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J.R.R. Tolkien

Movie review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

In 1937, English writer J.R.R. Tolkien published his first novel The Hobbit. It was a children’s book intended for a young readership.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 11:30am 2 comments

Six degrees

Martin Freeman plays the inquisitive, vertically challenged Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, the J.R.R. Tolkien classic that is set to be one of the festive season’s biggest movies when it’s released in Hong Kong this week.

8 Dec 2012 - 11:06pm

Simon Tolkien remembers his grandfather

As creator of Middle-earth, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most successful authors in history. And yet, says Simon Tolkien, the grandfather he remembers seemed to think he had failed.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:53pm

Tolkien heirs sue moviemakers over merchandising

The heirs of late author J.R.R. Tolkien are suing the producers of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies over alleged exploitative merchandising.

21 Nov 2012 - 10:16am