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The title says it all, what's your favorite part in "The Hobbit"?

I guess mine is the part where they fall into the cracks, and fight the goblins all the way to the part where they are resqued by the eagles. Don't know why but I would love to see it on film, Gandalf slaying the Goblin Chief, seeing the Goblins being totally afraid of the swords. Seeing Bilbo sitting on the back of (I forgot the name of the dwarf, I think it was Bombur wasn't it?) Running through the tunnels, and then finally they all get outside, and they'r being chased by wolves and Goblins, there they go up the trees! (just pictureing it in my head now) Gandalf throwing fire balls and stuff.. yeah looks great haha..

I wonder if anyone agrees with me on this part, I guess most of you guys fancy the battle with Smaug, or the battle of the five Armies?

Greetz Huan
I would actually vote for the spiders in Mirkwood. This is when Bilbo really seems to be taking charge of himself in the adventure and rescues the Dwarves. That and singing nonsense lyricks like "Attercop, Attercop" to drive them bonkers is just good fun. Then the spiders try to corral him in and he just cuts through their webs with Sting. Yeah Sting!
Hmm! that's a toss-up for me. I love the scene where the Trolls are arguing about how to cook them :lol: . And I also enjoy the scene where Bilbo finds the Ring and has a Riddle contest with Gollum. Oh and Bilbo's conversation with Smaug is hilarious too.

[b:40fn26k6]Gandalf's Beard[/b:40fn26k6]
I really like the part where they escape the elf king's place. Bilbo gets them out of their cells and puts them in empty barrels. Bilbo turns out to be quite clever. As Gandalf says, "Hobbits really are amazing creatures."
In this scene we also get to see the other side of elves that we don't normally see (drunk, complaining, etc.)
Yes Beren, that always reminded me of the times when Vulcans let their feelings slip in Star Trek (like when they go through Pon Faar or have a wee bit much Romulan Ale :lol: ). The elves are always so stuck up and high and mighty "Oooo, look at us, we're so logical and Brainy. We're so much more compassionate we have to lock you up for your own good :roll: ." It's always amusing to see them "let their hair down." :lol:

[b:3iy72iz8]Gandalf's Beard[/b:3iy72iz8]
One of my favorite parts of the book is either in one of these three places <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> . First off, I love the part where Gandalf wits and keeps Beorn interested in their little story, and how he gets lodgings there. This also leads to an interesting part in the book where Bilbo swears he sees a Bear Like form following him on the road. Another part I love in the book is where they go to Rivendell and meet Elrond and the Elves, and then come back, months later. Perhaps the climax of the book is when the Hobbit and the Dwarves arrive in Dale. It is interesting to me that Tolkien just puts it as "Smaug was shot Down by Bard and died and fell in the Lake". He usually is much more descriptive :lol: . Anyhow, these are my favorite parts of the book.
I would have to say that my favorite part of the book is after Bilbo rescues the dwarves from Thranduil's castle and they are whining about the fact that the had to be cramped in barrels and he gets to ride on top. It always made me laugh. :lol:
Bilbo vs. Smaug conversation by far. Smaug is evil and stuck-up and hilariously self-respecting, and just scary enough. Bilbo is half sarcastically, half tactfully flattering him while trying to avoid a lull in the conversation that could get him roasted. Utter genius.
It's also where my name comes from. Bilbo calls himself Barrel-rider, then Smaug ponders if Barrel was perhaps the name of Bilbo's pony what he et.
I think I would go for the start.

All those Dwarves in Bilbo's hole, he just doesn't know what to do. That could become just a fantastic scene in the movie.
The clash of the five armies is what got me into playing table top games like warhammer..... can not wait to see that unfold on the silver screen. after this movie all i need is a live action starblazers movie to come out and all my childhood morning cartoons that have shaped me into the man i am today
(as pathetic as it is) <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> ,will be complete!!
the party scene WITH GOOFY SONG INCLUDED!!!! great drawf warriors celebrating while bilbo whines over his plates. also mirk wood in general, the most creepyest place in middle earth, the giant moths!!!!!!!!!!
[quote="monty":32mjtlmr]the party scene WITH GOOFY SONG INCLUDED!!!! great drawf warriors celebrating while bilbo whines over his plates. also mirk wood in general, the most creepyest place in middle earth, the giant moths!!!!!!!!!![/quote:32mjtlmr]

Right then. . .

