News Archives: May 2014
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Posted at 11:03 on 25 May 2014

New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times talks about ‘The Angst of Adaptation’ – translating a book to film – and interviews Philippa Boyens about writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films.

Posted at 9:00 on 22 May 2014

Today, Tolkien’s translation of the Old English epic poem Beowulf is published. Written in 1926, the book includes J.R.R. Tolkien’s original poem ‘Sellic Spell’.

Posted at 11:07 on 27 May 2014

Ethan Gilsdorf at Boing Boing has published an extensive interview with Tolkien artist John Howe on his role with The Hobbit films.

Posted at 12:34 on 22 May 2014

The Middle-earth Network and Legendarium Media have announced that an audio tape featuring a speech by Tolkien in 1958 will undergo restoration. Although the tape’s existence was no secret, it was known to few, and has been kept away in the collection of René van Rossenberg, the owner of