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Announcing the AUJ Chapter of the Week (CHOW) Discussion- Introduction Thread.

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Sep 5 2013, 8:24pm


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Now that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been released, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is swiftly on its way, we would like to begin a weekly chapter-by-chapter discussion of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. We've decided to call it CHOW. (Thanks to Silverlode for the suggestion!).

As many of you may know, The Lord of the Rings board has hosted "Screencap of the Day (SCOD)" discussion threads for many years. Each SCOD leader has chosen the most evocative screencap from a certain part within The Lord of the Rings trilogy to discuss. These discussions have varied greatly - everything from changes from the books, technical aspects of the scene (cinematography, editing, score, lighting, etc), acting, props, and so on. Using this existing structure, we would also like to do the same for the new trilogy. This is, therefore, a thread to discuss ideas and suggestions for kickstarting a weekly thread in The Hobbit board.

There are 31 chapters on the DVD of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, however, there is no official title list. Based on the soundtrack list names, we have named each of them:

1. Prologue
2. My Dear Frodo
3. Old Friends
4. An Unexpected Party
5. Dinner Time
6. Thorin Oakenshield
7. Bilbo's Choice
8. The Adventure Begins
9. The Battle of Moria
10. Radagast the Brown
11. The Trollshaws
12. Roast Mutton
13. A Troll Hoard
14. The Hill of Sorcery
15. Warg-scouts
16. The Hidden Valley
17. Moon Runes
18. The Defiler
19. The White Council
20. Over Hill
21. A Thunder Battle
22. Under Hill
23. The Goblin King
24. Riddles in the Dark
25. Gandalf Returns
26. Brass Buttons
27. Out of the Frying-Pan
28. Bilbo's Mecry
29. And Into the Fire
30. Azog Attacks
31. A Good Omen

If in doubt which chapter is which, consult your DVD (hopefully you own it!)

The first thing we need your opinions on is the timing of the discussion threads. If we do one chapter per week, it will take 31 weeks to complete the discussion. That's great, if it wasn't for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug being released! The Hobbit Movie board moves at rocket speed during these times, and we can expect well over 300 new threads in The Hobbit board per week during November through to January. As a consequence, some discussions will be overlooked and missed altogether. There are several options we have thought of, but feel free to add your own:

1) Start CHOW and run throughout the 31 weeks
2) Start CHOW as soon as possible, pause it in December (say, on chapter 7), and restart CHOW (on chapter 8) in January
3) Delay CHOW so that it coincides with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on DVD, so we can move straight onto that
4) Wait until The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey extended edition has been released
5) Other

This is all assuming we do a weekly chapter-by-chapter discussion, rather than splitting chapters. Thoughts, opinions? There is also the question of the day in which CHOW discussions are posted - do we assign a certain day (weekends are always quieter), or leave it open?

In terms of the content of the discussions, we will leave that up to the CHOW discussion leaders. It really is an open book, so we don't want to restrict anyone. Some suggestions might be:

- The use of CGI in the scene (or even HFR, if you can remember what it was like)
- The score and the soundtrack
- The props, sets and landscapes in the scene
- The costumes we see in the film
- The actors and acting
- General scene setups
- Differences from book
- A comparison with animated film
- A comparison with The Lord of the Rings films

And certainly, the list isn't exhaustive. We want people to talk about anything and everything they can think of - how characters evolve through the film, how and why the scene is the way it is, why Azog is alive rather than dead, and even why the Talking Purse was removed! Using the existing structure of SCOD, we are looking at posting a number of questions per chapter, and can be as brief and as detailed as you like. There is no limit, so ask as much as you can! Discussions can also include screencaps if you wish (this site has a nice collection). But remember, all posts must remain within the TORn TOS, especially when it contains number of pictures and picture sizes (you can provide links as well, if you'd prefer).

We envisage this to be a discussion of the film, and do not expect an in-depth critical analysis of the scenes. We're hoping for a discussion that's really diverse and engaging. We would, therefore, expect everyone involved to follow the 14 TORNetiquette rules. In other words, have fun, rather than criticise other people's opinions and viewpoints.

Since this is merely the "introduction" thread, we're asking for opinions and suggestions on the set-up of this. Feel free to PM either cats16 or DanielLB if you have any additional queries/concerns.

Once we have gauged interest, and people's opinions on the timing of threads, we will post another "sign-up" thread, where you can sign-up to be a chapter discussion leader. These will be given on a first come first serve basis. Hopefully we can get this started as soon as possible.

We're really looking forward to this, and hope you are too.

Thank you.

CHOW Team.



(This post was edited by dernwyn on Sep 5 2013, 9:33pm)

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Announcing the AUJ Chapter of the Week (CHOW) Discussion- Introduction Thread. cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Sep 5 2013, 8:24pm
    Cool Thranderz Send a private message to Thranderz Sep 5 2013, 9:05pm
    Nice! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 5 2013, 9:44pm
        Sure thing! And thanks!! cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Sep 5 2013, 10:01pm
    This sounds awesome! LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 Sep 5 2013, 10:21pm
    Really? Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Sep 5 2013, 10:23pm
        Sorry you feel like that. I think it will be different ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 6 2013, 5:58am
    Cool beans! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Sep 5 2013, 10:28pm
    This sounds like a lot of fun :) Nunilo Send a private message to Nunilo Sep 5 2013, 11:02pm
    Looks great! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Sep 5 2013, 11:17pm
        I'll be there! Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Sep 6 2013, 12:31pm
    This looks great Team CHOW! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Sep 6 2013, 12:19am
        Thanks!! cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Sep 6 2013, 2:16am
            Now I might sound daft but.... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Sep 6 2013, 10:24am
                Well... LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 Sep 6 2013, 2:36pm
                    Sorry Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Sep 6 2013, 10:11pm
                        Ooooh LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 Sep 6 2013, 10:30pm
    Sounds great! Kim Send a private message to Kim Sep 6 2013, 3:03am
    This could be fun... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Sep 6 2013, 1:08pm
    This sounds like fun. Noria Send a private message to Noria Sep 6 2013, 1:24pm
    Sounds great! The Grey Pilgrim Send a private message to The Grey Pilgrim Sep 6 2013, 2:42pm
    Sounds extremely fun Legomir Send a private message to Legomir Sep 6 2013, 4:41pm
        Count me in! Queen of Erebor Send a private message to Queen of Erebor Sep 6 2013, 10:08pm
            As with any thread... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 6 2013, 10:33pm
    Nice idea, but... Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Sep 6 2013, 11:47pm
        What if we don't wantsssss to wait Precioussss! Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Sep 7 2013, 12:35am
    Some updates! cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Sep 7 2013, 3:43pm

 
 
 

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