Anyway, I must concur with Durin completely on this, anyone know where that chap might have ran off to? :shock: .

Sorry for the English accent I have been imposing lately. . . I pick it up much to easily, and I have been around English Folk for a good bit now.
Most definitely the beginning of the book!

I love the way each of the dwarves just tell Bilbo what they want to eat and then make themselves at home! :lol:
OH, gosh.. so much of this book makes me laugh... The very first scene even, gandalf's comments on all the inflections of a 'good morning' and bilbo's respons.. It reminds me of Oscar Wilde's stuff..

I think it comes down between the Troll scene and the spiders.. Attercop, attercop!! ATTERCOP!!! (cause attercop is insulting to anyone :p) ALl the dwarves hanging upside down..

Dang, the sheer brilliance of Tolkien's anecdotes here seem to defy filming.
it has to be the Riddles the aquiring of the ring or the 5 armies
the unexpected party. when the dwarfs get their instruments out and start
playing about lost treasure. vary moving.



not for the last time
I always liked Bilbo stuffing the dwarves into the barrels
My favourite part is at the beginning of the book, the mood is created really well in the LotR films, where Tolkien sets the scene at Bagend in the shire and he describes the beauty of the setting and the splendor and twee-ness of Bilbos house. I really love the idea that Bilbo can spend each and every day exactly how he wants to, for the rest of his life. He doesn't have to do a single days work in his whole life and yet he lives so comfortably. I forget how many pantries he has but I think he has quite a few. The setting Tolkien describes and creates is perfect and heartwarming. He creates a brilliant sort of warmth and it really gives you a buzz reading it. Sounds a bit nieve but it really annoys me :x that poor Bilbo has such rude, nosy and selfish neighbours, can't believe they start auctioning his stuff when he gets back (but I suppose thats what you can expect if you forget to lock your front door :lol: )!

Peter Jackson and the team really create a brilliant sense of that in the Fellowship of the Ring movie, they do cut alot of that part out actually in the non extended version. I really look forward to seeing them recreate it in the Hobbit movies.
No kidding Shane :roll: .

[b:349hf53f]GB[/b:349hf53f]
Perhaps I have some dwarf in me, but I'd love to be there when they are exploring Smaug's hoard by torchlight. Smaug in general fascinates me.

Other than that, I love the part with the trolls.
My favorite is either Gandalf tricking the trolls, it is going to be pretty funny when 3 big old trolls are fighting about how to eat burrahobbit and dwarf or Bilbo thwarting the spider's plan for eating dwarfs.
[quote="Tuor":3soy3jha]My favorite is either Gandalf tricking the trolls, it is going to be pretty funny when 3 big old trolls are fighting about how to eat burrahobbit and dwarf or Bilbo thwarting the spider's plan for eating dwarfs.[/quote:3soy3jha]


Just wait. I get the feeling that a bunch of people (mostly young people), ignorant of how long ago The Hobbit was written, will suggest that The Hobbit is copying from the scene in Harry Potter with all the giant spiders. :lol:
Let's hope they have family members like those of us on here who can help to inform them.
I always remind people that Tolkien served in the World Wars... yes, both of them.
[quote="Show":8bnsqjel]Let's hope they have family members like those of us on here who can help to inform them.
I always remind people that Tolkien served in the World Wars... yes, both of them.[/quote:8bnsqjel]

We'll all do our best. I still remember seeing a small editorial in the local paper where some lady took offense to the Two Towers movie because she thought the director and producers were taking advantage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She had no clue how much the Tolkien books predated that horrible incident. :shock: :roll:
It would be nice if people would actually do some research before taking umbrage at such things :roll: . Some of us older lefties had to explain to the younger ones that Tolkien wasn't picking on Arabs by including turbaned armies seduced into fighting for Sauron.

