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Dec 21 2012

Dale Tedder: The Hobbit

Original post at http://daletedder.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/the-hobbit/


the-hobbit-calendar-coverI went to see The Hobbit with my three sons earlier this week. Loved it and want to see it a second time. And yet, I’m not sure it moved me as much as any of the movies from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. As corny as this sounds (and I know it does) I had spiritual experiences watching those three movies. Listening to lectures by Peter Kreeft on The Lord of the Rings even enhanced those experiences. I have since watched those movies multiple times.

I think one of the reasons I was able to enjoy them so much is because I’m not a purist when it comes to Tolkien. I had never read the books prior to watching the movies. The three Chronicles of Narnia movies, on the other hand, were much more of a let down for me, perhaps because I had read those books on numerous occasions.

I had not read The Hobbit prior to seeing the movie (my boys and I started to do so… but sort of fell out of the groove). All I knew about The Hobbit was that Gandalf, Bilbo, and dwarves were in it. I really didn’t know much of the plot… and still don’t know much about what awaits in the second two parts of the story. Maybe that’s why I was able to enjoy it as much as I did. I do hope the next two parts will be moving in the way in which I experienced The Lord of the Rings. I hope that’s not an unfair expectation.

At any rate, there’s been much written in the last week or two on Tolkien, The Hobbit, etc. Here are a few articles, etc., that I thought were worth passing along to you.

Enjoy,
Dale


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