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Visionary Tolkien

Among the movies nominated for Best Picture this year is The Lord of the Rings. Commentator Simon Tolkien remarks on the visionary mind of his grandfather, J.R.R., who wrote the trilogy the movie is based on. Simon relates details of his grandfather's life and how those experiences influenced The Lord of the Rings. (Simon Tolkien is author of the novel Final Witness. It's published by Random House.

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