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Re: The Hobbit: the official trailer
« Reply #50 on: December 24, 2012, 12:09:29 pm »






















John, thank you for that wonderful artwork by Queen Margrethe.  I love it!  She's really good.  8)
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Re: The Hobbit: the official trailer
« Reply #51 on: December 24, 2012, 02:27:38 pm »
I know it's traditional and in other stories as well, but any idea why dragons like gold?

I keep thinking of Colonel Dolarhyde's line in the movie Cowboys and Aliens:

"What are they going to do?  Buy something?"


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Re: The Hobbit: the official trailer
« Reply #52 on: December 24, 2012, 05:13:07 pm »
I know it's traditional and in other stories as well, but any idea why dragons like gold?

I keep thinking of Colonel Dolarhyde's line in the movie Cowboys and Aliens:

"What are they going to do?  Buy something?"

Apparently, the Greeks are to blame for starting it all:

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080518043727AAhn6Kr
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Re: The Hobbit: the official trailer
« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2012, 07:13:55 pm »
I know it's traditional and in other stories as well, but any idea why dragons like gold?

I keep thinking of Colonel Dolarhyde's line in the movie Cowboys and Aliens:

"What are they going to do?  Buy something?"



In the Anglo-Saxon poem, "Beowulf", dragons hoard gold because they are mean and selfish and determined not to share the wealth with anyone else. This is in direct contrast to the hero, Beowulf, who is portrayed as a very generous giver of gifts.

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Re: The Hobbit: the official trailer
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2013, 07:39:10 pm »
This afternoon I was dusting my bedroom, and I paused a moment to take my copy of The Hobbit off the rack where I keep it, on top of one of my barrister bookcases. It had been a very long time since I last opened the book, and I really need to replace it. The book is a paperback, and the copy is so old the pages have all turned brown. I reread the first few pages, and once again I was delighted by how chatty and middle class the opening of the story is, like the servants gossiping below stairs in some program on Masterpiece Theatre.  ;D

Especially the part where the narrator says that Bilbo's father built the hobbit hole in part with his wife's money. ...  ;D

I know it's traditional and in other stories as well, but any idea why dragons like gold?

I keep thinking of Colonel Dolarhyde's line in the movie Cowboys and Aliens:

"What are they going to do?  Buy something?"

 :laugh:
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Re: The Hobbit: the official trailer
« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2014, 06:34:56 pm »
Have you seen the latest safety video for Air New Zealand?

[youtube=425,350]qOw44VFNk8Y[/youtube]

Makes me proud to live in "Middle Earth" although I have issues with Air New Zealand but malnly due to the cost of regional flights. I prefer to catch the bus from Dunedin to Christchurch then fly Emirates. Coming home on New Years Eve I will stay overnight in Christchurch then catch the 5 hour bus and it will still be $50 cheaper.

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Re: The Hobbit: the official trailer
« Reply #56 on: December 14, 2014, 11:15:04 pm »
Brian, I loved that airline safety video.  No one will top that!  ;D

I wanted to post this here so you wouldn't miss it: the incredible interview with Smaug on The Colbert Report.  It must have been in the works for some time.  Totally fabulous!

http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/stephen-colbert-smaug-the-hobbit-interview/?fb=dd

Also hilarious, the spoof of "The Office" done a la Middle-earth with Martin Freeman guesting on Saturday Night Live:

https://screen.yahoo.com/hobbit-office-091748617.html

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