History of middle earth detailing the hobbit s past and the dwarves present state are revealed throughout the context of the story. Why are the hobbit movies considerably different from the books. Dec 11, 2012 even though the movie is coming to theaters on friday, its still a little hard to believe that j. Book movie clary fray was 15 years old and just turned 16 after jocelyn went missing clary fray was instead 17, turning 18 simon lewiss eyes are brown simon lewiss eyes are green isabelle lightwood led the eidolon demon into a storage room at the pandemonium club jace, alec, and isabelle kill it in the middle of the nightclub the frays apartment was trashed in. There is no mention of legolas, the son of the elvenking thranduil, in the hobbit book. Where tolkien fundamentalists take exception is the vast body of additions to create this r. Difference between lord of the rings and the hobbit compare. Most know the hobbit as the beloved novel by jrr tolkien, but the movie trilogy adaptation deviates from the source material in different. 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. There is a certain amount of creative license that enters into any film adaptation of a book.
In the movie, on the other hand, thorin leads three of his dwarves on a clandestine ambush mission which, compared to the book, is about as. Yet in the book, thorin arrives with three other dwarves. The movie has other differences than just the dialogue. The extended edition, in fact, really pushes up violence. Four is 18 and has risen to prominence within the dauntless faction in the two short years since his own initiation. Alex jones in september 21, 1937, the fantasyfiction writer j. But what of those moments in which the film follows the lead of the novel more closely. 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 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. Even though bilbo baggins has spent his whole life living under the hill, adventure wounds up at his doorstep. The paper examines and compares the book and movie versions of the hobbit, and identifies the themes that are common to both works.
There is a prologue before the story begins that lays out the history for the viewer. But in the films, legolas plays a role as a loyal admirer of tauriel, a hater of dwarves and a skilled warrior killing off the orcs in the desolation of smaug and the battle of the five armies movies. The complete list of film changes for the hobbit and the lord. The scene with the barrowwights and tom bombadil is likewise missing from th. As far as smaller differences go, in the book the keyhole to get into smaugs chamber was lit by the sunset, whereas in the movie the keyhole was lit by the light of the moon. In fact, it has been made into a three part movie series, two of which have already been released. Spoilers for both down below do not read if you have not watched or read hobbit and want to. 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 history teaches us that no matter how faithful or unfaithful a film adaptation is with respect to its original source, someone will complain about the movies unfaithfulness to the books. I am attempting to document each difference, regardless of whether i personally consider them to be good or bad, major or trivial. The remaining two films, the desolation of smaug and there and back again, will be released in winter 20 and.
Please add any differences between the two that you noticed. Here is a compare and contrast essay dealing with the hobbit book and movie. Peter jacksons much anticipated the hobbit hits theaters today. Pjs bilbo took too much of a backseat to thorin and co.
For a no prep way to have students compare and contrast a book with its movie, check out my book vs. First major difference is the fact that there is one book and three movies. I know the movie characters arent exact matches to their book counterparts, but its still annoying seeing these kinds of changes. By placing various amounts of filler in between real moment from the book, is the blunt answer. What are the major differences between lotr movies and.
Oct 04, 2017 today i am going to be comparing the book version vs. 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. I hear so often that the book was a million times better than the movie. What are the major differences between lotr movies and lotr. Fans commented on the difference between hesters scar in trailer and book. In the movie the story is narrated by the author as an omnicient voice. This is by no means a complete list, but in no particular order. Top ten differences between the hobbit book and films.
Divergent book to film differences divergent wiki fandom. Lord of the rings and the hobbit are two very famous novels written in the genre of higher fantasy by j r r tolkein, a popular writer and professor at oxford university. When peter jackson announced that hed be heading up the theatrical remake of jrr tolkiens lord of the rings prequel, the hobbit, the response was one of excitement when it was announced that it was being made into a trilogy, the response was one of confusion, and when the films finally came out, the response was a mixed bag of confusion, disappointment, and. While there are some changes in sequence, the storyline is well aligned between the two sources.
Why is the hobbit movie so different from the book. Today i am going to be comparing the book version vs. In this case, the hobbit was written first, making the lord of the rings trilogy a sequel to the hobbit, not the hobbit a prequel to the later books. 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. For the purposes of this analogy, i will assume you have seen the movie or at least read the book. When it was announced that it was being made into a trilogy, the response was one of confusion, and when the films finally came out, the response was a mixed bag of confusion, disappointment, and joy. In the movie, elizabeth keeps secrets from her family and grows apart from her older sister jane. A prequel is a sequel to an original work that attempts to tell the back story of the original. History of middle earth detailing the hobbits past and the dwarves present state are revealed throughout the context of the story. What are the similarities between the hobbit book and the. In the book, the antagonist is smaug but he does not appear until later on in the novel, requiring a new antagonist to drive the first movie and much of the second. In the start of the second movie, peter jackson added a scene where gandalf and thorin were. The biggest plot difference was the fact that paul had harkonen blood in him. Even though the movie is coming to theaters on friday, its still a little hard to believe that j.
