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What does "Movie Tie-in edition" mean? Is this book any different than the original The Hobbit book?

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I think the consensus last time was that the only movie related change was a different cover image taken from the movie. That's based on the copyright date and preface in the text.
http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/c6fad900-a418-4216-807b-b6ff03b2425e/the-hobbit-kindle-ebook#17

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This is the original ~300 book (316 pages it says), which means it will be the cliff notes version of Peter Jackson's bafflingly 3-part epic "The Hobbit" trilogy.

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@sailorspork: Are you just trying to be snarky with your comment, or are you truly not familiar with the books in the "Ring Trilogy"? And just exactly how would YOU create a series depicting a trilogy of books? What, maybe 3 "baffling" movies? (Now THAT'S snarky)

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@cole103 I don't think you read his comment very carefully. He was talking about the trilogy of The Hobbit movies that are in production based on the 300 page book. That means that there's going to be about 9 hours of movie created from a 300 page book. Really, I like the idea of not having to cut book material out, but they're also going to have to fabricate some material to fill 3 incredibly long movies. (Thus his Cliff Notes joke)

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@ssiemonsma: My apologies for my ignorance, I truly did not know that there even WAS a planned trilogy of Hobbit movies. The comment makes total sense now, which leaves me with exactly the same question as sailorspork---why make the Hobbit into another trilogy?

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Because a lot more goes on in 300 pages than you can fit in a 3 hour movie. If you start throwing out content, you end up with crappy movie versions like Narnia and Harry Potter.