Friday, August 20, 2010

BBC Tolkien Interview Available Online

BBC has placed online a 27 minute interview with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings writer JRR Tolkien from March 30th, 1968. Below is the synopsis of the video.
John Izzard meets with JRR Tolkien at his home, walking with him through the Oxford locations that he loves while hearing the author’s own views about his wildly successful high-fantasy novels. Tolkien shares his love of nature and beer and his admiration for ‘trenchermen’ in this genial and affectionate programme. The brief interviews with Oxford students that are dotted throughout reveal the full range of opinions elicited by ‘The Lord of the Rings’, from wild enthusiasm to mild contempt.
Click here to watch the interview. (via OneRing)

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