I wonder if they’ll use that in the movie? There’s so much charm in the book. Trying to jam the encounter with Gandalf, then the dwarves, then the trolls (the ones turned to stone) then Rivendell, then the climb over the Misty Mountains, capture by Goblins, encounter with Gollum, then the eagles, then Beorn, then Mirkwood, the spiders, the barrels, the Laketown, the various adventures on the Mountain including all the encounters with Smaug, the fetching of Dain, the battle, reunion with Gandalf, and (improbably) the long uneventful trip home, and the interrupted auction... yeah, they’re gonna cut out 75 percent of this stuff. :’(
Chill, dude, they’re making 2 movies out of the book, same as they’re doing with Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter Book 7). Not only will everything good from the book be in there, there’ll be backstory like the White Council etc.