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Hobbit Trilogy - Hardcover Collectors Books - $10 - B&M - Barnes and Nobles - YMMV

Posted 03-20-2017 by gotbuck at 08:25 AM
Was recently at my local Barnes and Nobles (Vernon Hills, IL) and they had a great sale on collector's edition Hobbit hardcover books for $10. My store had piles of them for 2 of the movies. Very nice artwork and story behind them. Keep in mind this is B&M pricing and YMMV.

Retail price - $45
Current price - $10

Pretty slick if you are an avid fan and collector.

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Thanks, mom's a big fan of LOTR/Hobbit so these will make perfect gifts!
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Wait did they make three movies off of one book, then made three books off the movie?
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Wait did they make three movies off of one book, then made three books off the movie?
Ridiculous isn't it?

I wonder if they actually add more content in the books or not compared to the movies.
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Yeah. I'm calling shennanigans on this so called Hobbit "Trilogy"
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Quote from PintSizedPurple View Post :
Wait did they make three movies off of one book, then made three books off the movie?
These are books about the 3 movies, it's not the Hobbit book itself. They did books for each movie about different things such as art and design, characters, etc.
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The original Hobbit is probably my all time favorite book. It's a big part of what started me off on a 20+ year passion for the fantasy genre.

The Hobbit movies disgusted me. I never watched anything passed the movie because they butchered the original story so horribly. To me, the artistic liberty taken with the Lord of the Rings trilogy was not that bad. What they did with The Hobbit was terrible.
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The original Hobbit is probably my all time favorite book. It's a big part of what started me off on a 20+ year passion for the fantasy genre.

The Hobbit movies disgusted me. I never watched anything passed the movie because they butchered the original story so horribly. To me, the artistic liberty taken with the Lord of the Rings trilogy was not that bad. What they did with The Hobbit was terrible.
They were pretty awful movies, but I actually really enjoyed the behind-the-scenes documentaries that came on the extended editions. Not only are they more enjoyable than the actual movies, they're longer, too. I imagine the books have some pretty interesting info and beautiful art that should make them interesting despite the bad movies, as well.
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To anyone that wasn't a fan of the movies but a fan of the book, might i recommend viewing the Hobbit: Tolkien edit.
It condenses the movies down to one, 4 hr movie mostly just with what is in the book. Also re-orders scenes to make them flow better.

There are a few other edits out there as well, this was just the first.
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Quote from PintSizedPurple View Post :
Wait did they make three movies off of one book, then made three books off the movie?
Actually, it's worse than you thought -- there are actually two of these art books per film, for a total of six.

The good news is that the books are packed with info and imagery, and they are among the better books on movie art/design.
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I bought all 6 of these and they are totally worth it. I have the art books from the LOTR trilogy and while those movies are better, these books outclass the LOTR art books.
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Quote from PintSizedPurple View Post :
Wait did they make three movies off of one book, then made three books off the movie?
Yes, they made three movies out of one book because Peter Jackson and the studio saw $$$$$$$$$$$$. Two movies would have been sufficient -- even my daughter wondered why they dragged out the third movie so much, and she was 11 or 12 at the time.
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Quote from Dang_lang23 View Post :
The original Hobbit is probably my all time favorite book. It's a big part of what started me off on a 20+ year passion for the fantasy genre.

The Hobbit movies disgusted me. I never watched anything passed the movie because they butchered the original story so horribly. To me, the artistic liberty taken with the Lord of the Rings trilogy was not that bad. What they did with The Hobbit was terrible.
Individual parts of the film Trilogy are good--notably what is closer to the book. The battle itself was not discussed in the book in nearly the detail necessary to make a movie.

That is, the scenes with Gollum and Smaug were good. A lot of bits before Rivendell were good in the first movie too.

I like "An Unexpected Journey". Still, I can't disagree that the movies were, overall, money-grabbing garbage.
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Yes, they made three movies out of one book because Peter Jackson and the studio saw $$$$$$$$$$$$. Two movies would have been sufficient -- even my daughter wondered why they dragged out the third movie so much, and she was 11 or 12 at the time.
Movie studios exist to make money. That's the end game for any business. What diehard Tolkien fans will never get (and I have read all of the books including the backstories in one year) is that many moviegoers will be well sated by what they saw on the screen. The greatest complaints came from purists. Those who've read the books and enjoy discussing and debating their nuances.The movies weren't really for you. You were never their target audience. The majority of the money to be made would be with the films. And while I enjoy Tolkien and believe he's an excellent storyteller. He's a bit long-winded at times. And this comes from a self-professed Dickens fan!

There's also the reality that he wasn't here to oversee the project. Christopher isn't JRR and that makes a world of difference.
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Elric of Melniboné is a better read (meaning books with him in it).
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