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Many happy returns this Hobbit Day!  Celebrating the shared birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the American Tolkien Society says of this day:

Hobbit Day is usually taken up with the fun activities – the feasts, games, costume events, fireworks and the like.  Hobbit Day is an ideal holiday, incorporating attractive elements of several others: the masquerade fun of Halloween, the feast of Thanksgiving, the exchange of greeting cards and gifts associated with Christmas and birthdays, the picnic atmosphere of Labor Day and Memorial Day, the fireworks of Independence Day (or Guy Fawkes Day)… and the study and reflection associated with many commemorative days throughout the year.

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We’ve seen tons of footage and several trailers for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but this is by far Peter Jackson and Warner Brothers’ most grand look yet at Middle Earth.  So much is shown in this trailer that you might want to think twice before seeing it.  With the previews released earlier this year and the behind the scenes footage released from thehobbitblog.com, I feel like I’ve seen a part of every key scene of the film.  Will I see it anyway?  Of course!  But you have to consider at some point it’s time to stop watching previews–to save some awe for the first actual viewing in the theater–and “get on with the release already”.  Still the sweeping vistas, and grand, epic, classic imagery will be enough to whet your appetite for now.

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