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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:29 pm 
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From 1968. Republished 10/21/15 by the Guardian:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/author ... e-odyssey/

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He feels strongly that the Ring should not be filmed: “You can’t cramp narrative into dramatic form. It would be easier to film The Odyssey. Much less happens in it. Only a few storms.”


Yet, he did sell the film rights, right around this time I believe.

Of of the most interesting quotes for me is:

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It is the appendix, Tolkien thinks, which has helped trigger the enormous new enthusiasm for the Ring among students in the United States: “A lot of it is just straight teenage stuff. I didn't mean it to be, but it’s perfect for them. I think they’re attracted by things that give verisimilitude.”


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:43 pm 
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thanks, Cosmicbob, I really enjoyed reading it. :)

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