A look at the similarities and differences of a film adaptation. He tries to shout a warning to the others but trips and falls. So im finally getting around to reading the books im bad i know. The two movies that have been released will be what i am covering in this report. A comparison between the theatrical edition and the extended edition represented by.
Most know the hobbit as the beloved novel by jrr tolkien, but the movie trilogy adaptation deviates from the source material in different ways. What deviations from the book did the movie the desolation of smaug have. The complete list of film changes is my ongoing project to list all the reported differences between peter jacksons hobbit and lord of the rings films and the j. There is a prologue before the story begins that lays out the history for the viewer. Nov 21, 2018 i continue with the beginning of the fellowship of the ring from lotr and focus a lot on the film and book differences, but i also explain the lore behind pipeweed and some of the hobbit. In the scene at the black gate, the movie leaves out sams recitation about oliphaunts. Differences between the hobbit movie and book creativity. In the movie the story is narrated by the author as an omnicient voice. Oct 24, 2011 since the release date for the first hobbit film is still over a year away, theres no way to know what differences might exist between the book and the film. In the movie it took the dwarves over a week from when they left laketown until they found the secret entrance to the lonely mountain. This article is going to focus on chapter 3, a short rest, of j.
Most know the hobbit as the beloved novel by jrr tolkien, but the movie trilogy adaptation deviates from the source material in different. The complete list of film changes for the hobbit and the lord. Top ten differences between the hobbit book and films. I am attempting to document each difference, regardless of whether i personally consider them to be good or bad, major or trivial. Like all the free peoples of middleearth, they have similarities and differences. Apparently, there was already enough opportunities to adapt the not too extensive book material even for the theatrical version. I just want some major highlights as to how the 2 scenes differed, and what impact the differences could have in the third film. Differences between the film and novel for the hobbit bartleby. The sealed barrels are collected a little ways downstream by river elves and lashed into rafts, which they then drive to laketown. How hollywood changed the hobbit after writing my last post on redesigning the hobbit i decided to follow up with some other major differences that i believe need addressing.
There are some differences between the insurgent book and film that are good, but too many are questionable. Many of the thematic and stylistic differences arose because tolkien wrote the hobbit as a story for. Where tolkien fundamentalists take exception is the vast body of additions to create this r. All the similarities between the lord of the rings and the. The necromancer was 2 sentences in the hobbit and not much more in the appendices. What are the differences between the book and the film. Here is a compare and contrast essay dealing with the hobbit book and movie. In the original 1937 edition of the hobbit gollum was willing to bet his ring on the. As with any adaptation, there have been changes made from the source material to transition from the media of books to cinema. Apparently, there was already enough opportunities to adapt the not too. How faithful are the hobbit films to tolkiens books. The second movie, made in 20, is called the hobbit. Check out the trilogys worst changes from page to screen. There is a prologue, similar to that in the lotr films, which explains the history of the hobbits, middle earth and the dwarves current circumstances.
The thrush flies to the ruins of the lonely mountain, and picks up a snail to crack against the stone wall. Book and film differences tuesday, november 4, 2014. But the movies definitely feature special twists from peter jackson. Nov 18, 20 however we have to admit that the changes in the hobbit do not have the same impact or satisfaction for fans of the literary original as the ones for the lord of the rings saga. The folks over at the tolkien fan site the one ring have brought attention to a list, created by fan gary appenzeller, of the differences and similarities between the hobbit book and its 3film. Earlier this week, i turned in the fourth and final draft for an argumentative essay about the difference between the film and novel for the hobbit. The sound can be heard inside, echoing in the vast chambers of erebor where the halls are. I have read in several places that the movie scene differs quite a bit from the book scene. The desolation of smaug is based off of the middle section of. Tolkiens book, the two towers, and peter jacksons the lord of the rings. The battle of the five armies is released in an extended version a year. Although the movies are a beautiful remake of the original book, there a quite a few distinct differences between the two. Tolkiens book the fellowship of the ring and the peter jackson film screenplay of the same name are fairly easy to document because, in both the book and film, the story maintains a single thread from beginning to end.
