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It's Bilbo's story,

Angharad73
Lorien

Feb 8 2013, 1:36pm


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It's Bilbo's story, [In reply to] Can't Post

...so if there is to be a prologue with a narrator, it has to be Bilbo. He is the one writing the book and he is the one that went on this adventure, so he gets to tell it.

Having no prologue at all might have worked, simply diving into the story when Bilbo good-mornings Gandalf and then maybe providing some backstory later. But I think that the prologue as it was was quite nice. As one of those viewers who knows and loves LOTR, it was lovely to have this bridge between the Hobbit movies and the LOTR movies. Perhaps the story of Erebor could have been taken out and told later, but then I'd actually have preferred to have Balin tell the story, like he told the one about Azanulbizar, perhaps to enlighten Bilbo on how the dwarves had been driven from Erebor. Balin would have been more patient with the ignorant hobbit than Thorin would have been, I imagine.

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what if the prologue sequence was narrated by Thorin during the unexpected party instead of by Bilbo at the beggining? LordElrond Send a private message to LordElrond Feb 8 2013, 4:39am
    I thought Gandalf could do it Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 8 2013, 5:09am
    Loved it as it was arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Feb 8 2013, 5:23am
        I agree with you both... Gelir Send a private message to Gelir Feb 8 2013, 5:45am
        This Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 8 2013, 7:12am
    Interesting take Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 8 2013, 7:09am
        "Ah Erebor" adnan Send a private message to adnan Feb 8 2013, 2:27pm
            It's precisely because of that Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 8 2013, 4:45pm
            But He Has IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 8 2013, 5:09pm
                Also arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Feb 8 2013, 6:26pm
    I prefer the prologue as the prologue Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Feb 8 2013, 11:56am
    It cannot be Thorin Clifton8 Send a private message to Clifton8 Feb 8 2013, 1:09pm
        I agree, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 8 2013, 1:28pm
    It's Bilbo's story, Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 8 2013, 1:36pm
    I think it would have been much better jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Feb 8 2013, 6:37pm
    it would have been better aarondirebear Send a private message to aarondirebear Feb 12 2013, 7:31pm

 
 
 

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