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PJ's The Hobbit: 3 movies, 6 tales

Lausus
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Nov 10 2012, 8:40pm


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So I'm beginning to look at each upcoming Hobbit movie as split in two:

On the one hand we will have the familiar, beloved story we are all such big fans of. I am more optimistic than usual that Peter and team have stayed very close to the words as written by Tolkien, maybe (hopefully?) more-so than in LotR.

On the other hand we have all the fleshed out appendices material, orc-hunters, and Witch-king story. I think PJ has likely used the source to create what he thinks will be as entertaining, cool, and exciting as possible regardless of what fans may think, to a small degree. This is his chance to write his own story, make his own original movie, alongside the adaptation.

I'm excited for both these sides. I'll know the ending of the first one, but be extremely excited for every second of one of my favorite stories of all time. I'll be completely surprised, no doubt, by the other as a completely new story of mystery and adventure unfolds. Although, I fear I will be doing a lot of head-shaking and wondering why such-and-such was included instead of fleshing out more of Tolkien's writing when it comes to those scenes.

Is anyone else looking at the films through this kind of lens?

Subject User Time
PJ's The Hobbit: 3 movies, 6 tales Lausus Send a private message to Lausus Nov 10 2012, 8:40pm
    I'm looking forward to the movies - Hanzkaz Nov 10 2012, 9:11pm
        Didn't the Gandalf/Witchking confrontation occur in the book? Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Nov 11 2012, 3:28am
            The witch king meets Gandalf at the gates of Minis Tirith I believe Tim Send a private message to Tim Nov 11 2012, 3:37am
                Just retread the passage... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Nov 11 2012, 3:44am
                    Not the only difference Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 11 2012, 3:46am
                        So, the film made it cooler. Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Nov 11 2012, 3:47am
                            Really? Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 11 2012, 3:50am
                                Really? Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Nov 11 2012, 3:53am
                                    It's not about the mount Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 11 2012, 4:26am
                                        That's why PJ gave him some badass lines... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Nov 11 2012, 5:02am
                                            Yeah, but Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 11 2012, 6:41am
                    That is a damned big difference, AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Nov 13 2012, 11:28pm
                An amazingly cinematic scene Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 11 2012, 3:45am
                    My guess starlesswinter Send a private message to starlesswinter Nov 12 2012, 1:53am
                Open to interptitation Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Nov 11 2012, 10:44am
            I was under the impression - Hanzkaz Nov 11 2012, 12:07pm
                In the book Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Nov 11 2012, 12:12pm
                    I think using Unfinished Tales is a really interesting copyright issue totoro Send a private message to totoro Nov 11 2012, 8:34pm
                        I think PJ and Co. have the upper hand legally here... jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Nov 11 2012, 10:58pm
                            I think the "ring" example is not entirely similar. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 11 2012, 11:13pm
    Using the appendices? Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Nov 11 2012, 2:11am
        I just read Unfinished Tales again Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 11 2012, 2:22am
            but again thats unfinished tales Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Nov 11 2012, 2:29am
        The appendices stuff probably comes in the next two films starlesswinter Send a private message to starlesswinter Nov 12 2012, 1:59am
            Really? Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 12 2012, 2:01am
            A little late to be saying so perhaps- SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 12 2012, 2:12am
    Rather more as a tale with a new frame. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 11 2012, 2:40am
    Yes it's going to be interesting Tim Send a private message to Tim Nov 11 2012, 3:13am
    It worries me more than it encourages me, primarily because Peter has a AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Nov 13 2012, 11:19pm

 
 
 

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