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New Line’s Gamble: Not So Boffo?

November 24, 2007 at 1:23 pm by xoanon  - 

Kristin Thompson, author of ‘The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood’, writes: Peter Bart’s book Boffo! has a chapter on The Lord of the Rings where he argues that the trilogy was the biggest gamble in Hollywood’s history. I’ve written a response trying to show that Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne of New Line Cinema weren’t risking nearly as much as Bart claims and that the “gambling” aspect of Peter Jackson’s production has been exaggerated in the press. New Line’s Gamble: Not So Boffo?

Order ‘Boffo!: How I Learned to Love the Blockbuster and Fear the Bomb’ on Amazon.com Today!

Posted in Books Publications, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers on November 24, 2007 by

Thorin Oakenshield

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