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13649Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien on Film

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  • Carl F. Hostetter
    Jan 23, 2005
      I notice this timely article on the "Catholic Exchange" site linked to
      from Mark Shea's page:

      "Translating Tolkien to Film: How Visions Intersect and Clash":


      Greg Wright of HollywoodJesus.com asked Peter Jackson how members of
      his team handled this in their movie trilogy. When they wrote the scene
      in which the one ring of power is destroyed, did they discuss Tolkien's
      theory of "eucatastrophe"?

      "No," replied Jackson. "What's it mean?"


      Jackson and his co-writers, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, knew that
      Tolkien's traditional Catholic faith had deeply influenced The Lord of
      the Rings. Their goal was to keep the "spirit of Tolkien" intact, while
      producing films for modern audiences. They said they had vowed not to
      introduce new elements into the tale that would clash with Tolkien's

      [!!!! CFH]


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