The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has to be one of the most anticipated movie releases of the year - and Howard Shore has composed the soundtrack to match! Get the low-down with our fantastic track-by-track guide, full of great pictures and handy info. Howard Shore's epic soundtrack kicks off with a reflective piece that harks back to the original Lord Of The Rings movies where Frodo is played by Elijah Wood, who makes a return appearance in The Hobbit, too. Here, he and his old friend Bilbo Baggins are honoured in this theme. The Unexpected Party in question are this merry band of dwarves, whose journey forms the main thrust of The Hobbit. Decisions, decisions
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It is the first installment in a three-part film adaptation based on J. The film's screenplay was written by Jackson, his longtime collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens , and Guillermo del Toro , who was originally chosen to direct the film before leaving the project in The story is set in Middle-earth sixty years before the main events of The Lord of the Rings , and portions of the film are adapted from the appendices to Tolkien's The Return of the King. An Unexpected Journey premiered on 28 November in New Zealand and was released internationally on 12 December Approaching his th birthday , the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins writing down the full story of his adventure 60 years earlier for the benefit of his nephew Frodo. Destroying the nearby town of Dale , Smaug drove the Dwarves out of their mountain and took their hoard of gold. Gandalf's aim is to recruit Bilbo as the company's "burglar" to aid them in their quest to enter the Lonely Mountain. Bilbo is unwilling to accept at first, but has a change of heart after the company leaves without him the next day.
Email Address. Ringer Spy Stratos has sent us some exciting news concerning the upcoming trailer for The Hobbit. This classic will follow Bilbo Baggins as he journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves. So while it seems highly unlikely that the trailer will feature a Howard Shore composition, it looks like we can expect some breathtaking music nonetheless. I loved that theme from the first trailer. Site Design by RocketFarmer. We in no way claim rights in the artwork displayed herein. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, merchandise and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and our limited use of these materials is done by permission or is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Act. Background art provided by Ted Nasmith - his complete works can be found at his official website TedNasmith.
The music of The Hobbit film series is composed and produced by Howard Shore , who scored all three The Lord of the Rings films , to which The Hobbit trilogy is a prequel. The score continues the style of The Lord of the Rings score, and utilizes a vast ensemble, multiple musical forms and styles, a large number of leitmotives and various unusual instruments, adding to Shore's overarching music of the Middle-earth films. Shore composed over nine hours of music, featuring 65 new musical themes and reprising 50 themes from the Lord of the Rings. Shore sketched and orchestrated the music for an immense ensemble consisting of a large symphony orchestra, additional stage "bands" featuring various non-orchestral instruments , multiple choirs and several vocal soloists. While not quite as critically successful as his Lord of the Rings compositions, Shore's score remained a financial success, peaking in the top ten album charts in multiple countries, and garnered various award nominations, and his setting of the "Misty Mountains" tune becoming very popular. The score has since been performed as a Symphonic piece in four movements for orchestra and soloist.