Peter jacksons final installment of the epic trilogy based on a rather short book by j. Dec, 20 at first glance, peter jacksons trilogy of epic films based on the hobbit, a slender childrens book, might appear to leave its source behind in order to make more capital out of the. Most importantly, wine helps the heroes escape from their captors. Differences in the book and movie version of the hobbit. The hobbit there and back again is an absolutely wonderful classical book. However, there are quite a few differences between the movie and the book. Nov 28, 2018 as a lover of tolkiens writings, i have to admit, having recently watched the film trilogy, that most components of the book story are there in the films. What are the differences and similarities between the. Top ten differences between the lord of the rings books. There are two major plot threads in this story that are presented very differently, which are.
The fact of the matter is, smaug has a lot of money a nearly unassessable amount. Dec 15, 2014 the lord of the rings and the hobbit trilogies are, of course, based on j. The battle of the five armies the final chapter in peter jacksons trilogy strays furthest from the book, but there are still a few buried easter. Played by losts evangeline lilly, tauriel is a character exclusive to the film adaptation of the hobbit. Whether theyre adding, taking away or replacing, theres always something different. Tolkiens the hobbit compared to homers the odyssey.
Tolkiens book the hobbit was written in 1937, and the first third was made into a movie in 2012. As a lover of tolkiens writings, i have to admit, having recently watched the film trilogy, that most components of the book story are there in the films. The isnt in any of the lord of the rings films, the first hobbit film, or the book at any point. The complete list of film changes for the hobbit and the. All the similarities between the lord of the rings and. At first glance, peter jacksons trilogy of epic films based on the hobbit, a slender childrens book, might appear to leave its source behind in order to make more capital out of the. It was said by critics, fans, and countless others to be a fantastic, intriguing read for any age. Another close similarity between the hobbit and the odyssey is the use of wine as a sedative. Tolkiens own drawing of smaug has a much smaller pile of gold, but its hardly fair to say that peter jacksons interpretation is wrong. Bilbo tells his nephew, my dear frodo, you asked me once if i had told you everything there was to know about my adventures. While the three movies had a large number of minor and trivial differences from the book, there were quite a few substantial differences as well. The dwarves were taken to beorns house by gandalf and introduced to beorn one or two at a time. The lord of the rings and the hobbit trilogies are, of course, based on j.
I know theirs quite a few differences between the source material and peter jacksons work but so far i see why he didnt include some parts or tweaked others. The director, who is responsible for all six films in the franchise, added new characters, storylines and battle sequences to amp up the epic series and his mark can be spotted in multiple scenes from the last. With the first installment of the new trilogy, an unexpected journey, were finally getting an idea of how it will work and though the story sticks closely to the big beats of the book you. Hobbits and dwarves are separate peoples in tolkiens universe. The hobbit, or there and back again is a childrens fantasy novel by english author j.
The complete list of film changes for the hobbit and the lord of. Spiritual nature hobbits and dwarves are both mortal, but for different reasons. Why is the hobbit movie so different from the book. This content is intended for adult audiences and is not suitable for children. Sep 27, 2018 book lovers can be the harshest movie critics. Even when a film sticks very close to the book its based on, people who loved the text will no doubt pick out any tiny changes that were made, or. While perched atop the tree, bilbo notices something shaking the trees in the distance, and its growing closer. The complete list of film changes for the hobbit and the lord of the rings.
But when it comes to the differences between the hobbit book and films i either hear a lot of hate or love for what he did. What are the differences in the prelord of the rings published. Best lord of the rings characters top 10 hobbit characters chandlerclan top ten differences between the lord of the rings books and films ironsabbathpriest top ten weapons in middle earth lore top ten funniest lord of the rings characters blubbydubber1 hottest male lord of the rings characters top 10 most terrifying lord of the rings characters. List of differences between the harry potter books and. Whats the difference between the hobbit the book and the hobbit. The desolation of smaug is a 20 epic fantasy adventure film directed by peter jackson and produced by wingnut films in collaboration with new line cinema and metrogoldwynmayer. I continue with the beginning of the fellowship of the ring from lotr and focus a lot on the film and book differences, but i also explain the lore behind pipeweed and some of the hobbit. The differences between the movie and book are described here in considerable detail. He infiltrates the necromancers stronghold in dol guldur. Back at the junket, roth said her top priority was the characters. In fact, it has been made into a three part movie series, two of which have already been released. List of differences between the harry potter books and films. Any work of the scale of peter jacksons the lord of the rings movie screenplay was going to exhibit differences from the source material.
