Re: [mythsoc] LOTR, another pass along
- In a message dated 12/4/2001 5:50:19 PM Eastern Standard Time, Stolzi@...
> 'The grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien has been disowned by his father forWas he really disowned (i.e., cut out of the will), or was he merely dropped
> supporting the movie adaptation of Lord of the Rings, the London
> on Sunday reported. "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
> my father. Following that, I was excluded from the board of the Tolkien
> company," Simon Tolkien told the newspaper. He added that his father,
> Christopher, has refused to speak to him since and has ignored approaches
> for a reconciliation. J.R.R. Tolkien reportedly signed away the film rights
> to The Lord of the Rings for $15,000 in 1968.'
from the board that controls the Tolkien estate?
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- In a message dated 12/4/01 6:42:20 PM Central Standard Time,
> Was he really disowned (i.e., cut out of the will), or was he merelydropped
> from the board that controls the Tolkien estate?Wouldn't that be "disinherited"? Anyway, it didn't say. The business about
the board didn't bother me as much as a father refusing to speak to his son.