- Tolkien Family Feuds Over Films <br>he family of
Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien has been split
by a feud over the movie version of the trilogy, the
British Independent newspaper reported. Christopher
Tolkien, one of the late author's three surviving
children, has severed contact with his eldest son in a
dispute over Peter Jackson's upcoming three
movies.<br><br>Christopher, 77, refused to co-operate with the project and
remains opposed to it. But his eldest son, Simon, said
that he was cut off from family affairs and banned
from the board set up to protect his grandfather's
estate after suggesting that the movies were a good
idea, the newspaper reported.<br><br>Simon, 42, a
barrister from London, said, "My father has refused to have
anything to do with me or my son, who is 11, for three
years, and he has rejected all requests to have a
meeting. As long ago as early 1999, it was my view that we
should take a much more positive line on the film, and
that was overruled by my father. Following that, I was
excluded from the board of the Tolkien
company."<br><br>Simon met Jackson two years ago and will be attending
the London premiere of the first Rings film, The
Fellowship of the Ring, with his wife, Tracy, and his son
Nicholas, the newspaper reported. The first film opens Dec.
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