Valin Posted January 13, 2013 Share Posted January 13, 2013 The Verge Kimber Streams January 9, 2013 J.R.R. Tolkien's son Christopher shared a special bond with his father and his legendary stories. "I grew up in the world he created," Christopher revealed in his first-ever press interview, "for me, the cities of The Silmarillion are more real than Babylon." After his father's death, he was left with 70 boxes filled with pages upon pages of Tolkien's notes, and resigned from his position at Oxford to edit and compile them. However, Christopher's love of Middle Earth does not extend to the world depicted in Peter Jackson's multi-million dollar franchise. "They eviscerated the book by making it an action movie," he told Le Monde, going on to say that the films have "reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing." H/T RealClear Books 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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