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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Dec 18 2007, 11:32pm

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The 17 year age gap [In reply to] Can't Post

From Bilbo's party and Frodo leaving is certainly something that, while it didn't necessarily improve the books, simply would have not worked well in the movies. Not showing this was a great decision on their part, even if they had to skewer the timeline to make it happen.

Shortening the Entmoot was definitely needed. Hahah, 3 day Entmoot... and, while they completely skewered the geography, I suppose cutting the distance between the Paths of the Dead and the Anduin was also necessary.

Cutting out Fatty probably was a wise decision too, as he really had no role after the first scenes in the first book. As loveable as he is.

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Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Dec 18 2007, 11:34pm

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Well there's an eye-opener and no mistake! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm heartily glad that the differences have been settled, and that PJ will be involved in the project. Speculation on every aspect will no doubt be rife from now on! I'm intrigued by the two film idea and will be interested to see how it all works out. The thought of Bag End and Hobbiton being recreated (hopefully in its original location?) makes me go all dewy-eyed...*happy sigh*


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Dec 18 2007, 11:41pm

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That's... [In reply to] Can't Post

not exactly what I was looking for, which was: anything that happens "offscreen" in the film, but not in the books? I'm looking for an example of reticence in the films.

But as to your ideas:

The 17-year gap could have been shown very easily: Gandalf advises Frodo to keep the Ring safe / cut / Gandalf returns, and in dialogue it's clear that years have passed.

The Entmoot takes three days in the book, but it's three days written off in a few paragraphs, once the hobbits have been introduced to Quickbeam.

Fatty does have a role in the book after the "first scenes". He appears in Chapters 3, 5, 6, 11, and 61. Which doesn't mean that he couldn't be easily cut, I'll grant you.

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Curious
Half-elven


Dec 18 2007, 11:42pm

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I wouldn't mind that. [In reply to] Can't Post

After all, Jack Black has a comic instinct, and I think of Bilbo as a comic character. But I also think of Bilbo as a very uptight British gentleman, which Jack Black is not. John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda reminds me of Bilbo.


Wielder of Anduril
The Shire

Dec 18 2007, 11:55pm

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Just throwing my hat in the Ring... [In reply to] Can't Post

Not to direct, but just to say I'm definitely happy about the development.

I have reservations about how it will turn out, sure. So many variables and really, not a chance that most of us will be happy about how each one is resolved. What is the overall vision and purpose? Who will write the script? Who will direct? That actors, the score, the locations, 2-D or 3-D, the sets, etc.

But I'm generally very happy with the way the LotR films turned out as a whole. I didn't like some of the changes made, particularly some of the character driven changes, but others sat well with me. So until they, whoever "they" actually turns out to be in this case, gives me a reason to believe they will not at least meet the standard set in the first three films, I'm going to be pretty optimistic.


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Dec 19 2007, 12:08am

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Link to poll: Which matters more: "The Children of Húrin" book or "The Hobbit" film? [In reply to] Can't Post

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Dec 19 2007, 12:45am

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hurray! [In reply to] Can't Post

for the next 4 years, Middle-earth will be "in vogue" again!


Curious
Half-elven


Dec 19 2007, 12:48am

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Well, the next two, anyway. The first movie could be a flop.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Lady of Light
Rivendell


Dec 19 2007, 1:07am

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WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh frabjulous day!!! Calloo callay!!! Yippee!!!!! Woot!!!! *dances madly*

It's about frakken time I must say.

What a great Christmas present for all of us, and just in time for the Trilogy marathon I'm hosting this weekend! LaughLaughLaughCoolCoolCool

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entmaiden
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Dec 19 2007, 1:16am

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So I'm 10 minutes from a big client meeting [In reply to] Can't Post

and checked my Blackberry for messages. I've got an e-mail from TORN, and as I scroll down, all the pre-meeting preparations fade into the background and I'm reading this amazing news release. I can't SQUEEE! or YAY! or WOOOOOOHOOOOOO! or anything. I have to pretend I'm all professional, and I belatedly remember I'm about to go into a presentation for a client that might result in several hundred thousands of work for my company.

So I grin inside and imagine all of you on TORN having a big party. Gramma's in tears, and old friends return to celebrate. I have to drive 3 hours to get home, and jump online as soon as I can.

So now that I can, I say WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

This is most excellent news. Let the ride begin again!

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`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
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Magpie
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Dec 19 2007, 1:16am

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Howard for the Hobbit - Doug Adams speaks [In reply to] Can't Post

posted by Doug Adams on his blog (in the comment section of The Hobbit announcement entry):



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As everyone knows, in today’s climate no score is a sure thing until you’re in the theater and those speakers pop on. But I’ll tell you what I know…

Howard Shore is not currently signed on to this film. That’s not in any way bad news. Before today, there was no film! In fact, I spoke with Shore about The Hobbit just last Monday, and though he thought wheels were moving, he didn’t have any more information than that. But composers don’t sign on to projects until projects exist, so this is totally normal.

