RIP: Christopher Tolkien

The guy who jealously guarded his father’s money minting operation literary legacy has taken one of Círdan’s White Ships across the sea to the Undying Lands. And like with most people who pass beyond the reach of men, no one seems to be mentioning that he was a bit of a dick.

from The Guardian

Although he worked tirelessly to protect his father’s legacy, he was not impressed by what he saw as the commercialisation of his work. He was famously critical of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. In a 2012 interview with the French newspaper Le Monde, he said: “They gutted the book, making an action film for 15-to-25-year-olds.”

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