the upcoming hobbit movie on the IMDb website. He posts as Brian _ oo7
Overall, I like "Lord of the Rings." However, I do feel that Tolkien kind of rips off "Harry Potter" in many ways. There are several parallels, such as elves, dwarfs, wizards, goblins, trolls, magic (especially invisibility), etc. Sauron is referred to as “Dark Lord” just like Voldemort is. There is also the elder white-haired bearded wizard who serves almost as a mentor, Gandalf, who is reminiscent of Dumbledore. Some of the character names are similar, such as Wormtongue as opposed to Wormtail, too. There is even a gigantic spider (Shelob) at the end of "The Two Towers" that reminds one of Aragog from "Chamber of Secrets." I even noticed that the plots of both series begin with the protagonists’ birthday. Now I see that Tolkien, this unoriginal bastard, is coming out with "The Hobbit" in December. This would be fine, but why didn't he just write this book first to begin with? I still like "Lord of the Rings," though--don't get me wrong--but I wonder if Tolkien has ever said in interviews whether he borrowed elements from Harry Potter. I’ll be watching the extended DVDs later this week and I think he’s featured on the commentary track, so I look forward to that.
This is a post from a critic wannabee concerning
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading!
After being verablly abused by fellow posters and on his facebook page, he came back with this gem with my added comment in bold throughout
Hello everyone, okay admittedly I feel a little
stupid (first thing he sais that made sense) because I accused Tolkien of
ripping off "Harry Potter" with regards to various elements. However,
I just found out that "Lord of the Rings" actually came out before
"Harry Potter." NO`! You don’t say I don't have any apologies,
though,Really? What does it take? because seriously , how many people actually were aware of this? Almost
eveyone who actually read the books I also saw "The Raven"
recently and was shocked to learn that Edgar Allen Poe had died not too long
ago. Well if 1849 is not to long ago, then sure,
why not. Condolences to you on your loss
I didn't even know this until my friend pointed this out to me after it was
over. So you can never really be sure about who is ripping off who, or who is
even still writing literature at any given time.
Also, it is conceivable that Tolkien might have known J.K. Rowling in some way, either directly or indirectly (via email or something) To bad he died in 1973 and Rowling was 9, and that the world wide web wasn’t invented yet, but maybe the sent each other telegrams…. so it wouldn't be stunning that he could have gotten some plot elements from her. Sure, he publishes a book in 1939 and pumps someone not yet born for ideas.
In any case, both "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings" are great series and stand alone by themselves. But anyways, getting back to the subject of this board, I had a question about "The Hobbit." Does this movie/book take place before or after "Return of the King"? Is this "Lord of the Rings" part 4, and if so, why did they wait this long to come out with the movie? Yes, it is part four, Gandalf and Bilbo go to Hogwarts and help set up the different houses.
To be followed by this.
Okay agreed I should have done more research about
Tolkien before asking you bet you should have, but I just
assumed he was a modern popular author like Steven King, J.K. Rowling, Ernest
Hemingway Dead, Agatha Christie Dead, John Grisham, etc. I didn't
realize that "LOTR" was such an old story And
Christie’s and Hemmingway’s are not?.
I do plan on getting a master's in literature eventually (you
have got to be kidding me), so I'm sure I'll learn and study more famous authors Get
a head start, read books now!. I could have sworn I've seen interviews with
Tolkien commenting on Peter Jackson's directing style and early career partly
right, that’s Royd no JRR (and I also thought that he had previously
written "The Godfather" books/movies as well as "Mansfield
Park") Puzo.. Tolkien,,, I see where the similarity in the names might have
confused this bilbiophile , but obviously that must have been someone else.
Sure, I should have done more research, but I try not to rely too much on
Wikipedia because any moron is able to post on there. But anyways, overall, my
larger point is that "LOTR" and "Harry Potter" are both
well written fantasy stories