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  15:07:45  24 March 2020
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Albert Uderzo, co-creator of the Astérix comic, 25 April 1927 – 24 March 2020.

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Barbara Remington, Illustrator of Tolkien Book Covers, Dies at 90
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/15/books/barbara-remington-dead.html

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Terry Jones, Monty Python Founder and Scholar, Is Dead at 77
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/arts/television/terry-jones-dead.html

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  11:13:56  19 January 2020
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I recall the Silmarillion stories were much larger in scope, dealing with larger timespans and events, but as a consequence also a little less detailed, could that be correct?
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yes, indeed The Silmarillion was more of an epic, which J.R.R. himself never managed to finish, as such Christopher spent basically his entire life trying to compile all the various texts which his father had written - The Silmarillion being what J.R.R. himself wanted to publish initially, but due to the publisher claiming that people (basically) "wanted more Hobbits", he (J.R.R.) kept working on the trilogy, rather than managing to finish his other works

the amount of work Christopher managed to compile is simply astounding and while not as coherent as the Lord of the Rings , it nonetheless it contains some of the most epic adventures written within our lifetime (IMO)
  23:59:53  18 January 2020
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I highly, strongly recommend reading The Silmarillion, along with "Unfinished Tales" (if nothing else), if one wishes to 'dip your toes' into the vast mythology that is Middle-Earth... I mean, nothing against "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings", but the first and second age are where the truly *epic* stories are told)
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I think I read Silmarillion two or three times as well, and also the Hobbit of course. Can't remember any other Tolkien stories at the moment, maybe they were not published back then.

I recall the Silmarillion stories were much larger in scope, dealing with larger timespans and events, but as a consequence also a little less detailed, could that be correct?
  23:28:57  18 January 2020
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Rest in Peace Christopher Tolkien

https://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/my-father039s-quotevisceratedquot-work-son-of-hobbit-scribe-jrr-tolkien-finally-speaks-out
The link above is broken, but this one still works: https://web.archive.org/web/20180709130054/https://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/my-father039s-quotevisceratedquot-work-son-of-hobbit-scribe-jrr-tolkien-finally-speaks-out

When I was young I enjoyed Tolkien's work a lot, I've probably have read Lord of the Rings ten times.

As for the movies (or almost any movie based on any novel), like Christopher Tolkien said there's only one solution: to turn your head away.
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thank you - I have read Lord of the Rings... 'a few times', but I have always felt more passionate about the rest of his works (I got myself the Harper Collins "The Complete History of Middle-Earth" a few years ago, since I have so many 'various collections', that I figured it was about time; I highly, strongly recommend reading The Silmarillion, along with "Unfinished Tales" (if nothing else), if one wishes to 'dip your toes' into the vast mythology that is Middle-Earth... I mean, nothing against "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings", but the first and second age are where the truly *epic* stories are told

also, since I first read his biography (by Humphrey Carpenter) back in the early 90's (just as I had finished reading the trilogy, along with The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales and a few other works), I developed a profound fascination for not only his works, but for Tolkien as a person - not necessarily 'idolized' him, so much as I was impressed, on so many levels

for anyone interested in the Harper Collins collection, it can be... 'a bit expensive', but worth every penny (IMO)

https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008259846/the-complete-history-of-middle-earth/

I'll be certain to save the interview with Christopher unto my HDD, since I find that fascinating also - thank you for the new linkage
  00:53:30  18 January 2020
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Rest in Peace Christopher Tolkien


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https://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/my-father039s-quotevisceratedquot-work-son-of-hobbit-scribe-jrr-tolkien-finally-speaks-out
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The link above is broken, but this one still works: https://web.archive.org/web/20180709130054/https://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/my-father039s-quotevisceratedquot-work-son-of-hobbit-scribe-jrr-tolkien-finally-speaks-out

When I was young I enjoyed Tolkien's work a lot, I've probably have read Lord of the Rings ten times.

As for the movies (or almost any movie based on any novel), like Christopher Tolkien said there's only one solution: to turn your head away.
  23:59:54  16 January 2020
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Lord_Santa
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Rest in Peace Christopher Tolkien

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/16/books/christopher-tolkien-dead.html

a rare interview with Christopher and his own words and opinion about his father's legacy, Peter Jackson and the rest:

"My Father's "Eviscerated" Work - Son Of Hobbit Scribe J.R.R. Tolkien Finally Speaks Out"

https://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/my-father039s-quotevisceratedquot-work-son-of-hobbit-scribe-jrr-tolkien-finally-speaks-out
  03:15:12  9 December 2019
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‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/benson-star-trek-actor-rene-auberjonois-has-died-at-79/2019/12/08/db319e26-1a05-11ea-977a-15a6710ed6da_story.html

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