Musings From Us Listings For Gandalf

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The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey

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The-Hobbit-An-Unexpected-Journey-Movie-PosterFrom the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends. Things are pretty small where Bilbo Baggins comes from. He is a hobbit of means, content to live in Bag End, tend his garden, smoke his pipeweed, and enjoy a good ale down at The Green Dragon Inn. His life is simple, and it just can’t get any better, but one day his lineage catches up with him. Being of the line of Took, there is a mysterious lady that once became the mate of one Bilbo’s ancestors, and through this the great wizard Gandalf, thinks Bilbo might have the burgling talents to help a group of dwarves in their quest to regain their old home, in the city of Erebor with the Lonely Mountain. It just so happens that the city is inhabited by the nastiest of dragons, Smaug.

The Hobbit or There and Back Again (Revised Edition)

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While many have seen the cartoon and many have notions from seeing the Lord of the Rings films you do not quite get the full scope of the story till you actually read the book. The Hobbit is a story of, well a Hobbit and the enchanting prelude to The Lord Of The Rings. That Hobbit’s name is Bilbo Baggins and he is about to set of on an adventurer that will change his life and that of the entire world. He becomes both the start and the ending of the troubles in the world in ways that a simple respectable Hobbit would never think of doing. Hobbit’s never go on adventures if they can help it, they stay at home in their cosy little hole, eat, sleep and tend their gardens. Oh how he wishes that was all he was doing during the entire book.

The Hobbit (TV 1977) The Greatest Adventure

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This is a wonderful rendition done by Rankin and Bass from the adaptive screenplay written by Romeo Muller based on the original version of The Hobbit. While it doesn’t follow everything that happened in the book it does well to cover the main points of the story. You have to remember this was made for children and for TV so there were many things that they just would not even be able to show. It is truly amazing that The Hobbit was even considered a children’s book as it is both scary and terrifying, especially for small children. I know that I as a child and that of my own son had nightmares after seeing this film. The funny thing is that after seeing it and having the bad dreams children of all ages wind up wanting to see it again. Rankin and Bass did some truly amazing things with animation and all before there was even any computers to work with. Every cell as hand drawn and hand painted to give us this masterpiece of both cinematography and artwork. Anyone who loves the collected works of Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. will want to have this one in their collection.

The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring

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In 2001, the world awaited with baited breath to see the Trilogy finally unfold on the big screen. The epic scope was everything we dreamed of, but there were some bad flaws with this script. The hobbits and Gandalf were well done, and the Shire seems like the most peaceful place ever, but once Frodo and Samwise set out on their mission to destroy Sauron’s One Ring, things go artistically awry. We don’t really know in the telling of the film that Gandalf had been gone from the Shire for 17 years after Bilbo’s 111th birthday bash, or that Frodo and Samwise where 50 years old when they headed out. The obvious thing that gave this the PG-13 rating were the Ring-Wraiths. Many a child who saw this movie might have gotten a pretty good scare from them. So many things could have been added, and when you have so much to work with, perhaps it is best to remember to add some important secondary characters. The extremely old and merry Tom Bombadil was never even mentioned, as was his ever elusive quest, to have the water nymph, Goldberry, as his own. Bree-lands was as well as expected, but there was no mention of Bill Ferny and his Southern bandits. The Midgewater Marshes were just perfect, and there could never be enough bugs, as is true with any marsh. Weathertop and the Lonelands were a bit too green for plains, and the Trollshaws, where they met up with Arwen were far too open.