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New 60-second TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; plus hear the entire score by Howard Shore!

Nov. 13, 2012by: Paul Shirey
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A new 60-second TV spot for THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY has arrived, featuring a few new bits of footage, but nothing life altering.  Still, it's a little more than your average spot, so that's something.  I think at this point people are ready to just see the movie.  I doubt anyone is on the fence about whether or not to see this film, with a TV spot hanging in the balance for a ticket sale.  We're sold.  Roll film.

Take a look:

In addition, Empire has a preview of the entire score by Howard Shore, which plays from start to finish (although you can't skip tracks). It sounds about the way you'd expect, with a slightly less ominous feel that was so prevalent in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. The theme is there with all the trimmings, so fans should be pleased as punch. I know I am.

Click the image below to hear the score at Empire:

Peter Jackson's return to Middle-Earth begins with THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY on December 14, 2012.  Buy your tickets now!

Extra Tidbit: I actually watched the director's cut of Fellowship over the weekend and came to the point where they decide to send just nine people to go throw the ring into Mount Doom. For the first time, I was like, really? Nine people? That's the best you've got? What about all the other people at the council? They had more pressing issues to attend to other than, y'know, saving Middle Earth? Still, great movie, but damn...nine people??
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5:58PM on 11/13/2012

Only a month away...

Can't wait! As for the Tidbit, believe me it makes a lot more sense in the book. Everything wasn't as haphazard and thrown together in the book like it was in the movies. For instance, Frodo's escape from the Shire near the beginning took almost months and months of planning. But logistically, it was already a given that they couldn't muster an entire army to overrun Mordor and drop the ring in the lava. The specific number 9 probably has more to do with countering the Ringwraiths like CaptAhab
Can't wait! As for the Tidbit, believe me it makes a lot more sense in the book. Everything wasn't as haphazard and thrown together in the book like it was in the movies. For instance, Frodo's escape from the Shire near the beginning took almost months and months of planning. But logistically, it was already a given that they couldn't muster an entire army to overrun Mordor and drop the ring in the lava. The specific number 9 probably has more to do with countering the Ringwraiths like CaptAhab said below, but it's also small enough to conceivably find a way into Mordor unnoticed while still being able to defend themselves if they found themselves attacked. Maybe this is pretty flimsy, but then again it's openly acknowledged that even Gandalf didn't have much of an idea on how to get into Mordor in the 1st place! They were all spending so much time and effort to get there....without knowing how to get in. Oh well, still one of the greatest trilogies ever in my opinion!
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2:16PM on 11/13/2012
Tidbit - Elrond says "The Company of the Ring shall be Nine; and the Nine Walkers shall be set against the Nine Riders that are evil." From the books I think it was something as simple as the balance between the fellowship and the 9 Nazgul. I always thought there was something more to it though. Maybe someone knows.
Regarding the Hobbit - I really wish they would build more purpose built IMAX cinemas because the one here is already sold out for a long time.
Tidbit - Elrond says "The Company of the Ring shall be Nine; and the Nine Walkers shall be set against the Nine Riders that are evil." From the books I think it was something as simple as the balance between the fellowship and the 9 Nazgul. I always thought there was something more to it though. Maybe someone knows.
Regarding the Hobbit - I really wish they would build more purpose built IMAX cinemas because the one here is already sold out for a long time.
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2:38PM on 11/13/2012
I'm sure an uber fan out there has an explanation. But, it would have to be some magical shit, because who would send just 9 people to save the whole world? I totally get it for the sake of entertainment and love the films, but if you really think about it for a second it's pretty damn silly.

Plus, Samwise and the other two hobbits were late add-ons that just happened to make up nine after they popped out of hiding. So, originally, Elrond was only going to send six cats to burn that
I'm sure an uber fan out there has an explanation. But, it would have to be some magical shit, because who would send just 9 people to save the whole world? I totally get it for the sake of entertainment and love the films, but if you really think about it for a second it's pretty damn silly.

Plus, Samwise and the other two hobbits were late add-ons that just happened to make up nine after they popped out of hiding. So, originally, Elrond was only going to send six cats to burn that damn ring. Thanks, Elrond. Appreciate the help, elf. ;)
5:54PM on 11/13/2012
Very good point Ecthelion ;) I forgot about the three of them popping out. I cannot remember if that's how it happened in the book or if they were always going to be part of the Fellowship. I have been thinking 9 for 9 for years, but not much further into it. Now I am going to have to do a little research this week. Like you said, it's got to be something to do with elven magic. Why was it only 9?...Anyone; Bueller, Bueller?
Very good point Ecthelion ;) I forgot about the three of them popping out. I cannot remember if that's how it happened in the book or if they were always going to be part of the Fellowship. I have been thinking 9 for 9 for years, but not much further into it. Now I am going to have to do a little research this week. Like you said, it's got to be something to do with elven magic. Why was it only 9?...Anyone; Bueller, Bueller?
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1:24PM on 11/13/2012
Listening to the soundtrack. I can't wait to return to Middle-Earth.
Listening to the soundtrack. I can't wait to return to Middle-Earth.
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1:14PM on 11/13/2012
I'm ALL about this movie. THAT said, to me there's been something off about how every teaser & trailer has been put together. Don't seem to flow that well . . .
I'm ALL about this movie. THAT said, to me there's been something off about how every teaser & trailer has been put together. Don't seem to flow that well . . .
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