An Unexpected Journey

Tomorrow, most of the world will finally be able to enjoy the release of Peter Jackson’s film, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (based on the book by J.R.R Tolkien, of course). The prequel to Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, this movie will follow the story of Bilbo Baggins 60 years before Frodo leaves the Shire for his adventure of a lifetime. For fans of the books and/or the movies, this is a long awaited beginning to another trilogy that is sure to set box-office records and net Jackson many awards.

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The website has a lot of great information if you’re a big fan of the movies, including downloads, videos and games. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the movie or reacquaint yourself with the book (it’s slightly changed) if you want to be ready.  I don’t think I’ll hit the theatre on the release date but I’ll certainly go to see it over the holidays at some point.  It’s kind of nice to expect movies for the next few Decemebers.

If you’re in New York City this December, Radio City Music Hall will be hosting the final installment of The Lord of the Rings in Concert, a live performance of the score while the film airs onscreen!  There are also numerous performance dates across the US, so visit the site to find out more information.  I can’t even imagine how difficult it would be to time the music to the movie in a live performance, but it would be incredibly exciting to see/hear it all happen at once. Such a special way to round out the holidays.

These two events may not be your cup of tea, but you could also go lo-tech and settle down with the original novel, THE HOBBIT, and become immersed in the story for the first time, or the tenth time. Enjoy!

 

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  1. I like The Hobbit even more than LoTR. It is so simple and lovely story!


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