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Greg Wright

In a paper I delivered at Belmont’s Past Watchful Dragons conference in 2005, I offered the following conclusion:   The astonishing success of the “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings” film franchises has demonstrated that today’s audiences have a nearly limitless appetite for the mythic; we are still insanely interested in other worlds. And […] Read More

My first real experience as an actor was in a sixth-grade production of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man. Our teacher had the brilliant idea of staging it as a radio play, broadcast to the entire school over the intercom system. The day of the production, the school office was transformed into a live-radio broadcast booth, […] Read More

As the special extended edition of “The Return of the King” goes on sale today, fans of “The Lord of the Rings” will enjoy scenes that were cut from the theatrical release of the trilogy’s final installment. As eyeballs and thoughts again turn to J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece, it’s natural that they also turn to the […] Read More