Philippa Boyens Interview

Philippa Boyens likely influenced the script as much as Peter Jackson did, and was known for trying to lift lines directly from the book instead of rewriting them for "modern audiences"

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In this interview from December 2, 2003, Jonathan was invited to join with a few other journalists to speak to the actors and crew of The Lord of the Rings (check out our Peter Jackson episode too!).

Jonathan spoke with The Lord of the Rings screenwriter Philippa Boyens, who influenced the script as much as Peter Jackson did.  She clearly tried to hew close to what Tolkien wrote–though still felt justified in making the changes that she did.