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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit:
Some answers


Dec 30 2012, 12:48pm

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Some answers [In reply to] Can't Post

1) In the film, Bilbo is running from Gollum, he squeezes through a narrow opening in the caves and loses most of his waistcoat buttons, falls down into the cave beyond, and the ring slips onto his finger. Then Gollum runs through this same opening and looks around and completely fails to notice Bilbo, who is lying on the ground looking straight up at him. Gollum, having ascertained that Bilbo is not there, continues further along that cave, and Bilbo starts to follow him. This is how Bilbo is shown figuring out the Ring's power to make him invisible.

2) Thorin's backstory is reason enough for him to be after Thorin. But why he would decide this was the right time to get revenge after all these years, and why he would be seeking Thorin along the path the company is taking on their quest rather than in the Blue Mountains where it seems the Dwarves have settled, is not explained. My own sense is that the movie suggests there is a story here - since Gandalf and Thorin have a discussion, when the Wargs first show up, of whom Thorin may have told of his quest.

3) I take it that first sentence of his book is "In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit." Some of Bilbo's other dialogue in the movie is explanation and reminiscence that he does not immediately write down.

And I had the same reaction, that I wanted to think about it a bit and then see the movie again because I seemed to be missing some things.

Subject User Time
I few things I can't remember Fellow Send a private message to Fellow Dec 30 2012, 12:17pm
    I've seen it twice and irodino Send a private message to irodino Dec 30 2012, 12:44pm
        Azog The Mitch King Send a private message to The Mitch King Dec 31 2012, 7:46am
            I think it might. I think Gandalf, in the film context, either AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Dec 31 2012, 11:28pm
    Some answers arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Dec 30 2012, 12:48pm
        this is a lot of "maybes". ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Dec 30 2012, 1:45pm
            "the area"? arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Dec 30 2012, 2:22pm
                Still more maybes ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Dec 31 2012, 2:39am
    Concerning Hobbits Mooseboy018 Send a private message to Mooseboy018 Dec 30 2012, 5:40pm
        "Frodo, the door! Sticklebats, where is that boy?" morgul lord Send a private message to morgul lord Dec 31 2012, 12:25am
            The forgetfulness of old age. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 31 2012, 1:08am
            yeah, I wondered about that too. Nira Send a private message to Nira Dec 31 2012, 1:56am
    If you look closely at invisible-Bilbo when Gollum first misses him N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 31 2012, 7:41am


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