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Christopher Tolkien speaks out for the first time, says Peter Jackson 'eviscerated' his father's work

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J.R.R. Tolkien's son Christopher shared a special bond with his father and his legendary stories. "I grew up in the world he created," Christopher revealed in his first-ever press interview, "for me, the cities of The Silmarillion are more real than Babylon." After his father's death, he was left with 70 boxes filled with pages upon pages of Tolkien's notes, and resigned from his position at Oxford to edit and compile them. However, Christopher's love of Middle Earth does not extend to the world depicted in Peter Jackson's multi-million dollar franchise. "They eviscerated the book by making it an action movie," he told Le Monde, going on to say that the films have "reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing."