Observations on film art : A Hobbit is chubby, but is he padded?

Excision was Tolkien’s expressed preference, by the way, for a film adaptation. In a letter disapproving of a 1957 treatment for a proposed film of LOTR, he stated that cutting scenes was far preferable to racing through a complete but compressed version.

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Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing at Queens
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  1. But the LOFR was a compression of the novels. It cut out lots of parts and compressed.

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