What will be gone?

The forthcoming Hobbit movie
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Zackira
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Post#1 » Wed May 06, 2009 5:34 am

When books are made into movies, they usually cut away unimportant parts, or change the story to decrease the lenght. Of course I certanly hope they wont do this in The Hobbit, but if they did, what do you think they´ll cut away or change? :?

And I know there are going to be two movies, but anyway, what do you think ( or fear ) ?? Will there be any change in the movie? :?:

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Beren
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Post#2 » Wed May 06, 2009 9:27 am

I need to read the book again, looking for the "unimportant" things. I'll let you know ;) .

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Post#3 » Mon May 11, 2009 8:43 am

Despite the obvious love shown to Beorn on this site by other members, I am not convinced yet that he will be in the movie. There are some repeat actions and a sudden stop in story progress. Here is why I think it could be cut.
The trickery used to gain acces to his home is the same as used on Bilbo at the start of the tale.
It was a nice resting stop before the adventure in Mirkwood. But the Dwarves and Bilbo don't really do anything there (at least nothing I remember).
Much like Bombadil it was a wonderful part of the story that was enjoyed by so many, but really didn't add much to the plot.
Other thoughts will be forth coming.

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Zackira
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Post#4 » Mon May 11, 2009 11:46 am

Yeah, I think youre right. In the cartoon of "The Hobbit" from 1977, they had cut the scene with Beorn as well.

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Post#5 » Mon May 11, 2009 12:10 pm

Show wrote:Despite the obvious love shown to Beorn on this site by other members, I am not convinced yet that he will be in the movie. There are some repeat actions and a sudden stop in story progress. Here is why I think it could be cut.
The trickery used to gain acces to his home is the same as used on Bilbo at the start of the tale.
It was a nice resting stop before the adventure in Mirkwood. But the Dwarves and Bilbo don't really do anything there (at least nothing I remember).
Much like Bombadil it was a wonderful part of the story that was enjoyed by so many, but really didn't add much to the plot.
Other thoughts will be forth coming.


Not so sure if Del Toro will be able to resist Beorn. My guess is its one of the parts he's licking his lips at the thought of tackling.

Also, Beorn plays a major part in the battle of 5 armies so an introduction in part 1 of the movies makes sense.

Edited to add I agree though that the visit to his home adds little to the plot apart from to introduce the character.

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Post#6 » Mon May 11, 2009 3:09 pm

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Del Toro: To make a movie of the Hobbit that didn’t go over three hours
Jackson: You would be rushing along…
Del Toro: You would be losing iconic moments. The animated version avoids Beorn, who is a great character, and some people always feel that you should lose the Spiders (of Mirkwood), or this or that. We wanted to keep every iconic moment that was in the book and give it some weight.[/color]

The above exchange (found on someone's Hobbit Blog ;) ) suggests that Del Toro will be putting nearly everything in now that he and PJ have decided to just put the Book into the 2 part film (and leave any "bridging" for a possible third movie). And according to the quoted interview we will indeed see Gandalf's coming and goings and Sauron's story too. So it seems we will be getting the White Council and the "Necromancer" too. :D

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Post#7 » Tue May 12, 2009 7:25 am

Oh! Sweet Ass! Finally enough confusion and debate regarding a 60 year "Bridge" film may just have won out. Hooray to more Hobbit!
Maybe some sort of miniseries to cover the ground inbetween. There is no real single narrative.
What about this for an idea: A Band of Brothers esque series documenting the growing struggle of Gondor VS Mordor? How Awsome would that be?

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Zackira
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Post#8 » Tue May 12, 2009 12:05 pm

If they`re not going to cut anything, will they still not change it? There are plenty of opportunities to shorten things, and do you think they`ll take some time to really visualise Mirkwood, as it is described in the book on theyre journey through it?

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Beren
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Post#9 » Tue May 19, 2009 2:17 pm

I don't think they'll change it much. Take Prince Caspian. It was a very difficult book, and they had to change a lot to make a movie out of it (and they still had some holes). But The Hobbit is a very linear story, and it works well on screen. I don't think they'll be switching and changing much. At least, not to the extent that Adamson had to do for Caspian.

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Post#10 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:04 pm

So it looks like they're keeping Beorn in... I wonder about Lake-town, though. If they'll stop there or just go straight on to confront Smaug? Well, an introduction to Bard would fit well in there, though... hmmm... I hope they don't change very much, and I don't think there's much else they could leave out... I was thinking the Eagles saving them from the Wolves, but Eagle are a big part of the Battle of Five Armies... hopefully they'll just leave in everything to satisfy us fans!

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