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Book
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
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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Media & Microtext Center
Software/Multimedia
1 computer chip cartridge : sound, color ; 6 cm + 2 booklets. Sound: digital $2 rda. Digital: Nintendo Game Boy advance; USA.
"Featuring dozens of battle scenarios based on those found in the movie trilogy, as well as a new battle system, handheld warfare pitting the good vs. the bad (and ugly) comes to the GBA in The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age. From the beginning, players will have a difficult choice to make: they must take a side, deciding between the Fellowship, with its quest to save Middle-earth, and Sauron, with his quest for complete control and ultimate darkness. The game features a tactics-based combat system that fosters military strategy, and turn-based battle designed to allow players to command dozens of units and define the rules of engagement. Over 30 battles from the movie trilogy are included, such as the Siege of Minas Tirith, and the Fall of Osgiliat"--AllGame Guide
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Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 instruction manual
The Dark Lord has arisen. A fellowship is formed. Now the future of Middle Earth lies in your hands. Play as Frodo, Gandalf, and Aragorn as you overcome perilous obstacles and battle the forces of evil.
Media & Microtext Center
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (23 p. ; 19 cm).
"Live the epic adventure; play as 9 characters including Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Sam, and Frodo, battle through 15 highly-interactive levels. Form your fellowship; destroy the Ring of Power and restore peace to Middle-Earth, fight side-by-side in multiplayer co-op mode. Defeat the forces of evil; confront Shelob, Nazgul, Mumakil, The Witch King, The King of the Dead, Sauron's Lieutenant, and more. Movie exclusives; the only game with scenes and music from the films--"Container of Playstation version.
Media & Microtext Center
Software/Multimedia
1 DVD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide.
"Live the epic adventure; play as 9 characters including Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Sam, and Frodo, battle through 15 highly-interactive levels. Form your fellowship; destroy the Ring of Power and restore peace to Middle-Earth, fight side-by-side in multiplayer co-op mode. Defeat the forces of evil; confront Shelob, Nazgul, Mumakil, The Witch King, The King of the Dead, Sauron's Lieutenant, and more. Movie exclusives; the only game with scenes and music from the films."--Container.
Media & Microtext Center
Software/Multimedia
1 DVD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 instruction booklet
Join the fellowship as Aragorn, Legolas or Gimli and defeat the Dark Lord's minions in locations from the first two films.
Media & Microtext Center
Music recording
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • The prophecy / music by Howard Shore ; lyrics by Philippa Boyens ; translation by David Salo
  • Concerning Hobbits
  • The shadow of the past
  • The treason of Isengard
  • The black rider
  • At the sign of the prancing pony
  • A knife in the dark
  • Flight to the ford
  • Many meetings
  • The Council of Elrond featuring "Aníron (theme from Aragorn and Arwen)" / composed and performed by Enya ; lyrics by Roma Ryan
  • The ring goes south
  • A journey in the dark
  • The bridge of Khazad Dum
  • Lothlorien featuring "Lament for Gandalf" / words & music by Philippa Boyens and Howard Shore (Elizabeth Fraser, vocals)
  • The great river
  • Amon Hen
  • The breaking of the fellowship featuring "In dreams" / words & music by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore (Edward Ross, vocals)
  • May it be / composed and performed by Enya ; lyrics by Roma Ryan.
Music Library
Video
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
When a dangerous and powerful magic ring falls into his hands, a hobbit named Frodo gets caught up in an adventure. The mighty wizard Gandolf and a daring band of elves, dwarfs and warriors defend their enchanted land from the wicked sorcerer who would see it destroyed.
Media & Microtext Center
Music recording
1 sound disc (72 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • A storm is coming
  • Hope and memory
  • Minas Tirith / feat. Ben del Maestro
  • The white tree
  • The steward of Gondor / feat. Billy Boyd
  • Minas Morgul
  • The ride of the Rohirrim
  • Twilight and shadow / feat. Renée Fleming
  • Cirith Ungol
  • Andúril
  • Shelob's lair
  • Ash and smoke
  • The fields of the Pelennor
  • Hope fails
  • The black gate opens / feat. Sir James Galway
  • The end of all thing / feat. Renée Fleming
  • The return of the king / feat. Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen, and Renée Fleming
  • The grey havens / feat. Sir James Galway
  • Into the west / feat. Annie Lennox.
Music Library
Book
387 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
250 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Music recording
1 sound disc (73 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Foundations of stone
  • The taming of Smʹeagol
  • The riders of Rohan
  • The passage of the marshes
  • The Uruk-hai
  • The King of the Golden Hall
  • The Black Gate is closed
  • Evenstar (featuring Isabel Bayrakdarian)
  • The White Rider
  • Treebeard
  • The leave taking
  • Helm's Deep
  • The forbidden pool
  • Breath of life (featuring Sheila Chandra)
  • The Hornburg
  • Forth Eorlingas (featuring Ben Del Maestro)
  • Isengard unleashed (featuring Elizabeth Fraser & Ben Del Maestro)
  • Samwise the Brave
  • Gollum's song (performed by Emiliana Torrini).
