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New Poll: Are you looking forward to the upcoming Hobbit movies?
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With the news that Peter Jackson's two movie production of The Hobbit has been greenlit, it is time to see where TCG users stand - are you looking forward to the movies?

Posted on: 2010/11/5 20:08
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Re: Linguaphone Conversational Course English
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Hello Onónion,

Trotter found that the British Library had posted digital versions of these recordings online for you to listen to - I just reconfirmed that the links work (the below forum post was made way back in 2006)


http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ost_id=5435#forumpost5435

Posted on: 2010/11/5 9:36
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Has anyone ever heard the two parts (At the tobacconist's and Wireless) that Tolkien has recorded for this course?
I have the course, but I haven't got the equipment to play the bakelite records.

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Re: Tolkien Descriptive Bibliography
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Thanks for the update Wayne, and I hope you had a great trip to Boston. I know I cannot wait to see the Pauline Baynes book (and of course an update to the Bibliography).

My own (very hasty) thought on the letters is: if it is published in a book (or catalog or other paper form) then it gets tracked in the bibliography (book). If it is only on the web, then a website that tracks where to find these seems most appropriate. Basically, for ephemeral websites, i feel a website is the best (and most dynamic) way to keep track.

That, or having the Biblography list all known letters would also be quite useful, even if there is no printed form to see the letter other than the letter itself.

Or......

Posted on: 2010/11/4 23:10
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To be fair, though, Tolkien himself described LotR as a trilogy.

Only, it seems, out of politeness when replying to others who had misused the term. Otherwise, he commented to Rayner Unwin that trilogy 'is not really accurate' when applied to The Lord of the Rings (Letters, p. 184), and to Houghton Mifflin that 'the book is not of course a "trilogy"' (Letters, p. 221). Christina and I have also run across a similar plea by Tolkien in the Houghton Mifflin archive, that the publisher please not use 'trilogy' in a Lord of the Rings jacket blurb.

Wayne

Posted on: 2010/11/3 19:00



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