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Monday, October 19, 2009

LOTR: The Return of the King Movie Trailer



The Official Trailer for Lord of the Rings Book 3,
The Return of the King

Friday, October 9, 2009

Races of Middle-Earth: ELVES

ELVES




Elves, aka the Unfallen Race, can be considered as angels of Middle-Earth. Their race is all together graceful, timeless, heavenly and mysterious. Elves are the oldest and wisest among all dwellers.

They are highly inclined in arts and lore. No doubt that elves are powerful creatures gifted with sharp senses.

They're divided into two branches: The West-Elves (Eldar) and the East-Elves (those from Mirkwood and Lorien). There are two elven languages: the High-elven (Quenya), considered to be an ancient tongue and the Grey-elven (Sindarin).

Every elf's desire is to move unto the Grey Havens when they grew tired of the mortal lands.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Races of Middle-Earth: DWARVES

DWARVES




The dwarves are a race of robust underground inhabitants who spend their lives mining precious treasures like Mithril, a light but resilient, priceless metal. The race's origin is enigmatic and is not well-discovered. Men foolishly believed that they are born out of the rocks because there are very few female Dwarves.

They are known for their excellent craftsmanship. The weapons and armor they've built are renowned . They are also extremely good diggers and are gifted with extraordinary engineering skills.

Gimli, son of Gloin, will be regarded as Elf-friend because of the strong bond of friendship he will eventually establish with Legolas (both are members of the Fellowship of the Ring) and his veneration to the Lady Galadriel.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Members of the Fellowship of the Ring

The Company of the Ring (In the books, Tolkien usually refers to the group as "Company" instead of "Fellowship") is composed of 9 members joined together in a quest to the land of Mordor to destroy the One Ring.

The fellowship was formed during a council with Elrond, the Elven Master of Rivendell , in which, Frodo had offered to take the Ring to Mount Doom. He was accompanied by several other people.



Members of the Fellowship

Frodo Baggins (Hobbit) - Ringbearer; heir of Bilbo

Samwise Gamgee (Hobbit) -"Sam"; Frodo's gardener

Meriadoc Brandybuck (Hobbit) - "Merry"; Cousin of Frodo and Pippin

Peregrin Took (Hobbit) - "Pippin"; youngest; cousin of Frodo and Merry

Gandalf the Grey - Istari wizard and mentor of Frodo; leader of the fellowship

Legolas (Elf) - Archer; Son of Thranduil, King of Silvan Elves from Mirkwood

Gimli (Dwarf) Ax wielder. Son of Gloin

Aragorn (Man) - Heir of Isildur; Ranger of the North

Boromir (Man)- Son of Denethor, Steward of Gondor




Monday, October 5, 2009

LOTR: The Two Towers Movie Trailer



The Official Trailer for Lord of the Rings Book 2,
The Two Towers

Friday, October 2, 2009

Arwen's Song | LOTR: Return of the King OST

video

Arwen's Song
by Liv Tyler

LOTR: The Return of the King Official Soundtrack


I personally love this song. Actually sung by Arwen herself, Liv Tyler. A very soothing music. The Lord of the Rings trilogy soundtrack is one of the best and powerful music for a film ever composed. Thanks to the very talented Howard Shore.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King OST - Into the West



Lord of the Rings
Return of the King Soundtrack

Into the West
(Audio)
by Howard Shore
Sung by Annie Lennox

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Races of Middle-Earth: Hobbits

HOBBITS



Hobbits are peace-loving and easy going race known to man as Halflings and to Elves as Periannath.

Hobbits are small people -literally- with big hearts. They prefer simple lives and have a strong and tender affection to their homeland: the Shire - Middle-Earth's rural area. They possess pure innocence and strong love for life.

All their homes are dug along side of the earth. Apparently, the word hobbit is from the word holbytla, that means 'hole-builder'.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Lord of the Rings Bloopers

Video clip on the movie's bloopers, outtakes, mistakes. Funny!

Monday, September 28, 2009

LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring | Opening Scene

The opening scene for Lord of the Rings, Book 1: Fellowship of the Ring



The first few minutes of the film portrayed events from the creation of the rings, the battle against Dark Lord Sauron, Gollum's possession of the One Ring up to the ring's new and unlikely bearer- a Hobbit.


"The history became legend; the legend became myth"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Races of Middle-Earth: WIZARDS

WIZARDS
a.k.a Istari



A very powerful race whose purpose of inhabiting Middle-Earth is to unite the other variety of races against Dark Lord Sauron.

Appears as old men and who age slowly. Wizards possess several hand and mental powers.

It is believed that there are 5 Wizards that existed. The two highest among them are Curinir (Man of Skill) or known as Saruman and Mithrandir (The Grey Pilgrim) or Gandalf the Grey.

Saruman is the more powerful of the two and resides at a tower in Isengard, in the East. Gandalf, on the other hand, prefers to roam in the West. He is the bearer of The Ring of Fire given by Cirdan, greatest of the High-elves, which enables him to "rekindle the hearts in a world that grows chill".

Grey Wizards will only be able to transmute into more powerful White Wizards if they successfully pass through the "Shadow".

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

One Ring to Rule Them All




The Inscription on the Ring:

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.



The lines describing the rings:
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.


The One Ring was crafted by Dark Lord King Sauron himself in the fires of Mount Doom in the land of Mordor.

He purposefully made the One Ring to become the most powerful among the Rings of Power, enabling him to control the other kings and leaders who each own them. He is able to rule over the other Lords as long as he wears it.

He placed most of his powers on the Ring upon its creation, hence he became very dependent to it. Not wearing it, his powers are weak. But, as long as the One Ring continue to exist, Dark Lord Sauron existence remains.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Map of Middle Earth



The Middle Earth Map

Middle Earth is the fictional land that author, JRR Tolkien had created for the Lord of the Rings setting.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lord of the Rings Music : The Shire



The Lord of the Rings' soundtrack is composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Howard Shore.

The Shire is played whenever the Shire is reminisced and in somes scenes of Frodo, Sam, Merry or Pippin's journeys.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Frodo Baggins | Middle-Earth Character

Frodo Baggins

Ring-bearer, Elf-friend
a.k.a. Frodo of the Nine Fingers, Maura Labingi
The main hero of the epic. A carefree, genuine and kindhearted hobbit of the Shire. Living a serene and simple life until his well-known Uncle Bilbo handed him down the One Ring. This changes his life forever.

Frodo must now fulfill a perilous responsibility that only the Ring-bearer can accomplish- to destroy the One Ring by casting it into Mount Doom's mouth of fire from where it was crafted.

He must cross dangerous paths and encounter risky confrontations to reach Mordor before the forces of evil reach him, or worst, before the ring will successfully lure him into the darkness.



Fast Facts about Frodo

Race: Hobbit
Culture: Shire-hobbit, Baggins family
Date of birth: September 22, T.A. 2968
Date of departure to Aman: September 29, T.A. 3021
Date of death: Fourth Age[1]


"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."
Galadriel

"And yet to have come so far, still bearing the Ring, the hobbit has shown extraordinary resilience to its evil."

Elrond

"It is a burden he should never have had to bear. We can ask no more of Frodo."

Gandalf

Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring | Official Trailer



The Fellowship of the Ring is the first book of the Trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. The first film installment was released December 2001.

It was directed, wrote and produced by award-winner Peter Jackson. Peter himself is an avid fan of J.R.R Tolkien, the author of the series.