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Tolkien Describes His Inspiration for Lord of the Rings

In this rare interview - which begins, momentarily, with a grey screen - Tolkien describes how his children reacted to his stories - and how their comments changed his writing approach.

BBC's Newsnight was provided with this rare historical footage of Tolkien to provide background on the upcoming "Children of Hurin." 

Razia Iqbal interviews Tolkien's grandson, Adam, in the same broadcast.


Media Credits

Clip from BBC's Newsnight - online, courtesy BBC Worldwide Channel at YouTube.

 

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