Christopher Tolkien's first ever press interview
January 28, 2013 12:42 PM   Subscribe

"What follows is the first ever press interview of Christopher Tolkien, the official executor of J.R.R. Tolkien's estate, and the interpreter of his father's unpublished works. This original article and interview appeared in Le Monde on July 9, 2012. With the film version of the The Hobbit hitting theaters, we are publishing it for the first time here in English."
posted by SpacemanStix (2 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Saw this previously. -- cortex

posted by elizardbits at 12:47 PM on January 28, 2013

"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."

Of course, Christopher would never stoop to the commercialization of his late father's work. Oh, what's that you say?
posted by leotrotsky at 12:50 PM on January 28, 2013

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