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Thought experiment: what if The Hobbit had been filmed before Lord of the Rings?

matthauger
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Feb 8 2013, 12:13pm


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What's done is done. Still, I can't help but wonder: what if Peter Jackson had secured rights to The Hobbit, way back in 1996? What if he adapted that book first? How might a pre-LOTR adaptation have been different? Would it be better or worse?

Here's my blog post on the subject: http://www.theoutage.com/...e-lord-of-the-rings/. Feedback welcome!

(This post was edited by matthauger on Feb 8 2013, 12:14pm)

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Thought experiment: what if The Hobbit had been filmed before Lord of the Rings? matthauger Send a private message to matthauger Feb 8 2013, 12:13pm
    As someone who got introduced to Tolkien's books through PJs adaptations... Verbal_Daggers Send a private message to Verbal_Daggers Feb 8 2013, 1:11pm
    We would have Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 8 2013, 1:40pm
        Maybe... matthauger Send a private message to matthauger Feb 8 2013, 2:20pm
        Or maybe... RalphDamiani Send a private message to RalphDamiani Feb 8 2013, 3:02pm
            Hobbit Lonely Mountain Send a private message to Lonely Mountain Feb 8 2013, 3:19pm
        Nah... one Hobbit and ZERO LOTR film. xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Feb 8 2013, 3:42pm
            We have discussed this topic several times on the boards... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 8 2013, 4:28pm
    Luckily that didn't happen! BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Feb 8 2013, 4:34pm
        We might have still gotten a cameo of Legolas... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 8 2013, 4:54pm
        The LOTR cast would be different too glor Send a private message to glor Feb 9 2013, 5:03pm
            Richard Armitage as Boromir...*spoiler* BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Feb 9 2013, 5:10pm
    It Might Have Changed the Overall Tone IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 8 2013, 5:01pm
    I imagine: Marionette Send a private message to Marionette Feb 8 2013, 6:23pm
        yes, one short.. glor Send a private message to glor Feb 9 2013, 5:53pm
    There would be world peace Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 8 2013, 8:52pm

 
 
 

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