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Sep 30
2020/9/30 21:07:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:

of what was mentioned:

- there's a section on Holdstock (2 pages, 2 images, and text)
....and that's it. No Lovecraft from what I saw, judging by the table of contents, and checking out the non Middle-earth chapters.

Thanks for checking that.
Sep 30
2020/9/30 22:16:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
No problem! I enjoy using my Tolkien books (this one isn't but you get the idea...) to look stuff up, about as much as I do reading through them.
Oct 1 (edited)
2020/10/1 6:17:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks Urul贸k毛 for this, really good.
Oct 1
2020/10/1 7:23:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Lovely interview with some great questions. Thanks, that was such an enjoyable read. 馃檪
Oct 1
2020/10/1 12:20:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks for sharing Urul贸k毛
I鈥檓 more and more excited for getting this special book...馃槂
Oct 1
2020/10/1 16:26:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
With many apologies to John, I had inadvertently included some additional detail from our conversation in the interview, that he had not intended to be published. This has been corrected.
Oct 2
2020/10/2 17:23:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
During the Waterstones interview yesterday, Alan Lee mentioned that he had done some preliminary work for a scene involving the Blue Wizards for the movies, though nothing was ever filmed. I asked for a bit more detail, and he gave me this response to share with you all:


  • I had a quick look through my files and found some of the istari sketches- they are really just designs for the hand-props for the blue wizards - the staffs in particular. There's nothing that would expand anyone's knowledge of Middle-earth. It was during pick ups on one of the films; an insertion of a shot or two of the wizards arriving, probably with no dialogue, as a quick flash-back. But we did get some props made and costumes roughed out and fitted before the idea was cancelled. The whole episode was over inside a week. We had more than a few of these interesting diversions to liven up six years of work!
Oct 2
2020/10/2 19:37:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
What an absolutely interesting tidbit nonetheless. No matter what... I鈥檇 still like to see what Alan came up with. 馃槉
Oct 15
2020/10/15 15:13:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
For those interested, the interviews with the artists have been translated into French by Marie Bretagnolle and published at
https://www.tolkiendil.com/tolkien/interviews/howe_lee_nasmith_2020 by Druss.
Oct 16
2020/10/16 0:10:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The Italian group over at tolkieniana.net has done a very nice interview with John Howe (in English) for those interested:

https://tolkieniana.net/wp/intervista-a-john-howe/2/
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