Good Day to You, Fellow Tolkienite! Today I compiled a list of reasons why The Lord of the Rings is better than Star Wars.
- The Lord of the Rings won 17 Oscars to Star Wars' 7 (The Return of the King alone won 11, including "Best Picture". No Star Wars film has ever won "Best Picture".).
- It is evidenced that fans are more satisfied with LotR and Hobbit films than with Star Wars films, as The Lord of the Rings has a higher average of IMDb ratings than Star Wars (you can calculate for yourself, if you wish at here: https://www.imdb.com/search/title?groups=top_250&sort=user_rating. I also used two lists of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings/Hobbit films respectively, although the Star Wars list was missing Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story.).
The Refuge of Helm's Deep is the beautiful piece Howard Shore created for that part in The Two Towers (movie) when the aftermath of the battle with Saruman's wargriders is observed. It is an amazing piece, as is all of the music from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. ;)
"ℌ𝔦𝔰 𝔏𝔬𝔳𝔢 𝔑𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔉𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔰!" (𝙻𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝙼𝚎 𝙰 𝙽𝚘𝚝𝚎) 21:13, June 30, 2018 (UTC) Read more >
Mae Govannen, Dia Duit, and Grace to you and Peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ! Below is a poll of two of fantasy's greatest INFPs according to the MBTI: Lucy Pevensie from C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia and Frodo Baggins of The Lord of the Rings! Which INFP character do you like better?Read more >
Hello, Fellow Tolkienians! I have this free program called GIMP 2.10, which has many of the features of Adobe Photoshop. Anyway, I've looked for a tutorial on making LOTR style text, to no avail. Does anyone know a good tutorial on that subject?
His Love Never Fails! Namárië! - J.S. Clingman (My User Talk) from 𝕸𝖞 𝕷𝖎𝖙𝖙𝖑𝖊 𝕳𝖔𝖑𝖊 𝖎𝖓 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕲𝖗𝖔𝖚𝖓𝖉. 19:31, June 2, 2018 (UTC)Read more >
Here is a blog post I wrote on the role of magic in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. It is a bit ancient, I must admit; however, here it is, and please tell me your thoughts on it. - J.S. Clingman (talk)
"As a gigantic Tolkien fan and a Christian, I was inevitably confronted by the issue of magic in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, which have been rendered as motion pictures ever since the early 2000s, and ever since have been some of the most famous and highest-grossing films in the world.
Some Christians wonder whether the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit are fit for the viewing of one who adheres to Christianity on account of the “magic” that is used by Wizards (Istari), powerful Elves, and the like; for it is well known that the Bible i…Read more >