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S.F., Leslie, & Myrtle (from 3FS) tagged me the "One Last Time Q&A" quiz. Thank you all so much, I loved doing this one.
R U L E S
1. You Must be tagged to take the Q&A quiz
2. You must tag (notify) at least three other bloggers (or whatever they are on) for this Q&A
3. You must answer the following questions to the best of your ability
4. You must have seen The Battle of the Five Armies to be tagged/take the quiz
Answers following questions three and four contain spoilers if you have not seen The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, or have not read the book The Hobbit, by Tolkien. (Go, read the book.)
Q U E S T I O N S
1. Tell your story of how you came to see the movie(s) or got into Tolkien in the first place.When I was about five my whole family listened to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings on adudiobook, narrated by Rob Ingles. I'm adding his name because I couldn't love his reading of Tolkien's books more. (Here's a sample from youtube. And just because it's awesome, here's Song of the Lonely Mountain as sung by Rob Inglis to Tolkien's original tune.) I've listened to both books over and over, and I love them. I read The Hobbit for myself, but I've never read The Lord of the Rings straight through, though I have read sections. I started reading the Silmarillion, Children of Hurin, and Book of Lost Tales, but haven't gotten at all far in any of them except Children of Hurin. Tolkien's awesome but he's not the easiest to read. I'd like to work on reading them this year.
When I was seven-or-eight-ish my family watched The Lord of the Rings (extended edition - it's better by far than the theatrical version) together. And I loved it, too.
2. Who are your three favorite characters in The Hobbit Trilogy?
3. Did you cry in The Battle of the Five Armies, and if so, which scene(s) and what type (sniffling, sobbing, choke-crying)?
Teary-sniffling, yes: The scene with Bard and Bain up in the watch tower, when Bard said, look at me, son (I can't remember the exact quote - anyone?). When Thranduil accuses Bilbo of rescuing the dwarves from his dungeons and Bard looks at Bilbo and smiles in a sort of wonder and surprise; I don't know why that made me teary-eyed, probably because of how Gandalf is always saying that hobbits have more in them than meets the eye. When Fili dies, and when Thorin makes his peace with Bilbo and dies. And after the great battle when Gandalf and Bilbo sit together on the broken steps. When Thranduil tells Legolass how his mother died. And then how beautiful the scenery is as Bilbo and Gandalf make their way back to the Shire, in such contrast to the scenes before and to the battle.
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4. Were the deaths compelling to you, and if so, whose?
Yes: Thorin and Fili's were. And - something I hadn't been expecting - Smaug's was too. He's so big and powerful and angry, and then, one arrow. Kili's, sadly, wasn't as much.
5. Overall, were you satisfied with the movie itself?