Tolkien's Son Despises The Hobbit



This is a fascinating read.  We rarely think of the torment that comes with success, fame and fortune.  I think we also don't appreciate the heavy filtering that happens when rich literary works are adapted to the screen.
"The chasm between the beauty and seriousness of the work, and what it has become, has overwhelmed me. The commercialization has reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing. There is only one solution for me: to turn my head away."

The link heads to Worldcrunch where I found the story, but the original interview belongs to Le Monde.






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