I have a deep love for Middle Earth and the works of JRR Tolkien. So, when my friend Aideen shared this video, I knew I had to dive in and it is... amazing? It's not a Hollywood blockbuster, but I wouldn't expect it to be. I don't speak Russian, but I am watching it with Google's translation of their auto-generated Russian captions, and it's good enough that I can follow the story (given that I know the book.)
It is like looking at a piece of art you know extremely well through a concave lens that also swaps colors. It's the same, but different. It lets me appreciate things I had forgotten or hadn't considered. Also, I have a soft spot for Russian music so that helps as well.
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