- Apr 9, 2019
Just got some Capstan Ready Rubbed from Cup of Joes. I know that Tolkien smoked Capstan Blue, but this was close as I could get. I smoked it in my churchwarden pipe and imagined I was a wizard.
This is one of those questions I wonder about: It wouldn't surprise me at all to find out that (many) the-timers tended to stick to one blend.I imagine that smoking back then was as it is today, with guys more interested in exploring tobaccos than in just using one brand to subdue an addiction, as cigarette smokers do,
I wouldn't be surprised either, I guess. I just see Lewis and Tolkien setting around talking about gods and goddesses, and at least discussing tobaccos occasionally. And, it's hard to talk about flavor and blends with someone who is a one tobacco guy. Lewis tended to have more diversity in his tobaccos, maybe Tolk was always giving Lewis flack for not being devout. Lewis did tend to flirt between paganism and Christianity quite a lot, among other things. :fy:It wouldn't surprise me at all to find out that (many) the-timers tended to stick to one blend.
With all the pipe smoking in LotR, I can't imagine them leaving it out. :fy:
Also, with as many new movies and series that have included pipe smoking, I would guess that it will be left in also. Now, if it were going to be geared towards kids, maybe.
From the trailers I've watched, the pipe smoking is going to be left out.
In my opinion, they will not address his pipe smoking because of the time period covered. I read somewhere - and I may be incorrect - that he didn't start smoking until after the war started.The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.