Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit: It is an anachronism: Edit Log



Chen G.
Rohan

Nov 19 2018, 4:39pm


Views: 2943
It is an anachronism


In Reply To
Maybe somebody else can remind me how old the game of gold really is (I think it's pretty old) and whether it's an anachronism like the sound of an "express train" that Bilbo's dragon firework makes in LotR?


Its not particularly old: it dates back to the eighteenth century. But I'm fine with some anachronisms because The Shire is kind of anachronistic to the rest of Middle Earth: its very much an English village from early modern times.

I've always said that The Lord of the Rings is a travel through time: we begin at a place set in times not too removed to our own (The Shire), but as we set off we get to the late Middle Ages (Bree), Dark Ages (Rohan), Classic antinquity (Gondor) and even glimpses of prehistory (the Druedain).

An early version of the golf gag also included a reference to the invention of chess. But it was much too cerebral to fit in a children's book: Chess being derived from the persian name "Shah Maht" (the king is dead). Also, in that version, Golfimbul is Fingolfin, if you can believe it.


(This post was edited by Chen G. on Nov 19 2018, 4:39pm)


Edit Log:
Post edited by Chen G. (Rohan) on Nov 19 2018, 4:39pm


Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.