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Quick round-up: The Hobbit presentation in Hall H!

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Jul 14 2012, 7:44pm

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Quick round-up: The Hobbit presentation in Hall H! Can't Post

Well, the long wait is over. Peter brought 12 and a half minutes of Hobbit goodness to Comic-Con's Hall H today, and blew everyone's minds.

To say the event zoomed past at an overwhelming pace would be an understatement too big to describe. We're digesting everything we've seen and will continue to update as we work through the impressions and information that roared past. Read on for a quick summary and a massive pile of spoilers!

'The Hobbit' was brought to the screen after a spate of already amazing films.

A duo of screens sprang to life with a succession of images from the film, taking us rapidly through the storyline: The front door of Bag End, the dwarves gathered around Bilbo's table, the barrels out of bond and much more.

A production diary chock full of heart-felt messages from the cast, the crew and scenes from throughout the shoot. Dwarf after dwarf, Martin, Andy, Orlando, and more in quick succession.

When Peter stepped on stage, the house leapt to its feet with enough energy to propel themselves into the air.

And then, without much preface, the Film clips roared onto the screen. Thorin addresses the dwarves, “Rumors have begun to spread... the dragon Smaug has not been seen in years, perhaps the vast wealth of our people lie unprotected... Perhaps we take this chance to take back Erebor!”

And on from there.

We can tell you that what we saw was breathtaking in scope and how it brought the story to life.

Back soon with more!


Jul 15 2012, 12:52am

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Thanks TORn! [In reply to] Can't Post

I for one really appreciate your coverage of today's events! Look forward to your more in-depth information!


Jul 15 2012, 1:10am

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Agreed, you have my deepest gratitude [In reply to] Can't Post

What would we poor fans do without you and your dedicated team? Be starved of spoilers that's what! Wink

~Beneath the sun, all things must wear to an end at last~

The Shire

Jul 15 2012, 1:41am

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INCREDIBLE TO READ!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

This was sooo much fun to be a part of!!! Participating in the blog was electrifying!!! Thank you TORn for such a treat!!! Can't wait for more reports!!! Smile

Play Lord of the Rings Online!!! Find me, Ithronatar, on the Silverlode server!!!


Jul 15 2012, 1:57am

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Thankyou, TORn!! [In reply to] Can't Post

You guys really have done a great job, it's been well worth the sleepless nights! Keep it up!!


Jul 15 2012, 2:09am

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Glamdring Glows! [In reply to] Can't Post

Apparently there was footage of Glamdring blazing in the dark! How cool is that?
Suddenly a sword flashed in its own light. Bilbo saw it go right through the Great Goblin as he stood dumbfounded in the middle of his rage. He fell dead, and the goblin soldiers fled before the sword shrieking into the darkness. The sword went back into its sheath. "Follow me quick!" said a voice fierce and quiet; and before Bilbo understood what had happened he was trotting along again, as fast as he could trot, at the end of the line, down more dark passages with the yells of the goblin-hall growing fainter behind him. A pale light was leading them on. "Quicker, quicker!" said the voice. "The torches will soon be relit."
Then Gandalf lit up his wand. Of course it was Gandalf; but just then they were too busy to ask how he got there. He took out his sword again, and again it flashed in the dark by itself. It burned with a rage that made it gleam if goblins were about; now it was bright as blue flame for delight in the killing of the great lord of the cave. It made no trouble whatever of cutting through the goblin-chains and setting all the prisoners free as quickly as possible. This sword's name was Glamdring the Foe-hammer, if you remember. The goblins just called it Beater, and hated it worse than Biter if possible. Orcrist, too, had been saved; for Gandalf had brought it along as well, snatching it from one of the terrified guards. Gandalf thought of most things; and though he could not do everything, he could do a great deal for friends in a tight comer.

…all eyes looked upon the ring; for he held it now aloft, and the green jewels gleamed there that the Noldor had devised in Valinor. For this ring was like to twin serpents, whose eyes were emeralds, and their heads met beneath a crown of golden flowers, that the one upheld and the other devoured; that was the badge of Finarfin and his house.
The Silmarillion, pp 150-151
while Felagund laughs beneath the trees
in Valinor and comes no more
to this grey world of tears and war.
The Lays of Beleriand, p 311


Jul 15 2012, 8:08am

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Thanks so much for all the information [In reply to] Can't Post

Not quite as good as being there, but it helps! Smile

Oin K

Jul 16 2012, 9:27pm

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That is fantastic news! [In reply to] Can't Post

And as I said here, there is no continuity issue with Glamdring not glowing in LOTR, as Gandalf can simply switch it off at will for stealth purposes.

"The Naugrim were ever, as they still remain, short and squat in stature; they were deep-breasted, strong in the arm, and stout in the leg, and their snouts were long. Indeed this strangeness they have that no Man nor Elf has ever seen a snoutless Dwarf - unless he were rhinoplasted in mockery, and would then be more like to die of shame than of many other hurts that to us would seem more deadly. For the Naugrim have snouts from the beginning of their lives, male and female alike..." (History of Middle Earth, volume 11, The War of the Truffles, p. 205)


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