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Excellent fan-produced trailer for The Hobbit

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 08, 2003

Excellent fan-produced trailer for The Hobbit. The prequel that most everyone wants Peter Jackson to make

Reader comments

11220Dec 09, 2003 at 8:16AM

looks cool but our damn crappy office pc has no sound card! does it have sound?

jkottkeDec 09, 2003 at 9:33AM

It does indeed. The music in the trailer is a re-scored version of Lux Aeterna from the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack…the same song that appeared in the trailer for Two Towers.

tomasDec 09, 2003 at 2:40PM

I want him to start working with original material again.

jenniferDec 09, 2003 at 9:06PM

Do a lot of people want PJ to do The Hobbit? I consider myself a pretty big LOTR fan, yet I think The Hobbit might be better off left as a book. The Hobbit is considerably more light-hearted and anecdotal than LOTR, and I think I read somewhere that Tolkien meant for The Hobbit to be a story that could stand alone and less of a prequel. So I think Jackson would have a hard time making The Hobbit into a suitably exciting movie—and it would definitely be hard to live up to the epic-ness of LOTR.

GabeDec 09, 2003 at 9:19PM

Sure, it’s well-edited, but it doesn’t really show off much of The Hobbit, IMO. Yes, it has Gandalf, Bilbo, and Smaug. But where’s the spiders, dwarves, eagles, and treasure? Blah.

dowingbaDec 10, 2003 at 1:35AM

Tolkien meant it as a stand-alone and not a prequel because it was a stand-alone. The popularity of the book had the publishers begging him to write a sequel, so he made lord of the rings.

And they actually hired a good actor to play Bilbo in LOTR. They’ve gotta give him his own movie now!

mptDec 10, 2003 at 8:37PM

11220, you’re not missing anything by not having sound. It’s actually rather boring. (Even some captions would have improved it considerably.)

Leo Kristen Feb 28, 2004 at 1:12AM

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.