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The Magic Purse is in!



Aranaes
Rivendell


Nov 24 2012, 4:24pm


Views: 1425
The Magic Purse is in!

........well at least it is listed as William's war gear in the Games Workshop characters details. See thread below.
Apologies for a new thread, I just wanted to wind up DanielLB Sly

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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 24 2012, 4:33pm


Views: 831
My god, I've never clicked on a thread quick enough.

If only Games Workshop was fully based on the films.

Unsure

Good catch though!

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painjoiker
Grey Havens


Nov 24 2012, 4:54pm


Views: 713
There is still hope!!!

I promise I will PM you once I've gone out of the cinema to tell you if the purse talks Wink

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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 24 2012, 4:57pm


Views: 681
What time is your viewing?

I'd be so happy. I wouldn't care if the rest of the film was rubbish.Wink

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painjoiker
Grey Havens


Nov 24 2012, 5:25pm


Views: 680
00:12 am 12th of December!

Norwegian time! I think one hour ahead of you?

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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 24 2012, 6:08pm


Views: 623
I'll make sure to check my PMs in the morning then

Wink

I think I'm going to avoid the Hobbit board (and any particularly spoilery threads), until I've seen the film.

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Thoromir
Rivendell


Nov 24 2012, 7:07pm


Views: 579
I never noticed the purse before when I read the book

But I got introduced to it on this forum. It became some kind of a running gag hehe.
I am 100% sure that if I had never heard of this purse before, and when I would see it for the first time, I would be like: ...Laaaame...
But now I know for certain that it will go something like this: Daniel! xD

(Just saying:p)



There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Nov 24 2012, 7:42pm


Views: 565
hot damn

I think I owe you 50 bucks if the purse is in?

send me your paypal.

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painjoiker
Grey Havens


Nov 24 2012, 7:45pm


Views: 572
The purse is the definite highlight of the book!

Nothing above it, nothing beside it! Wink

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Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Nov 24 2012, 7:49pm


Views: 561
I think that there's a fair chance of seeing it, a point of view encouraged by this news

From what I've seen so far it seems that PJ is making a real effort (mostly) to be true to the book whilst adding in various other canonical and non-canonical bits to provide explanation and background context. With the expansion into three films it's even more likely that little details like the purse will be picked up and used (or at least I certainly hope so!)Wink

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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 24 2012, 8:01pm


Views: 534
I forgot! You shouldn't have reminded me ;-) /

 

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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 24 2012, 8:02pm


Views: 562
The storybook says that Bilbo tries to steal a

Knife. Which would be an easy replacement for the talking purse. I live in hope.

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totoro
Lorien

Nov 24 2012, 9:39pm


Views: 482
Maybe the knife is next to the purse? nt


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Knife. Which would be an easy replacement for the talking purse. I live in hope.



DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 24 2012, 9:48pm


Views: 463
Possibly ... I hope so! /

 

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totoro
Lorien

Nov 24 2012, 10:26pm


Views: 478
Funny

Until today, I thought you were just joking about wanting to see the talking purse. Now I am beginning to wonder if you really are that crazy. Tongue


DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 24 2012, 10:37pm


Views: 470
I'm probably barking mad for wanting it in the films ;-)

But I've always been very serious. It's the one of a few details I remember vividly when I first read The Hobbit.Evil

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totoro
Lorien

Nov 24 2012, 10:42pm


Views: 465
lol

I remember it, too. I almost dropped the book and then reread to make sure it said what I thought it said.

Initially I thought it quite silly, but when the dwarves were captured by the elves, I was sure they were going to use it. Then I was sure they would use it against Smaug. Nope. Mentioned one time, then completely forgotten. Unsure


painjoiker
Grey Havens


Nov 24 2012, 10:44pm


Views: 478
THIS IS NOT A JOKE!

We are dead serious!

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totoro
Lorien

Nov 24 2012, 11:01pm


Views: 460
OK. First, please keep your hands where I can see them... nt


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We are dead serious!



painjoiker
Grey Havens


Nov 24 2012, 11:34pm


Views: 438
ok... no overreacting now...

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Nov 25 2012, 12:37am


Views: 421
I LOLled big time at this thread XD //

 

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macfalk
Valinor


Nov 25 2012, 9:52am


Views: 344
Daniel

Could you explain to me why you love the talking purse so much? Cool

I want it in... but I don't want it to talk!



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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 25 2012, 9:59am


Views: 342
It doesn't add anything to the plot at all.

So in terms of that, it *doesn't* have to be shown.

But it's one of a few details that I remember when I read The Hobbit for the very first time. We all remember how creepy Riddles in the Dark was on first read, or how magnificent Smaug sounded. But I also remembered this tiny, funny, detail; that is just one reason why the book is so great.

I appreciate that people find it silly, and think it will ruin the tension build up. But I don't. I say include it! And in a film with farting Dwarves, I don't think it's out of place.

And why simplify Tolkien's Middle-earth? It's full of strange creatures and artefacts. I think it's important to show these little things.

Smile

And the other reason is because I'm in the minority. I'm not letting it go.Tongue

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Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 25 2012, 10:07am


Views: 336
So basically...

you're saying the Talking Purse is to The Hobbit what the Fox was to LOTR? Fair enough, though I admit to having far more fondness for the fox. Cool

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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 25 2012, 10:11am


Views: 329
Exactly that!

Hey, I'd even be happy if the purse was changed to the fox!

I love the small, tiny details. In The Hobbit, it's things like the purse, Bilbo's cold, the Eagle's crown and collars, the Stone Giants, and so on.

I think the fox would've been harder to pull off in the LOTR trilogy. How do you show it thinking?

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macfalk
Valinor


Nov 25 2012, 10:14am


Views: 193
The fox!

I love foxes, and especially the fox in the LOTR book! I hope PJ make amends by showing us an elegant red fox lurking about near Bilbo & co.

If not, well, PJ did pretty well on the animal department this time, nonetheless. Who can resist Radagast's hedgehogs? And with film 2, we'll also see Beorn's creatures. That will be marvellous.



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macfalk
Valinor


Nov 25 2012, 10:17am


Views: 186
Hmm

It's near impossible to follow the book at 100% there... the best solution IMO is to just zoom in at the fox, with a suspicious look on his face.

Or they could just give the fox a monologue narrated by Morgan Freeman!



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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 25 2012, 10:20am


Views: 194
The perfect place to insert the fox would've been the scene where Sam can't sleep

It could've creeped in. Merely showing it would probably have sufficed.
Smile

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Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 25 2012, 10:21am


Views: 199
I think most of us decided

that just a glimpse of the fox somewhere in the background would be enough for us....just as an insider nod. And we would know what he was thinking. But since PJ turned the walk to Crickhollow into a race to the Ferry, there really wasn't room even for a fox cameo. Alas....

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painjoiker
Grey Havens


Nov 25 2012, 3:26pm


Views: 168
You just listed most of my reasons as well!

I do find it silly, but not TO silly, and I am a fan of silly things Smile

Also, I am a great supporter of the minority, so therefor I feel a strong urge to back you up everytime I see a purse-discussion! Wink

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totoro
Lorien

Nov 25 2012, 10:16pm


Views: 142
What about poor little minority me?

I believe I am the only one in TORNdom who has come out in support of the poo. (On Raddy's head, not the poo under GG's throne.) Frown

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I do find it silly, but not TO silly, and I am a fan of silly things Smile

Also, I am a great supporter of the minority, so therefor I feel a strong urge to back you up everytime I see a purse-discussion! Wink



DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 26 2012, 8:41am


Views: 149
It doesn't bother me

But I'm not a poo advocate. Tongue

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