Adaptation #72: Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon

header072In this episode on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, our hosts talk about the added/extended storylines, the awesome CGI, the unnecessary CGI and what it all means for the third film. And also how they would watch an entire film of elves fighting because oh. my. god.

Also, we have an episode on the novel by JRR Tolkien and films 1 and 3.

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on Thor: The Dark World, Ender’s Game, Once Upon a Time and Percy Jackson.

SHOW NOTES:

Music: Barrels Out of Bond from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug score

Upcoming

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

-Dec 25 (US), Dec 26 (UK)

-Based on the short story by James Thurber and 1947 film

August: Osage County

-Dec 25 (US limited), Jan 17 (UK)

-Based on the stage play by Tracy Letts

Shout Outs:

-Everyone that participated in the Project For Awesome

Main Discussion

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

-Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro

-Directed by: Peter Jackson

-Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, 15 other people, and the vocal stylings of Mr Benedict Cumberbatch

-Based on the novel by JRR Tolkien, covered on episode #26

-Sequel to An Unexpected Journey, covered on episode #29

Next episode: #73 on Brian Percival’s film The Book Thief
Previous episode: #71 on Team Starkid’s Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier
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