In the land of Tolkien

For the next couple of days, on the way back from Liverpool, we managed to pass by Sarehole near Birmingham.  This was the childhood location for Tolkien.  We were able to acquire access for filming at the old mill that Tolkien spoke about years later.  It represented a time prior to major development in the UK where man and nature had a beautiful relationship, especially in the eyes of a child.

Further south, in Chinnor and Oxford, we were able to create two additional reenactments of Tolkien with his girlfriend and wife, Edith.  A playful example of their courtship, and the harsh reality of saying goodbye when one goes off to war become great insight to the man known as J.R.R. Tolkien.

Jock Petersen


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