Hobbit Fun Facts and Behind the Scenes
The Hobbit Fun Facts and Behind-The-Scenes
The movie "The Hobbit" is based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien and is actually the first book in the series coming before "The Lord of the Rings." After finishing the second book, Tolkien did go back and make edits to the original "The Hobbit" based on events that happen in "The Lord of the Rings."
The official title of the the book "The Hobbit" is "The Hobbit, or There and Back Again."
The book was published on September 21, 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune. The book has never been out of print.
Martin Freeman who stars as the movie's "Hobbit" Bilbo Baggins, stole the hearts of hard-core fans of another literary classic, "Sherlock Holmes." Freeman currently plays a modern Dr. Watson in the BBC TV Series "Sherlock", the third season of which is rumored to be postponed until 2014 due to the Freeman being in "The Hobbit."