Tolkien Book to Jackson Script: The Medium and the Message

In this talk, Tom Shippey, the world’s foremost Tolkien scholar, charts the creative reshaping of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings into Peter Jackson’s award-winning trilogy of films. Professor Shippey was the literary consultant to Jackson and the actors as they worked on the films.

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Professor Tom Shippey, noted medievalist and the world’s foremost Tolkien scholar, gave a lecture titled “Tolkien Book to Jackson Script: the Medium and the Message” to full crowd in the campus cinema. His talk charts the creative reshaping of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, into Peter Jackson’s award-winning trilogy of films. Professor Shippey was the literary consultant to Jackson and the actors as they worked on the films. While on campus Shippey's also gave a talk titled Rediscovering Middle-earth: the Roots of Tolkien's Myths.