Interview with Catholic World Report, special Tolkien issue, December, 2001
There will be two highly publicized movies coming out in December, at roughly the same time: one of Harry Potter and the other of Tolkien. What do you make of that coincidence?
Michael O’Brien: That’s a good question. I do find that the timing of the release of these two movies is uncanny. At their foundation they represent two very different views of the struggle between good and evil.