The Hobbit: AUJ filmmakers’ commentary:
Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens share some interesting facts about the movie
- In case some didn’t know, the dwarf next to Thorin is Peter Jackson
- The claw in Frodo’s hands ended up being too small to be Smaug’s (but we can still pretend it is)
- The part about Glamdring not glowing was also because it didn’t glow in LOTR
Tolkien was able to draw.
When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, he was already an accomplished amateur artist, and drew illustrations for his book while it was still in manuscript. The Hobbit as first printed had ten black-and-white pictures, two maps, and binding and dust jacket designs by its author. Later, Tolkien also painted five scenes for color plates, which comprise some of his best work. His illustrations for The Hobbit add an extra dimension to that remarkable book, and have long influenced how readers imagine Bilbo Baggins and his world.
I have found The Art of The Hobbit book here in Amazon. Some of these images are published here for the first time, others for the first time in color, allowing Tolkien’s Hobbit pictures to be seen completely and more vividly than ever before.
Eowyn as commentary on gender roles is actually very interesting. She comes from a culture that values prowess in arms and glory in battle above all else, and also restricts war, the thing that grants both, to men.
Her going into battle is a defiance of that restriction, and a cosmically ordained one at that. She, a woman, was destined to be there. Illuvatar had a direct hand in her life.
Her choice to turn from glory in battle and to seek glory as a healer, considered more feminine in this mythos, is a rejection of the patriarchal import her people place on glory through the male province of battle.
What Eowyn Shieldmaiden of Rohan fears most is a cage, and she smashes that cage to bits.
BUT THE ACTING HERE. BECAUSE HE’S DIGORY. AND HE BUILT THAT WARDROBE. WITH THE WOOD FROM THE TREE HE PLANTED. AND SO HE KNOWS IT’S NARNIA. HE’S WAITED HIS WHOLE LIFE, AND HE’S PROBABLY GIVEN UP AND SHOVED THAT HOPE AWAY IN THE BACK OF HIS MIND AND SUDDENLY THESE FOUR CHILDREN SHOW UP AND THEY FIND IT.
Fun fact: CS Lewis based the professor on JRR Tolkien. Tolkien in turn based Treebeard on CS Lewis.
that is a very fun fact yes
Look at the awsome ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ promo we have in Romania.
My country is too awsome for words.
THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE.
How amazing is this!!
please play the lord of the rings soundtrack at my funeral
I just found the BEST thing EVER.I remember making a similar joke
whenever someone calls Odin the worst father ever, i think of Denethor
who literally told Faramir that he wished he had died instead of Boromir
And tried to burn him alive