Thorin Thursday: Hobbit Movie Trailer Video and Music Videos to Enjoy Again, 2/16/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #131)

When “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey” [(1) right] film announcement trailer was released  December 20, 2011, like many of you I was mesmerized by the Dwarfs singing [(2) below] the hymn like Misty Mountain Cold song–especially with the voice of Thorin Oakenshield as portrayed by Richard Armitage (far left in image below).  Mr. Armitage’s velvety baritone vocal timber exemplified a capella singing at its finest–although some instrumental music comes in faintly in the background later.  I listened to this soothing reverent music again and again.  Fess up, you did, too.  Ha!

And, of course, the lush imagery of the video clips struck a nerve regarding the grand scope and depth of detail of this monumental movie undertaking.  Whether the images were real or CGI–who cares?  They drew me in–as they did a lot of people.  We are hooked and we can’t wait until the film is released December 14, 2012–some 301 days from now, according to the “Countdown to the U.S. premiere of The Hobbit film..” countdown clock that I have linked in my sidebar and linked here as well   Hang in there everyone.  We’re soon to be under only 300 days to wait for the film.  Ha!

And happily, we have been treated to a couple of wonderful reinterpretations of the Dwarf song since the release of the movie announcement trailer.   So for your enjoyment, I link in order of release:  A) the initial “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey” movie trailer video;  B) Bccmee’s music video of the Dwarf song imagery;  C) DarkJackal’s music video of the Dwarf song imagery animated; and a music video of the Dwarf song music playing against a backdrop of a musical score of the melody, for those of you who want to plunk it out on your piano.  Ha!  Each video has its own merits and I include them here for you to enjoy again.  The B and C videos are also linked over in my Hobbit Resources links in the side bar to the right.

A) “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey” film announcement trailer [(3) below] released December 20, 2011  is now available to view on the official movie web site

The Hobbit movie trailer courtesy of

B)      Then we were treated to Bccmee’s lovely music video evoking the imagery inherent in the lyrics of the Dwarf song:   “The Hobbit – Misty Mountain Song Music video with Lyrics”, a video by bccmee [(4) below].  She originally released her music video in a December 28, 2011 post on her blog bccmee’s Richard Armitage Vids & Graphics that is linked at

C)      And more recently, DarkJackal has created a delightful animated version of the imagery in the Dwarf Song titled “LOTRO:  ‘Far Over the Misty Mountains’ Music Video”[(5) below] that was first released on January 28, 2012 on her  Heirs of Durin blog via her post linked at

D)      For the music instrumentalist, here is a melody music score video version [(6) below] of the Dwarf song “Over the Misty Mountains Cold – melody – The Hobbit”, a video by DieRacheDerNatur

Finally, for the Tolkien purists out there, here is an excerpt from “The Hobbit” text with the full “Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold” song/poem lyrics [(7) below]–with a lovely mountains graphic from Mulinbinba’s blog [(8) below right).  Though the abbreviated musical and poetical arrangement of the Dwarf song in “The Hobbit” movie trailer contained the essence of the Dwarf song in the short time span of the movie trailer, it is also helpful to read the full storytelling version of the poem:

Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold, by JRR Tolkien in “The Hobbit”

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.


(1)    “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey” film graphic is courtesy of TORN ( ).

(2)    RANet Screencap image of the Dwarfs singing the Misty Mountains Cold song in “The Hobbit” movie announcement trailer was found at

(3)    “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey” movie trailer announcement found at

(4)    “The Hobbit – Misty Mountain Song Music Video with Lyrics”, a music video by bccmee found at

(5)    “LOTRO: ‘Far Over the Misty Mountains’ Music video”, an animated music video by darkjackal32 found at

(6)    “Over the Misty Mountains cold – melody – The Hobbit” a video with melody music score by DieRacheDerNatur

(7)    The “Misty Mountain Cold” Dwarf song–full Dwarf song poem lyrics by JRR Tolkien in “The Hobbit”–were found at

(8)    Image of Misty Mountains Cold from Mulinbinba’s blog found at


About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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9 Responses to Thorin Thursday: Hobbit Movie Trailer Video and Music Videos to Enjoy Again, 2/16/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #131)

  1. kathryngaul says:

    Thank you for lightening up the first photo so beuatifully – it’s now my destop background. It looks good on a 24 in monitor!

    Thanks also for printing all the words to “Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold”. I’ve now listened to my audiobook of “The Hobbit” so many times that I’ve learned most of the songs and most of the dialogue….so maybe I should apply to PJ for a job cueing the actors??????.

    I bought a download of the 2006 unabridged recording of “The Hobbit” from Audible (the download section of – it cost me $15 – best $15 I’ve ever spent! I simply transferred it to 11 CDs and listen to it at night as I don’t sleep very well. Audiobooks are very soothing …especially the ones narrated by Richard! As I have my eyes closed, I can pretend he’s reading me bedtime stories!

    The man who narrates the “The Hobbit” audiobook (Rob Inglis) also did the narration for the “LOTR” audiobooks on YouTube. I have downloaded “The Fellowship of the Rings” and intend trying to transfer to a CD to test the quality, If OK, I’ll see if I can download the remainder


    • Hi Kathryn,
      Thanks for your nice note! I’m glad you like the Dwarf song lyrics. I had listened to a bit of then Inglis Hobbit audiobook narration of The Hobbit, but it was the full version–17 hours long. Yikes! So I search for and found an abridged audio narration version done by Nicol Williamson in three parts and included links to it on my 1/26/12 blog post “Immersing Myself in the Hobbit…” So, I share that link again here in case anyone else needs a “short” Hobbit reading (Ha!):

      But I applaud you for “going the distance” with the full 17 hour Inglis version. One can only hope that we might have a Richard Armitage audiobook narration of “The Hobbit” one day as well. Sighhhhh!

      And for you and others purchasing Richard Armitage media–or any artist’s media–don’t forget that if you go through the RANet Amazon Associate link, RANet donates the commission fees back to Richard Armitage’s chosen charities. Ali the Admin at RANet ( just recently made the first donations in the several hundred pound range and mentioned it on that site. For those of you who want to purchase your CDs and dvds that way, I have the link in my Official Richard Armitage sites in the sidebar at right, and here is that link for you again:

      Thanks again for visiting and commenting! Cheers! Grati ;->


  2. Fabi says:

    Hi Grati,
    For you and those who appeciate a good laugh I suggest this hilarious parody of the official trailer:


  3. bccmee says:

    Another great roundup of Hobbit resources, thanks!


  4. Under 300 days- so near, yet so far! So happy we have so many talented friends out there to make the wait bearable ;) Thank You for the resources!


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