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Events are more tied to the theme


Nov 16 2012, 11:07am

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Events are more tied to the theme [In reply to] Can't Post

The book doesn't really explain why things are happening. Gandalf appears to choose Bilbo as the burglar for no reason (he knows Bilbo's parents). In the movie, they expend a bit of effort to give reason(s).

The dwarf/goblin angle is clarified. Apparently the goblins start hunting the dwarves shortly after they leave the Shire. In the book, the goblins don't hunt the dwarves at all. The capture of the dwarves in the mountains feels more like happenstance than a concerted effort to track the dwarves down and catch them. The increased interaction with goblins is likely to make the dwarves look more like warriors than they came off in the book.

You could write in a single paragraph every notable thing a dwarf did in the book: "Fili has a hood of a certain color and a beard of a certain color. Fili is a young nephew of Thorin. Fili dies protecting Thorin. The end." I think the fact that the dwarves will be more than replaceable parts in the movie has to change some things.

We don't know what Radagast does in the book. He is going to do stuff in the movie, such as report that evil is coming back into the world. That has to change the tone, at least.

Subject User Time
Differences to the book... SauonWasHere Send a private message to SauonWasHere Nov 15 2012, 3:54pm
    Well... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 15 2012, 4:04pm
    None of those things qualify as "significant" changes. Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Nov 15 2012, 4:19pm
    The key difference will be that DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 15 2012, 4:22pm
        And more people, inversely, Arthael Send a private message to Arthael Nov 15 2012, 6:10pm
    Is there going to be a new thread on every little question about what's in the book? Crunchable Birdses Send a private message to Crunchable Birdses Nov 15 2012, 4:29pm
    I would be more interested in the silmilarities to Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Nov 15 2012, 4:31pm
        Here here Elenor Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Nov 15 2012, 4:49pm
        Seconded! Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Nov 15 2012, 5:08pm
            the fact.. jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Nov 15 2012, 5:20pm
    Are we doing homework or an article? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 15 2012, 7:56pm
        Thanks all. SauonWasHere Send a private message to SauonWasHere Nov 16 2012, 8:16am
            Events are more tied to the theme totoro Send a private message to totoro Nov 16 2012, 11:07am


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