Media & Microtext Center
1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 instruction booklet (9 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
"Fight your way across Middle-earth in an epic adventure that will decide the fate of the world! Unlock over 80 playable characters. Battle fearsome creatures of myth and legend. Wield powerful weapons and magical items."--Container.
Media & Microtext Center
4 videodiscs (208 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + companion booklet (12 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.))
Elderly hobbit Bilbo Baggins relinquishes possession of a golden ring possessing magical powers, to his youthful heir, Frodo. Charged with casting the ring into the fires from which it was forged, the young hobbit begins an arduous trek across Middle-earth, accompanied by a sturdy band including his best friend Sam, the mercurial wizard Gandalf, the warrior Aragorn, and the blustery Gimli, among others. Opposed by treacherous sorcerer Saruman and the demonic emissaries of the Dark Lord, Sauron, this continuously embattled Fellowship makes its way slowly toward the cruel land of Mordor.
Media & Microtext Center
234 p. ; 22 cm.
The comprehensive step-by-step guide to The Lord of the Rings in all mediums. Originally just a small part of the life's work of the distinguished Oxford University lecturer and philologist JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings achieved a huge cult following around the world -over 50 million copies of the books and have been sold in 25 languages. It was voted the British public's favourite book of the twentieth century and more recently its favourite book of all time when it triumphed in the BBC's 'Big Read' competition. The phenomenally successful release of New Zealand-based director Peter Jackson's 2001-03 film trilogy brought Tolkien's work new prominence but The Lord of the Rings, and other works by the author, had also previously been adapted by other film makers with varying degrees of commercial and critical success. This guide takes a detailed look at both Jackson's films and some of the previous adaptation attempts - both on screen and on radio - and provides detailed commentary on the particular difficulties of adapting this epic book for the screen.The differing visual approaches of Jackson and his predecessors, such as Fritz The Cat's' Ralph Bakshi and cartoon legend Arthur Rankin, are also discussed, as are the roles played by actors and special effects in trasferring Tolkien's world-building exercise into a performed medium. A detailed examination of the difficulties, decisions, triuphs and mistakes made when moving something beloved from one medium to another, The Lord of the Rings: The Films, The Books, The Radio Series offers new perspectives on theese enormously popular works.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780753508749 20160528
Green Library
191 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Green Library
Music recording
1 online resource (1 sound file).
  • Lord of the Rings / Johan de Meij (41:13)
  • The firebird suite / Igor Stravinsky ; arranged by Thomas Knox (20:07).
Music recording
1 online resource.
  • Lord of the Rings. Gandalf (The Wizard) ; Lothlorien (The Elvenwood) ; Gollum (Sm'eagol) ; Journey in the Dark ; Hobbits / Johan de Meij (41:15)
  • The Firebird Suite / Igor Stravinsky (20:06).
4 videodiscs (ca. 223 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
  • discs 1-2: A new version of the second Lord of the Ringsinstallment including over 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage ; four audio commentaries by Peter Jackson ; commentaries from over 30 members of the cast and crew
  • disc 3: Adapting the book into a screenplay and planning the film ; Designing and inspirations for locations in Middle-Earth ; Storyboards to pre-visualization ; Weta Workshop visit : see sculptors in action creating weapons, creatures and miniatures for the film ; Atlas of Middle-Earth ; Interactive map of New Zealand highlighting the location scouting process ; Galleries of art and slideshows with commentaries by the artists
  • disc 4: Sending the actors into battle : swordfighting ; Principal photography : stories from the set ; Digital effects ; Bigatures : a close-up look at the miniatures ; Galleries of behind-the-scenes photos and personal cast photos ; Post-production : editing it all together ; Sound design demonstration ; DVD-ROM content.
Join Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, and brave members of he Fellowship as they continue their quest to destroy the Ring of Power. As darkness descends on Middle-earth, a strange creature named Gollum leads the heroes to the Balck Gates of Mordor. The rest of Middle-earth prepares for a battle that will decide the fate of all.
Media & Microtext Center
4 videodiscs (ca. 250 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
  • pt. 1-2. Feature
  • pt. 5. The war of the ring
  • pt. 6. The passing of an age.
The Fellowship divides to conquer, as Frodo and Sam, with the help and hindrance of Gollum, continue on their way to Mount Doom. Gandalf and Pippin ride to Minas Tirith to help defend Gondor, while Merry remains with Eowyn and the other Rohan fighters. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli seek aid from those that live in the Cursed Mountains. All these battles have one ultimate goal in mind: to distract the Eye of Sauron and buy Frodo as much time as possible in order to destroy the One Ring.
