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"Will PJ's Tolkien Tinkering Make Or Break The Hobbit?"

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Jun 3 2011, 2:23am


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That's the big question posed by Ben Child of The Guardian!

To begin with, fans have long known that Peter Jackson's vision for his two-part adaptation of The Hobbit involves plans to include the activities of the White Council and the Necromancer of Dol Guldur, a rather sketchy storyline that minimally involves Gandalf, Saruman, and Galadriel, and occurs parallel to the main story of Bilbo's journey with the thirteen Dwarves to the Lonely Mountain.

But while it could be argued that the White Council storyline is at least canon, what can be said about the surprising inclusion of Frodo, his father Drogo, an older Bilbo (played by Sir Ian Holm), and Legolas?

In his article Ben poses genuine questions that most fans (on TheOneRing.net at least) have been pondering over for months now:
What shape will Sauron take – Tolkien offers no clues – as he will presumably not yet have assumed the form of a great eye in which he appears in Lord of the Rings?

Does this mean that the 89-year-old Christopher Lee has made the trip to New Zealand after all to reprise his role as Saruman?

Going further than questioning the practicalities of filming this prelude to the Lord of the Rings, the article delves deeper into the question at the heart of the much-anticipated cinematic phenomenon - by pulling us away from the central story, will the films present The Hobbit through a very different prism than what was originally intended?

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"Will PJ's Tolkien Tinkering Make Or Break The Hobbit?" News From Bree Send a private message to News From Bree Jun 3 2011, 2:23am
    not surprising kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Jun 3 2011, 9:42am
        Hobbit book is lineair, movies should not be SkaldOfTheNorse Send a private message to SkaldOfTheNorse Jun 3 2011, 10:01am
    It remains to be seen. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Jun 3 2011, 9:48am
        different point of view KAOS82 Send a private message to KAOS82 Jun 3 2011, 11:12pm
    I haven't read the LOTR books rings7 Send a private message to rings7 Jun 3 2011, 10:47am
        Oh, go read them! Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Jun 3 2011, 2:45pm
        They really are wonderful! Gollum the Great Jun 3 2011, 3:29pm
        me too .. agreed! :-) // sphdle1 Send a private message to sphdle1 Jun 3 2011, 4:10pm
    My greatest Fear... Bound Send a private message to Bound Jun 3 2011, 11:43am
    Must be a slow news day. Maiarmike Send a private message to Maiarmike Jun 3 2011, 11:47am
    This whole belief The Hobbit is 'just' a children's novel Alientraveller Send a private message to Alientraveller Jun 3 2011, 12:14pm
    A rather poorly-researched article Flagg Send a private message to Flagg Jun 3 2011, 12:39pm
        Legolas Teleri Send a private message to Teleri Jun 3 2011, 7:01pm
    We'll see kzer_za Send a private message to kzer_za Jun 3 2011, 1:17pm
        Isn't it suggested... Bound Send a private message to Bound Jun 3 2011, 2:14pm
            That's a great point Bow&Helm Send a private message to Bow&Helm Jun 3 2011, 3:51pm
            He does say "I have seen more than you know" kzer_za Send a private message to kzer_za Jun 3 2011, 4:50pm
        My only problem with Jackson doing the film gentrygary9 Send a private message to gentrygary9 Jun 3 2011, 9:30pm
    Answer: Make! // sphdle1 Send a private message to sphdle1 Jun 3 2011, 4:11pm
    I hope PJ either doesn't read this type of article or at least can Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jun 3 2011, 4:43pm
        Good golly, this is so true. *mods up.* Patty Send a private message to Patty Jun 3 2011, 4:45pm
        So do I. dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jun 3 2011, 4:55pm
    The best way to describe these films (IMHO) timdiggerm Send a private message to timdiggerm Jun 3 2011, 5:08pm
        I certainly hope you are incorect. Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Jun 3 2011, 5:40pm
            We're basically describing the same thing timdiggerm Send a private message to timdiggerm Jun 3 2011, 5:48pm

 
 
 

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