19415Re: [mythsoc] Re: To Hobbit or not To Hobbit?
- Feb 13, 2008Excuse me if I'm replying to the wrong person. I can't figure out who's
saying what here. I wish people would be more careful in showing what is being
quoted and who said it.
In a message dated 2/12/2008 11:37:47 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Back around the time Film I came out either The Economist
or The Financial Times reported that Tolkien got a
percentage above a certain sum, on top of IIRC $250,000 US-
which meant he only realised $10,000, the other 96% going
to the Inland Revenue.
What does Film I mean? Does this mean the first of the Jackson films? The
top income rate in the U.K. is 40% and hasn't been 96% since at least the
1970's. Is this talking about the money paid to Tolkien in 1968 when he sold
the film rights to the books? According to everything I've read before,
Tolkien got about $250,000 and didn't get any future percentages.
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