E! Online
December 8, 2001

Chris Tolkien Tells World to Read the Book
Staff Reporter

READ THE BOOK! The son of J.R.R. Tolkien telling London newspapers that Hollywood's upcoming adaptation of his father's classic The Lord of the Rings will not do justice to the actual books, although he does not disapprove of the films. "My own position is that The Lord of the Rings is peculiarly unsuitable to transformation into visual dramatic form," Christopher Tolkien said in a statement.

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