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Two homages


Aug 3 2013, 5:39pm

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Two homages [In reply to] Can't Post

I've noticed these two. I'm not sure about the first but the second is certainly one.

1. When the company is escaping the wargs in the book, they slide down a rocky slope that collapses under their feet until they can grab onto trees at the bottom. In the movie, in the first warg chase, they slide down a long slope. Unfortunately they didn't go all the way and have them start a mini-avalance but I still think it was somewhat of a homage. Something else that's interesting (if I remember "The History of the Hobbit" by John D. Rateliff correctly) is that this little episode was inspired by Tolkien's own adventure in Switzerland.
2. "My arms, my poor arms!" Again, they don't go all the way and make it like the book was, but the visual image is there. In the book: Dori is grabbed by an eagle and Bilbo grabs onto his feet yelling, "My arms, my poor arms!" As Dori yells, "My leg, my poor legs!" In the movie, Dori is holding onto Gandalf's staff as Ori holds onto his leg. I think Ori is kind of the substitute Bilbo when the latter is occupied with something else. Tongue

"I don't mean to be blunt but I felt I had to speak my mind, I'm sorry." - Bilbo Baggins.
"Apology accepted." - Balin.

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Rivendell Moss Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Jul 31 2013, 4:52pm
    Nice connection!!!! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 31 2013, 5:56pm
    This had not occurred to me before Silwen_Peredhil Send a private message to Silwen_Peredhil Jul 31 2013, 6:13pm
        "This had not occured to us Dude" jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Jul 31 2013, 8:29pm
            Bomby still says the Foreground Rock moves Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 31 2013, 9:18pm
                I've heard it, too. Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Aug 1 2013, 8:19pm
                    Don't think it does move. DjU Send a private message to DjU Aug 2 2013, 6:11pm
    Very observant! Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jul 31 2013, 6:21pm
    Didn't even notice that! Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Aug 1 2013, 12:56am
    Is everything connected? Nira Send a private message to Nira Aug 1 2013, 4:04am
        Sooo..Many Homages, soo Ltle TIME?/// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Aug 1 2013, 4:24am
        Two homages burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Aug 3 2013, 5:39pm
    Whoa... a little bird told me you had a good Geeky Ob going on here :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Aug 2 2013, 4:06pm
    Darn it WS! Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Aug 2 2013, 5:41pm
        You're welcome!! Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Aug 2 2013, 8:36pm


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