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I don't think those three stories are particularly different. They all share the same core: Bilbo gets lost in the caves beneath the Misty Mountains, where he finds the Ring, after it was dropped by Gollum (or, more precisely, where it dropped itself away from Gollum). This is the essence - the ring wanted to leave Gollum and be picked up by someone else to ...


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As the meeting doesn't happen in the book, an out of universe explanation is just that Peter Jackson thought it would make a good scene. Searching for an in universe explanation of how Radagast could make this journey and how it could seem so short, I can come up with the following points: Dol Guldur is at the southern end of Mirkwood. Radagast may have ...


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This is really two questions, but I'll try to answer them both. Why don't I remember reading about Azog losing his arm? Azog does not appear in the book, although he is mentioned by name in chapter one, An Unexpected Party: Gandalf: Your grandfather Thrór was killed, you remember, in the Mines of Moria by Azog the Goblin. Thorin: Curse his name, yes. ...


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The thrush is said to have belonged to an ancient breed known by Thorin's ancestors and they served the men of Dale as messengers. Bilbo is skeptical that any of the Lake-men still speak the thrush language, but is proven wrong when the bird tells Bard the Bowman of Smaug's only weak spot, thus enabling Bard to kill the dragon. There is a verse featured in ...


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Short answer: If they looked like women, human or otherwise, they weren't Dwarf women. Long answer: From the movie; Gimli to Eowyn on the way to Helms Deep: Gimli: It's true you don't see many Dwarf women. And in fact, they are so alike in voice and appearance, that they are often mistaken for Dwarf men. Aragorn: It's the beards. Gimli: And ...


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No, at the time of The Hobbit, Saruman was not yet being directly influenced by Sauron. He started using the Palantir only about 50 years after Sauron was driven out of Dol Guldur (an event that happens simultaneously with the climax of The Hobbit - which is not a coincidence): 2851 The White Council meets. Gandalf urges an attack on Dol Guldur. ...


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I later guessed that the incident prompted them to take up refuge in an ill-researched cave... am I right? Correct. It's clearer in the book, where the company is sheltering under a rocky overhang and is not immediately threatened by the giants (they just see them from afar). Together with the rain and the lightning, this prompts Gandalf to declare their ...


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The movie is not expected to be seen only by LOTR fans and former readers. Probably there are thousands (if not millions) of possible spectators that won't have even known that female dwarves had beards, even after Aragorn's joke in "The Two Towers". This means that representing bearded female dwarves in the movie would probably make them pass undetected by ...


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The treasure in the Troll cave was gathered over time by waylaying travelers and by looting villages and farms. Ever hungry and always greedy, the Trolls collected anything they deemed of value from their victims and hoarded it in the cave they holed up in during daylight hours. It can be assumed that the trolls had other caves that they used along their ...


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While this scene is non-canonical, the orcs' ability to overcome sunlight is. The above scene never occurs in the books, the closest we get to something like that is the Goblins of the Mountains chasing Bilbo out of the hills, into the trees, in daylight. Of course they soon came down after him, hooting and hallooing, and hunting among the trees. But ...


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The events of the Hobbit take place during 2941 Third Age. The meeting portrayed does not take place in the novel The Hobbit, though it is fairly clear that this meeting is supposed to be a meeting of The White Council, though the council is not named in the film. The White Council was formed in TA 2463, shortly after the end of the Watchful Peace. In TA ...


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If you google image dwarf women and hobbit, there are concept pictures purportedly from Weta Workshop that show women with light beards and extended sideburns—but definite facial hair. For all intents and purposes, these were probably the beards that Aragorn was referring to—they just weren't full mutton chop / lumberjack beards that we are familiar with... ...


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In the book Azog Dies by the hand of Dain Ironfoot at the battle of Nanduhirion (Azanulbizar or dimrill dale depending on which race you ask) The battle was the climax of a long war started when Azog killed Thror at the gates of Moria and the 7 clans of dwarves banded together to avenge him. The movie is an almost total fabrication. However I believe that ...


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Aragorn was born in 2931 TA, and the Hobbit spans 2940-2941.➀ Without massive computer modification of the footage, Viggo Mortensen would be unable to play the 9-10 year old Aragorn. This would be extremely expensive for what should be, at best, a cameo. Further, Mortensen is not a fan of the extensive CGI, ans so seems unlikely to be willing to do so. ...


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The female dwarf in the section where Smaug attacked the Dale had fluffy sideburns. I thought it was a compromise.


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Saruman and Galadriel appear in the film TH:AUJ, but not in the book The Hobbit. So in principle, other characters from Lord of the Rings could have appeared in TH:AUJ. On a related note, Cate Blanchett claimed in this interview with the BBC that she wanted to play Galadriel again, and encouraged Peter Jackson to write her in. So it was the opposite of the ...


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I think the reason the 3 stories are a bit different is because of the mediums that the are being told. In a book an authour can get away with indroducing the reader to a pitch black enviromennt, because the reader is looking at the pages of a book and their imagination is doing the rest. However on the film its not that simple. In the Fellowship ...


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In the novel, he had been in the goblin-made tunnels of the Misty Mountains after being captured along with all of the dwarves. Gandalf had come and rescued them as always, and Dori had been carrying Bilbo on his back while running because Bilbo couldn't keep up. A goblin had grabbed Dori's legs, causing him to fall, flinging Bilbo off his back and knocking ...


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"I could not say,"said Elrond, "but one may guess that your trolls had plundered other plunderers or come on the remnants of old robberies in some hold in the mountains. I have heard that there are still forgotten treasures of old to be found in the deserted caverns of the mines of Moria, since the dwarf and goblin war." That is all that is said on the ...


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I recall watching an interview with Richard Armitage in which they mentioned the lack of Female Dwarves during the scene when Bilbo was writing about Erebor. He said that female Dwarves had beards so they might have just missed them. So, according to him there were female Dwarves there and they had beards. Possibly the ones seen fleeing Erebor were still ...


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