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Was happy enough

Avandel
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Nov 18 2013, 1:05am


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Guess for me these kinds of books will be mementos/souvenirs that I will look through occasionally long after the movie is over, but for NOW they are so nice to have to tide me over. Will wait for the WETA books/Movie guide until DOS comes out. Was very pleased with the Visual Companion - being a Thorin/dwarve fan OF COURSE I was happy with the included beautiful pictures of Thorin and the thoughtful, intelligent intro by RA.

Plus nice new images of the dwarves - as a costume junky was staring in fascination at the Nori etc. wearing some sort of robes w. leather and studding - and there's a head shot of Fili where I swear he is wearing the outfit in the banner which I am rabidly curious about. Not an elf fan but nice pictures and write-ups on the elves + everyone else and descriptions of the lands that will be traveled and Laketown.

The one blurry image I can think of has the group looking toward the sun or something - that was mildly annoying but no big deal. The other thing is at times the printing was heavily saturated on some pages - my VC has an ink smell and Gollum's eyes are glowing blue! Best thing is it is a balanced treatment of all, brings new viewers up to speed with enough for AUJ fans IMO. It's all just enough to provide an enjoyable comfort level without ruining the movie for me.

I DID NOT want a big fat clear image of Smaug before the film, and after DOS is released bet Smaug images will be everywhere anyway, like an icon.

Unlike the 2 "kiddie" books - forget which one it was but think it said too much, and won't even open those now until after I see the film. But they are for kids anyway - think I picked these up just for the artwork, which I thought was nice. Anyway I was good with my purchases - am expecting a lot from the Movie Guide but so far have been able to see books in person, so will know what I am buying. Besides, I keep a raft of images on my computer to drool over. It would be nice one day if some sort of collector book is published $$$ that is crammed with movie stills, just to have - sometimes it's just nice to flip through images.

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The Hobbit DOS Visual Companion & Official Movie Guide Jax_Teller Send a private message to Jax_Teller Nov 17 2013, 11:18pm
    Not sure what you were expecting.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 17 2013, 11:32pm
    Was happy enough Avandel Send a private message to Avandel Nov 18 2013, 1:05am

 
 
 

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