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Tolkien Rage at 'Rings' Success


The family of Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkien is furious that a London musical based on the books is being staged. Son Christopher Tolkien also is said to be deeply unhappy that his father's masterpiece has been adapted into an acclaimed film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. And now the three-hour musical is enraged him even further. A pal says, "He's catatonic over the success of the film and thinks all popular entertainment is unutterably low."
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For the last 3 years I have been hearing about J.R.R.'s son crying and whining over anything LOTR related. The fact that he constantly trashes P. Jackson who has argumently, between the Wachowski' Matrix and LOTR trilogys has made our generations' Star Wars. Hey Christopher your pop sold the rights decades ago, let it go. Oh, and your books suck!

I know the books must mean a lot to him, since his dad wrote it and maybe he was the source of some inspiration. However the books (and now movies) belong to the millions of fans. Forget about copyrights and royalties. LOTR has changed peoples lives. You couldn't even count all the writers and storytellers it has inspired. Now the films will probably produce the next generation's Jackson or Spielberg. He must be suffering from Grumpy Old Man syndrome (GOM).





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More like "I'm not getting a big enough cut of the action" syndrome, I'd wager.



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#3 Posted on
Maybe so, here is an old article from IMDB.com

Tolkien Kin Disowned By Father For Supporting Movie Rings


The grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien has been disowned by his father for supporting the movie adaptation of Lord of the Rings, the London Independent on Sunday reported. "As long ago as early 1999, it was my view that we should take a much more positive line on the film, and that was overruled by my father. Following that, I was excluded from the board of the Tolkien company," Simon Tolkien told the newspaper. He added that his father, Christopher, has refused to speak to him since and has ignored approaches for a reconciliation. J.R.R. Tolkien reportedly signed away the film rights to The Lord of the Rings for $15,000 in 1968.






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