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The Desolation of Smaug is the second movie of The Hobbit trilogy - an adaptation of Tolkien's book being produced and directed by Peter Jackson. Please use with the [tolkiens-legendarium] tag.

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Who is 'you' in “I See Fire” from “The Desolation of Smaug”?

In the song "I See Fire" from The Desolation of Smaug, who is the 'you' referring to? Specifically, in 'I hope that you remember me'. Now I see fire, inside the mountain I see fire, burning the ...
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What is the backstory for these two men in The Hobbit?

These two people give Thorin the staredown when he arrives at the Prancing Pony in Bree. Who are these people? I didn't recall reading about them in the books.
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Why doesn't Smaug die in the 2nd Hobbit film if it was titled the 'Desolation of Smaug'? [duplicate]

Doesn't desolation mean a state of complete emptiness or destruction? So why doesn't Smaug perish by the end of the 2nd Hobbit film if the film's title was made to describe his end? He only dies at ...
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Why does Gandalf even draw a sword?

When Gandalf goes to Dol Guldur while he searches for traces of the Necromancer. He draws his sword. But in the later part of the scene he uses his staff to fend off Azog and the other evil there, ...
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Who came up with the Dwarven Windlance?

In The Hobbit, the dragon Smaug has a thick hide, described as impenetrable armor. However, he has one weakness: a single bare spot, located in his underbelly. In the books, this weakness is unveiled ...
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How much does Beorn know about the Istari?

In this scene, Beorn says that he has never heard of Gandalf the Grey. Yet in this scene, he speaks to Gandalf at length in a way that shows the earlier scene was merely a pretense, and that he ...
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How did Smaug get the treasure into the mountain? [duplicate]

Correct me if I'm wrong- I've seen the movies and read the book but it has been a while. Smaug not only hoarded the treasure that was already under the mountain but he also collected the treasure of ...
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Is there a reason the bees in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug are so big?

Seems like an odd question, I know. But when Thorin and company are visiting Beorn, it seems as if the camera focuses on the bees pretty heavily. Is there any significance of the bees or is it just ...
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Timing sequence of Smaug's death

In the final Hobbit movie, The Battle of the Five Armies, why did the movie start with Smaug's death? Why did this not conclude during The Desolation of Smaug?
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Why did Thorin believe that the gold could kill Smaug? [duplicate]

Thorin was successful in causing Smaug a great deal of agony, but the molten gold was ineffective beyond that. Smaug is obviously capable of dishing out extreme temperature, so why did Thorin believe ...
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Why did Dale have anti-dragon defences?

Ok so, at the beginning when Smaug first attacked Dale, the city next to Erebor, they had a sling shot that was made to sling giant spears. Why did they have this in the first place? Were Dragons ...
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How is Gimli from Lord of the Rings connected to the dwarf in The Hobbit?

In The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug, when the dwarves get captured in the forest by the elves, Legolas takes a photo from one of the dwarves, and the dwarf states that’s Gimli. I'm aware who that ...
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Why does the company of dwarves believe in Oakenshield's leadership so blindly?

I have always wondered why Azog likes to refer to dwarves as scum, but after The Desolation of Smaug I can sort of understand why. The leader of the company, seems to me a reckless, deceitful, angry ...
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Does Bard have Númenorean ancestry?

When Bard is introduced in The Desolation of Smaug he's clearly a very powerful fighter, he shoots weapons out of the dwarves' hands and threatens the entire party. The only place we've seen a man ...
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What exactly happened to Thranduil's face while he was arguing with Thorin?

In the heated discussion between Thranduil and Thorin, for a moment, Thranduil's face suddenly turned very deeply scarred & wounded and then immediately returned to normal. What was this about? Is ...
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What are the differences between the book and the film version of Smaug and Bilbo's conversation?

I have read in several places that the movie scene differs quite a bit from the book scene. Sadly I haven't read the books. I just want some major highlights as to how the 2 scenes differed, and what ...
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How could Smaug live buried under gold without breathing? (The desolation of Smaug: The film)

Before Smaug awakens because of Bilbo's ventures, there's not even a single breath amidst all the gold. His breath is only heard when he wakes up. Is he capable of living without breathing?
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What is 'Durin' in The Hobbit movie?

I heard 'Durin' many times in the hobbit movie but don't understand if it's a person or some specific day or what?
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What deviations from the book did the movie “The Desolation of Smaug” have?

As far as I can tell that the hobbit movies don't seem to be necessarily true to the book. For instance I have heard that duel between Sauron and Gandalf didn't happen, and that the dwarves didn't ...
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Did Peter Jackson deliberately introduce the cinematic dichotomous use of light in 'The Desolation of Smaug'?

One of the themes that seems to have been introduced in the film adaptation of The Hobbit, is the contrast between different types of light. Two instances unique to the film adaptation come to mind. ...
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Why does Smaug associate lake town with Black arrows?

As Smaug is about to leave Erebor he speaks of black arrows as though they are associated with lake town. But the footage of Bards ancestor from this film's flashback and the first film are set in ...
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Thorin, son of Thrain… Nephew of Thror?

The tapestry Bard finds seems to show Thror in the same generation as Thrain... Is this a mistake, or have I miss read the tapestry?
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What did Thorin say to Thranduil when he declined the Elven King's offer?

I'm guessing it's the sort of thing you don't put into subtitles. The offer I am referring to is the one when Thranduil requests the moon stones from Erebor, in the King's throne room. Here is the ...
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Where can I find the black speech dialog used in 'Desolation of Smaug'?

I want to read the actual Black Speech sentences uttered by the Orcs and by Sauron in 'The Desolution of Smaug'. Does anybody know what they were or where can I find them?
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What was the plan when dwarfs headed to erebor?

just watched the hobbit 2 movie and it's a big question for me! what was the plan? to kill the dragon or just to find the arkenstone? it seems that they didn't want to kill the dragon because after ...
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Why does Smaug smell the ring (when it was invisible) and refer to it as 'precious'?

In Jackson's Hobbit Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo stands near Smaug as he wakes up and puts on the ring to become invisible. From what we can see, Smaug doesn't lay eyes on the ring. Yet Smaug comments,...
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How does Smaug know the name Oakenshield?

In the second Hobbit movie, Smaug mentions the name Thorin Oakenshield to Bilbo. (I don't have my copy of the book with me now, but I don't believe he refers to Oakenshield in that.) Thorin received ...
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How could Thranduil have met a dragon?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Thranduil The conversation implies that Thranduil has been in battle with a dragon. Considering that he leads a Silvan kingdom far to the east and south of ...
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How closely did the Black Speech match the subtitles?

A specific scene in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is what triggered this question: So, did that scene have a small translation mistake in the subtitles, am I misunderstanding what is going on ...
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What inspired Tauriel's story arc?

I know Tauriel is a Jackson created character, but I wondered if anywhere in the legendarium there was fodder for the story arc between her and Kili. I do not have access to all my books for the time ...
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Could the gold actually kill Smaug?

This wasn't in the book, so I was wondering: in the second Hobbit movie (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), when: could he actually die?