Re: Christopher Tolkien - Rare Interview
I get that sour grape feeling, too.
II had a nice long discussion geared towards literary analysis with my 12 year old son. He's read The Hobbit, but not the LOTR yet. I was really inspired and surprised with his grasp of the concepts with LOTR, just by seeing the movies. Concepts like friendship being stronger than any one task, using your "gifts" for the right reasons, overcoming fear and self-doubt, what it means to be a leader, how industry can affect keeping your life good and simple, why self-reflection is important-- I could go on and on.
I think C. Tolkien isn't giving the movies enough credit. Yes, I know important things were cut out, but to tell a story and make it flow, sometimes elements that side track that story don't translate well to the screen, and certainly not even in 3.5 hours like the extended editions.
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