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Oct 2 2012, 11:57am

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Direct quotes from the book

So, I was just re-reading the first chapter of The Hobbit (I honestly haven't read it in years, and don't plan to read it all before the film comes out. I don't want to find myself nitpicking the movie to be exactly like the book). I noticed that even in the trailer, there are many direct quotes from the book. It surprises me that more people (especially purists) aren't very enthused about, or have failed to notice this.

If memory serves me right, most of the dialogue in the original movie trilogy didnít directly quote the book. Now, I know that there were lines uttered here and there, but it really seemed like most of it was tossed aside to better suit the narrative of a film. It is only a trailer, and I'm sure there will be a ton of dialogue that is not in the book. But realizing that the trailer really had a lot of Tolkiens dialogue in it made me very happySmile.

Obviously this could change, but it gives me hope that a lot of the exchanges between characters will be kept intact in the films. Given that the style in which The Hobbit is written makes it easier to include conversations from the book to the film. Examples:

"I like visitors as much as the next hobbit, but I do like to know them before they come...visiting" (not an EXACT quote, but very similar)

"Quite a merry gathering!"

"I'm looking for someone to share in an adventure"

Anyone else pleased to see these bits in the trailers?

(This post was edited by jtarkey on Oct 2 2012, 11:58am)

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Post edited by jtarkey (Rohan) on Oct 2 2012, 11:58am

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