The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey -- 8 Big Differences Between The Book And Movie

By Katey Rich 2012-12-11 16:04:58discussion comments
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There are just two songs, both sung by dwarves.
For whatever reason Tolkien assumed that, because The Hobbit was aimed at younger readers, most of the characters ought to break out into song at some point. Two of those songs remain, both of them sung by the dwarves when they invade Bag End for a surprise dinner party-- and both probably earning eye rolls from audience members who haven't read the book. But the one sung by the elves welcoming the group to Rivendell, and both goblin songs, are gone.
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