Tolkien (film)

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Tolkien is a 2019 film about the early life of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Directed by Dome Karukoski. Written by David Gleeson.
A Life of Love, Courage, and Fellowship  (taglines)


J. R. R. Tolkien: I made stories, legends, after all, what is language for? It's not just the naming of things, is it? It's the lifeblood of a culture, a people.
Joseph Wright: Yes, exactly. Could you write five-thousand words on the influence of Norse elements in Gawain?
J. R. R. Tolkien: Yes, absolutely. When would you like it by?
Joseph Wright: This evening.


  • A Life of Love, Courage, and Fellowship


  • Often, the storybooks and newspapers tell us of the C.S. Lewis/Tolkien era, but little attention is given to his earlier life and friendships, but I think those years were so instrumental to his writing. The poverty aspect, in particular, I think will surprise some. I always thought of him as a privileged white man but really, he had to fight his way to the light. That’s one of the main reasons we narrowed his timeline.
  • Like his books, I hope Tolkien has that healing power, I hope viewers are inspired to spread love and understanding to one another. I hope they’re inspired to call a friend and share life with them.


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