Today, September 21, 2012, marks the 75th anniversary of the first publication of JRR Tolkien’s famous children’s novel, The Hobbit. With the upcoming trilogy of movies by Peter Jackson, Tolkien’s tale is getting quite a bit of buzz online, including a five minute video from the WSJ.com. Today, the online version of The Wall Street Journal featured the book in the first five minutes of their Lunch Break videocast. Wendy Bounds and Christopher Farley talk about whether the movies will be able to live up to the book. They mention that Jackson has added some characters and made other changes to the story, and wonder how this will be received by the fan base.
To watch the relevant portion of today’s Lunch Break, click on this link: ‘The Hobbit’ Turns 75: Why J.R.R. Tolkien’s Character Isn’t Just for Kids. The entire 18-minute program may be viewed here.
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