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Old April 30 2011, 01:57 PM   #99
Alidar Jarok
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Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

As someone who read the Appendix to the Return of the King, even I think the Silmarillion would make a bad movie. Maybe it's just the way the story was told. The LOTR was a personal story focusing on characters. The Silmarillion is sort of detached folk lore. It has an omniscient narrator throughout if I recall correctly. It doesn't lend itself to the same style as everything else (while the Hobbit does, aside from being a lighter tale).
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