J.R.R. Tolkien: The Origin of the Rings (2001)

Genres - Language & Literature, Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

Oxford scholar J.R.R. Tolkien is author of one of the most enduring achievements in literary history. Drawing on his vast knowledge of linguistics, Tolkien created a legion of creatures complete with their own languages in his classic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. The saga of friendship and war in Middle Earth has thrilled millions of readers. This program inquires into the nature of the man behind the work. Interviews with family and friends, as well as rare images of the enigmatic writer, give viewers new insight into the life of the beloved author.

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behind-the-scenes, fantasy-world, goblin, good-vs-evil, mysticism, stories, wizard, writing