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Chip the dishes and crack the plates...

swordwhale
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Dec 31 2012, 6:40pm


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... I have seen some criticism of this scene in the film. I personally loved it! Thoughts?

Here're mine:

It's one of the songs from The Book. It needs to be there. It's fun to have it there.

The Dwarves descend on Bilbo, an avalanche of chaos in his comfy cozy little world. They decimate his larder, dirty every dish, throw things on the floor, use the doilies most terribly, scrape their boots on Grandma's hope chest. Throughout it, Bilbo is running about trying to minimize the chaos, and suffering epic fail. (note how the Dwarves ignore Bilbo's protests). I felt like the Dwarves were testing his mettle, his temper, his deepest qualities (or is he just a superficial little grocer interested only in the tidiness of his doilies?). They poke holes in his stuffiness, pare away his comfort zone... and they are having fun doing it. They are rather like cowboys, or a biker gang, or a sports team, or a warrior band testing the New Guy. Will he prove worthy of their Quest?

Cleaning up a mess is pretty boring, so we get a bit of Plate Frisbee, which further tests Bilbo's temper.. and shows us that the Dwarves are much much more than comic relief. They have some serious skills, and there is much more to them than meets the eye. They are also honorable folk; they have known all along that they are making a mess of Bilbo's place, and that it is only right to clean it up.

Go outside and play...

Subject User Time
Chip the dishes and crack the plates... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Dec 31 2012, 6:40pm
    Loved the song Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Dec 31 2012, 6:42pm
        science experiments in the pantry... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Dec 31 2012, 7:24pm
    Why this song and not "Fifteen Birds in Five Fir-trees"? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 31 2012, 6:44pm
        Perhaps because they've found a use for this song... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Dec 31 2012, 6:57pm
        I thought .... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 31 2012, 6:59pm
            Azog vexx801 Send a private message to vexx801 Dec 31 2012, 7:19pm
                I like that... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Dec 31 2012, 7:32pm
            The movie's Great Goblin sings a song. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 31 2012, 8:05pm
                It must be this DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 31 2012, 8:08pm
        Those should have been in the movie, too! Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Dec 31 2012, 6:59pm
            The path to Rivendell was similar in the book, Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Dec 31 2012, 7:07pm
                It just didn't seem right to me. Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Dec 31 2012, 7:10pm
                    it's definitely different than the book unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 31 2012, 7:22pm
            welcome to Narnia swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Dec 31 2012, 7:31pm
            Elven arts. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 31 2012, 11:38pm
        It did not have to be there Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Dec 31 2012, 7:03pm
            on another subject adnan Send a private message to adnan Dec 31 2012, 9:03pm
                I did review An Unexpected Journey but I was very tired Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Dec 31 2012, 10:20pm
        not really unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 31 2012, 7:03pm
        Tra la lally Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 31 2012, 7:13pm
            i understand why unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 31 2012, 7:27pm
                someone needs to do a parody... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Dec 31 2012, 7:36pm
                    Deck the halls with boughs of holly, but don't sing the rest of the song! N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 31 2012, 8:03pm
                Tra-la-la-lally Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Dec 31 2012, 7:46pm
                    Tra-la-la-lally DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 31 2012, 7:49pm
                        Elf song Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Dec 31 2012, 8:39pm
                            They just needed the ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 31 2012, 8:55pm
                        Alternate idea Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Dec 31 2012, 8:59pm
                    tra-la-la-lally arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Dec 31 2012, 7:56pm
                I like the song Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 31 2012, 9:51pm
            A rather necessary omition... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Dec 31 2012, 8:34pm
                I know! It's tragic Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 31 2012, 9:52pm
        fifteen birds and tra la la swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Dec 31 2012, 7:27pm
            "Fifteen Birds" would show that the goblins were not too bright Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Dec 31 2012, 7:30pm
                Is it a "silly" song? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 31 2012, 7:56pm
                    Well, maybe not, Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Dec 31 2012, 7:59pm
    I also loved it. arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Dec 31 2012, 7:05pm
    Loved it too Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Dec 31 2012, 8:24pm
    What is Kili scraping his boots on? Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Dec 31 2012, 8:35pm
        "That's my mother's glory box" Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Dec 31 2012, 9:07pm
    I thought it was just about perfect... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Dec 31 2012, 8:41pm
        "Fifteen birds" was in... -ish. Username4242 Send a private message to Username4242 Dec 31 2012, 9:22pm
    I also love this song! Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Dec 31 2012, 8:45pm
    That's what Bilbo Baggins hates! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Dec 31 2012, 11:25pm
    Loved it enough to buy special edition soundtrack Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 1 2013, 1:06am
    I love this song ! Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Jan 1 2013, 1:28am
        I agree, Heatherleawv Send a private message to Heatherleawv Jan 1 2013, 3:09am
            Couple notes Mahtion Send a private message to Mahtion Jan 1 2013, 6:02am
        Saw the movie for the 3d time Vangalad Send a private message to Vangalad Jan 1 2013, 9:50pm
    Put me on the list of those who loved it! elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jan 1 2013, 9:53pm
    I enjoyed it! Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jan 1 2013, 10:00pm
        speed records... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Jan 2 2013, 4:54am
    I thought it was great TheSexyBeard Send a private message to TheSexyBeard Jan 1 2013, 10:47pm
        Did they even know what you were singing? ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Jan 2 2013, 12:13am

 
 
 

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