Jul 30 2012, 10:40pm
Well you can do either in any amount of time really - it just depends what one does with it.
LOTR for example has been done in 13 hours, 11.5 hours, 9.5 hours, 6 hours, and a half in 2 hours, (amongst others).
Of course the length of the text hasn't changed.
Similarly The Hobbit text doesn't have an intrinsic duration when translated to another medium. You can do it in three hours, or an hour and a bit or four hours or seven and half hours or in 12 minutes.
(This post was edited by Lacrimae Rerum on Jul 30 2012, 10:41pm)