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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Stretch it? No. They are going to include every tiny detail in the book.
    Nah, movies don't work that way. They'll stretch it. I don't know many of the details about this film currently and am not really seeking to but I knew they were going to change loads of stuff just from the fact that Galadriel and Legolas are supposed to be in it. I don't recall them appearing in the book!
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    I read it in the Stars and Stripes they were moving it to three movies.. I was like "Wtf?! LotR was three times the length and only had a movie per.. @_@ Greedy fucks."

    The idea of having every detail in a book come to life is awesome--the realization that that won't be why they're making three movies and the fact that every detail will infact not be in the movies and things will be changed around is not awesome at all.
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    Well hopefully at least each of the three movies will be a reasonable length, not three or four hours each!

    Honestly, I don't see why they couldn't have done it in one three-hour movie or two two-hour movies or something like that. This just seems like overkill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    Nah, movies don't work that way. They'll stretch it. I don't know many of the details about this film currently and am not really seeking to but I knew they were going to change loads of stuff just from the fact that Galadriel and Legolas are supposed to be in it. I don't recall them appearing in the book!
    Exactly. They've been mentioning that + the attack on Dol Guldor for months.

    This is Peter Jackson. I'd be surprised if each runtime came in under two hours.
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    In principle I don't totally object to making changes, even big changes, to a book when it's made into a film - but they have to have a point or even improve things, not just to stretch things out or whatever. So I guess we'll see.

    I don't actually have a huge amount invested in the Hobbit, emotionally. I did with LOTR, as it was life-changing for me in a way the Hobbit was not. And I loved the LOTR movies, with reservations. So I'm not all that worried about these films, though obviously I'd like them to be good.

    All that said - the one thing I like more about the Hobbit, over LOTR, is that it has a dragon. And the dragon is being voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, who I am in luuuurrrrrrve with (especially his gorgeous voice!!)
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    Awww, and I wanted to see it originally, don't know if I will now. The very best thing about the LOTR movies was that they took out so much of the useless detail. I liked the hobbit much more than the LOTR books because there weren't so many pages of useless information added. Maybe it'll be easier to swallow in movie form, though.
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    Dunno if anyone posted it, but you should check out the old '77 animated adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Dunno if anyone posted it, but you should check out the old '77 animated adaptation.
    I love that one. I think it's cool how they put all the songs from the book to music. Used to watch that all the time as a kid
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I love that one. I think it's cool how they put all the songs from the book to music. Used to watch that all the time as a kid
    I was a freak about that one, by Rankin-Bass (with Orson Bean doing Bilbo and Theodore doing Gollum and John Huston as Gandalf). It was missing the Arkenstone and Beorn sequences, but otherwise caught all the major elements. Bard and his black arrow was pretty rockin' too.

    My parents bought me the record set with accompanying picture book (Yes, I said records -- a 33) and we copied it to cassette (yes, I said cassette) and I would listen to it everynight with the lights out, through my headphones. At one point I could quote much of the entire cartoon, inflection and all.

    It was beautiful, and everything was right in the world.

    ... their version of The Return of the King wasn't nearly as good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I read it in the Stars and Stripes they were moving it to three movies.. I was like "Wtf?! LotR was three times the length and only had a movie per.. @_@ Greedy fucks."

    The idea of having every detail in a book come to life is awesome--the realization that that won't be why they're making three movies and the fact that every detail will infact not be in the movies and things will be changed around is not awesome at all.
    It would have been awesome when I was a teenager.
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