||Greatest Myth of Modern Times (1:34) -- Influence of Mythology (1:52) -- Ancient Connections and Symbolism (2:21) -- Malevolence of the One Ring (2:44) -- Evil Ring and Gollum (1:24) -- Frodo's Journey Begins (3:14) -- Tolkien's Creation Myth (3:01) -- Inspiration for the Epic (2:49) -- Importance of Runic Language (2:34) -- Dragon Allegories (2:09) -- Echoes of WWI Experiences (4:03) -- Horrors of War (1:52) -- Fire and Brimstone (3:51) -- Gandalf the Wizard (2:42) -- The Last Temptation (2:48) -- Epic Climax (1:58) -- Good Triumphs over Evil (1:32) -- Changed by Traumatic Events (1:48) -- Commentary and Credits: Tolkien's Monsters (0:36)
||This episode of Clash of the Gods presents the real story behind our most renowned modern myth - that classic story of good vs. evil, fought in the world of Middle Earth. We enter creator J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical world of hobbits, orcs, and wizards, and uncover the real life influences that shaped his epic fantasy, The Lord of the Rings. Intriguing connections and parallels are drawn from this epic saga to the battlefields of World War I and the Bible.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 30, 2011.|
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|Interest grade level
||8 and up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Driscoll, Driscoll V., 2009.|
|Publisher number||45471 Films Media Group|