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An unfilmable paragraph?

N.E. Brigand
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Dec 18 2008, 5:19am


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Here is what many readers would probably consider a key paragraph in the book:


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It was at this point that Bilbo stopped. Going on from there was the bravest thing he ever did. The tremendous things that happened afterward were as nothing compared to it. He fought the real battle in the tunnel alone, before he ever saw the vast danger that lay in wait. At any rate after a short halt go on he did; and you can picture him coming to the end of the tunnel, an opening of much the same size and shape as the door above. Through it peeps the hobbit's little head. Before him lies the great bottommost cellar or dungeon-hall of the ancient dwarves right at the Mountain's root. It is almost dark so that its vastness can only be dimly guessed, but rising from the near side of the rocky floor there is a great glow. The glow of Smaug!



Can it be filmed faithfully?

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An unfilmable paragraph? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 18 2008, 5:19am
    I think it absolutely can... nuck Send a private message to nuck Dec 18 2008, 5:33am
        How would you convey the idea of "cellar or dungeon-hall" cinematically? // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 18 2008, 5:36am
            I hope it is in the budget to build the set instead of all CGI nuck Send a private message to nuck Dec 18 2008, 5:59am
                Let me be more specific: how to film that word "or"? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 18 2008, 6:17am
                    Perhaps by... Voorhas Send a private message to Voorhas Dec 18 2008, 11:12pm
                    That's not what film does squire Send a private message to squire Dec 24 2008, 1:48am
                        Exactly! N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 24 2008, 6:39pm
                            Is he invisible? burrahobbit Send a private message to burrahobbit Dec 24 2008, 8:04pm
                                Can Bilbo see himself? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 2 2009, 3:23am
                                    Third person view in film burrahobbit Send a private message to burrahobbit Jan 4 2009, 8:35pm
            What is faithful? What is important? Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Dec 18 2008, 6:42am
                Yes, but they haven't been published. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 18 2008, 6:49am
                Does Tolkien's writing stumble in this paragraph? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 24 2008, 5:49pm
                    Well... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Dec 26 2008, 12:28pm
                    I see no stumble here Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Dec 28 2008, 3:24pm
    Adapting a novel is nothing short of a complete rewrite Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Dec 18 2008, 5:42am
        I wonder what that writing group would make N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 18 2008, 6:11am
    This is one of a few key emotional scenes ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Dec 18 2008, 8:28am
        Of course, Bilbo is invisible in this paragraph. // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 18 2008, 3:31pm
            Invisible Bilbo Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Dec 18 2008, 10:00pm
                I believe they may use the trusty footprints in the dust nuck Send a private message to nuck Dec 19 2008, 4:22am
    Expressing courage and fear; visually and musically burrahobbit Send a private message to burrahobbit Dec 18 2008, 10:02am
        He doesn't need to say a thing Owlyross Send a private message to Owlyross Dec 18 2008, 11:13am
    RE: An unfilmable paragraph? JesusFreakForReal Send a private message to JesusFreakForReal Dec 18 2008, 8:27pm
    Oh yeah! *twitch* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Dec 19 2008, 2:22am
    A voice- over would give life to this. debo Send a private message to debo Dec 19 2008, 7:31am
        i must say carrioncrow Send a private message to carrioncrow Jan 2 2009, 1:13pm
        one voice over scenario carrioncrow Send a private message to carrioncrow Jan 2 2009, 1:27pm
            nice... weathertop Send a private message to weathertop Jan 5 2009, 10:01pm
    Oh yes it can One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Jan 6 2009, 12:00am
        How is it written like a script? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 6 2009, 12:03am
            "Half-written like a script" One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Jan 6 2009, 1:02am
                OK, but the word "is" N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 6 2009, 5:57am
    Having just seen the Rankin/Bass Hobbit for the first time Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jan 6 2009, 3:04am
        Having seen that version at the tender age of five N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 6 2009, 6:01am
            I'm sorry to dash your childhood fantasy Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jan 6 2009, 2:19pm
                They're not Orcs! AlatarVinyamar Send a private message to AlatarVinyamar Jan 7 2009, 11:18am
                i disagree carrioncrow Send a private message to carrioncrow Jan 7 2009, 3:41pm
                No worries -- you can't! // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 10 2009, 3:01am
    great question! Jettorex Send a private message to Jettorex Jan 7 2009, 3:11pm
        Precisely - the "wrath world" form simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Jan 7 2009, 3:37pm
        'Wraith world' in The Hobbit burrahobbit Send a private message to burrahobbit Jan 7 2009, 4:09pm
            good points Jettorex Send a private message to Jettorex Jan 8 2009, 2:49pm
        Bilbo should never be invisible. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 10 2009, 3:08am
            That's asking a lot of a "blockbuster" audience Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jan 10 2009, 3:13am

 
 
 

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