The Hobbit

Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one evening . One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from them by an evil dragon named Smaug. The only problem is that Gandalf has told the dwarves that Bilbo is an expert burglar, but he isn't....
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
67%
NOT RATED
Year:
1977
90 min
350 Views

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In a hole in the ground

there lived a hobbit.

Many ages ago, when this ancient

planet was not quite so ancient...

... long before men

recorded his history...

... here was the time of Middle Earth,

where men shared his days with...

... elves, dwarves, wizards,

goblins, dragons and... hobbits.

In the lands of Middle Earth,

in an area known as the Shire...

... It was a village named

Hobbiton.

There, in a hole in the ground

there lived a hobbit.

Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole,

nor a dry, bare, sandy hole.

It was a hobbit-hole,

and that means comfort.

Bilbo Baggins?

Yes?

- I'm looking to hire a burglar.

- Burglar?

I'm afraid you've come

to the wrong place.

You mean you do not wish

to share a grand adventure?

Dear, me? No!

We hobbits are plain quiet folk.

Adventures make one late for dinner.

Enough! I'm Gandalf.

And Gandalf means me!

- Gandalf? Not the wondering wizard?

- The same!

Listen.

Thorin and company, at your service.

Dwalin, Balin...

...Kili, Fili...

...Dori, Nori and Ori.

Oin, sir. And Gloin, sir.

Calling Bifur. And him, Bofur.

And Bombur at your service.

We are all at your service.

What do these dwarves

want in Hobbiton?

They've come for tea, and for supper...

... and for you, Burgler Baggins!

- There's a magic in that music.

- And it moves through me.

- You feel the love of beautiful things.

- To go and see the great mountains...

... and hear the pine-trees and waterfalls.

To wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.

Just once.

Gandalf, dwarves and Burgler Baggins...

What is this burgler business?

If you prefer, you can say

"expert treasure-hunter".

Well, yes, I do prefer that.

We have met tonight,

in the house of our friend...

... this most excellent hobbit.

May the hair on his toes never fall out!

Cheer-cheer!

We shall soon start on our long journey,

Our object is, I take it,

well known to us.

All of us?

It is not well known to me.

Really? Then we must inform our burgler.

We seek a treasure...

... that which is rightfully ours.

Far off in the East...

... beyond the Misty Mountains

and the dark forest of Mirkwood...

... there you will find Lonely Mountain.

Long ago, this was the home of my people...

... and was ruled by my grandfather:

King under the Mountain.

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,

While hammers fell like ringing bells

In places deep, where dark things sleep,

In hollow halls beneath the fells.

Goblets they carved there for themselves

And harps of gold; where no man delves

There lay they long, and many a song

Was sung unheard by men or elves.

For ancient king and elvish lord

There many a gloaming golden hoard

They shaped and wrought, and light they caught

To hide in gems on hilt of sword.

On silver necklaces they strung

The flowering stars, on crowns they hung

The dragon-fire, in twisted wire

They meshed the light of moon and sun.

Undoubtedly all this wealth was

what brought the dragon.

The pines were roaring on the height,

The winds were moaning in the night.

The fire was red, it flaming spread;

The trees like torches biased with light,

And below us, in the valley lay Dale...

... the town of mortal men.

The bells were ringing in the dale

And men looked up with faces pale;

The dragon's ire more fierce than fire

Laid low their towers and houses frail.

The mountain smoked beneath the moon;

The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.

They fled their hall to dying -fall

Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.

Curses to the dragon!

Curses to Smaug!

He killed our men and stole our gold!

Curses to the dragon Smaug!

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