GB
I always like when they are in the Shire, so the first few chapters of the Hobbit, then the beginning and end of Lord of the Rings.
Yes, we Hobbity types love our food and leisure :lol: . I have to agree with all of you :mrgreen: .

[b:2zb2jbmk]GB[/b:2zb2jbmk]
[quote="Elanor":eosdz4ql][color=#FF0000:eosdz4ql]I always like when they are in the Shire[/color:eosdz4ql], so the first few chapters of the Hobbit, then the beginning and end of Lord of the Rings.[/quote:eosdz4ql]


Tolkien intended that to happen. The Shire represented to him the epitome of the good life: Simple, agrarian, where a good meal, good smoke, and a good neighborly visit (when desired) are what daily life is about.
Right on, Shane. I couldn't have said it better myself. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Shane333":2imhppje]Just wait. I get the feeling that a bunch of people (mostly young people), ignorant of how long ago The Hobbit was written, will suggest that The Hobbit is copying from the scene in Harry Potter with all the giant spiders. [/quote:2imhppje]


Hi and going back to what Shane333 said earlier, I think you are very right about alot people not knowing the fim will have been rezerected from the book written in the 1930s and they will try to say the film copied Harry Potter. Speaking of Harry Potter is anyone a fan of J.k? I'm not, though I haven't read any of the recent books.
Actually I'm a huge fan of Harry Potter. In my (ever so humble <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> ) opinion, its the best Fantasy series since The Hobbit, and The Chronicles of Narnia. But that's okay B'arelyn. I know others may differ with me on that one :mrgreen: .

I love the way Rowling tosses in homages to The Hobbit (the spiders, and Gandalf...er...Dumbledore) and Narnia without ripping them off. To me it's a nice blend of Jennings and Derbyshire meet LotR. And that has never really been done before (only a Brit will get that reference :lol: ).

[b:265ylqws]GB[/b:265ylqws]
Read David Eddings The Belgariad. j rawlings must have read this becouse its very simmuler to harry potter, but set in different time. you can see where she got alot of her ideas from. Belgariad and the Mallorean by David Eddings. if you like LOTR you should enjoy these.
Sorry, I guess I derailed the topic a bit :roll: .

Just a quick reply to Chris: I should definitely try Eddings some time. But I suspect that any similarities are due to the fact they are all drawing from the same Mythological sources...*segue back to topic*...And many of our [i:1e2an378][b:1e2an378]Favourite parts[/b:1e2an378][/i:1e2an378] <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> of the books, whether the Hobbit or Potter (or Belgeriad <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> ) are usually based on characters or themes found in those old Myths and Legends.

[b:1e2an378]GB[/b:1e2an378]
Suppose this isn't really the forum to be disscussing this but I have to disgree with GB, I'm sorry but I can't really get in to Harry Potter, the films are even worse in my view, very annoying actors. Oh Btw GB check out my new topic.
[quote="Shane333":2storjed]


Just wait. I get the feeling that a bunch of people (mostly young people), ignorant of how long ago The Hobbit was written, will suggest that The Hobbit is copying from the scene in Harry Potter with all the giant spiders. :lol:[/quote:2storjed]

Young people? I take slight offense at that because Im pretty darn young here. Anyone who's actually read the hobbit wouldnt say its a modern book. It was published in the 30s, 1937 I believe.. I really havent encountered many people who have drawn such ignorant conclusions about the books/movies, but the few idiots who do get the attention.

but yah. Harry Potter is indisputably awesome <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I think the fact you're posting at this forum Hobbitz, rules you out as the sort of "young people" Shane is referring to <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> . I think Shane is talking about the ones that hang out in chat rooms saying "lol u r gr8" or "U suk lol" all the time :lol: . The young folk here are well read and usually know their stuff :ugeek: .

