Feb 1 2013, 10:28pm
but certainly there are differences. Smaug is not Gollum and Gollum is NO Smaug. Gollum relies on being unobtrusive. It is key to the threat he poses. Left in plain sight and close quarters with an Orc, Dwarf, Man or Elf, his only real hope would be in being underestimated (i.e. his larger, deadlier opponent not taking into account his psycho strength. . . and even that would likely not be sufficient against an Elf, dwarf or an orc like Azog or Lurtz).
Hence the more grande in my op. This should be as engaging and as intense as Riddles,
Smaug. . . even his attempts at not being seen are of a massive, force of nature scale (sending up a city enveloping fog by dipping his massive foot into the lake. . . so that you cannot see him or anything else, including the rest of the city)! He is all about granduer, all about the magnificence of himself, and he never forgets his own name. . . but a massive ego, with all the heft, bulk and power to back it, can be just as fascinating and mesmerizing as a pitiable, psychotic slinker.
And Smaug is also very cagey and very clever. Fascinatingly so.
in, i think it is February issue of Empire there is a bit about DoS and this is what Benedict said about Smaug “We weren’t in the same room together. If Martin had been there, I would have wanted to play off him, but there are size issues. Smaug is bigger than the hobbit – I think I can say that!
This isn’t the riddles scene. It’s slightly different, it’s intricate. Smaug doesn’t engage with the Hobbit the same way as Smeagol does. Smeagol gets drawn in, whereas Smaug is on much more of an ego trip. He likes to feel dominant at all times, and because of what he’s capable of, he is.”
You can read the rest here
"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"
"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."