Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit:
But it doesn't

QuackingTroll
Valinor


Dec 30 2012, 3:11pm


Views: 357
Shortcut
But it doesn't [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a very typical device to have the first bookend narrated by a character that's unknown to the audience until the end. Think Edward Scissorhands, there's an old lady telling a story to a little girl, and it's not until the end of the film we discover who the narrator is. This would do the same thing.

We build up the Bilbo character as only a name and a voice from 2 other characters, talking about how his adventures and how much he's missed. This makes him seem more mysterious, the audience wants to know who he is and this makes the reveal of Martin's face more meaningful.

The intro we got, however, relies entirely on seeing LotR beforehand. All the references to the party and putting up the sign means nothing to a new audience and also has nothing to do with The Hobbit's story at all.

FotR's intro worked perfectly fine without all the back-story of invitations and Sackville-Bagginses. I don't understand why these things need to be explained 11 years on, in a film that has nothing to do with that party?


(This post was edited by QuackingTroll on Dec 30 2012, 3:12pm)

Subject User Time
How The Hobbit should have started... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 1:41pm
    Nice try, Sean Astin // nobofthepony Send a private message to nobofthepony Dec 30 2012, 2:12pm
    How Hobbit should have ended. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Dec 30 2012, 2:35pm
    Nice idea QT :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 2:44pm
        The intro we got... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 2:52pm
            I bet the EE will make it more confusing! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 3:01pm
    Nice, but imho it shouldn't. Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Dec 30 2012, 2:54pm
        But it doesn't QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 3:11pm
            This isn't entirely true ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 3:14pm
                Like I said, though. These things might become more relevant in an EE or in TABA QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 3:19pm
                    Ah yes. Agreed. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 3:20pm
                        Not exactly what I was saying... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 3:33pm
            imho Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Dec 30 2012, 3:15pm
                But I think the quest of Mt Doom is far more relevant than Bilbo becoming recluse. QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 3:27pm
                    That is where we disagree... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Dec 30 2012, 3:31pm
                        But for those who haven't seen LotR... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 3:42pm
                            I guess we will have to agree to disagree Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Dec 30 2012, 3:52pm
                                I agree to agree to disagree :P You will never be persuaded! But discussion is what these boards are for after all! // QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 4:04pm
                                    Playing with the plot Indigo55 Send a private message to Indigo55 Dec 30 2012, 5:36pm
    nice indeed QT Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Dec 30 2012, 10:01pm
    A Good idea, but... FrogmortonJustice65 Send a private message to FrogmortonJustice65 Dec 30 2012, 11:39pm
    I much prefer the movie's way. morgul lord Send a private message to morgul lord Dec 31 2012, 12:10am
        sailing to valinor Balgrizar Send a private message to Balgrizar Dec 31 2012, 11:03am
            I like that idea Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 7 2013, 3:19am

 
 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.