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Gordon Brenner, Fargo, Published December 15 2012

Letter: In regard to ‘The Hobbit,’ I’ll stick with written word

On Friday, Peter Jackson’s over-bloated, self-indulgent film tribute to himself and New Zealand travelogues of J.R.R. Tolkien’s intimate and poetic homage to medievalism, belief and nature of “The Hobbit” opened nationwide to already wide criticism for the production company’s cruelty to animals on the set and the actors’ unions as well as Jackson’s overall misunderstanding of Tolkien’s work generally.

It is understandable, probably due to how he re-wrote “The Lord of the Rings” into just another adventure/horror film, but I know of at least one devotee who will be curling up with Tolkien’s written words instead.