Book Review

The Return of the Shadow

Title: The Return of the Shadow Author: J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Blurb: In this sixth volume of The History of Middle-earth the story reaches The Lord of the Rings. In The Return of the Shadow (an abandoned title for the first volume) Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest… Continue reading The Return of the Shadow

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Scores!

I have sort of an obsession with cinematic scores. Sure, I got a film minor during undergrad, but I did that because I was hoping to learn more about screenwriting (not learn all about theory, which is exactly what happened). But I don't think that background is what inspired my in-depth obsession with a fantastically… Continue reading Scores!

Random Musings

I’m Not Ready

I sit here, listening to Howard Shore's haunting melodies and the beautiful memories that are associated with each powerful note. I sit here, as finals loom over the horizon, still slightly recovering from my homework binge I was forced to undertake this past weekend, and I glance at the calendar to reorient myself with what… Continue reading I’m Not Ready