Music Library
Book
vii, 191 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
Book
xi, 185 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction-- Peter Hunt 1. The Hobbit, the Tale, Children's Literature, and the Critics-- Keith O'Sullivan 2. Sources and Successors-- Maria Sachiko Cecire 3. The Pastoral Impulse and the Turn to the Future in The Hobbit and Interwar Children's Fiction-- Hazel Sheekey Bird 4. Tolkien and the Traditional Dragon Tale: An Examination of The Hobbit-- C.W.Sullivan III 5. Tolkien's Language-- Louise Joy 6. There and Back Again: The Gendered Journey of Tolkien's Hobbits-- Zoe Jaques 7. Tolkien and Worldbuilding-- Catherine Butler 8. A Topoanalytical Reading of Landscapes in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit-- Jane Suzanne Carroll 9. Tolkien and Trees-- Shelley Saguaro and Deborah Cogan Thacker 10. From Illustration to Film: Visual Narratives and Target Audiences-- Kate Harvey Further Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137264008 20160612
J. R. R. Tolkien is arguably the most influential and popular of all fantasy writers. Although his position and status have long been controversial, his popularity has not faded. His best-loved works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have sold millions of copies around the world and continue to enthral readers young and old. This lively collection of original essays examines The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the light of children's literature theory and approaches, as well as from adult and fantasy literature perspectives. Exploring issues such as gender, language, worldbuilding, and ecocriticism, the volume also places Tolkien's works in the context of a range of visual media, including Peter Jackson's film adaptations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137264008 20160612
Green Library
Book
xii, 279 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Part One: Materials / Leslie A. Donovan
  • Tolkien in context
  • Editions
  • The instructor's library
  • Multimedia aids for teaching
  • Part Two: Approaches. Introduction: Seed of courage not so hidden / Leslie A. Donovan
  • Teaching the Controversies. The perils of the Tolkien course: reading the readings / Craig Franson
  • Teaching the critical debate over The Lord of the Rings / James McNelis
  • Tolkien's Other Works as Background. Eucatastrophe and the battle with the dark / Verlyn Flieger
  • Why teach The Silmarillion? Tolkien's mythology of the abject hero / Jane Chance
  • Child of the kindly west: innocence and experience in The Hobbit / Brian Walter
  • Using The History of Middle-earth with Tolkien's fiction / Yvette Kisor
  • Connections to the Past. Presenting Tolkien's pasts / Robin Chapman Stacey
  • Teaching the oral tradition in The Lord of the Rings / Leslie Stratyner
  • Becoming Tolkien: reading his Anglo-Saxon and Boethian sources / Liam Felsen
  • Tolkien as nation builder: teaching The Lord of The Rings in an epic literature class / Melissa Ridley Elmes
  • Conceptions of the pastoral in The Fellowship of the Ring / Philip Irving Mitchell
  • Modern and Contemporary Perspectives. Teaching Tolkien in the context of the fantasy tradition / Christopher Cobb
  • Tolkien and the modern: reading the canon through The Lord of the Rings / Sharin Schroeder
  • The tower, the sausage maker, and the soup: teaching Tolkien in a postmodern classroom / Thomas L. Martin
  • Teaching Tolkien and race: an inconvenient combination? / Dimitra Fimi
  • Women students and The Lord of the Rings: showing them where they fit in / Shelley Rees
  • Language, culture, environment, and diversity in The Lord of the Rings / Deidre Dawson
  • Interdisciplinary Contexts. Starting with the film: Jackson as a way back to Tolkien on heroism and evil / Christopher Crane
  • Tolkien and faith: an interdisciplinary approach / Nancy Enright
  • Melkor, moon letters, and Menelmacar: Middle-earth in the science classroom / Kristine Larsen
  • Tolkien and environmental sustainability in the science curriculum / Justin Edward Everett
  • Classroom Contexts and Strategies for Teaching. Tolkien in the first-year literature survey course / Anna Smol
  • Team-teaching Tolkien in a large lecture class: challenges and opportunities / Julia Simms Holderness
  • England's mythmaker? A Tolkien learning community / James R. Vitullo and Keith W. Jensen
  • "(T)hings that were, and things that are, and things that yet may be": teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings online / Judy Ann Ford and Robin Anne Reid
  • Morals and malice in Middle-earth / James Gould and Ted Hazelgrove
  • Tolkien immersion: why a three-week intensive course works / Cami D. Agan
  • The Council of Elrond, all those poems, and the famous f-ing elves: teaching the hard parts of Tolkien / Michael D.C. Drout
  • Fellowship and the rings: intellectual sociability and collaborative learning among Tolkien and the Inklings / Michael Tomko.
