Makes the case that Jackson’s sometimes controversial screenwriting decisions actually echo Tolkien’s own abortive attempt to revise and change The Hobbit to bring it into line with the mood and milieu of The Lord of the Rings.
Riga, Frank P.; Thum, Maureen; and Kollmann, Judith
"From Children’s Book to Epic Prequel: Peter Jackson’s Transformation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 32
, Article 8.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol32/iss2/8