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tissue said:I personally find JRR Tolkien to be one of the literary genius's ever. His style of writing gave the characters almost a fourth dimension. Any thoughts on this?
godisthyname said:I like Tolkien but you don't think he can be a bit too over descriptive? To describe a great big mountain will take him 20 pages alone.
Anonymous said:Some things I've HEARD about Tolkien but won't take the time to verify (except through my own sources)...
-He wrote one sentence a day. He thought about it all day long. (According to my computer tech and amateur jeweler friend.)
-He created an entire language. The elvish language he uses in the book. He studied many languages and was interested in their origins. The language he created was the only one created by one person to be grammatically and syntactically correct. (Two teachers said something to this effect. One was my sixth grade teacher, who introduced these novels and other fantasies to me. The other was an arrogant college english professor I didn't like, even though he still managed to teach me a great deal.)
-He and CS Lewis were good friends. (I think I read this somewhere.)
-He heard of fanatics who would go off into the wilderness and live in 'elvish' colonies, have 'elvish' ceremonies, and get married using the elvish language he created. He deemed them lunatics and said something like, "I created this world and no one is more aware that it is a fictional place than I am." Apparently, the 'elf-worship' irked him a bit! (This was also a story told me by my jeweler friend.)
He did write a complete syntactical language that can be learned and spoken fluently. Tolkein was a linguist
The language he created was the only one created by one person to be grammatically and syntactically correct
Tolkien was all but petered out by late 70's, dead in the 80's & 90's. I keep thinking the director may have been looking at Harry Potter's movie and thought, 'damn if I can't bring this series back to life, and get a new group of followers for it.'