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That time Maurice Sendak almost illustrated a version of The Hobbit
In 1967, shortly after illustrating a Tolstoy novel and four years after his iconic Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak was commissioned to illustrate a 30th anniversary edition of Tolkien’s The Hobbit (the original edition of which the author had illustrated himself). However, the project fell through and this drawing is the only surviving Sendak illustration from it.
Complement with Tolkien’s own little-known art.
(via Open Culture)

That time Maurice Sendak almost illustrated a version of The Hobbit

In 1967, shortly after illustrating a Tolstoy novel and four years after his iconic Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak was commissioned to illustrate a 30th anniversary edition of Tolkien’s The Hobbit (the original edition of which the author had illustrated himself). However, the project fell through and this drawing is the only surviving Sendak illustration from it.

Complement with Tolkien’s own little-known art.

(via Open Culture)

Catch a brief glimpse of Stephen Colbert’s cameo in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

If you were looking for Stephen Colbert in the first part of The Hobbit, he wasn’t there. But for a brief second in The Desolation of Smaug, there’s the world’s biggest Tolkien nerd himself, all dressed up like a vagabond. Blink and you’d miss it.

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IHC Movie Reviews: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The second part of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy is in theatres now, just in time for the holidays. Spreading a book out over three movies is quite a challenge, especially a book that isn’t all that long. So how did Jackson do on this installment? Is it a goos flick, or should it be slayed without mercy?

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Here’s Evangeline Lilly in Her Ginger Elf Warrior Costume for the New ‘Hobbit’ Movie
The last I’d heard anything about Evangeline Lilly a.k.a. Kate from Lost, it was that she was retiring from acting or something. Apparently, she’s a goddamned liar.
Here’s a pic of her sporting a generic elf costume for her role as Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - a character who isn’t in any of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. Peter Jackson and crew made her up to “bring some more female energy to the otherwise male-dominated Hobbit narrative” which is Hollywood speak for “The Hunger Games made archery chicks cool and we want chicks to see this movie. Also, we didn’t want to piss off the feminists.”

Here’s Evangeline Lilly in Her Ginger Elf Warrior Costume for the New ‘Hobbit’ Movie

The last I’d heard anything about Evangeline Lilly a.k.a. Kate from Lost, it was that she was retiring from acting or something. Apparently, she’s a goddamned liar.

Here’s a pic of her sporting a generic elf costume for her role as Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - a character who isn’t in any of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. Peter Jackson and crew made her up to “bring some more female energy to the otherwise male-dominated Hobbit narrative” which is Hollywood speak for “The Hunger Games made archery chicks cool and we want chicks to see this movie. Also, we didn’t want to piss off the feminists.”

Stephen Colbert interrupts Peter Jackson’s talk about the next Hobbit movie with some questions about Elvish ancestry

Peter Jackson gave a preview of bits of the next Hobbit movie, ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ last week, only to have uber Tolkien nerd Stephen Colbert interrupt the director to grill him on Tolkien lore.

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Gary Busey sings a very different ballad of Bilbo Baggins

Gary Busey once again goes way off the rails in this video about Hobbits and Hobbit sex. Yes, another Hobbit video. And in this one, he sings a song about horny Hobbits. Yes, you’ll never get these four minutes back.

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The Hobbit effects crew had to study herpes to make the Goblin King

A behind the scenes look at the making of the Goblin King from The Hobbit, including an explanation of how the look of the character was based on herpes sores.

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Today would have been JRR Tolkien’s birthday, so here’s a remake of the Hobbit trailer using footage from the 1977 animated film

A version that for me, will always be superior, no matter what Peter Jackson pulls out of his ass.









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