Media & Microtext Center
1 digital video file
Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar, videorecordings
Kim talks about how in November 2001, the value proposition for Lord of the Rings was mixed. There was no movie yet and movie producer Peter Jackson had a questionable record. There was a lot of uncertainty over the successful prospect of the movies. However, the core team took an entrepreneurial attitude and decided to see what they could make of the opportunity.
xiii, 401 p. : ill. (some col.), music ; 26 cm + 1 sound recording (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Music Library
vi, 214 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Criticism - Michael D. C. Drout, Wheaton College, Norton, MA-- 2. Time and Narrative Space - Barry Langford, Royal Holloway, University of London-- 3. Modernity - Michael Moses, Duke University-- 4. Gothic Echoes - Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University-- 5. Religion - Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway, University of London-- Part II: Space, Place and Communities-- 6. Invisibility and Community - Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London-- 7. Dark Globalisation - Olivia Jennings, Royal Holloway, University of London-- 8. Home - Simon Malpas, Manchester Metropolitan University-- Part III: Gender, Sexuality and Class-- 9. Anglo-Saxon Women, Tolkien's Women - Jennifer Neville, Royal Holloway, University of London-- 10. Masculinity - Holly A Crocker, University of Cincinnati-- 11. Homoeroticism - Dan Griffiths and Esther Saxey, both at University of Sussex-- 12. Service - Scott Kleinman, California State University, Northridge-- Tolkein's Futures-- 13. Games - Barry Atkins, Manchester Metropolitan University-- 14. After Tolkien - Roz Kaveney.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826484604 20160527
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy have become among of the most popular books of the twentieth century while the recent film adaptations have made box office records. This book provides a comprehensive, informed, critical and theoretical analysis of both the book and film trilogies. The book is organised in four thematic sections. Beginning with an analysis of the critical history of Tolkien, the first section, 'Context and Criticism', examines and contrasts the historical and intellectual context of the books, films and their criticism. The second, 'Space, Place and Communities', turns to the philosophical and post-colonial concerns which structure contemporary understandings of the book and film. The third section, 'Gender, Sexuality and Class', shows how these issues are depicted in the novels and films. The final section, 'Tolkien's Futures', looks at the continuing influence of his work in both more traditional literary forms and in contemporary game and electronic narratives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826484604 20160527
Green Library
294 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xi, 240 p. ; 23 cm.
  • The Rings of Tolkien and Plato - Lessons in Power, Choice and Morality-- the Cracks of Doom - Threat of emerging technologies and Tolkien's Rings of Power-- "My Precious"-- Tolkien's Fetishized Ring-- Tolkien's Secrets of happiness-- the Quests of Sam and Gollum for the Happy Life-- "Farewell to Lorien" - the Boumded Joy of Existentialists and Elves-- Uberhobbits - Tolkien, Nietzsche and the Will to Power-- Tolkien and the Nature of Evil-- Virtue and Vice in "The Lord of the Rings"-- Choosing to Die - The Gift of Mortality in Middle-Earth-- the Quest Starts with the Past- Tolkien, Modernism and the Importance of Tradition-- Tolkien's green Time - Environmental Themes in "The Lord of the Rings"-- Providence and the Dramatic Unity of "The Lord of the Rings"-- Talking Trees and Walking Mountains - Buddhist and Taoist Themes in "The Lord of the Rings"-- Sam and Frodo's Excellent Adventure - Tolkien's Journey Motif-- "The Lord of the Rings" as an Epic Fairy Tale - Tolkien's Eucatastrophe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812695458 20160528
"The Lord of the Rings" is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world. Analysis of the popular appeal of "The Lord of the Rings" shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In this volume, 17 young philosophy professors all of then ardent Tolkien fans address some of the issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The book is divided into five sections, concerned with: the power and the Ring, the quest for happiness, good and evil in Middle Earth, time and mortality and philosophical questions and fairytale endings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812695458 20160528
Green Library
119 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
  • From book to script
  • Seeing tolkien's world
  • Fellowship, friends and foes
  • Sean astin, Sam
  • Sean Bean, Boromir
  • Cate Blanchett, Galadriel
  • Orlando Bloom, Legolas
  • Billy Boyd, Pippin
  • Ian Holm, Bilbo
  • Christopher Lee, Saruman
  • Ian McKellen, Gandalf
  • Dominic Monaghan, Merry
  • Viggo Mortensen, Aragorn
  • John Rhys Davies, Gimli
  • Liv Tyler, Arwen
  • Hugo Weaving, Elrond
  • Elijah Wood, Frodo
  • Marton Csokas, Celeborn
  • Fantasy to reality
  • Workshop of the fantastic
  • One ring
  • Of wizard beards and elf ears
  • Speaking the languages of middle earth
  • Cameras in middle earth
  • From the director's chair
  • Before the cameras rolled
  • Real fellowship of the ring
  • Road goes ever on.
The mythos, landscapes and characters that Tolkien created are nothing short of spectacular, and it has taken four decades for cinema technology to reach the necessary level of sophistication to bring them to life. Now, Peter Jackson has accomplished the extraordinary feat of making three motion pictures simultaneously to capture Tolkien's vision in its entirety. For the past several years, Peter Jackson and his team of dedicated filmmakers have been working day and night to bring J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece of epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings, to the screen. They have filmed all over the landscapes of New Zealand, and drawn on the skills of a small army of artists -- including digital wizards, medieval weapons experts, stone sculptors, linguists, costumers, makeup designers, blacksmiths and model builders -- together with a cast of internationally renowned actors and literally thousands of extras, to make this ambitious dream come true. And the boundaries of special effects have been pushed to, and beyond, their limits to make The Lord of the Rings Trilogy a ground-breaking and visually stunning cinematic experience. Designed as a celebration of the films, The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide is a lavishly illustrated behind-the-scenes guide which includes full-color photos of the cast, locations, sets, monsters and costumes, together with exclusive interviews with Peter Jackson and all the principal cast. It also features an entertaining overview of the conception, design and filming of the trilogy over the last five years, which will give the reader a privileged insight into the making of the most important movie trilogy of the decade.
Green Library


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