The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

This category includes everything related to J.R.R. Tolkien and his work, especially in regards to the books "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."

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NCIS

Why do they call McGee 'Elf Lord' on NCIS?

They call McGee Elf Lord because it is his screen name on one of his online gaming websites. Maybe also because he once dressed up as a elf for halloween. :)

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Harry Potter Movies

Were Albus Dumbledore of Harry Potter and Gandalf of Lord of the Rings portrayed by the same actor?

No, Dumbledore has been played by Richard Harris (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and Michael Gambon (the remaining six films). Gandalf was played by Sir Ian McKellen.

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In Chapter 5 of 'The Hobbit' what was Gollum's birthday present and why was it so important?

It was the One Ring. His cousin Deagol found it in the bottom of the river Anduin and Smeagol (Gollum) killed him for it. One of the justifications was that it was his birthday and it was a present for him. The Ring is important because it is the pivotal reason for the entire book: the re-emergence and ultimate destruction of the Ring.

The way that Gollum came by the Ring is also important: because the Ring came to him by evil means, it corrupted Gollum that much easier. In the end, Gollum's complete corruption and lust for the Ring was what (ironically) saved Middle-Earth.

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A box without hinges key or lid- yet golden treasure inside is hid?

An egg, it is.

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Who wrote the screenplay of the lord of the rings return of the king?

Fran Walsh , Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson .

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Who is the foil character in Lord of the Rings?

In fiction, a foil is a character who contrasts with another character (usually the protagonist) in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character.

Sam Gamgee would be the foil to Frodo Baggins inasmuch as he , by his personality , both highlights and contrasts Frodo's personality with his own.

Foil characters are everywhere in the story... a good example is Gandalf and Saruman.

Sam and Gollum

Boromir and Faramir

Merry and Pippin

Gandalf and Pippin

Eowyn and Arwen

Theoden and Denethor

Legolas and Gimli

Treebeard and Old Man Willow

Sauron and Saruman

Sauron and Tom Bombadil

Elrond and Galadriel

Aragorn and Boromir

Nazgul and Fellowship

Gaffer and Denethor

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What book is the prequel to 'The Lord of the Rings'?

The Hobbit is considered the prequel and occurs about 60 years in time before the Lord of the Rings. It is about how the One Ring came back to knowledge in Middle-earth after being hidden for so many years.

The Silmarillion contains portions of the events from the beginning of Middle-earth right up to the destruction of Beleriand and the destruction of Numenor. It is far more like a history book than a story.

The Hobbit. It tells of the life and adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Frodo's uncle. A movie is being made called "The Hobbit" in 2012. Peter Jackson comes back to direct another masterpiece.

This may be slightly pedantic, but just to be precise:

Technically the book The Lord of the Rings doesn't have a prequel. A prequel is written after a publication in question but describes the events that happened before the events in said publication.

The Hobbit (book) was written before The Lord of the Rings. The Lord of the Rings is the sequel to The Hobbit, but The Hobbit is not the prequel to The Lord of the Rings.

However, the movie The Hobbit is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings movie.

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What is name of Lord of the Rings monster?

If you're talking about the big fiery one in Moria on the Bridge of Khazad-Dum, that's a Balrog. Balrogs are very old demi-gods, in a sense, of the same order as Gandalf, but much more powerful. The name 'Balrog' is a corruption of the word 'Valaraukar,' meaning "Demon of Power.' There's also a kind of giant octopus or kraken-like creature in the lake on the west side of Moria, called 'The Watcher In The Water'. The Nazgul, or 'Ringwraiths,' ride on a kind of prehistoric pterodactyl-like creature, called by some as 'Fell Beasts'.

Other 'monsters' include giant spiders, trolls, wargs (werewolves), orcs, goblins, and half-orcs.

The major antagonist in the Lord of the Rings is actually the Dark Lord Sauron.

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In 'The Hobbit' where was Gollum's lost birthday present?

Gollum's magic ring that makes him invisible was lost somewhere in the caves of the Misty Mountains. Bilbo stumbled upon it, put it in his pocket, and that's how it left Gollum's possession and began its new adventures in the War of the Ring.

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Why does thorin want the arkenstone?

It was the fairest of all the treasurers known to the dwarves. It had belonged to his grandfather at one point. By acquiring it, he was reconnecting with his ancestors and would be established as a great leader in the dwarven community.

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What are the names of the dwarves in The Hobbit?

Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Thorin Oakenshield, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, and Ori. The two youngest are Fili and Kili. Thorin is royalty.

Thorin dies in the Battle of Five Armies.

