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An interview with screenwriter Philippa Boyens

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Nov 19 2012, 9:47am

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[caption id="attachment_65441" align="alignright" width="300"]Philippa Boyens. Photo: KENT BLECHYNDEN/Fairfax NZ Philippa Boyens. Photo: KENT BLECHYNDEN/Fairfax NZ[/caption] Wellington's Philippa Boyens is one of the most successful screenwriters in the world. She's won an Oscar, a Bafta and has been a nominee for many more, including a Writers Guild of America Award.

Boyens owes much of this to her screenwriting debut with Sir Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. She went on to co-write King Kong and The Lovely Bones with Jackson and Fran Walsh, as well as co-produce both films.

So with the fruits of her most recent labour, the US$500 million trilogy The Hobbit, soon to be revealed to the world with the release in December of An Unexpected Journey, we'd be forgiven for assuming Boyens was keen from the very beginning to return to Middle-earth.

When asked, there's a long pause before she answers. "I loved the world. I loved [JRR] Tolkien's writing. [But] I think there was a quality about myself where I felt like 'I'd done it'," she says while in Wellington.

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An interview with screenwriter Philippa Boyens News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Nov 19 2012, 9:47am
    Intriguing... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Nov 19 2012, 3:02pm
    At least this confirmes that Smaug will die as he does in the book! // painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Nov 19 2012, 3:25pm
        Istn't this article already over on Main?/// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Nov 19 2012, 3:34pm
    Interesting quote on Smaug burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Nov 19 2012, 7:50pm
        Haha - I'm not sure that passes Occam's test! Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 19 2012, 7:55pm
        the death of smaug as an instigator of events There&ThereAgain Send a private message to There&ThereAgain Nov 19 2012, 8:28pm
            Completely agreed Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 19 2012, 11:36pm
                I think it would work if Smaug died at the end of TDOS totoro Send a private message to totoro Nov 20 2012, 9:52am
                    It wouldn't work Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Nov 20 2012, 10:16am
                        Not if the film-makers are clever about it ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 20 2012, 10:21am
    she's amazing There&ThereAgain Send a private message to There&ThereAgain Nov 19 2012, 8:27pm
    The character inspiration for Tauriel Michelle Johnston Send a private message to Michelle Johnston Mar 23 2013, 11:22am


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