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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 Urulókë 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. 🙂
Oct 1
2020/10/1 12:20:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks for sharing Urulókë
I’m more and more excited for getting this special book...😃
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’d still like to see what Alan came up with. 😊
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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