The better news is that Shore is interested. He’s been very public about this, so I’m sure it comes as no surprise—what’s great, however, is that Shore’s interest is likely to be very much fueled by New Line’s involvement. Remember, a film composer doesn’t work just with the director on a large project such as this. The “suits” become a large part of the process. (“Suits” seems a somewhat derogatort term, but I certainly don’t mean it as such. Just a convenient shorthand.) They ensure the composer has proper resources, proper materials, proper time. They make sure the budget exists to hire a fine orchestra, good recording engineers, noteworthy soloists. Composers and directors can be as creative as they want, but this sort of infrastructure is essential to realizing the final product. The Lord of the Rings’ score became what it was largely do to the support offered by such people as Paul Broucek, Rick Porras… and yes, Bob Shaye—all producers attached to New Line. Ever wonder why Shore, in the middle of an opera, a touring schedule and a number of demanding concert commissions agreed to score the little-known The Last Mimzy? With the support of New Line and Bob Shaye (who acted as director on this one) he knew he’d be in a comfortable working environment that nurtured his creativity. With New Line involved in The Hobbit, we’re almost certain to see many of these same behind-the-scenes people return, and that’s fantastic news. What’s more, there won’t be any sort of intellectual property issues regarding the LOTR themes and motifs that may find appropriate usage in The Hobbit’s score. Everything is already under one roof.

So short story, nothing is yet announced from Shore’s camp. He’ll have something to say when he has something to say. But I will note that the planets seem to be perfectly aligned for The Hobbit score we’re all hoping for.

-Doug
December 18, 2007 5:34 PM




Kanyver
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Dec 19 2007, 1:22am

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So happy....loosing feeling in face.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I would like to thank...oh, pretty much the entire world right now. So thank you. THANK YOU SO MUCH. The music, the actors, the director, all will be worked out in time and I can't wait. Best of all, I get to watch it happen this time! Oh, today is a good day.

And I do hope they get Shore for the music. ^^


lumpkin
The Shire


Dec 19 2007, 1:37am

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Entmaiden. Don't hold back or anything. Tongue

It didn't happen to me today, but I can certainly relate. Being in a professional situation when all you want to do is be jubilant and uninhibitedly celebratory is very stifling.

I'm just glad I found out today. I check in here every 2-3 days and if I'd have missed this announcement or heard second-hand, I would've been very disappointed in myself. I guess I need to get your instant notification set up.


lumpkin
The Shire


Dec 19 2007, 1:44am

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Gramma, Did you see that you were quoted at stuff.co.nz? [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4329745a10.html

Front page news there and you are directly quoted.
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Penny
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Dec 19 2007, 1:51am

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PJ needs to talk!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I guess we will have to wait and see when Peter is asked about whether of not he can direct and write the Hobbit. That bit said he wouldnt. Unsure


fmaximus
Rivendell


Dec 19 2007, 1:55am

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Best Cinematic News Ever !!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's to "The Hobbit".
Most anticipated movie since ??? Laugh Lord Of The Rings


Curious
Half-elven


Dec 19 2007, 2:00am

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That's a Reuters report. Which means gramma was quoted worldwide!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


entmaiden
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Dec 19 2007, 2:04am

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She's on a conference call [In reply to] Can't Post

with Peter, I'm sure! That's great, lumpkin. I agree with everything you said.

Great to see you here!

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


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entmaiden
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Dec 19 2007, 2:07am

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I have no idea [In reply to] Can't Post

how I got this message, but I'm sure glad I did.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


dernwyn
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Dec 19 2007, 2:39am

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Omigosh! She is! [In reply to] Can't Post

Gramma, you're world-famous now (well, at least, your enthusiam is!)! Laugh

And we couldn't have a better spokesperson!


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dernwyn
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Dec 19 2007, 2:41am

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If we use Anderson's Annotated Hobbit... [In reply to] Can't Post

...we probably could... Crazy


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Curious
Half-elven


Dec 19 2007, 2:50am

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And Rateliff's The History of The Hobbit./ [In reply to] Can't Post

 


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 19 2007, 2:51am

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Here's a link [In reply to] Can't Post

to sign up for TORn notification:

http://archives.theonering.net/...stinfo/lotr_announce

I couldn't find this on the new main page, had to return to old TORn to locate it. But we get weekly updates from Xoanon, plus announcements of special things like this!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 19 2007, 2:58am

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Which will probably be in great demand now. [In reply to] Can't Post

(Fortunately my set is already ordered and on its way, a Christmas present from my folks... Smile)


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Dec 19 2007, 3:08am

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Rateliff: "It'll be interesting to watch developments" [In reply to] Can't Post

Of the best-known Tolkien scholars, Rateliff is possibly the one warmest to Jackson's films (Shippey also likes significant portions of them).

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