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Chances growing for big screen version of The Hobbit

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by WickedSmurf, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. WickedSmurf

    WickedSmurf pr0

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    Good/bad idea?

    Would you go see it?

    Hmmm... Intresting...
     
  2. Mark Young

    Mark Young Formerly Sir Eric

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    I would go and see it. Perhaps they can get the world idol to be bilbo?
     
  3. lord_byron_nz

    lord_byron_nz Gimme some money

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    I dunno about this. It seems a bit like ca-chinging in. I doubt it will ever happen either.
     
  4. Eklektikos

    Eklektikos Eponymous

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    I do hope this doesn't come to pass. I'd far prefer to see Jackson go back to making more interesting films rather than spending ages churning out another of these crowd-pleasing special-effects fests.
     
  5. polymath

    polymath Tleilaxu Mentat

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    oh please...oh please...oh please...

    I have one slight demurral which is that The Hobbit is unequivocally a children's book. What's the difference? Only the difference between LOTR and Harry Potter. A book for kids makes a film for kids - lovely for kids but not for me.

    Apart from that...oh please...oh please...oh please...
     
  6. hawai_74

    hawai_74 mac über alles

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    why not this will be interesting
     
  7. thestonesfan

    thestonesfan A Client of Ron Kuby

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    It could be a perfectly fine movie. I wonder if the same guy who played Bilbo in LOTR could do it for this. I liked him.

    It would have Gandalf, Gollum, funny dwarves, a huge dragon, and a big fight. Sounds good by me.
     
  8. Raijer

    Raijer The 736th Beatle Supporter

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    I hear that Brad Pitt's people are talking with the Jackson camp with hopes of landing this plumb lead role.

    Just kidding..;)

    Anyway, I'd probably go see it, although all those dwarves may prove to be a bit TOO MUCH comedy relief!
     
  9. Volum

    Volum The Zapper

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    Yes, Kurt Nilsen:goodjob:

    Where was he from again?:D
     
  10. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    Hopefully it won't be like a repeat of stuff like starwars I and II.
     
  11. CivCube

    CivCube Feelin' defiant.

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    It would be a good movie. Can't we just leave something to the imagination, though?
     
  12. newfangle

    newfangle hates you.

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    Yea. The simillariailllliaon (or however za feck it is spelled).
     
  13. Archer 007

    Archer 007 Rebirth

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    The "ca-chinging" is exactly the reason it will be made.
     
  14. Archer 007

    Archer 007 Rebirth

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    Both of the series were children's books, so whats your point?
     
  15. CivCube

    CivCube Feelin' defiant.

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    Archer, I would not say that LOTR is a children's series to a Tolkien fanatic if I were you.;) Just imagine the painful agony that would follow!
     
  16. Mark Young

    Mark Young Formerly Sir Eric

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    When I go and see it why dont you try and imagine how much I am liking it.;)
     
  17. Paalikles

    Paalikles Emperor

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    And perhaps Leonard Nemoy can sing that song of his ;)

    Anyway - making the Hobbit would be a nice touch to the filming of Middle Earth. I enjoyed the triology, though of course reading was a better experience....

    on the issue of it being a children's book - well: children watch movies at the cinema too
     
  18. Strider

    Strider In Retrospect

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    Actually, the Harry Potter books started off as kids books, but they seem to be moving more towards young adult. The most recent book talks about two people who were tortured untill they went insane, and some other "gruesome" things, defiantly not meant for kids.

    Also, I'd go see "The Hobbit" if it is made.
     
  19. Yoda Power

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    My uncles wifes friend have talked to PJ about getting some Danish longboat builders to New Zealand for that riven city. Im not kidding.

    edit-I might want to add that my uncles wifes friend is a longboat builder.
     
  20. Pongui

    Pongui Deity

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    I haven't seen any Lord of the Rings films yet - though I've read everything - but would definitely go for The Hobbit. I'm unsure how that children's book could become a children's movie, as in movie format its lack of message would stand out. Children's movies require meaning.
     

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