JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit Book Vs Movie

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“Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different.”-Stephen King. This relates to, The Hobbit, because Tolkien and Jackson had many different thoughts and each put them in their own version of, The Hobbit. Many people who just go for the movie will not notice a thing. Sometimes the director improves the movie or sometimes the changes make the movie worse. We see the effect of a movie changed from the original book in the novel, The Hobbit. Peter Jackson applies many changes to JRR Tolkien’s masterpiece in many different ways. This book is a fantasy about many creatures and animals trying to stop a party of dwarves and one little hobbit from having the adventure of a lifetime. Our main character Bilbo faces many challenges from trolls to greedy dragons. But his main goal is to help his fellow dwarves recover the gold and riches that were stolen long ago by the evil dragon, Smaug. (Jackson). In the movie Peter Jackson changes two details that I think are not effective to the story line. The first change is to the character Gollum who he makes a lot more uneducated and clueless in his version. The second change is to Bilbo himself when he steals Gollum’s most prized possesion, his ring. When he changed the scene of Bilbo picking up the ring and Gollum’s stupidity level they were not very effective to the plot of the story. He only made these two changes so that the…show more content…
One example of this is, “ What is he, my precious….. This is how he got his name, though he always called himself ‘my precious’.” (Tolkien 72). This shows that in the book he talked to himself but not as much as he did in Peter Jackson’s version. It also shows Peter Jackson wanted to add that Gollum had been living underground a long time and that the only person he ever had the chance to talk to was
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