Vlog: Seven Most Epic Book to Movie Moments

In which we give you the scenes that were epically accurate in translation to the screen.


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Adaptation #29: Toners for Dwarves

header029The team talks the first installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, how it fits into the Lord of the Rings saga and how faithfully it represents the novel by JRR Tolkien.

For our discussion on the book check out episode #26: Luckily for Hobbits, Size Doesn’t Matter. For The Desolation of Smaug, check out episode #72: Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon. For Battle of the Five Armies, check out episode #109: And a Hobbit with the One Ring.

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New Images from ‘The Hobbit’ from Comic Con Scroll

The recent release of ‘The Scroll’ for Comic Con ’12 is a breath of fresh air for all of those waiting for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to be released. For any who have been keeping up to date on breaking news and press releases about this film it is nice to finally be getting something other than bad news about casting, directing, locations, and so forth. This little teaser is exactly what the community needs to finally feel assured that this movie is actually going to happen.

Not only do we know it is moving ever closer to a release date but now also have an idea as to how accurately the movie will be following the book story. Jackson was generally praised for his skill at faithfully adapting the books to film, though many a fan lamented the few cuts and alterations which were made. The biggest question on everyone’s mind this far has essentially been whether or not Jackson wants to follow the Hobbit storyline as neatly as he did in the LotR trilogy, or if he even can do so and still make a good film.

The scroll release seems to allay some of these worries. From the left to right the scenes seem to fairly correctly demonstrate that at least the main structure, and some of the particular details which carry it, of the plot are being replicated on film as accurately as can be done. While designed as a children’s book, the Hobbit tells a story which has the power to captivate all audiences, especially those waiting to see on the big screen just how the events of the LotR series come to be.

The story told on the scroll is not complete, but it is a tantalizing and promising glimpse!

See the full scroll here.

Have the pictures of ‘The Scroll’ captivated you? Which scene are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments!

10 New Pictures from ‘The Hobbit’

In case you’ve been out of the loop lately, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released this December as the first part of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of the novel by JRR Tolkien. The second part, The Hobbit: There and Back Again will be released December 2013. Though there have been quite a few photos released already, ten more have come our way this week, along with some matching quotes.

Martin Freeman admits he doesn’t think of himself as ‘particularly hobbit-y,’ Ian McKellen assures that Gandolf is the same wizard we all love and Andy Serkis inspires a little concern by saying that Gollum ‘lurks under [his] skin.’ Possibly even more importantly, Peter Jackson attempts to put novel fan worries to rest about the returning characters in the film by simply stating, ‘it will make sense.’

Check out all the photos and the full quotes at Entertainment Weekly.

Just because of this news story, I rewatched the trailer and am now extremely excited for December. There is just nothing like the look and feel of these movies to get your heart buzzing. Just because I can, here’s the trailer that was released last December. Here’s hoping we get a new one soon!

Do you have any concerns for the film? Tell us what they are in the comments!