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The Hobbit

ubuysa

OMNIPOTENT
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After many years of trying - I had to read Lord of the Rings to her, doing all the voices - I've managed to get my wife to read The Hobbit.

She's now complaining to me that she liked Smaug, that he was misunderstood, perhaps even abused as a child! 😖
 

Stephen M

Spamtastic
Never managed to work out how they managed to make the Hobbit, a short book, into three long films.

Once watched Der Ruckkehr des Königs with a German friend - that was challenging.
 

Stephen M

Spamtastic
Very true, I have seen a few films that shared the same title as a book but not much else.

After reading Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy the seeing the excellent BBC adaptation with Alec Guinness I was amazed at how bad the film was, not even sticking to the original story in a few places.
 

Nursemorph

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Very true, I have seen a few films that shared the same title as a book but not much else.

Stephen King's book "The Running Man" published under his alter-ego and the movie of the same name with Arnold Schwarzenegger suffer that same fate..literally the only things the same are the name and the fact that it inolves a game show....in the movie it all takes place in an arean, in the book it's out in the world.
 

Nursemorph

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Coincidence that Lord Of The Rings has been discussed as I just finished watching TLOTR in 4k a couple days ago...can't believe how good the quality is although it does very much highlight the CGI stuff etc :(
 
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