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30 Sep, 2020
2020-9-30 9:07:32 PM UTC

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.
30 Sep, 2020
2020-9-30 10:16:59 PM UTC
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.
1 Oct, 2020 (edited)
2020-10-1 6:17:42 AM UTC
Thanks Urulókë for this, really good.
1 Oct, 2020
2020-10-1 7:23:37 AM UTC
Lovely interview with some great questions. Thanks, that was such an enjoyable read. ?
1 Oct, 2020
2020-10-1 12:20:04 PM UTC
Thanks for sharing Urulókë
I’m more and more excited for getting this special book...?
1 Oct, 2020
2020-10-1 4:26:12 PM UTC
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.
2 Oct, 2020
2020-10-2 5:23:37 PM UTC
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!
2 Oct, 2020
2020-10-2 7:37:05 PM UTC
What an absolutely interesting tidbit nonetheless. No matter what... I’d still like to see what Alan came up with. ?
15 Oct, 2020
2020-10-15 3:13:20 PM UTC
For those interested, the interviews with the artists have been translated into French by Marie Bretagnolle and published at by Druss.
16 Oct, 2020
2020-10-16 12:10:52 AM UTC
The Italian group over at has done a very nice interview with John Howe (in English) for those interested:
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