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Old 12-15-2012, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by samwiseb View Post
The dragon most definitely had a speaking part. In fact his dialogue with Bilbo is actually quite funny in places.
Yeah, I kept wrestling with that. And now I vaguely remember that he did.

I also thought it would be quite odd for Peter Jackson to create a speaking part. Thus far with these movies, he's been actually editing out dialogue. In the books the Ring Wraiths had more to say than just "Baggins..... Shire....."

It's not really a criticism. The movies are more visually stunning, and successfully rely more on the visual aspect to tell the story, but he doesn't ignore the dialogue and acting.

Originally Posted by samwiseb View Post
'goblin' (Tolkein didn't start calling them orcs until the Rings trilogy)
That might have been another change then. I think in the Hobbit movie, they were called Orcs. By looks that's what they seemed as well. I think back and vaguely remember I was confused about the difference between orc and goblin. The movies seemed to have define them differently. The goblins were short, hunched, jumpy creatures that reminds one more of monkeys, and dwelt mostly in the caves. The orcs are the next step, walk upright, originally Elves who were "tortured and mutilated" (as indicated by Saruman) into a new race.


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