This is a very "respect the artist's vision" oriented group, here. But what if the artist, now deceased, of the original work would likely not have approved of a movie version? Should we care? Does it matter? Consider Lord of the Rings (which I've seen twice, and greatly enjoy). I can't help thinking that Tolkien would not approve of this movie. It's my understanding that Tolkien was a bit of a Luddite (anti-technology), and had no great love of the industrial revolution. This attitude is echoed somewhat in the trilogy: the more mystical, middle-earth denizens are seeing the age of Men coming up them. So, I wonder if Tolkien would have opposed this high-tech retelling of his stories, were he alive? Would he dislike the use of so much gadgetry to tell his written story? And what of other authors, who might oppose a movie-telling of their works, on more philosophical grounds. For example, I wonder if Dr. Seuss would approve of last year's "The Grinch"? Is there any use in trying to divine an artist's possible wishes? If we can be confident that, e.g. Tolkien wouldn't want a movie done, should we, the fans, care? How do we "respect the artistic vision"? I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.