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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit: More like the book, but less cinematic: Edit Log

Chen G.

Feb 10 2018, 7:55pm

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More like the book, but less cinematic

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What I donít understand is why not show Beorn interrogating the orc and Warg the morning before meeting the dwarves? It would have set him up as even more terrifying and built up his defeat of the orcs in BOFTAÖitís also straight out of the books.

Well, how would you have incorporated it into the footage? Would it be prior to his reveal in bear-form at the front of the film? or after Gandalf informs the Dwarves that the house they escaped to was in fact Beorn's? In each case, the appearance of Beorn, either as a bear or human, would have been spoiled, and the propulsion of the film would have been damaged.

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The bigger question is WHY we didnít see more of Beorn in the actual Battle of the Five Armies. Heís an extremely important part of the overall battle in the book.

Given the way his arrival is nestled into the duel between Thorin and Azog, adding more footage of him just wouldn't work from an editing perspective. Its the same reason they removed Dwalin's scene from that sequence: They needed to focus on Thorin and Azog.

All these "in the book" arguments are irrelevant, I'm afraid. What matters is telling an engaging story, cinematically.

(This post was edited by Chen G. on Feb 10 2018, 8:00pm)

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Post edited by Chen G. (Rohan) on Feb 10 2018, 7:58pm
Post edited by Chen G. (Rohan) on Feb 10 2018, 8:00pm

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