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The Hobbit: Book Vs. Movie Essay

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The Hobbit (There and Back Again) is an absolutely wonderful classical book. In fact, it has been made into a three part movie series, two of which have already been released. The two movies that have been released will be what I am covering in this report.
Although the movies are a beautiful remake of the original book, there a quite a few distinct differences between the two. These differences can be very simple: like the fact that Gollum only has six teeth in the book and nine in the movie, or very complex: like the fact that whole new characters were added to the movie that were not originally in the book. The elves Legolas, Tauriel, and Galadriel played very prominent roles in the ...view middle of the document...

As far as camera angles go, Peter Jackson (director) seems to know the perfect way to capture every scene beautifully and almost exactly as I imagined in the book. Two examples of this include the escape from Mirkwood and the scene that takes place between Bilbo and Smaug, both of which took place in the second movie, The Desolation of Smaug. In the escape from Mirkwood, the scene involves all of the dwarves riding in barrels down the river. The cameras show a point-of-view perspective of both the barrel-riders and the elves which were helping keep the orcs from attacking them. I love this aspect because it gives a better look into the action from the actual characters’ perspectives. In the scene between Bilbo and Smaug, the camera angles are very far away from Bilbo in order to capture the greatness of the dragon and his treasure. It amazes me that there is so much detail and precision in this scene.
Smaug is the dragon that stole all of the dwarves’ treasure. He is played by Benedict Cumberbatch using motion capture and audio capture. This is yet another aspect that is amazing about the movie because they were able to put emotion and humanlike qualities into a...

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