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Tom van der Linden
Creator of Like Stories of Old. Curious about films, and life.
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Video Essay Collective 22h
In the second and final part of an extensive exploration into the deeper meanings of "The Lord of the Rings", examines the presence and purpose of higher forces in Middle-earth, and the essential role of hope in Tolkien's mythology.
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Tom van der Linden Sep 20
This was great Grace! I know what show I'm watching next :)
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Tom van der Linden Sep 17
Replying to @storytellervids
Awesome! Where did you move to?
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Tom van der Linden Sep 11
If you have 10 minutes to spare, here's a fantastic, impassioned speech on a subject that is very dear to me:
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Video Essay Collective Sep 4
An extensive exploration into the deeper meanings of "The Lord of the Rings". In this first part examines Tolkien’s sanctification of pagan virtues, and the role of heroism and moral victory in Middle-earth.
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Tom van der Linden Sep 2
English subtitles now available on my The Lord of the Rings videos:
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Tom van der Linden Aug 31
An extensive exploration into the deeper meanings of The Lord of the Rings. This second and final part examines the presence and purpose of higher forces in Middle-earth, and the essential role of hope in Tolkien's mythology. Watch:
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The Film Magazine Aug 30
Have you seen this video analysing morality in ? is to thank! Make sure to check out his channel and become a patreon if you like his videos.
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Tom van der Linden Aug 26
Replying to @anthony_nairn
Awesome!
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Tom van der Linden Aug 24
New video! Presenting an extensive exploration into the deeper meanings of The Lord of the Rings. This first part examines Tolkien’s sanctification of pagan virtues, and the role of heroism and moral victory in Middle-earth. Watch:
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Tom van der Linden Aug 24
Thanks Daniel! That's a good looking list :)
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Yee Heng Yeh Aug 15
This is one of the best things I've seen. For anyone interested in how art may fulfill our AGONISING EXISTENTIAL CRAVINGS
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Leigh Singer Aug 11
from "ultimate purpose" to "existential vacuum", this deep dive from is a beautifully constructed and emotionally rich video essay looking at deriving meaning from film, TV & games.
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Tom van der Linden Aug 9
Replying to @TravTheCritic
I haven't, thanks for the recommendation!
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Tom van der Linden Aug 9
No doubt this is going to be really violent, but I'm really psyched about the ability to de-escalate conflicts. I've been waiting a long time for video games to allow players more freedom and creativity to not turn every hostile encounter in a kill or be killed situation.
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Will Schoder Aug 6
My Q&A is live! Check it out here:
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Video Essay Collective Aug 3
This video from explores anatomy of purpose in films, television series and video games, how it differs from finding meaning in our own lives, and the importance of discussing our escapes into these fictional worlds.
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Jeffrey 'Cheng' Stewart Aug 3
Tom continually knocks it out of the park with his video essays providing meaning and emotional analysis behind popular media. This video is no different, best 18min you'll spend today guaranteed.
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Travis Merchant Jul 31
I have to give a shout out out to this wonderful video essayist, . He always aims his analyses towards examining characters attempting to fit in the world, and this one blends quite a few of his ideas. Check this guy out!
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Tom van der Linden Jul 31
New video! An exploratory journey into the anatomy of purpose in films, television series and video games. Watch:
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