Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien


Ben nu bezig aan de tweede van de drie boeken. Echt een aanrader! Zeker lezen.

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“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” 

J.R.R Tolkien

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Film round-up: The Hobbit Trilogy (Spoilers)

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Fantastische film, kan niet wachten om hem eens te herbekijken. 😃

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With the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this Christmas, director Peter Jackson’s 15 year love affair with the works of Tolkien has come to end.

Now seems like the perfect time to take a look at these three latest installments from Middle Earth, and see how they have measured up to the book, the original trilogy of films, and most importantly, the expectations of the fans.

Many accused Jackson of using The Hobbit as a cash cow, milking three blockbuster films out of one book, but if you ask me, this misses the point of this latest trilogy.

The original films recreated the epic scale of the Lord of the Rings, and got away with doing it in three parts; they were already a trilogy of books after all, so nobody complained.

Sure, they could have squeezed the entire Hobbit story into two hours forty…

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Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery reveals ‘rich Britney’ disguise

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Michelle Dockery doesn’t always like being recognised (Picture: AP)

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery has revealed she pretends to be a wealthy American when fans pester her in the US.

The actress says she adopted the persona as she used to be nervous when people approached her.

Dockery, 32, admits she tells them she is ‘rich Britney from Beverly Hills’ who happens to look like her character Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV series.

‘It’s a silly spoof but it passes the time. We’re always sending ourselves up,’ she told Radio Times.

She admitted she was initially nervous of strangers approaching her, but said she finds it ‘quite easy to accept’ now.

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‘Sometimes they want selfies and I’ve said no occasionally…

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The most iconic Oscar de la Renta dresses worn by Hollywood’s A-list, from Rihanna to SJP

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Oscar Some of Oscar de la Renta’s showstopping gowns (Picture: AP/Getty/Invision)

When in doubt, wear Oscar de la Renta.

The designer specialised in beautiful, elegant, red-carpet dresses. And Hollywood’s A-list knew it.

Every awards season, his full skirted glamorous gowns stole the show. Show-stopping, but never showy.

Worn by celebrities and First Ladies alike, from Rihanna to Amy Adams, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama, De la Renta was the go-to label for the big occasion.

And as for how to wear his dresses, you can’t get better than this gem from the man himself: ‘Walk like you have three men walking behind you.’

Sarah Jessica Parker

SJP SJP was one of Oscar’s biggest fans – she wore the designer to this year’s Met Gala (Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Charles Sykes Invision AP And her dress was even signed by the man himself (Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Amy Adams

Actress Amy Adams wore Oscar de la Renta to the Academy Awards in 2013 (Picture: Ian West/PA) Actress Amy Adams wore Oscar de la Renta to…

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Downton Abbey season 5, episode 6: Edith takes matters into her own hands and Mary has a haircut

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Downton Abbey season 5: Episode 6 A very good hair day (Picture: ITV1)

Oh dear! Poor Edith (which is officially her name) has really had a terrible time in season five of Downton Abbey but episode six saw her reach breaking point and finally make a decision to make herself happy for once.

With only two episodes of this series to go it was time for a few more stories to be focussed on…

What happened in the house?

We finally got to hear the fate of Michael Gregson as Edith received a guest from London who disclosed that he was indeed dead – murdered by Hitler’s gang of thugs in Munich but ‘they’ve found what’s left of him’. Grim.

His lover inherited his publishing company but distraught at the news Edith decided to take her leave of the Abbey for good. She told Tom before she left she couldn’t stay if she was ‘never going to be…

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