Screenwriter Philippa Boyens Talks The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bridging the Film to Lotr, the Extended Edition, Deleted Scenes, and More

With Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey now playing around the world, it's time to post the last interview I did at the NYC press day and it's with screenwriter Philippa Boyens. While Jackson gets most of the credit for the Lord of the Rings, Boyens has been an absolutely crucial part of the adaptations, having co-written Fellowship, The Two Towers, Return of the King, all three Hobbit films, and also acting as a co-producer on The Hobbit trilogy. She's a key player in helping to bring J. R. R. Tolkien's work to life. During my extended interview we talked about the themes of The Hobbit, the differences between Hobbit and Lotr, setting up the Lotr movies in the beginning of The Hobbit, the eventual Blu-ray extended cut, deleted scenes, whether The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be the same length as An Unexpected Journey, what they
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