A philologist and medieval scholar, J. R. R. Tolkien never intended to challenge traditional ideas about literature or to write a work that would be studied in colleges around the world. He set out only to write a good story. But his The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings unexpectedly gained cult status in the 1960s. Today, the readership for Tolkien's absorbing secondary world - filled with monsters, magic, adventure, sacrifice, and heroism - continues to grow. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials, " introduces instructors to the rich array of resources available for teaching Tolkien, including editions and criticism of his fiction and scholarship, historical material on his life and times, audiovisual materials, and film adaptations of his fiction. The essays in part 2, "Approaches, " help instructors introduce students to critical debates around Tolkien's work, its sources, its influence, and its connection to ecology, religion, and science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781603292054 20160619
A philologist and medieval scholar, J. R. R. Tolkien never intended to write immensely popular literature that would challenge traditional ideas about the nature of great literature and that was worthy of study in colleges across the world. He set out only to write a good story, the kind of story he and his friends would enjoy reading. In The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien created an entire world informed by his vast knowledge of mythology, languages, and medieval literature. In the 1960s, his books unexpectedly gained cult status with a new generation of young, countercultural readers. Today, the readership for Tolkien's absorbing secondary world-filled with monsters, magic, adventure, sacrifice, and heroism-continues to grow. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials, " introduces instructors to the rich array of resources available for teaching Tolkien, including editions and criticism of his fiction and scholarship, historical material on his life and times, audiovisual materials, and film adaptations of his fiction. The essays in part 2, "Approaches, " help instructors introduce students to critical debates around Tolkien's work, its sources, its influence, and its connection to ecology, religion, and science. Contributors draw on interdisciplinary approaches to outline strategies for teaching Tolkien in a wide variety of classroom contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781603292061 20160619
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (x, 251 pages) : illustrations
  • April 9, 1960
  • Walsh
  • Glory days
  • The forties
  • The fifties
  • Twilight
  • Knocked out
  • Brothers.
Lords of the Ring revives the exciting era-now largely forgotten-when college boxing attracted huge crowds and flashy headlines, outdrawing the professional bouts. On the same night in 1940 when Joe Louis defended his heavyweight crown before 11,000 fans in New York's Madison Square Garden, collegiate boxers battled before 15,000 fans in Madison . . . Wisconsin. Under legendary and beloved coach John Walsh, the most successful coach in the history of American collegiate boxing, University of Wisconsin boxers won eight NCAA team championships and thirty-eight individual titles from 1933 to 1960. Badger boxers included heroes like Woody Swancutt, who later helped initiate the Strategic Air Command, and rogues like Sidney Korshak, later the most feared mob attorney in the United States. A young fighter from Louisville named Cassius Clay also boxed in the Wisconsin Field House during this dazzling era. But in April 1960, collegiate boxing was forever changed when Charlie Mohr- Wisconsin's finest and most popular boxer, an Olympic team prospect-slipped into a coma after an NCAA tournament bout in Madison. Suddenly, not just Mohr's life but the entire sport of college boxing was in peril. It was to be the last NCAA boxing tournament ever held. Lords of the Ring tells the whole extraordinary story of boxing at the University of Wisconsin, based on dozens of interviews and extensive examination of newspaper microfilm, boxing records and memorabilia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299204242 20180521
Book
x, 251 p. : ill.
Lords of the Ring revives the exciting era-now largely forgotten-when college boxing attracted huge crowds and flashy headlines, outdrawing the professional bouts. On the same night in 1940 when Joe Louis defended his heavyweight crown before 11,000 fans in New York's Madison Square Garden, collegiate boxers battled before 15,000 fans in Madison . . . Wisconsin. Under legendary and beloved coach John Walsh, the most successful coach in the history of American collegiate boxing, University of Wisconsin boxers won eight NCAA team championships and thirty-eight individual titles from 1933 to 1960. Badger boxers included heroes like Woody Swancutt, who later helped initiate the Strategic Air Command, and rogues like Sidney Korshak, later the most feared mob attorney in the United States. A young fighter from Louisville named Cassius Clay also boxed in the Wisconsin Field House during this dazzling era. But in April 1960, collegiate boxing was forever changed when Charlie Mohr- Wisconsin's finest and most popular boxer, an Olympic team prospect-slipped into a coma after an NCAA tournament bout in Madison. Suddenly, not just Mohr's life but the entire sport of college boxing was in peril. It was to be the last NCAA boxing tournament ever held. Lords of the Ring tells the whole extraordinary story of boxing at the University of Wisconsin, based on dozens of interviews and extensive examination of newspaper microfilm, boxing records and memorabilia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299204242 20180521

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