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The Quest for the Real Middle Earth (DVD)

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The Quest for the Real Middle Earth (DVD)

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J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord Of The Rings' is the most popular work of fiction ever created. The great trilogy introduced the world to Gandalf, Frodo and Aragorn, but arguably the book's true star does not utter a single word. It is Middle Earth itself that remains Tolkien's greatest achievement.

This fascinating documentary follows Tolkien's footsteps and investigates the landscapes and buildings, the places and names that helped shape this mythical land. Sir Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins from peter Jackson’s film trilogy) narrates this compelling journey into a world that seems so real we pore over it's maps and contemplate it's journeys and it's quests.

Were the foundations of Tolkien's imaginary world inspired by very real places? Was there a real shire in the English countryside that inspired the shire of Middle Earth? What influences shaped the darker lands beyond its borders? How did European languages fuse in Tolkien's creative genius to create a vocabulary that evokes extraordinary places and heroic adventures?

The Quest for The Real Middle Earth takes us to England's West Midlands, to Warwick and Oxford, to an ancient Lancashire school, to Saxon burial sites and many other places, including the real Dead Marshes; the Great War battlefields of the Somme.

Region Code: Region 0 PAL

Release Date: 2008-02-01

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