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Lets just say Pj had the rights to Tolkien's other works, is there anything you wish had made in it, and think would have benefitted the films?

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Jun 26 2013, 7:01pm


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Lets just say Pj had the rights to Tolkien's other works, is there anything you wish had made in it, and think would have benefitted the films? Can't Post

I know this is a kinda depressing subject, and ultimately a bit pointless since it can't happen (and I would likely end up complaining about the results if it did), but since PJ seems to be throwing everything up to and including the kitchen sink (scratch that, everything bolted down in the house) into the films, is there anything from the other books you wish could have made it into the films?

For example, I would have liked to see The Quest for Erebor, and the extended 'Durin's folk' passages from The Peoples of Middle Earth used in the film-it would have given Thorin's backstory a more canon depth (and providing some interesting info about Dwarvish culture) as well as a few things from the History of The Hobbit ( I know its alternate or abandoned writing but it could hardly have annoyed Tolkien more than Tauriel and Azog)-there is a reference to Beorn's abilites being down to a curse from the Goblins (As good a reason as any), and at one Point Fili was iintended to be njured and captured by Thranduil's elves outside Erebor (that would have been really interesting to see Thorin react to that!), in the 1960 rewrite they stay in Bree and the Trolls destroy the bridge leading to Rivendell-It is padding yes, but some of it would have been nice to see and given the story a little more depth wihtout impiging on its structure.

Given that Jimmy Nesbitt is apparently to sing 'The Man in the Moon' in the films at some point, it would have been a nice nod to the fans if there was a quick shot or two of Bilbo taking notes-wasn't he listed as the 'author' in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil?

Other than that making the links between The Hobbit and The Silmarillion (The Fall of Gondolin, The Necklace of the Dwarves) a little more obvious could have been cool.

How about you, anything else you wnated to see? Or is The Hobbit sinking under enough added weight anyway?

This is not a very interesting signature is it?

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Lets just say Pj had the rights to Tolkien's other works, is there anything you wish had made in it, and think would have benefitted the films? malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Jun 26 2013, 7:01pm
    No--nothing. Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Jun 26 2013, 7:33pm
    Nothing from the Silm Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Jun 26 2013, 7:36pm
        Farmer Giles malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Jun 26 2013, 7:54pm
            See the question is more of a Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Jun 26 2013, 8:13pm
    Not after what he's done with the Appendices material... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Jun 27 2013, 1:54am
    The Meeting in Bree Nunilo Send a private message to Nunilo Jun 27 2013, 3:37am
    I know this is going to be a controversial opinion but utku Send a private message to utku Jun 27 2013, 9:18am
        I think that would work a lot better... arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jun 27 2013, 12:33pm
    I don't find the idea depressing... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jun 27 2013, 11:01am
    I'd love to see Fastitocalon... TheHutt Send a private message to TheHutt Jun 27 2013, 11:58am
    Early Settlements as Described in Silmarillion joec_34 Send a private message to joec_34 Jun 27 2013, 12:58pm
        The problem is Theoden Send a private message to Theoden Jun 29 2013, 7:03pm
    absolutely not Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Jun 29 2013, 10:20pm

 
 
 

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