Fili and Kili, brothers, are Thorin's sister, Dis' children. Hence they are his nephews. They die beside Thorin in the Battle of Five Armies. Oin and Gloin are brothers, and Gloin also has a very important son, Gimli who plays a crucial role in The Lord of the Rings. Dwalin and Balin are brothers. Balin attempts to retake Moria and is slain by a goblin scout as he gazes into the Mirrormere. Dori, Ori, and Nori are brothers and all survive the book. Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur are the last dwarves. They are relatively minor characters except for Bombur. He has a significant role in the fact that he is so fat and is a special friend to Bilbo. His weight creates several hardships when he has to be carried or lifted by ropes.

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What type of elf is Liv Tyler in lord of the rings?

Arwen Undomiel is one of the Half-Elven being a product of both an Elven and human parent .

Elrond was the son of Earendil (Edain) and Elwing (Sindar). Earendil was the son of Tuor (Edain) and Idril (Noldor). So Arwen's elven heritage was Noldorin and Sindarin.

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Was J.R.R Tolkien an American?

No. He was born in South Africa, but his family were English and he returned to live in England when he was 3.

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Which dwarves die in the end of The Hobbit?

Of the THIRTEEN dwarves that set out along with Bilbo Baggins on the Quest of Erebor, three died in the Battle of the Five Armies: Fili, Kili, and Thorin Oakenshield.

The other 10 dwarves were:

Dwalin, Balin, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur.

In the 1977 animated movie version of The Hobbit, only 6 of the dwarves live. I forget which though. One thing I'm certain of: Fili, Kili, and Thorin die in both the book and the animated movie. However, only Fili, Kili, and Thorin die in the book.

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What is the Shire Describe it?

The shire is the home of hobbits. Most of the homes are holes in hills, but these are nice holes, not dark dirty ones. Most of the hobbits that live in the Shire are farmers and have never ventured outside of the Shire, and therefore know nothing about the world outside of their humble dwelling.

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What is the first page of The Hobbit?

'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole and that means comfort.'

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How many races are The Hobbit book?

In no particular order:

  • Istari (Maiar) - Wizards
  • Hobbits
  • Grey Elves (Noldor possibly)
  • Wood Elves (Sylvan)
  • Adanedhel - Half Elven
  • Men
  • Hill Trolls
  • Orcs
  • Goblins (as used to refer to the lesser breeds of Orc)
  • Corrupted Hobbit (since there is only one it is arguable if this counts as a race.)
  • Wargs (sentience unclear)
  • Great Eagles
  • Hot Drakes
  • Beornings (a possible sub-species of Men)
  • Dwarves
  • Giant Spiders (responding to specific words and concepts so probably sentient.)
  • Dragon (probably the last)
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What stops Bilbo from killing Gollum?

Pity stayed Bilbo's hand.

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Is Valinor in The Lord of the Rings like a heaven?

Valinor is the abode of the Valar. It lies in the Blessed Realm of the continent of Aman. The Elves live on an island called Tol Erresea. The island is in sight of the land of the Valar. Men are not allowed to go there.

Bilbo and Frodo are allowed to go there as a gift because they were ringbearers for an extended period of time, and this would keep them living in comfort for the rest of their days. Gimli is also allowed to enter Aman, the first and the last Dwarf to do this, because the Lady Galadriel, the most powerful of the Noldor in Middle-earth, who had a lot of influence even in Valinor, accounted for him.

In some ways it is like a heaven in that gods live there and everyone lives forever, but it was formerly part of the world until it got shifted into a different dimension, which is not usually said of heaven.

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How did Gollum remember his name?

Gandalf told Frodo about Gollum's history while they were at Bag End then later in the story Frodo told Gollum his true name.

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Where does Frodo baggins live?

Frodo lived with Bilbo Baggins in Bag-End. It was a smial located near Hobbiton. They were in The Shire located in Middle Earth.

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Oscars
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How many Oscars did the Lord of the Rings trilogy win?

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001):

Best Cinematography

Best Effects, Visual Effects

Best Makeup

Best Music, Original Score (4/13)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002):

Best Sound Editing

Best Visual Effects (2/6)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003):

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Best Costume Design

Best Director

Best Editing

Best Makeup

Best Music, Original Score

Best Music, Original Song

Best Picture

Best Visual Effects

Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (11/11)

That's a total of 17 Oscars. All three movies won for Visual Effects.

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Why did Smaug die?

bard shot him with an arrow in his weakspot

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Who is the master of the Last Homely House?

Elrond Half-Elven is the Lord of Imladris, or Rivendell, known commonly as the Last Homely House.

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What is the exposition for The Hobbit?

The narrator explains who hobbits are and Bilbo's ancestry. Narrator gives the background on Gandalf, a wizard, who comes to visit Bilbo.

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