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Old September 24 2012, 01:07 PM   #1046
Alidar Jarok
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Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Emh wrote: View Post
I would be very surprised if we get a glimpse of Smaug in An Unexpected Journey even in a flashback history tale on Erebor. We might, might a smidgen of him in such a scenario but only enough to tantalize us a la Gollum in Moria in The Fellowship of the Ring.
I think it makes more sense dramatically to wait on showing Smaug. I know the rule is normally to show not tell, but it's not a complicated backstory "there's a dragon who stole our mountain." If I'm not mistaken, it's even in song form.
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