Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Congrats, Willowtree!

Just a quick post - because Willowtree was feeling left out of blog honors (not a click for those afraid of the f-bomb), and he was persistent enough to take another stab at Monday's quote question - I'm giving him public props. Most of you assumed that any quote with "my precious" in it would have been spoken by Smeagol, or Gollum, from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It was a bit of a trick question, seeing as the exact quote was an "under his breath" utterance from someone else!

Willowtree guessed this first:
"Tiff, Gollum (or smeagal) spoke that line, and although it's not a movie yet, I think the first time he said it was actually in the Hobbit when Bilbo first found it."

The only participant to mention the book. Way to go! In fact, I thought for a moment he might have me - since I didn't have a copy of the actual text to peruse.

And then, he brilliantly came back with this:
"Ok then, if it was not Smeagol, then it was Bilbo Baggins (the other long time holder), and I would say that he said it to Gandalf, when Gandalf wanted him to hand it over before he left after his birthday party at the beginning of Fellowship of the Ring."
WOOHOOO!! Way to go! Explicit, mentioned locale, a great answer! Even mentioned the exact movie title of the trilogy. Unfortunately, I don't have a prize, except adulation. Which sounds kinda naughty. Which might actually be enough.

You can check out the script of the movie here, but since this is an extremely "linky" post, here is the context:

Gandalf: I think you should leave the ring behind, Bilbo. Is that so hard?
Bilbo: Well, no.
Bilbo: ...and yes. Now it comes to it, I don't feel like parting with it. It's mine, I found it. It came to me!
Gandalf: There's no need to get angry.
Bilbo: Well, if I'm angry, it's your fault.
[to himself]
Bilbo: ...it's mine... my own... my precious...
Gandalf: Precious? It's been called that before, but not by you.

See that link about IMDB in my list? Go check out all sorts of trivia! It's a pop culture whore's dream!


Karmyn said...

That just sends deathly chills down my back......

Willowtree said...

Woohoo!!! Hey screw the prizes, I'll take public adulation any day.

I'm not fanatically obsessed with the Lord of the Rings, however....I first read the trilogy in 1972, and since then have read it five times in total. I've also read the Hobbit a couple of times as well as Tom Bombadil (didn't like it much, it was all poems) and the Silmarillion (now that's heavy going).

The exact scene was a bit of guess (educated), but Bilbo didn't have the ring any other time in the Trilogy.

swampwitch said...

Oh-h-h-h! And to think if I lived on the other side of the International Date line, I would have been first. Oh well, story of my life...second place gets nuttin'.
Grins !

Matt said...

I still need to read The Hobbit.

Pamela said...

oh... Tom Bombadil... my goodness I had forgotten that name.

I've read them all- too. Scared the you know what out of me many years ago.

I jumped the gun on my answer - and afterwards wondered about the Hobbit.

Tigger.. you and I have Hobbits in common. You got the precious rings. I got the feet

Jenny said...

Oh my God, I loved that Hobbit animated movie. I even bought the record for it.

I'm such a dork.