J.R.R. Tolkien he departed 50 years ago leaving a deep legacy that continues to be celebrated by his fans around the world. On the 50th anniversary of his death, the author of The Lord of the rings He is remembered with talks, activities and messages on social networks that reflect the impact of his work over time. The fantasy world he created gave him an enviable career in writing, with works that continue to change lives and win fans despite being published many years ago.
born as John Ronald Reuel TolkienKnown as Ronald among his relatives, the renowned author’s name brings with it several works in the realm of academic poetry and prose, as well as notable works of fiction including The Hobbitpublished in 1937, the trilogy The Lord of the rings which was launched from 1954 to 1955 and the silmarillionfrom 1977. At first glance, his legacy speaks for him, since the saga The Lord of the rings it is one of the most successful book series selling over 150 million copies, however it is hard to get an idea of exactly how many it has sold because they are available as a trilogy and separately.
Even The Hobbit it has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. an article of BBC published in 2012 tells that the author made several small changes to his work because he was concerned about the low sales of his book, believing that modifying the way in which some of his characters communicated could make it more attractive to readers. However, he never imagined that his creation was destined to be successful even though it seemed impossible at first.
That impact that is so talked about along with the name of Tolkien goes beyond the books: to this day, the rights to his works for adaptations are the most sought after by studios that know that the opportunity to bring their fantasy world to the screen is a sure bet that will attract the attention of millions of people. Years ago we already had the three film versions directed by Peter Jackson, which were very successful at the box office and won many awards. Later, the same director was in charge of transferring the story of The Hobbit to the cinema with an adaptation that was divided into three films despite the fact that his book barely exceeds 300 pages.
The impact of Tolkien’s works reached the cinema and streaming
Streaming companies haven’t missed an opportunity to do the same either, knowing that their adaptations have generated billions of dollars at the box office. Amazon paid an impressive sum of money just to get the rights, and again shelled out several hundred million more to work on the first few episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – 90%, since what the public expects is something that in terms of quality can be comparable with the epic staging of the award-winning films. Plus, another series of movies is on the way from Warner Bros.
Perhaps at some point a fatigue could set in if it reaches the level of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of the number of productions based on its stories, but unlike that world, Tolkien’s shows a deep reverence and concern for the world. natural that makes it different. The story of The Lord of the Rings in particular is filled with aching nostalgia and melancholy. For this reason, Middle-earth, a fallen and ruined world that has lost its greatness for a long time, and the heroic effort of a group of characters to get rid of evil, in addition to the presence of magic, have directed those interested to follow each update going on there.
Fans continue to remember the author’s legacy with messages about his works or art referring to his creation around the world:
On this day 50 years ago we lost Professor #Tolkien, but thanks to his publishers, The Tolkien Estate, academics and researchers, we now have many more of his works and letters available. RIP the teacher.
A Requiem Mass for JRR Tolkien on the 50th anniversary of his death was celebrated this morning at the Birmingham Oratory, the church where Tolkien received his first Communion and Confirmation in 1903 and spent his formative years. An experience I will never forget.
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