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The Resource J.R.R. Tolkien, produced and directed by Julian Birkett ; series editor, Michael Poole ; a BBC / NVC Arts co-production, (videorecording)

J.R.R. Tolkien, produced and directed by Julian Birkett ; series editor, Michael Poole ; a BBC / NVC Arts co-production, (videorecording)

Label
J.R.R. Tolkien
Title
J.R.R. Tolkien
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Julian Birkett ; series editor, Michael Poole ; a BBC / NVC Arts co-production
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This film tells the story of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, English writer, poet, philologist and author of many stories, including most famously The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It describes the importance of the rural English West Midlands, where Tolkien grew up, in shaping his literary imagination and how the ancient northern languages he studied and taught throughout his life influenced his writing. These factors stimulated him to provide a context in which his own, invented languages might be spoken -- an imaginary land called Middle-earth. Accounts of The Hobbit and of The Lord of the Rings, and the phenomenal success that Tolkien somewhat reluctantly enjoyed when taken up by the counter-culture of the 1960s are included"--Container
Cataloging source
EOW
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
  • 828/.91209
  • B
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
Z68 2003
PerformerNote
Narrator, Juliet Aubrey; The Hobbit performed by Rob Inglis; readings by Chris Villiers
Runtime
48
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
J.R.R. Tolkien, produced and directed by Julian Birkett ; series editor, Michael Poole ; a BBC / NVC Arts co-production, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Program content c1998 BBC
  • "A fascinating portrait of the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion"--Container
Accompanying material
contents sheet.
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Chapter 5
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Chapter 6
  • Counter-culture
  • Chapter 7
  • Green movement
  • Chapter 8
  • Legacy
  • Chapter 1
  • A mythology for England
  • Chapter 2
  • Early years
  • Chapter 3
  • The Hobbit
  • Chapter 4
  • The Silmarillion
Control code
ocn321080835
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen
Extent
1 videodisc (48 min.)
Isbn
9780769788210
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032031445291
Other physical details
sd., col., b&w
Publisher number
D4452
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)321080835
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital 2.0; NTSC, region 1; 4:3 full screen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
J.R.R. Tolkien, produced and directed by Julian Birkett ; series editor, Michael Poole ; a BBC / NVC Arts co-production, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Program content c1998 BBC
  • "A fascinating portrait of the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion"--Container
Accompanying material
contents sheet.
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Chapter 5
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Chapter 6
  • Counter-culture
  • Chapter 7
  • Green movement
  • Chapter 8
  • Legacy
  • Chapter 1
  • A mythology for England
  • Chapter 2
  • Early years
  • Chapter 3
  • The Hobbit
  • Chapter 4
  • The Silmarillion
Control code
ocn321080835
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen
Extent
1 videodisc (48 min.)
Isbn
9780769788210
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032031445291
Other physical details
sd., col., b&w
Publisher number
D4452
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)321080835
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital 2.0; NTSC, region 1; 4:3 full screen
Video recording format
DVD

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