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Why didn't Gollum take the ring back from Bilbo between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings?

He did eventually (after some years: remember that Gollum has a hatred and fear of the Sun, the Moon and other creatures, so it took some time) leave the Misty Mountains in pursuit of Bilbo Baggins, ...
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Who was Balin? Was he part of the company of Thorin Oakenshield?

Yes, the Balin referred here is in fact the same Balin that was part of Thorin's company. And yes, in Moria, Gimli is referring to the same Balin, who was the Lord of Moria, by the time he was slain ...
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Is it because the time gap that Legolas's eyes are different in Hobbit and LOTR?

No. It's a technical issue (sort of) Original Source - Quora Wikipdia Due to technical mishaps involving Bloom's contact lenses, in the films Legolas' eye colour sometimes changes between brown, ...
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Who was Balin? Was he part of the company of Thorin Oakenshield?

Ok, let's do this one by one: Balin was one of the 12 dwarves who were in Thorin II Oakenshield's company. Balin got a younger brother called Dwalin. Both of them are cousins of Glóin. Glóin is ...
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What was the name of Bilbo's sword?

It had no name until Bilbo named it It was not a sword, merely a dagger, and unlikely to have been used for much worthy of recognition. I can think of only one dagger in Tolkien lore that was worthy ...
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Why did Peter Jackson direct the Lord of the Rings first and then The Hobbit?

Most of this with appropriate additional source attribution can be found on the wikipedia pages of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. When Jackson first started on this (1995) he wanted to make 3 ...
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Who was Balin? Was he part of the company of Thorin Oakenshield?

Yes, Balin is part of Thorin's group in The Hobbit. So is Gloin, father of Gimli. And Gimli is a member of the Fellowship of the Ring. Please refer to this listing of the Thorin's company from ...
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What is Sauron saying when Galadriel defeats him at Dol Guldur?

In Tolkien's texts, Sauron flees Dol Guldur just prior to the arrival of the White Council's force. Galadriel is the Lady of Lothlorien, granddaughter of Finwe the High King of the Noldor and one of ...
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LotR and Hobbit - one series or two?

Either interpretation could be correct. But since you can watch either group of films without the other it wouldn't be really correct to call all 6 films one series....at least in my opinion. To ...
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Morgul Blades Disintegrating?

Credit from original scifi answer. From the books: [Aragorn] stooped again and lifted up a long thin knife. There was a cold gleam in it. As Strider raised it they saw that near the end its edge was ...
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What was Sauron saying in Dol Guldur while Galadriel carries Gandalf before she said she's not alone?

According to a transcript you can find online, you can see: > Necromancer [subtitled] Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky. Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone. > ...
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Who closed the gates of the Lonely Mountain with stones while Smaug was inside?

It was the movie's depiction of the Front Gate of Erebor. It was the only way in, aside from the secret door, that Smaug left open since it was big enough for him to pass through when he initially ...
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What is the frame rate of the Hobbit Blu-ray release?

24 frames. "High-definition (1080-line) television is also interlaced—hence the 1080i designation. But 1080p high-definition movies are progressively drawn line after line—they're not interlaced. ...
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Hobbit scenes with psychedelic mind combat

Well, for one the scenes are not fleshed out in the books, so there is no direct Tolkien source for them as far as I know, but there is potentially a source for the psychedelic experience that is ...
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Why does Aragorn follow the same path to Rivendell which Gandalf took 60 years ago?

I'm not being facetious but I think it is simply down to the fact that it is the way to go. The similarity between the route taken by the dwarfs in 'The Hobbit' and Aragorn and the hobbits in 'The ...
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Are the "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" movies connected someway?

The Hobbit is the prequel to the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. It's during his exploits chronicled in the Hobbit book (movie) that Bilbo first finds the One Ring, and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy is ...
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How did the mountain goats appear in the Battle of the Five Armies?

Further to the answer @cde has already given, in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies extended edition Bluray the scene with the Dwarven Goat mounted Cavalry is included. ...
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Why does Aragorn follow the same path to Rivendell which Gandalf took 60 years ago?

Actually they don't go by the same route in the books. Gandalf, Bilbo, and the Dwarves go by the Great East Road in the Hobbit. In LOTR Aragorn avoids the road for fear of the Black Riders. He ...
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LotR and Hobbit - one series or two?

They are the same as both occur during Tolkien's "Third Age", and the Lord Of The Rings is a continuation of the story of the Ring, from finding it during the Hobbit, to ending in the LOTR. You can ...
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LotR and Hobbit - one series or two?

Ultimately this seems to come down to the definition of "series". It's two distinct film trilogies - each with their own story arcs and sets of characters - within one larger franchise.
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Was Saruman already under the thrall of Sauron?

Saruman was not fully faithful to the White Council Robert T. Tally Jr. analyses the movie's portrayal of Saruman in relation to his more nuanced portrayal in the original Tolkien books. In his brief ...
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What was Saruman's motivation in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

I will supplement KutuluMike's very good answer with the following observation. Gandalf relates that the Istari were not to defeat Sauron by force, but to inspire the Elves and Men to resist him. It ...
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Why did the ring affect Frodo so much and not Bilbo?

What spurred Gandalf to come to the Shire and to organize the Fellowship to try and destroy the Ring? It was because Gollum, searching to regain the Ring, wandered close to Mordor and was captured ...
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Why did the ring affect Frodo so much and not Bilbo?

There are a few reasons. When Bilbo had the Ring Sauron was relatively inactive and geographically distant. It is fairly strongly implied that the Ring began to 'wake up' in some sense as Sauron ...
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