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How Much & Deeply Felt

Aragalen the Green
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Jan 6 2013, 4:24pm


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As a book-firster (41 years! I can't catch up with you, Bomby Heart), I have been so excited to see a live-action adaptation of the Hobbit. One thing I discovered on the one and only viewing I've had so far, is how happy I am to finally see this! It was wonderful, magical, and brought back the thrill of when I first met Bilbo and Gandalf and the Dwarves and Gollum all those years ago.

I think one of the advantages of having read the book first, is that even though AUJ has it's own style (and years before, the Rankin-Bass Hobbit), I still "see" the story with my own mind's eye. I don't replace Bilbo with Martin Freeman or Orson Bean when I read or think about the Hobbit, or the landscapes in the journey with PJ's; instead I still see my own vision. Having that firmly in my own mind makes me enjoy the movies even more--I can enjoy the imagination of the directors, but still keep my own Middle-earth. Even reading the criticism of others can't destroy the magic for me. I can't even really describe how deeply the magic reaches me, I'm just happy its there. It is truly a sentimental journey.

Thank you for asking us to share, Bombadil!

" Well well!", said a voice. "Just look! Bilbo the hobbit on a pony, my dear! Isn't it delicious!"
"Most astonishing wonderful!"

(This post was edited by Aragalen the Green on Jan 6 2013, 4:26pm)

Subject User Time
This Movie.. as a Sentimental Journey? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jan 4 2013, 1:29am
    I loved it Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Jan 4 2013, 2:35am
        Goldberry.. sends Thoughts to you.. and all Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jan 6 2013, 1:18pm
    Yet another lovely journey. kareniel Send a private message to kareniel Jan 4 2013, 1:19pm
    How Much & Deeply Felt Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 6 2013, 4:24pm
    I fell in love with Middle-earth all over again. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jan 8 2013, 3:07am
    I was so emotional on my first viewing of The Hobbit! Laguz Send a private message to Laguz Jan 9 2013, 2:23pm

 
 
 

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