Skip to comments.Production Begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit
Posted on 03/22/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT by Immerito
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Let’s hope they don’t butcher the story like they did for LOTR.
Also, I really don’t want to hear about Ian McKellan’s unnatural desires for hobbit booty. Let him keep his mouth shut and act.
That oughta learn 'em.
That was not a butcher job
A definite contender for the creation of Hobbit Lake!
Ohhhkaaay... Fruitcakes, the lot of 'em.
Thanks for the information. So the movie company will be inventing new scenes to make that transition. I suppose it's the movie-way to dealing with other people's art.
‘The second film covers the period between the Hobbit proper and the beginning of LOTR. Frodo gradually emerges in that period.’
The Second film does not cover ‘the period between the Hobbit proper and the beginning of LOTR’. That idea was discarded. The second film will cover the second half of the Hobbit book, and both films will include material from the appendices of LOTR regarding ‘The White Council’ and the defeat of the Witch King, and some other matters. Frodo will not be in the story.
There will be a short ‘framing story’ regarding the creation of ‘The Red Book of Westmarch’. Frodo will be in that, and maybe old Bilbo too.
Thanks for the clarification. I'm feeling much better about this movie project. No doubt I will go to a theater when it is released.
I can remember waiting axiously for The One Tree and White Gold Wielder. I never read any following books. Might have to pick'm up and I'll definitely encourage my kids.
Thanks for the correction, Lucius.
I read all six books as a young adult and found them fascinating. I later picked them back up and found them unrelievedly depressing.
Not sure what modern series I’d recommend as all are flawed, one way or another. None are for children and some aren’t even for teenagers.
Maybe Xanth for children and Shannara for young teenagers. Elder ones could handle Wheel of Time or Song of Fire and Ice and that kind of thing.
I hope Jackson makes the movie dark and doesn’t make it a children’s tale. I liked LOTR and have high hopes for the Hobbit.
The best part of the animated movie was Richard Boone as the voice of Smaug.
‘I hope Jackson makes the movie dark and doesnt make it a childrens tale.’
This would mean completely departing from the spirit of the book. I don’t mind some darker hints at the true evil in the background, but since the LOTR won’t be resolved in these movies, overemphasizing it would mean essentially an ending full of foreboding. Of course WE will feel foreboding, so this will be very tricky, and leave plenty of unhappy folks no matter what they do.
I hope that Jackson actually sticks to the book this time, unlike his modus operandi for the Lord of the Rings movies.
I don’t recall Galadriel being in “The Hobbit” either.
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