AbstractPeter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, to the audience that loved the Lord of the Rings films, is an exciting opportunity to revisit Tolkien’s fantastic world and see favorite characters acting out their earlier adventures. The reader of the books, though, is often likely to find the difference in tone between the children’s book and the vastly expanded films jarring. This talk will explore audience expectations, the difficulties of filming a “prequel” after a “sequel,” and issues of “anticipation” in relation to character development.
SubjectsFilm adaptations, Motion picture audiences, Film sequels and prequels, Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973, Jackson, Peter, 1961-
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