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Re: Huge News: Christopher Tolkien resigns as director of Tolkien Estate
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I seriously doubt the estate is going to "create" anything here. Who on the estate would now do that with any authority now that Christopher has gone? The only influence they're likely to exercise is whatever vetoes are in the agreement they've signed i.e. the series can't cover [insert Middle-earth no-no here].

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Re: Huge News: Christopher Tolkien resigns as director of Tolkien Estate
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I'm cautiously looking forward to it, for the following reasons:

- I am a voracious reader, but I also really do enjoy well done TV and movies
- I found much to enjoy with the Fellowship of the Ring adaptation from PJ, and it did not lessen my enjoyment of the books at all
- a different viewpoint will lessen the "canon" of the PJ movies
- and, given that everyone will find some or much to dislike about this edition, the same will happen with this one when the next licensee has a shot at it
- the estate deserves a chance to have a hand in creating something, after all these years of watching other people take a shot at it and being powerless

Overall, I would love to see a really well done video production based on Tolkien's work - something that feels appropriate, follows the text well while adapting to new media. Eventually, someone will get it right.

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I don't think many long term book fans will be keen on this news. It has the potential to be really damaging to the credibility of Tolkien's writings and I think the Estate have made a massive mistake. Granted they have made a shed load of money but with their reported happiness at this it seems this series will receive some collaboration or at least blessing and will by the masses be thought of as 'canon' in that light.

It is likely I will not watch this series.

Posted on: Yesterday 9:04:59


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Big no.

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Re: Huge News: Christopher Tolkien resigns as director of Tolkien Estate
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No as well.

Posted on: Yesterday 8:34:37



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