>>35>It felt only natural to us that an adaptation of Tolkien’s work would reflect what the world actually looks like.
- Lindsey Weber, E.P. Amazon's LOTR Series, Vanity Fair (Feb. 2022)
>There are certainly themes Tolkien felt were important. We made a promise to ourselves at the beginning of the process that we weren't going to put any of our own politics, our own messages or our own themes into these movies. What we were trying to do was to analyse what was important to Tolkien and to try to honour that. In a way, were trying to make these films for him, not for ourselves.
- Peter Jackson, Interview with GreenCine (Dec. 2002)