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The Hobbit (film series)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by deadly7, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    A miniseries or series would be a good idea except that it would be incredibly expensive to create.

    And to answer Manton's question with my opinion - the tale of Numenor could be a 2.5 hour movie just on its own.
     


  2. Connemara

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    So many segments of the Tolkien legendarium could be made into hours-long features. I think that is what makes him one of the great minds in the history of fiction. Some will criticize this claim but LotR is probably the most significant fiction of the 20th century. Is there a book/books that had an influence like LotR? It's the quintessence of an entire genre. That's huge. And it's just a once-in-a-lifetime work of art plain and simple.
     


  3. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    FTFY.

    But considering where I'm posting I expect a beat down in 5,4,3,2.....
     
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  4. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    ......1 You stupid fucking idiot!!!!


    Just kidding, but you need to consider the word Conne used, "significant", and understand the way he is using it. LoTR was influenced by WW II and his overall work is the result of a lifetime of scholarship of the whole breadth of the English language along with all the ancient languages, histories, and myths that helped create it as well as what arose from it. Furthermore his works then influenced other authors, artists, musicians, and pop culture over the decades.
     


  5. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    I think he was speaking of significance in terms of influence. And while one could argue that Tolkein created a genre (or at least fused it together) and remains a huge influence on pop culture, there were writers that affected significantly greater societal change in the 20th century. There's Hemingway and Fitzgerald ushering in the radical changes of the jazz age rather than simply chronicling it. Or Ellison eloquently exposing racism beyond Jim Crow lunch counters. Or Joyce and Faulkner reinventing narration. Or Vonnegut, Heller and Greene using absurdity as a moral hammer across the head following the bloodiest era in human history.

    I loved LOTR growing up. I read in backwards when I was 10 because I mistakenly picked up Return first and didn't have enough money to buy Fellowship (the library never had it in stock) until a month later. Those books were my life for about a year. But others came a calling.
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    FTR, LTR was not really influences by WW2. WW1, yes, very much
     


  7. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tolkien didn't accept the belief that his works were an allegory for either war.
     
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  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Not allegory, but he certainly affirmed many times that he was heavily influenced by his experience in the trenches.
     


  9. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That is likely correct. It's been a while since I read up on this, but remember that he disliked the widespread belief that LOTR was a WW2 allegory.
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    he definitely did deny that.
     


  11. deadly7

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    From http://www.empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=35053

    Movie 1: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" - 2012-12-14
    Movie 2: "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" - 2013-12-13
    Movie 3: "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" - 2014-07-18
     


  12. HORNS

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    Interesting. Regardless, the story in LOTR was timely when in context of the threat of Nazi Germany.
     


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    LotR virtually created the fantasy genre as we now know it. From Willow to Game of Thrones to Dungeons & Dragons, it all circles back to Tolkein. It's an amazing feat.
     


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    Official Trailer 2!
     
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