[b:1bjqsbr1]GB[/b:1bjqsbr1]
[quote="hObBiTzWiLlEaTyOu":2jm22xev][quote="Shane333":2jm22xev]


Just wait. I get the feeling that a bunch of people (mostly young people), ignorant of how long ago The Hobbit was written, will suggest that The Hobbit is copying from the scene in Harry Potter with all the giant spiders. :lol:[/quote:2jm22xev]

Young people? I take slight offense at that because Im pretty darn young here. Anyone who's actually read the hobbit wouldnt say its a modern book. It was published in the 30s, 1937 I believe.. I really havent encountered many people who have drawn such ignorant conclusions about the books/movies, but the few idiots who do get the attention.

but yah. Harry Potter is indisputably awesome <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />[/quote:2jm22xev]

Sorry about stepping on your toes. When I saw an editorial in the newspaper criticizing The Two Towers for supposedly capitalizing on the destruction of the Twin Towers in NY, I knew that there was a disconnect between some of the younger generation and the books.

How's this for an eye opener: Just last week I had a discussion with two co-workers who have no memory of the Cold War and no understanding of what it was about. Cuban Missile Crisis, fear of global nuclear war, the Iron Curtain...no clue what any of those things were about.
Sorry to go a bit route one, but i can't wait to see Bard shoot the Black arrow into Smaug, hopefully should be brilliant! If the whole film is half as good as the Lord of the Rings it should be pretty good.
I'm reading it to my little girl and she never read it before (although she saw LOTR). It's really making it seem fresh again. She laughed when Gandalf fooled the trolls, gasped when the dream crack in the cave became a real crack, and liked it when Gandalf slew the great goblin. And goes around singing "So carefully, carefully with the plates/ 'cause that's what Bilbo Baggins hates." And you can really see the quality of J.R.R.'s prose - what a wonderful writer he was.
ah, I congratulate you in inspiring this in your child. Yes, it was really Tolkien, but some parents don't read to their children, let alone do they read Tolkien to their children.
I think your daughter is experiencing what most of us on this forum look back on with fond memories. I am so happy that it is being passed along to a younger generation.
Thats awesome! I wish my mom read them to me. I was in first grade when the FOTR came out, and it scared me to death, except Amon Hen, idk y... then, when TT came out, i wanted nothing to do with it, until my sister said
"The sweaty guy fell of a cliff!" and I was hooked. I saw ROTK in 3rd grade, and have been in love with it ever since. I re read the books tho, just so i understood them better.
TOLKIEN!!!!!!!
I know what you mean by FOTR (movie) being pretty terrifying. I was absolutely terrified by the Black Riders, but I was a Tolkien Nut already, so I was really excited by the fact that I was terrified! That's what you're supposed to feel at a lot of points.
And all is pleasant to me! I cannot allocate the most interesting fragment at all.
I just started reading The Hobbit again, since it has been about 6 years. I have forgotten how terrific that book was. I have to say that the trolls were my favorite. Gandalf doing his ventriloquism had me laughing. I was 14( many moons ago) when I first read The Hobbit and it was the first scenario that introduced me to trollkind, and I was hooked. Yes, it was The Hobbit that started me down the Fantasy trail. :ugeek:
my favorite part.... when they were staying with Tom Bombadil. i loved that part.
Tom Bombadil was in The Hobbit?! Seems I should re-read the book since I missed that part. :P
Me thinks he meant LOTR. Like the sarcasm Eldorion, keep it up. lol :lol: <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> :roll:
Just because T didn't mention it in the book doesn't mean that Bilbo and Co [color=#8040BF:1bkywu3f]didn't[/color:1bkywu3f] actually go and see Tom!

I call this 'scriptwriters logic'!

Odo
My Favorite Part? is when Galadriel gives Bilbo a sloppy kiss before heading to Lonely Mountain :shock:
Odo - :lol:

Just don't give Philippa Boyens ideas. :P
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