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thoughts about the films

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Dec 13 2012, 10:11pm

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I would have been happy whichever way round the films had been made, but I agree that if The Hobbit had been made first it would only have been one film and it would have been quite abridged. It might have been difficult for PJ (or whoever was making the series) to convince anyone from this that LOTR deserved to be made. Incidentally, I don't think this would have been the right way of looking at things - it's just how those in the movie business would have seen the situation.

One advantage of the Hobbit being first would have been that no-one would be talkng about it as a 'prequel' to LOTR - something which frankly annoys me. You want to say "It was written first, everyone. By quite a long way..." I wouldn't regard it as being poorer quality either. It has a different sort of tone to its much bigger successor, but the writing can't really be faulted. LOTR was written with lots of stops and starts and I think this does sometimes show in the writing - it's great, but it's flawed. I would also tend to agree that three films isn't enough to cover it, but if there had been more films it wouldn't have guaranteed that lots more of the interesting bits from the books would have got in. Rather it would have meant some very long action scenes and some new material, some of which would have worked, some of which wouldn't. A trilogy is a suitable way of telling the stories.

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In an ideal world should Peter Jackson have made the Hobbit before the LOTR trilogy? Hobbithole Send a private message to Hobbithole Dec 12 2012, 6:27pm
    If the 3 film LOTR hadn't been such a smashing success Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Dec 12 2012, 6:35pm
    Welcome to TORn :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 12 2012, 6:45pm
    Welcome, and great question! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Dec 12 2012, 6:52pm
    I doubt Radagast would have been in The Hobbit if PJ had made it first... Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Dec 12 2012, 10:08pm
    Howdy and Welcome, Hobbithole :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Dec 12 2012, 10:38pm
    In a totally ideal world, maybe... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Dec 13 2012, 12:32am
    Hobbit before LOTR sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Dec 13 2012, 12:33am
    Good opening gambit Hobbithole. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 13 2012, 4:08am
    Ideally? Yes, probably. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Dec 13 2012, 3:35pm
        If for nothing else Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 13 2012, 3:52pm
    thoughts about the films Banrigh Send a private message to Banrigh Dec 13 2012, 10:11pm


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