“The Rings of Power”: the ever-renewed imagination of JRR Tolkien delights the writer’s fans

One could imagine them stamping with impatience. But no, not quite. It is a particular universe that fans of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, or more simply JRR Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series was released worldwide on Friday September 2 on Prime Video, Amazon’s streaming platform: a significant event for the entire community of the universe created by the British writer, but not necessarily welcomed in the same way by all. Because if this group shares a common interest, it is by no means homogeneous. And that is perhaps also the beauty of this work. Read our review: “The Rings of Power”: a grandiose series in the tradition of the “Lord of the Rings” despite some sprains from Tolkien’s universe

Everyone finds in the Hobbit universe, imagined by Tolkien in the 1920s, what they want to find there. The linguist Edouard Kloczko, who has devoted years of research to Tolkien and several books, such as The High Elvish for beginners, he does not want to hear about the Amazon series. For him, the essential is the original text: “Tolkien’s work is mainly based on a linguistic conception, on the creation of languages. Not simple languages ​​and easy to learn, as he says in a from his rare interviews: ‘I didn’t create these languages ​​to have tea and speak Elvish with my friends.’ Funny, therefore, that it is for this sociability that Nicolas Sausseau organizes an annual convention in costumes in the Côtes-d’Armor, in Plouha, in mid-September. “I like this possibility of seeing something which, in any case in the real world, is inaccessible. There is little chance that we will come across an orca at the corner of the street…, he jokes. This year I’m working on a full Gondor soldier armor [l’un des royaumes fictifs inventé par J.R.R Tolkien, NDLR]. I hope to present it without incident for the next conventions.” “The Rings of Power”: what do fans of JRR Tolkien’s work think? listen Not at all like Lucius, the administrator of the French website Tolkiendrim reference: “No, I don’t have a sword hanging on the wall, as we often see! I’m much more attached to the books on my Tolkien shelf, which is unfortunately starting to have no more space”, he smiles. And he is not surprised that there are so many profiles of admirers of the fantasy work: “Tolkien wrote his text knowing that his readers would be able to inject their culture, their experience, into the readings. He always encouraged readers to include themselves in his stories. This is why, over time, the text applies to new people”, he deciphers. Swedish actress Morfydd Clark in the series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” , on Amazon prime. (MATT GRACE/AMAZON PRIME VIDEO) This new billion-dollar series is based on dry footnotes published at the end of the third book of The Lord of the Rings, completed in 1955. Patrick McKay and JD Payne, the creators, portray heroes and their foes who are barely (if at all) sketched in the trilogy and its appendices and appendices: The Rings of Power is set during the “Second Age ” by Tolkien, in Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. With Amazon, which intends to capitalize on the still very strong appeal of the books, regularly elected among the most popular novels of all time, and Oscar-winning films that Peter Jackson, a new generation, drew from them. ion of fans arrives, therefore, with an even renewed imagination.