Journey to the lonely mountain
Peter Jackson did it again. He turned a thin children’s classic written pre-WWII into a three-part cinematic experience unrivaled since he did the same for the LOTR trilogy. The trilogy has taken the best from The Hobbit and other supporting text from Tolkien's and made it into one complete experience.
The journey begins with Bilbo being signed into the company of Dwarves who are heading to reclaim their kingdom by slaying the dragon that stole it from them. The journey shows us the process of self-discovery and coming-of-age as they battle the odds to reclaim their birthright.
The Hobbit should be watched prior to watching LOTR, preferably over a weekend with other likeminded individuals who can appreciate the beauty of these works of art. Peter Jackson took a legendary body of work and made it into something even bigger and better than the original.
“But you’re wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from human relationships. God’s placed it all around us. It’s in everything. It’s in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at those things”
— Christopher McCandless
“Aristotle be damned!
By Zeus and all the gods, what makes you so much better than them, Cassander? Better than you really are! In you and those like you is this!
What disturbs me most is not your lack of respect for my judgment. It’s your contempt for a world far older than ours!”
— Alexander the Great
“I cannot waste time with these classes and these books, memorizing the weaker assumptions of lesser mortals! I need to look through to the governing dynamics, find a truly original idea. That’s the only way I’ll ever distinguish myself. It’s the only way that I’ll ever… matter”
— John Nash
“You know the worst part?
The world didn’t stop. The newspaper still came every morning, the automatic sprinklers went off at six. Jerry next door still washed his car every Sunday.
My life ended and nobody noticed.”
— Phil Woodward
“You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.”
— Carl Sagan
“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked…
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?”
— Kahlil Gibran