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Tolkien Movies (and Audio) You Might Not Know

by Hawke published Oct 13, 2017 10:05 PM, last modified Oct 14, 2017 12:24 PM
We (many of us) already know about the Rankin/Bass and Bakshi films in the 1970s, and of course the Peter Jackson movies in the early 2000s. But did you know about he ones in the mid 1980s and early 1990s from Russia and Finland?

In addition to failed attempts at films (some scary renditions, including The Beatles), the highly sexualized version that rolled into the Excalibur movie, there are released versions on Soviet-era Russian TV, and Finnish TV!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle-earth_in_film

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hobbit_(1985_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobitit (1993)

 

Finnish Hobitit (1993)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_5pwxCkWzY

 

 

 

Russian Hobbit (1985)

https://youtu.be/XALj24n1F2k

 

 

THE HOBBIT by Gene Deitch (1966)

  https://youtu.be/SZlARya43Dw

 

 

Mr Bliss

Mr Bliss, in Russian (with Brazilian subtitles) (discussed in our March 2016 meeting: http://www2.tolkienscholars.org/meeting-notes/meeting-notes-3-2016 ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YicL2F6sXw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also worth mentioning, as we have at many of our meetings and moots (conventions):

More Recent Fan Films

 

The Hunt for Gollum

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaakJk9vR7U

 

 

 

Born of Hope

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qINwCRM8acM

 

 

 

 

 

Delete Bakshi Scenes

 

Gandalf Fights Balrog

https://www.facebook.com/RalphBakshi/videos/vb.313202142148106/433891726745813/?type=2&theater 

 

Some Additional Fan Films

 

 

 

 

Ainulindalë

A fan CGI rendering of the making of the world. Using the audiobook as narration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy7a6yUc8zo

 

 

Dagor Dagorath

By the same fan above, a CGI rendering of a fan's view of the Valar fighting Morgoth, and the havoc wreaked upon Middle-earth. And many other snippets loosely based on The Silmarillion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovvl2xBUt1w

 

 

 

 

Beren & Luthien (Live-Action, French)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tocTbOojM5M

 

 

Ranger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf3Kit2V0CI

loosely inspired by Beren and Luthien

 

 

Tolkien's Road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTCc6Z3dAZI

 

 

 

Lewis and Tolkien Debate Myths and Lies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzBT39gx-TE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Documentaries

 

 

In Their Own Words British Authors J.R.R. Tolkien Part 1

https://youtu.be/XR-4vMEiQ_U

 

 

 

 In Their Own Words British Authors J.R.R. Tolkien Part 2

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca5TUYB1nlw

 

 

 

JRR TOLKIEN '1892-1973' - A Study Of The Maker Of Middle-earth

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkmNHP58OhU

 

 

 

 

 J. R. R. Tolkien discussing The Lord of the Rings (1960s Interview)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFexwNCYenI

 

 

 

 Lost Tolkien Recording from Rotterdam, March 28th, 1958

http://www.tolkien.ro/blog/2015/01/j-r-r-tolkien-reveals-true-meaning-of-the-lord-of-the-rings-in-unearthed-audio-recording/

Information from that event: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Proceedings_of_the_J.R.R._Tolkien_Centenary_Conference

Tolkien's letter about it: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Letter_206

http://bookhaven.stanford.edu/2014/07/long-lost-recording-of-tolkien-whats-it-worth-to-you/

Does John D. Rateliff know anything more about it? All of the links to it are defunct, as is MiddleEarthNetwork.com also defunct. http://sacnoths.blogspot.com/2014/05/new-tolkien-audio-rotterdam-speech.html

This is on a "sketchy" site, but the original appears to have been scrubbed, so this is what I can find so far:

https://youtu.be/NtWmPIeqJxM

 

 Additional links to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g5npSwWMsw

 

 

Tolkien audio from 1929?

http://www.thetolkienist.com/2015/01/16/listen-to-rare-tolkien-recording-at-the-tobacconists-and-help-the-british-library-save-its-audio-collection/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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