Tolkien's Last Song was given to his secretary, Joy Hill, as a gift in 1966. Hill gave the poem to Donald Swann after Tolkien's death in 1973, and Swann loved it so much that he adapted it to music and included it in the second edition of The Road Goes On in 1978.
Rivendell Bilbo journeys to Rivendell and encounters the Lonely Mountain dwarfs before retiring to Rivendell to create books. He leaves behind him his most precious possession: a magic ring that allows its owner to escape any danger or hardship.
Bilbo's journey to Rivendell is one of the main events of the first part of J. R. R. Tolkien's trilogy The Lord of the Rings. It takes place about nine months after the end of The Two Towers, during April and May of the third year of King Eärnur (whose reign lasted from 3014 to 3019).
Bilbo meets with the elves of Rivendell who tell him that the only way to get back to Middle-earth is to travel through the Dark Tunnel which leads into Mordor. Without knowing it yet, he will need to find out what happened to the lost city of Gondor and its king, Aragorn.
So begins Bilbo's quest to return the kingdom to its rightful ruler while escaping himself - for this adventure will change his life forever.
Jules Bass principally adapted Tolkien's original lyrics for the film's musical interludes, which are based on songs from the book. He also wrote most of the dialogue for Frodo and Sam.
Tolkien originally wrote the lyrics to several of these songs as part of a larger work called "The Lord of the Rings". However, he never completed that project so many of the songs are incomplete or have been rewritten substantially for the films. One exception is "Over Hill And Over Dale", which remains largely unchanged from its version in the book.
Bass was nominated for an Oscar for his work on The Hobbit but lost out to Eliot Daniel for Braveheart.
Tolkien died before the release of The Hobbit movie so it was not possible for him to see how his work would be adapted for the screen. However, his daughter Priscilla wrote a short introduction for the DVD edition of The Hobbit in which she mentions some of the changes made for the film version.
One change she did not mention is that Peter Jackson has said in interviews that he removed certain scenes including a battle sequence because he felt they were too violent even for children.
Another alteration concerns Gandalf's role.
There and back. Tolkien's protagonist and title character, Bilbo Baggins, is writing his memoirs in The Hobbit. Bilbo considers naming his novel There and Back Again "A Hobbit's Holiday." In reality, The Hobbit or There and Back Again was the author's preferred title for the book.
Bilbo was a hobbit who lived in the Shire with his family. He is a very happy-go-lucky person who loves food, music, and poetry. Bilbo is a very courageous individual who does not fear anything including dragons! He is a worthy hero in our story to come.
Bilbo meets Gandalf at an inn on his way home from a party. Gandalf tells him that he has an invitation for him from Elrond, the King of the Elves. Only great men are invited to a meeting with Elrond, but Gandalf thinks he can persuade Bilbo to go. Bilbo refuses at first, but then agrees to go after all those other people who have gone before him.
At the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, we find out that Gandalf has been killed by a monster named Smaug. Now it's up to Bilbo to take charge of the group and lead them on a quest to destroy the dragon. After they kill the dragon, Bilbo decides to go back home to the Shire where he lives with his family until something new comes along.
Bilbo Baggins began the book by narrating his journey to Erebor, dubbed "There and Back Again." After finishing the book, he delivered it to Frodo in Rivendell. Frodo structured Bilbo's manuscript and used it to record his own War of the Ring journey.
Bilbo wrote the book as a guide for others traveling into dangerous lands. He also wanted to document his adventures so that they would not be forgotten.
Bilbo was a famous scholar before he went on his adventure, and after he returned he became even more famous. So, he decided to put what he had learned about writing history books in this guidebook.
He told his stories in a series of episodes called "rings," with each ring telling the story of one trip into Middle-earth. Within each episode, there are chapters that deal with different topics such as customs, landforms, and important people/places.
Bilbo recommended that anyone reading his book should follow his example and tell their own stories in a similar fashion. This way future generations will be able to learn from their adventures too!
Bilbo's book is full of useful information about the world of Middle-earth and its people. It can help scientists today because some details within the book can be found in modern maps and documents.
In this book, what were Gandalf's final remarks to Bilbo? You don't really believe that all of your adventures and escapes were orchestrated just for your advantage, do you? Mr. Baggins, you are a wonderful guy, and I adore you, yet you are simply a speck in the grand scheme of things. Your part in the overall story is insignificant, yet there are still many events that have befallen you by chance. As strange as it may seem, these incidents are all woven into the fabric of our history, like threads in a web. Each one helps to weave a pattern for those to come.
Gandalf believes that everything that happens to you, from the moment you are born until the moment you die, has a purpose - whether you can see it immediately or not. Some things we know are meant to happen, others remain a mystery. Yet even the mysteries have answers if only we look hard enough. If you want to know more about magic, gods, and goblins, for example, then ask someone who knows about such things. There are many interesting stories out there that have been passed down through the centuries. Perhaps reading one or two of them will help you understand why things happened the way they did when you were young.
Bilbo deserves credit for being a very brave hobbit. Even though he was only 12 years old at the time, he didn't hesitate to go into Mirkwood alone to seek out Gandalf.