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The use of maps in The Hobbit

Danielos
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Oct 10 2012, 4:14pm


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When reading Tolkien books (especially Silmarillion), you have to use the included maps a lot to keep up with what´s going on. I was surprised that the LOTR-movies used maps so rarely. Sure, maps with a red line signifying the travelling company a ´la Indiana Jones is cliché, but it must surely help the casual audience to understand the locations and geography better.

I hope the Hobbit movies will use maps better and more frequently. There must be several creative ways (for example when Faramir used a map in TTT) to include this without interrupting the narrative flow and make the book veterans cringe.

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The use of maps in The Hobbit Danielos Send a private message to Danielos Oct 10 2012, 4:14pm
    I think it's likely Aitieuriskon Send a private message to Aitieuriskon Oct 10 2012, 4:24pm
    I don't see why they need to show a map every couple of scenes? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 4:40pm
        "Willow" could have benefitted of maps as well! Danielos Send a private message to Danielos Oct 10 2012, 4:49pm
            Which could also be achieved by making the films more accurate ;-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 4:52pm
                that's because There&ThereAgain Send a private message to There&ThereAgain Oct 10 2012, 5:57pm
            There were plenty o' maps in LOTR... TheHutt Send a private message to TheHutt Oct 10 2012, 4:52pm
                And as part of the EE DVD cases! (The ones I have anyway) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 4:55pm
    Geography is not vital information for the most part. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 10 2012, 5:25pm
        Map in book Danielos Send a private message to Danielos Oct 10 2012, 5:34pm
            No we wouldn't. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 10 2012, 5:42pm
        True, for the general audience revecus Send a private message to revecus Oct 10 2012, 5:40pm
        When I dream about Middle Earth Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Oct 11 2012, 4:03pm
    to be fair There&ThereAgain Send a private message to There&ThereAgain Oct 10 2012, 5:55pm
    I'm one to look at the map... Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Oct 10 2012, 6:31pm
        The majority of people are there to watch and enjoy the film DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 6:52pm
            Agreed Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Oct 10 2012, 7:28pm
            Also agreed, even though I am a map lover! // The Grey Wanderer Send a private message to The Grey Wanderer Oct 10 2012, 11:57pm
    A biased map lover here Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Oct 10 2012, 6:52pm
    It may help Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 10 2012, 8:29pm
    Well... Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Oct 11 2012, 12:38am

 
 
 

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