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I get what you're saying..

elaen32
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May 17 2013, 8:55am


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I get what you're saying.. [In reply to] Can't Post

but at this stage in the story, we are not supposed to "know" that there is anything particularly dark or evil about the ring. It is just a rather helpful trinket that Bilbo finds. The music that is played here in the film is "The History of the Ring" theme and occurs throughout LOTR whenever the ring changes hands or makes an important step in its journey. Bilbo picking it up is what it signifies here, rather than trying to be eerie. The theme also relates to Gollum's themes, which are played in the Riddles scene, so, to the "uninitiated" this can just be heard as an association to Gollum at this stage. However, IMO the foreshadowing, or not, of LOTR is rather inconsistent throughout AUJ, with some references either over or underplayed. It feels to me that they could not quite decide how much of a prequel and how much of a stand alone trilogy the film makers wanted this to be. Overall though, I feel that the balance in "Riddles" is about right.

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"

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which song would best suite bilbo finding the ring? boldog Send a private message to boldog May 17 2013, 8:36am
    I get what you're saying.. elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 May 17 2013, 8:55am
    The music theme IS the Ring TheHutt Send a private message to TheHutt May 20 2013, 10:36pm

 
 
 

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