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Bilbo and Thorin's last scene.


Jul 19 2013, 11:40pm

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One thing i'm curious is how the production will present
the parting scene between Bilbo and Thorin. I think this
a delicate scene. I briefly consulted the canonical passage,
and, as mentioned before, the farewell is restrained to a few
lines of dialogue. The concise nature of this parting seems
to well serve the story whole.

My interest, then, is how the relative pithiness of dialogue
would translate to the film, given what the films probably will have
established hitherto. Do you think the production will elaborate
the dialogue? I am not sure what else one could have the characters
say to each other. I wouldn't think a speech to be appropriate for the
situation. How much would the two characters 'concede' to the other?

Given the challenges seemingly inherent in a delicate scene as this,
I wondered if they might ditch the tent setting altogether and to instead
remove the characters to inside Erebor. Visually, might it be odd that they
pitch a tent for the king amidst the devastation of battle when Beorn could
have easily carried him to immediate safety within Erebor? Could a tent setting
feel too staged, given the immediate situation? Also, a tent could possibly
be too open compared to the secluded safety of the Mountain. I think this would be a more private
scene and to have Thranduil, Bard, and everyone else lurking right outside the entry would
be a bit beside the point. The emphasis, I tend to think, is of Thorin haivng sallied forth
from Erebor. That everyone else would mourn his fate as a putative tribute to his
heroics -- when relative moments before everyone else was prepared to annihilate
in the name of wealth -- might seem hard to integrate. So...might somebody here envision Bilbo
meeting Thorin in an Erebor chamber as their last scene? Here, there would maybe
be less need to assist the character scene through dialogue. The incisive
canonical dialogue could stand... It would also preserve a relative element of
surpise in the Dwarf Lord's fate. How do you see this scene ?

(This post was edited by Dwarvenfury on Jul 19 2013, 11:45pm)

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Bilbo and Thorin's last scene. Dwarvenfury Send a private message to Dwarvenfury Jul 19 2013, 11:40pm
    I like your scene Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jul 19 2013, 11:49pm
        I support this. Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Jul 20 2013, 1:43am
    The Scene Legomir Send a private message to Legomir Jul 20 2013, 1:14am
    Orcrist *Spoiler* IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Jul 20 2013, 7:33pm
        Can't wait Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jul 20 2013, 7:43pm
            So excited!!! Jay236 Send a private message to Jay236 Jul 21 2013, 11:47am
                Me too Jay Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jul 21 2013, 3:57pm


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