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superficial

  • Jul 12, 2011
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I'd been hoping for at least a somewhat intelligent discussion of Tolkien and his works. However, this documentary is fairly superficial. . It doesn't go into the story in any depth, and even gets some of the basic plot points wrong. Much of the background is stuff that any Tolkien fan would know (how many times have you heard Tolkien's story about grading papers and writing "Hobbit" on the page?). The artwork is mostly that done by the Hildebrants, which is good but more of a kid-lit style (which even they admit). Still, the documentary does get an extra star for containing some really unique footage of Tolkien reading passages from LOTR and even some Elvish. For this alone it might be worth watching, if not buying, the documentary.

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Illustrated with the art of the Brothers Hildebrandt, the foremost fantasy artists of our time, and featuring the insights of world-renowned experts, this magical and entertaining series unlocks the mysteries of Tolkien's epic.
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Screen Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2003
Runtime: 60 minutes
Studio: Kultur Video
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