Tolkien infographics
May 10, 2011 2:11 PM   Subscribe

The inmost circle is a geographically accurate map of Middle Earth according to Tolkien's design, and the journey of the Fellowship is plotted according to major destinations and places of action. - JT Fridsma

A less elegant but more comprehensive version of the idea

Also: The tortured 73 year history of The Hobbit film
posted by Trurl (26 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Minutes? Wha...

Oh, this is of the movies. Hm.
posted by JHarris at 2:21 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Finally I can post Peter Jackson's First Video Blog from the Set.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:21 PM on May 10, 2011 [4 favorites]


I like to imagine the small dashed lines that Legolas are because he is skipping.
posted by mrzarquon at 2:23 PM on May 10, 2011 [9 favorites]


> that Legolas

that represent Legolas
posted by mrzarquon at 2:24 PM on May 10, 2011


Oh, this is of the movies.

CHECK PLEASE.
posted by norm at 2:33 PM on May 10, 2011 [6 favorites]


Hmm. What's the excursion to the NE out of Rivendell? And where's Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas's trip south over the White Mountains through the Paths of the Dead?
posted by The Tensor at 2:37 PM on May 10, 2011


The hobbits couldn't skip. No shoes. Bitey rocks.
posted by panaceanot at 2:37 PM on May 10, 2011


You know, Tufte does sound like a Hobbit name.
posted by zamboni at 2:46 PM on May 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


I liked the films well enough, but I'd love to see something like this for the actual books. Anyone aware of one?
posted by OneMonkeysUncle at 2:52 PM on May 10, 2011


Oh! Another Hobbity thing recently, NY Times Sports section sword-name correction. :D
posted by Glinn at 2:53 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


The excursion to the northeast could be the attempt to go across the Misty Mountains via the Redhorn Gate near Caradhras instead of going into Moria.
posted by rewil at 2:55 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


The original source for the "less elegant but more comprehensive" link.
posted by jedicus at 2:57 PM on May 10, 2011


I sorta like the discontinuity in Gandalf's line.
posted by straight at 3:09 PM on May 10, 2011


A less elegant but more comprehensive version of the idea

...which nicely illustrates the "Lando never talks to Luke" thing
posted by Luddite at 3:15 PM on May 10, 2011


....the "Lando never talks to Luke" thing...

"I'll meet you at the rendezvous point on Tatooine."
posted by The Tensor at 3:38 PM on May 10, 2011


I liked the films well enough, but I'd love to see something like this for the actual books. Anyone aware of one?

The Atlas of Middle-Earth
posted by dhartung at 3:42 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yes, TAoME is a handsome product. It includes the creation myth, so it's actually an atlas of the entire Tolkien universe - not just of Middle Earth.
posted by Trurl at 3:50 PM on May 10, 2011


Wait, no "one does not simply" joke yet?
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 4:08 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


One does not simply post "one does not simply" jokes on Metafilter.
posted by The Tensor at 4:44 PM on May 10, 2011 [4 favorites]


panaceanot: "The hobbits couldn't skip. No shoes. Bitey rocks"

Then it's a good thing that LEGOLAS is not a HOBBIT, hmmm? From canon:

"With that [Legolas] sprang forth nimbly, and then Frodo noticed as if for the first time, though he had long known it, that the Elf had no boots, but wore only light shoes, as he always did, and his feet made little imprint in the snow.
posted by lostburner at 5:14 PM on May 10, 2011


I've never been able to read that passage without thinking that Legolas is literally light in his loafers.
posted by The Tensor at 5:21 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Tensor: "I've never been able to read that passage without thinking that Legolas is literally light in his loafers"

Agreed. That's what Tolkein was literally saying: his feet made little imprint in the snow.
posted by lostburner at 5:26 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


There was a book I had as a kid, not the Atlas, which mapped Frodo's journey, noting that it was in fact impossible to perfectly reconcile the text.
posted by wilful at 8:37 PM on May 10, 2011


Journeys of Frodo, perhaps?
posted by daveje at 1:58 AM on May 11, 2011


I know that lostburner. That's why the hobbits have straight lines and legolas is skipping.
posted by panaceanot at 3:54 AM on May 11, 2011


Ah, gotcha. If they could have skipped, they may have made better time. Legolas was pretty fleet. But then, even with shoes they may have been more like poor Gimli because of their build.
posted by lostburner at 6:07 PM on May 11, 2011


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