Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

For ancient king and elvish lord
There many a gleaming golden hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.

On silver necklaces they strung
The flowering stars, on crows they hung
The dragon-fire, in twisted wire
They meshed the light of moon and sun.

Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To claim our long-forgotten gold.

Goblets the carved there for themselves
And harps of gold; where no man delves
There lay they long, and many a song
Was sung unheard by men or elves.

The pines were roaring on the height,
The winds were moaning in the night.
The fire was red, it flaming spread;
The trees like torches blazed with light.

The bells were ringing in the dale
And men looked up with faces pale;
Then dragon’s ire more fierce than fire
Laid low their towers and houses frail.

The mountain smoked beneath the moon;
The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
They fled their hall to dying fall
Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.

Far over the misty mountains grim
To dungeons deep and caverns dim
We must away, ere break of day,
To win our harps and gold from him!

Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To find our long-forgotten gold.



0:06 – 0:24 : the Shire Theme as heard in LOTR. (not to say taken from LOTR… just that the melody is not changed from LOTR)

0:29 – 0:35 : this music is similar in feel to the Hobbiton music in LOTR (Rural Setting of the Shire Theme) played on a whistle

0:36 – 0:50 : humming Dwarf voices

0:50 – 1:43 : Dwarf voices begin singing Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold – same melody we were hearing at 0:36

1:48 – 2:01 : heroic version of the melody used for the song (just sung) – this indicates to me the melody will be a theme, probably a major one, in the vein of the Shire Theme and the Fellowship Theme in LOTR

2:23 – 2:27 : The History of the Ring Theme as heard in LOTR (again, not taken from LOTR… just the same melody as heard in LOTR



First there’s the joyful, exhilarating feeling of going back to Middle-earth… Seeing Bag End again in all its splendor… Hearing the familiar and beloved Howard Shore soundtrack. Then there’s the look and the overall tone, which to me are so much in line with the LOTR movies, something I wasn’t sure The Hobbit would be able to convey.

Then there is the discovery of the new faces, i.e young Bilbo, and the dwarves. I really really liked what I saw. I think Martin Freeman is going to be amazing as Bilbo. And Richard Armitage is exactly what I imagined Thorin to be.

Of course there’s also the pleasure of seeing old familiar faces, Gandalf, Old Bilbo (Ian Holm hasn’t aged a day!!!), Galadriel, even Gollum… locations (The Shire, Rivendell) and things: Sting, and yes, even the Ring!

I love the inclusion of the Misty Mountains song (and one scene shows we can probably expect the “That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates” song as well).

Overall I think it’s a great trailer, very evocative without revealing too much… It really wets your appetite for more, and gives the promise of great things to come!

Watching this trailer feels like I’ve just said “Hi” to an old friend. I’ve waited years to see “The Hobbit” on the big screen and the trailer has me with goosebumps on goosebumps. This not only feels like Middle-Earth — both same and different from The Lord of the Rings, which I love. Is it December 2012 yet?

Starts out funny, and it was great to see all the dwarves.  Thorin is magnificent, and it was good to hear the singing.  “Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold”…. Yay!  I need to see it 200 or 300 hundred more times.  The trailer did a good job of pleasing two masters:  the vast audience who hasn’t been paying attention, and those of us who have pored over every word and gesture for the past 10 years.

Big tonal shifts in this Trailer. A bit of comedy with the introduction of the Dwarves, and then the chanting of “Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold” brings us into Epic territory, and then we move into action adventure.

Dwarves fall in through Bilbo’s round front door, which is a very good sign. Plus they sing, which is an equally good sign. Lots of Gandalf, including him apparently exploring Dol Guldur. An excellent sign. And Martin Freeman, as we already knew, IS Bilbo. Plus the whole thing looks like it will mesh with the trilogy. So far, so good!

All the craftsmanship we’ve come to expect from Peter Jackson.  Perhaps too much; it almost feels like the trailer is to convince the viewer of how _much_ this film will look and feel like LotR, rather than evoking the book itself the way the first teaser trailer did for LotR.  Still, ‘Over Misty Mountains Cold’ gave me a chill, no pun intended.  The original is pretty long for film purposes, perhaps, but hopefully they will get large chunks of it in verbatim from the book.