And although the literary original had a considerably smaller amount of material 300 pages as opposed to 1200 pages of lotr, the decision was made to split the material in. What are the similarities and differences in the hobbit on. For examble, the hobbit features several characters from the lord of the rings who were not in the former. What are the differences and similarities between the hobbits. Some notable differences exist between key cast members of the film, compared to the way their characters are described in the books. Top ten differences between the lord of the rings books and films. The order is intended to be that of the movie, and it is also the intent that this article should eventually include all significant differences between them. Peter jacksons adaptation of jrr tolkiens hobbit was not a faithful one. The hobbit book movie book movie there are only a few. What are the similarities between the hobbit book and the. It becomes clear that legolas pointed ears tingle whenever tauriel is around. Since the release date for the first hobbit film is still over a year away, theres no way to know what differences might exist between the book and the film.
Top ten differences between the lord of the rings books and. Book and film differences the hobbit wiki guide ign. History of middle earth detailing the hobbits past and the dwarves present state are revealed throughout the context of the story. Differences between the film and novel for the hobbit. Movie adaptations that were nothing like the book simplemost.
Jan 06, 20 how hollywood changed the hobbit after writing my last post on redesigning the hobbit i decided to follow up with some other major differences that i believe need addressing. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in childrens literature. However we have to admit that the changes in the hobbit do not have the same impact or satisfaction for fans of the literary original as the ones for the lord of the rings saga. Wine might not seem to belong in an essay comparing two journeys, however, wine plays an integral part in the journeys of the two books. Pictures and is the second installment in the threepart film series based on the novel the hobbit by j. After writing my last post on redesigning the hobbit i decided to follow up with some other major differences that i believe need addressing. The top ten differences between the hobbit book and films 1 azog the defiler and bolg feature as major antagonists in the movies but are only mentioned a few times in the book. The two towers are very difficult to document because of substantial differences in plot sequence.
The first, an unexpected journey, with a runtime of 2 hours and 49 minutes, has an epic feel similar to the lord of the rings films due to its lengthy prologue, action setpieces and massive cast. While i can honestly say that i have told you the truth, i may not. Also not in the original hobbit story is the lord of the rings character legolas orlando bloom, who appears in the film. The hobbit as now presented fits the new scenario remarkably well, even though tolkien, for quite sound literary reasons, left this entire matter of bilbos dishonesty out it was an entirely irrelevant complication which would have thrown everything out of balance. Dec 19, 2014 the tolkien nerds guide to the hobbit. There were chapters in the book that we could argue on, but we didnt get to choose our topic, it was chosen through the color of the graphic. Hottest male lord of the rings characters top 10 most terrifying lord of the rings characters ironsabbathpriest top ten differences between the hobbit book and films ironsabbathpriest most underrated. What are the differences between the book and the film version of smaug and bilbos conversation. The desolation of smaug book vs movie add a difference.
It took the dwarves one day to get from laketown to the mountain and find the secret entrance. Alex jones in september 21, 1937, the fantasyfiction writer j. As previously mentioned there were many differences in chapter 1, the unexpected party, and chapter 2, roast mutton. The battle of the five armies picks up where the desolation of smaug left off. The remaining two films, the desolation of smaug and there and back again, will be released in winter 20 and summer 2014. Jun 30, 20 the book is never explicit with any solid number, but its enough for the massive dragon to comfortably lay on.1257 454 432 840 1121 1387 489 1253 771 155 681 1305 1440 996 480 108 987 225 367 1270 1663 978 1581 1618 355 1484 739 292 1120 288 661 403 338 1287 393 1187 368 780 1144 982 1095 570