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'High elf' attacks woman's car with sword while battling 'the evil Morgoth'

'High elf' attacks woman's car with sword while battling 'the evil Morgoth'

PORTLAND, Ore., May 19 (UPI) --Konrad Bass was arrested on criminal mischief charges after telling police he was a "high-elf engaged in battle with the evil Morgoth" after a sword attack.
Evan Bleier
Tolkien fan conventions to be set on cruise ships

Tolkien fan conventions to be set on cruise ships

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) --Trilo3y Voyages says it is planning conventions for J.R.R Tolkien fans aboard cruise ships bound for Belize, Bermuda, Bruges, Cozumel, Paris and Sydney.
Karen Butler

Oscar-winning producer Saul Zaentz dead at 92

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Saul Zaentz, who won three Oscars after becoming a movie producer in his 50s, died Friday in California, his nephew said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
By United Press International
Lilly explains why 'Smaug' needed a new female elf character

Lilly explains why 'Smaug' needed a new female elf character

Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly says she understands why some fans of "The Hobbit" initially balked upon learning she was to play a female elf heroine created specifically for the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Desolation of Smaug' passes $500M at global box office

'Desolation of Smaug' passes $500M at global box office

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has grossed in estimated $500 million at the global box office in two weeks in release, Hollywood's Variety said Friday.
'Desolation of Smaug' to air on TNT in 2016

'Desolation of Smaug' to air on TNT in 2016

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- TNT says it has secured the U.S. network television premiere window for the blockbuster, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
Polish prankster SA Wardega posts 'Gandalf: You Shall not Pass' viral video

Polish prankster SA Wardega posts 'Gandalf: You Shall not Pass' viral video

Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Polish YouTube video, "Gandalf: You Shall not Pass" from prankster SA Wardega goes viral.
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Cumberbatch says he played like a kid during 'Hobbit' shoot

Cumberbatch says he played like a kid during 'Hobbit' shoot

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch likened recording his animated role of the fire-breathing dragon in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" to "playing like a kid."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Hobbit' trailer viewed 5.1M times since Tuesday

'Hobbit' trailer viewed 5.1M times since Tuesday

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A trailer for Hollywood's upcoming fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has been viewed more than 5.1 million times since it was posted online.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
By United Press International

Gold ring linked to Tolkien on display

BASINGSTOKE, England, April 3 (UPI) -- A large gold Roman ring found in central England in the 18th century that may have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" is now on display.
Actor Richard Armitage has long history with 'Hobbit'

Actor Richard Armitage has long history with 'Hobbit'

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- Well-known British TV actor Richard Armitage says starring as dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield in "The Hobbit" movies has been a huge milestone in his career.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
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Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman discuss 'Hobbit' transformations

Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman discuss 'Hobbit' transformations

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- British actors Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman say the costumes, makeup and hairpieces they wore in their new movie "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" greatly helped them transform into their respective, non-human characters.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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WAX2002020201 - 02 FEBRUARY 2002 - YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN, USA: Defense attorney and literature professor Henry Russell, Ph.D., will serve as prosecutor during a mock trial on Feb. 7, 2002, at Ave Maria College, of Peter Jackson "for the desecration of 'The Lord of the Rings.'" The question is wether Jackson's movie rendition of the popular J. R. R. Tolkien trilogy passes muster with tried-and-true Tolkien fans. rlw/HO UPI..
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature there from 1945 to 1959. He was a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972.

After his death, Tolkien's son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion. These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda, and Middle-earth within it. Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the term legendarium to the larger part of these writings.

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