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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.
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Book
xiv, 130 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
lxxxii, 894 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
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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Software/Multimedia
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.
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Video
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.
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Video
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.
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Book
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
Book
191 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Green Library
Software/Multimedia
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.
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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).
Video
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.
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Video
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.
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Book
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
Book
294 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
xiii, 401 p. : ill. (some col.), music ; 26 cm + 1 sound recording (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Music Library
Book
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
Book
xiv, 224 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword-- Introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien's and Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Trilogies-- Literary and Cinematic Heroes-- Merry as a Knowledgeable Hero-- Pippin as an Impulsive, Youthful Hero-- Eowyn as an Action Hero-- Galadriel and Arwen as Inspirational Heroes-- Legolas and Gimli as Intercultural Heroes-- The Changing Social Definitions of Heroes-- Bibliography-- Online Resources for Tolkien Studies-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275985219 20160528
Most writing about The Lord of the Rings trilogy emphasizes the most likely heroes in the tales: Aragorn, Frodo, Gandalf, and even Sam. From popular to scholarly literature, the women and "smaller" characters often go overlooked. But sometimes the most unlikely people can come to embody all that we look up to and admire in a person. Here, Lynnette Porter examines what we mean when we talk about heroes, and for the first time illustrates the heroic qualities that can be found in the women and other beloved, though less celebrated, characters in the Lord of the Rings books and movies. She takes a critical look at the importance of literary and cinematic heroes in general, emphasizing the roles of Merry, Pippin, Galadriel, Eowyn, Arwen, Legolas, and Gimli, who can all be considered heroes despite their relatively smaller roles. She shows, ultimately, that our attraction to and celebration of heroes does not have to be limited to the "leading man, " but rather that women and youth often display essential characteristics of true heroes. Bringing together a discussion of both the books and the movies, Porter redirects the spotlight on these characters to show us how the roles they play, the actions they take, and the behaviours they display are worthy of our praise and admiration. This unique and refreshing perspective adds dimension to our understanding of The Lord of the Rings phenomenon.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275985219 20160528
Green Library
Video
2 videodiscs (178 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Peter Jackson's adaptation of this classic story, which stars Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, among others in a truly magnificent cast--maintains reverent allegiance to Tolkien's creation, instantly qualifying it as one of the greatest fantasy films ever made. 178 minutes. DVD.
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