A scary thought.

You may already know my opinions on the most recent Lord of the Rings movies. If not, this will make them evident. (And if you want to actually read my opinion on one of them, you can find it here.) But I was reading along on a Tolkien board I visit and I ran across someone who had this in their signature/footer:

“The interesting phenomenon with our script-writing is that with every draft that we wrote, it became closer and closer to what was in the book. It became nearer to Tolkien.” ~Peter Jackson

And I thought, “Oh. My. Goodness. Since they turned out the way they did, they must have been completely unrecognisable as Tolkien in the first few drafts.”

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