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A 2012 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson.

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Why were the Hobbit and Lord of the Ring movies released in reverse order to the books? [closed]

The one and only Hobbit book 'The Hobbit' was published on the 21st of September, 1937. The first Lord of the Rings book 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' was published the 29th of ...
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Lord of the Rings: Sauron's ring

What are the powers of Sauron's ring? He seems to be able to build armies enslave races just fine without it. Are there any mentions in the books?
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what is the difference between Erebor and Moria?

In the beginning of the first Hobbit movie it is said that Smaug attacked the kingdom of Erebor, but during the movie they frequently reference going into Moria which they call the home of the ...
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Is there any relation between the head-butting in LotR and the Hobbit?

Most of us Tolkien fans have seen the movies and may recall that in the first the Hobbit movie Balin and Dwalin head-butt each other when meeting at Bilbo's. Ofcourse, this does not seem too strange a ...
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Why are Legolas' eyes blue in “The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug”? [closed]

Legolas eye colour is brown in the three Lord of the Rings movies and I believe Orlando Blooms eyes are brown. So why does he have blue eyes in the Hobbit?
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Is it necessary to watch “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in order to enjoy and understand “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”?

So a friend of mine asked me to watch Hobbit one (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey I assume), which I haven't, so that we can then watch Hobbit two (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug I assume). So ...
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Why do digital movies show aliasing and red/green chromatic aberration?

I just saw the second Hobbit film and some issues that I thought were present in the first Hobbit film really came through. The first issue was that nearly all hard diagonal lines, such as those on ...
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How is the Front Gate of Erebor sealed?

At the meeting at Bag End Balin says: "You forget the front gate is sealed. There is no way into the mountain." Is there some sort of magical protection on the door making it sealed or is it ...
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Was Saruman already under the thrall of Sauron?

During the first film of The Hobbit we see a meeting of the White Council in which Saruman seems unconvinced and even argues against the likelihood that Sauron could be returning. In The Fellowship ...
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Why was Bilbo's sword not glowing?

In some places in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 'Sting', (Bilbo's sword) wasn't glowing blue. There are a few scenes where Bilbo is around Orcs, Even one where they were fighting the Pale Orc, ...
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Where did ring come from?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is good movie and as we know prequel of Lord of the Rings to show how Bilbo Baggins get the ring from Gollum and gifted to his nephew. My Question: Where did Golum ...
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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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Why did only Bilbo's sword glow? [duplicate]

In "The Hobbit", the party finds a troll's cave with a stash in it. They find a few swords of elvish make, and on the way out Gandolf finds a short sword to give to Bilbo. When he hands it to Bilbo, ...
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Will The Hobbit be released to video with the High Frame Rate?

Will there be any version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that you can watch at home at 48 or 50 frames or fields per second? It would be easy to do. When a standard 24 FPS movie is converted ...
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Existence of Sauron in The Hobbit

During the discussion between Saruman, Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel in Rivendell, Gandalf says Radagast the Brown saw the necromancer on Dol Guldur, and that he appeared to have summoned the dead. ...
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What is the past history between Gandalf and Bilbo?

At the beginning of The Hobbit, when Gandalf and Bilbo meet the first time, Bilbo says he doesn't remember his past meeting with Gandalf and only remembers him for his fireworks, but Gandalf talks ...
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Why didn't Gollum ever go to the Shire to search for Bilbo?

Gollum finds out Bilbo's name and where he is from when they meet in the cave. Why doesn't he ever go to the Shire to search for Bilbo and his "precious"?
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What was the name of Bilbo's sword?

The Swords After the group kills the Trolls trying to eat them, they go to their cave where they find a collection of Elven swords. Gandalf gives Bilbo a sword that glows when Orcs are near. The ...
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What was the answer to the box riddle?

The Riddles When Bilbo first meets Gollum in the cave. He asks Gollum to lead him out of the cave, but Gollum refuses unless they play a game of riddles. The Box Of Gold One of the riddles Bilbo ...
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Does the scene with Galadriel, Saruman, Elrond and Gandalf take place in the book?

The scene I'm referring to takes place in Rivendell where Galadriel, Saruman, Elrond and Gandalf discuss the dwarves' quest and the Morgul blade. It's been a few years since I read The Hobbit and I'm ...
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When were the scenes with Frodo shot for The Hobbit?

When were the scenes with Frodo (Elijah Wood) and the older Bilbo (Ian Holm) shot for The Hobbit? Were they perhaps shot during the making of LotR?
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Why could the warg riding orcs attack in daylight?

In the new Hobbit movie, the warg riding orcs attack in daylight, which according to Tolkien's books should not be possible. Any speculations how this might be explained anyway? In the Lord of the ...
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Is there more to Gandalf and Galadriel's relationship than is hinted at in The Hobbit?

Having recently seen The Hobbit, I was intrigued by the scenes between Gandalf and Galadriel which seemed to imply that they shared a more intimate history than previously thought. Not being much of ...
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Why not make full use of the eagles in The Hobbit?

I realize of course that if Gandalf had summoned his eagle friends at the beginning of the story, and flown the entire party to Smaug's mountain, then this would not make a particularly riveting ...
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Swords in The Hobbit

Why don't Orcrist / Goblin-cleaver and Glamdring / Foe-hammer glow like Sting when orcs/goblins are near?
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What is the age of Bilbo in the events of The Hobbit?

The Hobbit shows that the events of the Hobbit took place sixty years before Bilbo's grand birthday party which took place in the 'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' as clearly the ...
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Why wasn't Sauron invisible when he wore the Ring?

When Sauron is shown killing Elendil and then being destroyed by Isildur he is clearly not invisible and he is wearing the Ring. But any time Bilbo or Frodo put on the Ring they went invisible ...
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Were they goblins or orcs?

In the mountains when the whole party was brought into the mountain and Bilbo found Gollum, were those creatures orcs, goblins, or something else? I initially thought they were orcs (guess I wasn't ...
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Why did the dwarves sing the song?

I couldn't quite make out what the lyrics were to the song they sang in Bilbo's house. What song was that, and why did they sing it?
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Did George Lucas try to acquire the rights to 'The Lord Of The Rings' / 'The Hobbit'?

  [Source] This review of the movie Willow, which was produced by George Lucas, claims: George Lucas was desperately attempting to secure the rights to the Lord of the Rings series and its ...
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Why is Gandalf referred to as Mithrandir?

I've read that Mithrandir is one of Gandalf's aliases. Why do certain people call him by this name and not Gandalf? I've noticed in particular that Galadriel uses the name Mithrandir quite often.
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Why did these 'creatures' fight each other?

[Source] In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, after Bilbo and the Dwarves leave Rivendell they encounter Three(?) Stone Giants who punch and throw rocks at each other. It appeared like they ...
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Why did the ring affect Frodo so much and not Bilbo?

Every time Frodo put on the ring the Eye of Sauron could see where he was and almost see into his soul as well. Frodo appeared to suffer hugely when he put the ring on. Bilbo was able to turn ...