Stills from The Hobbit (1977)
Despite having last seen this movie when I was six or seven, so many elements of it are immediately familiar: Bilbo’s distressed squeal, the kaleidoscopic deaths of the spiders, the rings of rage in Gollum’s eyes, Smaug’s kitty cat face. The opening theme, “The Greatest Adventure (The Ballad of the Hobbit)” by Glenn Yarbrough, was particularly evocative for me.
The movie was produced by Rankin/Bass and animated by the Japanese studio Topcraft, a precursor to Studio Ghibli. Some details (the ‘70s folk, the title typography, the character designs for the men of Lake-town) are reminiscent of the movie’s era, but it never feels at odds with the overall texture of the world. I’d choose it over the live-action version any day.
[This post was edited on 9/8/19. I had wanted to add some context for a long time but avoided it because the post had already accrued a lot of notes. If you’d rather reblog the version with just the photos and the movie’s title, you’ll easily find it somewhere in the first 650 notes.]
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assorted lyric starters.
taken from various songs, edited as necessary. feel free to change wording, pronouns, or add context!
“You may not remember me. I was a child.”
“I will relate to you how our histories interweave.”
“Find him, tie him to a pole and break his fingers to splinters."
“The captain of his ship was known for wanton cruelty.”
“What providence, what divine intelligence that you should survive as well as me!”
“How we kissed so sweetly- how could I refuse a favour or two?”
“They’ll never catch me now.”
“We will escape somehow.”
“That mouth's no good for you.”
"I'm not trying to make excuses, I'm just trying to put some meaning into the struggles that we're going through."
“I could tell you it’ll change but it never does.”
“You’re the reason that I got this far.”
“It’s coming, the moment we waited for so long.”
"Let get this over with."
"I keep on thinking it's time to move on."
"Now I'm sort of happy, most of the time."
“You’re never getting rid of me.”
"You own me. There's nothing you can do."
"I dreamt about you nearly every night this week."
"How many secrets can you keep?"
"I'm constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you."
"I don't know if you feel the same as I do."
"We could be together, if you wanted to."
"Tell me if somehow, some of it remained, how long you would wait for me?"
“And the nights were as dark as my baby - half as beautiful, too.”
“Oh, but you’re good to me.”
"You know better than to talk to it like that."
“Don't let me in with no intention to keep me."
"Jesus Christ, don't be kind to me."
"I know who I am when I'm alone. I'm something else when I see you."
"You don't understand, you should never know how easy you are to need."
"I see what you're doing here. You're looking to disappear."
"You belong to someone."
"I don't even quite belong in your life."
"No, I don't want you to go. But I don't know what other avenue is open to us both."
"I know what you think of me."
"Maybe you were wrong."
"You knew very well what was coming next."
"I don't owe you anything. But you owe me something: repay me now."
"You should not go to them. Let them come to you."
"I want him to touch me."
“That voice whispering you down.”
"I don't know the loneliness you've known."
"I can't read your mind, though I'm trying all the time."
"I'm left in awe of the woman I adore."
“I’m in love with you.”
“Your secret is safe with me.”
"Sweetheart, you look a little tired."
"You know you had it coming, my friend."
"When you move, I can recall something that's gone from me."
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