In the start of the second movie, the desolation of smaug compared to the seventh chapter of the hobbit queer lodgings, there were many very noticeable differences. The following are noted differences between the original divergent book and divergent film. Peter jacksons adaptation of the 2001 philip reeve quartet hits cinemas after over 8 years of preparation. This is different from the book, while elizabeth does become frustrated with events related to her family, she never keeps secrets from them. While i am generally upset at pjs hobbit films, i think the casting was nearly perfect, and martin freemans bilbo was about as excellent as well ever see. I think myself mainly because the author had no control over the movie. Dec 28, 20 from the hobbit to an unexpected journey. I thought that a separate thread would be good as to not expose anyone to spoilers in the movie from another persons thread. The hobbit an unexpected journey, lost in adaptation the. Best of all, it can be used over and over again with any book that has a movie companion. What do you think is similarcontrasting about representations of bilbio in the books vs peter jacksons movies. I was mostly looking for a statistical basis to express my displeasure at the hobbit. 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. Secrets behind why you might not recognize the change to st pauls cathedral.
He infiltrates the necromancers stronghold in dol guldur. It includes questions, charts, a scaffolded compare and contrast essay template, and more. Thorin, the leader of the dwarves and debatably the protagonist of the film, enters the unexpected party at bilbos hobbit hole last, after the feast with the other dwarves has already begun. The movie daniel f, orson b and adam f the big idea overall or thesis in both the book and movie version of the hobbit bilbo baggins is first portrayed with a reluctant attitude towards adventure but gradually transitions into having a. Jun, 20 the movie version not only fits with whats in the book, but adds depth and characterization that tolkein himself never had. The paper discusses the themes of dispossession, wealth and prosperity, revenge, power, governance and heroism in both versions of this tale, and then highlights the similarities and differences in the treatment of these themes. He occasionally makes a coughing noise that sounds like gollum.
Often they are rather bloody and feature dismemberments and decapitations especially by using a certain war chariot or just are more violent legolas turns his dagger in bolgs. The second of peter jacksons movie adaptations of the hobbit is in the cinemas now, but is it a faithful adaptation of the book. An unexpected journey and by extension, parts 2 and 3 of this unnecessary trilogy, but i wound up comparing the density of the hobbit movies, as measured in words in book per second of movie wibpsom, to other prominent movie adaptations of books. However, in the movie, he did not mention using any magical ring while escaping gollum. Im 38 and just reread dune for the first time since i was a boy.
Jackson then fell back to tolkiens text and resurrected a character who is long dead. The dom and calluna discuss what went right and what and wrong with the first movie in peter jacksons the hobbit adaptation. Okay, so in a perfect world id list all the differences, but it would just take way too long, and some of the differences are really petty and super specific, so here ill list the major differences between the books and the movies. The two movies that have been released will be what i am covering in this report. It was said by critics, fans, and countless others to be a fantastic, intriguing read for any age. Where he is a respected pillar in the hobbit community. The battle of the five armies picks up where the desolation of smaug left off.
Top ten differences between the lord of the rings books and. A look at the similarities and differences of a film adaptation december 28, 20 at 2. Jan 17, 2017 the dom and calluna discuss what went right and what and wrong with the first movie in peter jacksons the hobbit adaptation. Gollum is humanoid, emaciated, with large pale eyes. The split personality aspect of gollum is not in the hobbit, but it is in the trilogy if not quite as pronounced as the movies make it out to be. Jan 14, 2014 the expansion of the plot also required a new antagonist for the story.
He is one of the wood elves who take thorin and the others captive. Difference between lord of the rings and the hobbit. Fifty differences between the desolation of smaug and tolkiens. Im a huge fan of the movie and the book really didnt seem far off to me. Hobbits are small people with hairy toes and big bellies. Fans of the books know the extent to which jackson deviated from tolkiens writing, especially in his adaptation of the two towers.
Book and film differences tuesday, november 4, 2014. Instead of all black costumes, the dauntless also wear red, and their hq pit is made of whitelight grey marble as opposed to dark stone in tris priors aptitude test, a female voice. Book movie four is 18 and has risen to prominence within the dauntless faction in the two short years since his own initiation filmmakers decided to make four 24 years old. The hobbit there and back again is an absolutely wonderful classical book. Resident tolkienite anna klassen compares the film to the original novel.
I thought that now with the hobbit movie out in theatres, i would make a post where we could discuss the movie to the book. Read below for the eight biggest differences between the hobbit book and movie, and once youve seen it, jump into the comments to let us. While not being mentioned in the original book, frodo elijah wood, saruman sir christopher lee, legolas orlando bloom and several others have cameo appearances in the film. Book and film differences the hobbit wiki guide ign. Any work of the scale of peter jacksons the lord of the rings movie. Tom bombadil a very interesting and arguably important character completely missing from the movie. There are many similarities in the two novels as well as film adaptations of the two novels.
The hobbit movie vs movie essay 1473 words bartleby. The hobbit is not a prequel to the lord of the rings trilogy. Leaving the hobbit as one film and then separating each of the incredibly long extended editions of the lord of the rings films into two theatrical releases seems like it would have been a better idea. Dec 19, 2014 in the movie, on the other hand, thorin leads three of his dwarves on a clandestine ambush mission which, compared to the book, is about as different in tone as you can be, rateliff says. Most know the hobbit as the beloved novel by jrr tolkien, but the movie trilogy adaptation deviates from the source material in different ways. 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. Mar 19, 2014 the movie has other differences than just the dialogue. Compare and contrast essay alexs collective writing.
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. However, in the movie, a pretty large battle took place between the dwarves and smaug. The first of a film series, it features giant predator cities on wheels. When peter jackson announced that hed be heading up the theatrical remake of jrr tolkiens lord of the rings prequel, the hobbit, the response was one of excitement. Why are the hobbit movies considerably different from the book.1200 1411 561 211 1462 958 304 544 928 1205 220 1068 1214 393 94 259 856 1134 1026 552 813 117 418 317 1354 1093 276 370 1084 1325 524 519