Thread: The First Scene
Still, I suppose suggestions are in order as they might rewrite a few scenes along the way . I'll be back later with a few of my own .
I would start in the Shire, perhaps similarly to immediate post-Prologue scenes in the [i:2e96jzpw]FotR[/i:2e96jzpw] films, establishing why it is nice and why Bilbo likes it. Since we'll be going to the cinema to see a classic adventure story most of us will sympathize with Bilbo's Tookish side, so a demonstration of why the Bagginsish side will be so homesick is an order, I think. I don't think a Prologue is necessary since they could show Smaug, Thror, etc. via flashback/cutaway during the Un-expected Party (like how they showed Gandalf's escape from Orthanc in [i:2e96jzpw]FotR[/i:2e96jzpw]), and including a Prologue [i:2e96jzpw]and[/i:2e96jzpw] the exposition-filled Party scene could get redundant.
From there to the cover of a book, 'there and back again' by Bilbo Baggins being picked up and opened and Ian Holm reading the open lines of the book.
Oh Sweet Lord! NOOOOOOOOOOO!
[quote="Fingolfin":33f9nhz7]I think the narration from the original text would be perfect for the lead up to Gandalf speaking to Bilbo, the first line of dialogue being Bilbo saying, "Good Morning." Just an idea[/quote:33f9nhz7]
Oh Sweet Lord - Sweetest REASON at last!!!!!
You seem a good lad, Fingolfin, but please don't get sucked into the Liberal web... Please don't!
I think you should keep your big Reveal to yourself, GB. How vulgar you sound!
Don't we keep saying it, Mr Tyrant: Liberals! Vulgarites! Wrongheadedders!
You should know me better than that by now, Odo. A pre-credit prologue could have a Smaug Scene, but should be followed immediately after the credits by the Real Beginning--with Bilbo narrating HIS tale to his nieces and nephews (possibly including Frodo, word for word from the book . As Bilbo narrates we see the scenes unfolding before us.