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Links Between The Hobbit And LOTR [Pic]

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Male, 30-39, Europe
 5046 Posts
Sunday, November 10, 2013 6:04:38 AM
artmunki: I'm right there with you, the Silmarillion reads like a history treatise, incredibly dull and long-winded, and in my recent re-read of the LotR I had to take breaks, the pacing in them are getting rather dated compared to modern fantasy.

Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1805 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 1:34:52 PM
I said this in another post but I met a New Zealander woman who still lived there when they filmed LOTR and was among the citizens employed by them. She said a bunch of them would spend hours cutting pvc tubing into rings that would be painted silver and made into chain mail for the extras in the battle scenes. They would drink beer and cut away, all day long.

I watched the Hobbit 3D again last night and noticed all these things. Looking forward to the next installment when they fight Smaug!

Male, 30-39, Europe
 176 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 1:58:13 PM
Tiredofnicks - yeah I did try reading The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales after reading LotR as a kid (and The Hobbit before that, of course), but Silmarillion was just *far* too dense for my preteen mind, and Unfinished Tales just didn't make sense, period. I recently read LotR again, with every intention of following up immediately after with the other books, but by the time I started RotK I knew there was no way I'd be able to force myself to keep trudging through even more of these personality-free characters and endlessly tedious and pointless pseudo-historical sycophancy. I have nothing but respect for Tolkien's work and the extent of his creative efforts, but unfortunately that doesn't make me enjoy his actual writing to any greater degree.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 165 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 11:30:01 AM
yeah, add on to my last comment, the Great Hall where the Steward of Gondor festers, the windows are all made with a unique story and picture of the history, in mosaic. Had to make each one specifically. And yet how many of them do we actually see? or pay attention to?

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 165 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 11:27:07 AM
EVERYTHING THEY DO IN THESE MOVIES IS SUPER SUPER DEEP. Like how they have OVER 5,000 individual pieces of armor, each unique, each containing characteristics from the families they're from. The little tricks they do to show the illusion of the Hobbits, the perfect details they do in the White City, and the Tower where the Nazgul reside, all the lore that intertwines everything, Like every Eliphaunt or whatever having their own unique battle scars and equipment, as well as all of the mercenaries being unique. All stuff we don't see, and yet it's all there.There's something crazy about the ghosts too.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 5046 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 9:42:38 AM
artmunki: Oh he did, he wrote a near-complete history of the entire world from its creation and on, with peoples, migrations, wars, peaces, lineages, rivalries, languages (including language drift, something no other constructed language has), everything. Some people builds model planes for a hobby, he designed a world.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 1346 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 9:21:15 AM
@5cats, "There's a lot more than the '4 Books' and all of them contain even more of this sort of thing. A little 'too much' some times."

I loved reading about half of the Silmarillion. Long-winded descriptions of the scenery took up the other half of that book.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29120 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 7:50:49 AM
@Nickel2: I'm certain of it! He and his writer-friends thought having such continuity was a cool idea.

There's a lot more than the "4 Books" and all of them contain even more of this sort of thing. A little "too much" some times.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 5046 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 7:44:46 AM
artmunki: What, only four? Filthy casual. ;)

Male, 40-49, Canada
 4704 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 6:28:56 AM
Very cool!

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1211 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 3:28:29 AM
reading the books in general would tell you this, but I remember the Gloin and Thranduil part the most.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1211 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 3:26:23 AM
reading the books would tell you about Gloin and Thranduil. Thranduil was my favorite, and I loved Legolas in the books, but not so much the movie. In the movie they took away so many of his awesome and witty lines. Legolas seemed bland to me, mostly because Orlando Bloom seemed bland to me and I had the suspicion that they took out Legolas' lines because Bloom couldn't act haha

Male, 50-59, Europe
 5843 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 3:26:20 AM
I wonder if Tolkien knew all this stuff when he wrote the books.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 3025 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 2:03:27 AM
When I was at college there was a really cute girl who was into Tolkien, so to try and get into her knickers I read LoTR so she'd see me reading it and we'd have a chat.

That part worked...she chatted to me about it and asked me which bits/characters etc. that I liked best..and to be honest, I didn't understand an awful lot of it and made myself look a complete tool when trying to talk to her about it.

A year or so later I was packing some stuff up and came across a copy of The Hobbit I'd got as a kid that came free with the ZX spectrum adventure game of the same name. Reading that I was hooked, and found reading and understanding LoTR a lot easier after that. I still couldn't tell you half of what was in it though, I just enjoyed it at the time and then forgot a lot of the relationships of characters and finer plot details.

Female, 30-39, Southern US
 1129 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 9:32:34 PM
Well, I found it interesting in that I haven't had the chance to watch "The Hobbit" yet. When I do though, I will of try to spot these if I can.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 176 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 7:17:43 PM
What, having read four of the most popular and widely-read books ever written makes you a huge geek now? I give up!

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 227 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 6:56:49 PM
Does it make me a geek that I already knew all of this? Of course, there's also the fact that I've been reading Tolkien's books since I was a kid, and know the back-story to lots of things that are only mentioned in passing in the movies.

Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1805 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 5:10:28 PM
Interesting! I'm sure Stephen Colbert knew all these already, lol.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 358 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 4:52:31 PM
Link: Links Between The Hobbit And LOTR [Pic] [Rate Link] - That you may not have noticed.... or maybe you are a huge geek that knew this already.

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