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Direct quotes from the book

jtarkey
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Oct 2 2012, 11:57am


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So, I was just re-reading the first chapter of The Hobbit (I honestly haven't read it in years, and don't plan to read it all before the film comes out. I don't want to find myself nitpicking the movie to be exactly like the book). I noticed that even in the trailer, there are many direct quotes from the book. It surprises me that more people (especially purists) aren't very enthused about, or have failed to notice this.

If memory serves me right, most of the dialogue in the original movie trilogy didnít directly quote the book. Now, I know that there were lines uttered here and there, but it really seemed like most of it was tossed aside to better suit the narrative of a film. It is only a trailer, and I'm sure there will be a ton of dialogue that is not in the book. But realizing that the trailer really had a lot of Tolkiens dialogue in it made me very happySmile.

Obviously this could change, but it gives me hope that a lot of the exchanges between characters will be kept intact in the films. Given that the style in which The Hobbit is written makes it easier to include conversations from the book to the film. Examples:

"I like visitors as much as the next hobbit, but I do like to know them before they come...visiting" (not an EXACT quote, but very similar)

"Quite a merry gathering!"

"I'm looking for someone to share in an adventure"

Anyone else pleased to see these bits in the trailers?


(This post was edited by jtarkey on Oct 2 2012, 11:58am)

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Direct quotes from the book jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Oct 2 2012, 11:57am
    Mhm! Olessan Send a private message to Olessan Oct 2 2012, 1:04pm
    Well... Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Oct 2 2012, 1:58pm
        you're right Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 2 2012, 2:04pm
            PJ stated in the EE production diaries years ago.. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Oct 2 2012, 2:56pm
                This website has a nice book-to-film quote list DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 2 2012, 2:59pm
                    Thank you DLB.. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Oct 2 2012, 3:14pm
                Tolkien was a fantastic wordsmith Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Oct 2 2012, 3:02pm
                    agreed! Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 2 2012, 4:39pm
                        Warms my heart! Beren0nehanded Send a private message to Beren0nehanded Oct 3 2012, 1:40pm
    I notice the trailer is quite Hobbish <3 Marionette Send a private message to Marionette Oct 2 2012, 3:52pm
    I wouldn't be surprised to hear quotes from LotR that didn't make the cut last time out as well. Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Oct 3 2012, 1:44pm
        Honestly I feel that our Actors are sooo Proud.. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Oct 3 2012, 2:54pm
    There is also potential Ring-Bearer Send a private message to Ring-Bearer Oct 4 2012, 1:46am
        What future extended cuts? // Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Oct 4 2012, 1:52am
            Well... Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Oct 4 2012, 2:13am
            Possible extended editions of The Hobbit trilogy Ring-Bearer Send a private message to Ring-Bearer Oct 4 2012, 2:13am
        There's more film for a smaller book DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 4 2012, 7:07am

 
 
 

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