From Tolkien film to biography and back
The opponents face each other in the ring:
“I got the sexy actors!” cries challenger Biopic and braids his teeth. Heavyweight Biopic doesn’t lose his cool. “But I know how it really was, you fake news influencer!” In this or a similar way we imagine a wrestling match between truth and film today.
In this, as always amusing, lecture, Tobias M. Eckrich from the German Tolkien Society analyses the film Tolkien (Biopic of 2019) and critically contrasts it with the real life of the professor.
What is really true about it? But what can we also look away from? What did the film depict well and what is not possible at all? With a watchful eye, actors, events, time sequences and character traits are examined.