The Dragonlance author has a really interesting website, especially for aspiring fantasy authors, and this week’s newsletter is of special interest to LOTR fans:
“HARRY POTTER AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS
How do you translate beloved classic fantasy into film? This is a question which has haunted both novelists and film makers for decades. From ‘Conan’ to ‘Beastmaster’ … from ‘Ladyhawk’ to ‘Willow’ … various directors have taken many different approaches and had wildly varying success.”
You have to subscribe to their newsletter to read the rest of his thoughts on LOTR and Harry Potter and the art of turning stories into film. It’s free.
The website is here