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The time between the fall of Erebor and The Unexpected Party

easterlingchief1
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Jan 4 2013, 7:05pm


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Is it ever stated in the film how much time has passed between the fall of Erebor and the Unexpected Party?

I know at one point Thorin says Smaug hasn't been seen fort sixty years, but I didn't take that to mean that he and his people had lost their homes that long ago also, just that Smaug hasn't been terrorizing that part of the world for 60 years.

I'm aware that several promotional tie ins have stated that 60 years have passed between Smaug's attack and the dwarves arriving at Bag End, but I always assumed they had misinterpreted the info the filmmakers and the audio were giving them.

Is it possible that the film's timeline is closer to the books and 200 years separate the fall of Erbor and the Quest for Erebor? I'd like to think this is a possibility.

What does everyone here think?

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The time between the fall of Erebor and The Unexpected Party easterlingchief1 Send a private message to easterlingchief1 Jan 4 2013, 7:05pm
    And what happened 400 years ago, anyway? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 4 2013, 7:18pm
        I think the "watchful peace" was after the Angmar battle, painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Jan 4 2013, 7:27pm
        The general notion is AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 4 2013, 7:52pm
            Myths vary depending on the telling percy Send a private message to percy Jan 4 2013, 8:12pm
                The Retelling of Myths: Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Jan 4 2013, 10:32pm
    Does it really matter? gar-mogoth Send a private message to gar-mogoth Jan 4 2013, 7:27pm
        Not really. easterlingchief1 Send a private message to easterlingchief1 Jan 4 2013, 8:54pm
        Storywise, it may matter. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Jan 5 2013, 12:16am
    Vagueness Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 4 2013, 7:48pm
    Shouldn't Thorin appear older/greyer then? Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jan 4 2013, 9:09pm
    Book vs. film Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 5 2013, 6:48pm

 
 
 

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