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A Little ‘Hobbit’ With A Very Big Picture

We tweeted earlier this week about Entertainment Weekly’s “Scroll” From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and we can’t stop talking about it! Of course, almost all of us have created new wallpapers for our devices using the Wallpaper Generator provided by Warner Brothers.

The “Hobbit Moments” tumblr has the full scroll in all of its glory!

So we figured, instead of gushing to each other about our favorite scenes, we would share our perspectives with you!

Here is what the Middle-earth News team has to say:

Arwen: I was a little annoyed at the rune on the door when I first saw it. In The Hobbit, Tolkien used Anglo-Saxon runes but Peter Jackson used Tolkien’s runes he created for LOTR. The rune is a “G” for Gandalf. The Anglo-saxon rune for “G” is the shape of an “X” so perhaps Jackson felt it looked too “x marks the spot” for film. Either way, seeing this banner certainly amped up my excitement for the film. As if it wasn’t already…

And the wolves!! We may not get to see Smaug until the second film hits theaters, but at least we get to see the wolves. A glimpse of them at last!! Woooot!

Evie: What caught my eye was just how prominent the pictures of Kili are in the company of dwarves. We know Aidan Turner (Kili) returned from the Christmas break a few weeks before Dean O’Gorman (Fili) finished filming The Almighty Johnsons and almost two months before James Nesbitt (Bofur) wrapped on Monroe, but the scroll makes me wonder if Kili is, after Thorin, the main dwarf of the company.

Lily: The sight of Gandalf’s mark on Bilbo’s door made my heart quicken! This is really happening! Though I should have noticed earlier, Peter Jackson’s 4th Production Video gave us a sneak peak of its creation…

And in that same part of the picture, does Gandalf have a scar on his cheek? What encounter do you suppose that is from?

Steve: I think my favourite part of the banner is inside Bilbo’s home with everyone around. The warmth and the cheery Hobbity meal makes me smile! It actually makes me think of this quote: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

What I am really going to enjoy is the focus on Hobbit and Dwarf perspectives.

I should mention that nearly everyone made a comment like, “Beorn!” We’re just a tad excited about our first glimpse of him. We’d love to know what your favorite parts of the enormous “Scroll” are; leave your comments below!

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  1. joegilronan says:

    Great stuff Lily

  2. Everything is just so exciting right now with HobbitCon going on. Every other post on all my social connections has something to do with Tolkien and I LOVE it all! My favorite parts of the scroll are Bilbo up with the three with the forest on fire-I cannot wait to see that. And I’m really going to enjoy watching those Dwarves barreling down the river. I also very much love the scene of the whole company marching up the mountain under that moon. GORGEOUS!

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