As you compare the values and belief systems of HARRY POTTER and THE LORD OF THE RINGS, you will learn about the nature of the fantasy genre and the various critical tools necessary to develop an informed judgement about art...
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As you compare the values and belief systems of HARRY POTTER and THE LORD OF THE RINGS, you will learn about the nature of the fantasy genre and the various critical tools necessary to develop an informed judgement about art and entertainment.
The recent release of two feature films based on"
There is a war afoot between two fantasy worlds. The recent release of feature films based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy has reawakened popular interest in J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical creatures. Meanwhile, Harry Potter fans devour every installment of J.K. Rowling's best-selling series. While both series have ardent fans and some similarities, is there actually an important difference between the two? How are readers and moviegoers to think about Frodo and Harry? This book contrasts the fantasy worlds of The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, showing their very different worldviews. Using Harry and Frodo as a lens to examine media entertainment as a whole, the authors show us how to make wise choices, because there's more at stake than just a book or a movie--it's a way of looking at the world. Discerning readers and thoughtful parents will find this book an eye-opener about what they're being taught through the entertainment they choose.
Tom Snyder is a senior developer at Oracle Corporation working on Oracle's J2EE application server. He has over 10 years of experience developing software in the telecom, insurance, and application server space. Tom holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer and Information Sciences from Temple University.
Ted Baehr is publisher and editor-in-chief of MOVIEGUIDE and chairman of Good News Communications, Inc./Christian Film & Television Commission(TM). His radio and television programs, MOVIEGUIDE: A Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, are syndicated internationally and nationally. Baehr is the author of The Media-Wise Family. He and his wife, Liliana Milani, live in Camarillo, California, with their four children.