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Tonight is time for casting! It is time to end the suspense for another set of actors hoping for their big break...
Tonight, we discuss the Frame narrative for Season 6 -- our overlay of the Aragorn/Arwen meeting with Beren and Luthien.
In tonight's episode, we'll be discussing Episode 11 -- the healing of Beren (again), some big family unions, and the wedding of Beren and Luthien.
Tonight we descend into Hell.
Join us tonight for a discussion of Episode 9 of Season 6, in which Beren and Luthien figure out their relationship and celebrate it with a hideous transformation.
It's time to discuss Episode 8 -- the Leap of Beren! Help us iron out what, exactly, Celegorm and Curufin are thinking.
Tonight the team discusses Episode 7: The Luthien and Sauron Showdown!
Tonight on SilmFilm: casting for Season 6, including Beren!
Tonight we discuss Episode 6 of Season 6, which contains the awesome but very-challenging-to-depict-visually Song Battle between Sauron and Finrod!
This evening, we will discuss the draft of Episode 5, in which Beren goes to Nargothrond and Luthien goes to prison.
Tonight is Season 6 Art Commissioning Day. Let's talk about visual design choices for the Beren and Luthien story!
Tinuviel! SilmFilm is back, and just in time for the meeting of Beren and Luthien!
Tonight on SilmFilm, we discuss the score for Season 6, and the musical commissions we have in mind for our staff composer, Phillip Menzies.
Tonight we discuss Episode 3 of Season 6: Beren avenges his father and hits the road!
Time to discuss Episode 2! Betrayal! Violence!
Tonight we discuss Magic and its representation in the Beren and Luthien story!
Tonight we discuss the script of Episode 1 of Season 6! There are ghosts, vampires, frustrated balrogs, desperate outlaws, and the heirs of kings.
Join us tonight for a discussion of the Frame story for Season 6! (Hint: Tinuviel! Tinuviel!)
Tonight we finish the plot outline discussion for Season 6. Time to resolve the issues with the end of the season...
This evening we finish thinking through the arc of the Beren and Luthien story, focusing on the final sequence: To Mandos and Back Again.
Comments (6)

Eric Kingsepp

I loved the discussion in episode, as with all the Silmarillion episodes, but if I had any complaints about this episode it's that I do wish there had been a little bit more moderation of the participants. it did feel like one participant was dominating and going on and on.

Sep 5th

Michael Stephenson

Hi, are the Hobbit lectures not available anymore? They will not play for me. Thank you

May 25th
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iTunes User

What drew me to this show were the lecture series, class recordings, and interviews with fellow academics. The show had turned into a typical, bland, editorial discussion of the Hobbit films. Corey Olsen is a true academic and I miss his concise, always-on-topic episodes. They used to challenge me to think differently about Tolkien by considering the other works served as his inspiration. Now, instead of a 60-90 learning session, episodes are clocking in at almost 3 hours and are mostly joking around. Add the constant feedback hum of Trish's microphone, background interruptions, and Dave's desperate need to talk about how he loves to be contrary for the sake of being contrary and I just don't enjoy it anymore.

Aug 30th

iTunes User

Brilliant! It has rekindled the passion I once had for the written word. I've missed Middle Earth and have just started rereading the Hobbit. I hope to hear more about The Lord of the Ring. I am especially appreciative of the intro and how Mr. Olsen defers to what Tolkien himself states about his writings. It takes a true understanding of literature to not let ego or personal ideology interfere with the reading and interpretation of Great Works.

Aug 30th

iTunes User

I enjoy these podcasts, more the ones with Corey in it than Digest episodes. I understand and appreciate Dave and Trish's contributions, but between Trish's manic laugh, frequent interruptions by her screeching or barking animals in the background and mike hangups, I am close to giving up on the Digest episodes. I hope this will be taken as consturctive criticism- it would be nice to maintain a professional quality in these podcasts.

Aug 30th
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