On 30 Dec 2012 at 19:15, Steve Hayes wrote:
> Has anyone seen the film of "The hobbit"?
> Any comments, reviews etc?
In a blog post I wrote about a Soviet view of hobbits, and included a couple
of illustrations from the Russian translation, showing them with hairy legs.
Now someone has posted a comment questioning this, and saying that the
depiction of hobbits in the film is accurate, exactly as Tolkien described
One reason that I never saw the "Lord of the Rings" films, and probably won't
see "The Hobbit" one either, is that I don't want a clash between the film
director's view of hobbits and the pictures I see in my head when I read the
books, and though the Soviet version doesn't quite fit, neither does the film
version, to judge from the pictures I've seen in posters and trailers.
As for the hairly legs bit, my explanation is that the Russian translators
probably used the word "noga", which means both "leg" and "foot", and the
illustrator used the translated description as the basis of the picture,.
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