The Hobbit, Part One by J.R.R. TolkienSmaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out onto the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaugs left eye. He was only pretending to be sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance!
Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.
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Tolkien's classic fantasy series The Lord of the Rings , the director could barely get a two-movie version approved. Luckily, Jackson and the prescient folks at New Line worked out a deal to turn what was a trilogy on paper into a trilogy at the box office. Logic won the day—and a boatload of Academy Awards. Since then, however, Hollywood has taken notice of the massive earning potential of sequels. With multi-film adaptations proving to be long-term money-makers that keep drawing in viewers a phenomenon one might give some credit to Jackson's work on The Lord of the Rings , executives realized that if they could stretch out popular books into two movies, they could actually double their money.
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Movie studios are growing ever more brash about squeezing as many films as possible out of every book, as director Peter Jackson confirmed Monday that the upcoming cinematic adaptation of The Hobbit will be split into three films. Jackson famously directed the Lord of the Rings cinematic trilogy, back in the wasteful days when studios adapted books into films on a ratio. If the Lord of the Rings movie project were proposed today, experts estimate that the three books, which totaled 1, pages, might easily be stretched to as many as six thousand separate films. The Hobbit is only about three hundred pages long. However, confident that his book would one day be divided into a dozen movies, author JRR Tolkien also provided pages of Hobbit backstory, billed as " The Appendecies ," in a later edition of the final Lord of the Rings novel The Return of the King,. In a statement released Monday, Jackson spoke directly to the nerds in the audience — all the nerds in the audience, put your hands up and say " Yeah!