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Songs in the Hobbit

Sinister71
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Apr 17 2013, 10:18pm


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I'm not sure about everyone else but I actually loved the songs they portrayed in the Hobbit from the chip the glasses, Misty mountain cold, to the Goblin Kings singing of goblin town. I think each was played perfectly in the film.

Chip the Glasses to me shows the fun side of the dwarfs and their love of good food and ale. Their good hearted nature and that they are a fun bunch. I esp loved when Thorin knocked on the door and the look on the dwarfs faces all got suddenly serious showing that Thorin is probably a stick in the mud who probably has not much of a sense of humor.

Misty Mountains Cold shows the very somber attitude of the quest ahead of them and gives Thorin some emotion and also shows the power he has over the dwarfs to a certain extent and the respect they have for him. It puts the weight of Thorins quest on our shoulders as we listen to the monk like tone of the song

Goblin Town Song to me anyways was almost as if the Great Goblin was mocking the dwarfs, it showed how smug and pompous he was. How untouchable he felt he was. I found it totally appropriate that he was singing in that scene. Like I said almost mocking dwarfs he felt were surely doomed. Feeling that he was adding insult to injury by singing about torturing them. Even before he knew it was Thorin Oakenshield.

The songs that were portrayed in the film were IMO played perfectly making me wonder how they deal with songs further into the films. I realize the elves are not the tra la lally elves from the book, but it would be nice to see a few more songs from the book placed in the appropriate places in the films. What does everyone else think?

Subject User Time
Songs in the Hobbit Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Apr 17 2013, 10:18pm
    Agree about those songs – they were great Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Apr 17 2013, 10:26pm
    We are on the same page here! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Apr 17 2013, 10:32pm
    Sinister likes something about The Hobbit.... GiantMushroomBear Send a private message to GiantMushroomBear Apr 18 2013, 12:52am
        Never said there weren't things about the film I did not like Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Apr 18 2013, 1:11am
    Loved the songs Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Apr 18 2013, 12:54am
    I love the music too Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Apr 18 2013, 1:50am
    Gives me chills every time Syzygy Send a private message to Syzygy Apr 18 2013, 2:13am
        I LOVED all of the songs in AUJ ltnjmy Send a private message to ltnjmy Apr 18 2013, 2:11pm
            All the movies have great songs. Smeagol Bagginsess Send a private message to Smeagol Bagginsess Apr 19 2013, 5:42am
    Tom noddy Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Apr 18 2013, 5:28am
    Agreed - the music was perfection (at least on the soundtrack!) Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Apr 18 2013, 6:23am
    I agree with you about the songs... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Apr 18 2013, 7:48am
    The Mountain-King's Return Bellerock Send a private message to Bellerock Apr 18 2013, 8:27am
        More songs? ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Apr 18 2013, 9:47am
    Can't wait for more! Luinnár Send a private message to Luinnár Apr 18 2013, 12:06pm
    They were all great Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Apr 19 2013, 6:03pm
        JRRT was never given enough Credit for his Songs?... Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Apr 19 2013, 7:12pm
    They were all great. flameofudun Send a private message to flameofudun Apr 21 2013, 3:04am
    You and me both! dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Apr 25 2013, 8:06am

 
 
 

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