Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rare Footage of Tolkien Interview Released

From the BBC, 1968 show In Their Own Words British Authors, click here for a rare - and previously unreleased - video interview with one of the great apologists of the Eucatastrophe, J.R.R. Tolkien. And though some of the student's invterviewed are more foolish than a Took, it's worth watching.

The official synopsis from the BBC reads thus:

“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.”

1 comment:

  1. What a great interview! Thanks for giving this greater visibility. I had no idea it had been released.

    Sorry you will miss our Mid-Year's Day (lithe) Middle Earth celebration June 20. I knew when I picked the date that it would conflict w/some people's vacations, but there will be other opportunities. Made some barley bread yesterday, but must tweak the recipe to make it Hobbit happy.