The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey may have only been in cinemas a week, but it has already smashed box office records and left fans salivating for The Desolation of Smaug. Now the latest film entry in Peter Jacksons Middle Earth series is far from perfect: it is overly-long and (like many of Jacksons non-Rings work) overly self-indulgent, and while there may be sparks of brilliance (riddles in the dark) and a pleasing lightness in tone, it stands as incomplete the first half of a good movie; something Fellowship of the Ring never felt like. Sadly, all of its faults can be traced back to the incredibly ill-decided choice of splitting a tome shorter than any of The Lord of the Rings into three, lengthy parts. Even with the added content of the appendices thats a bit much. Regardless, theres plenty of splendour packed into the feature, with beautiful shots of both real life New Zealand and CGI vistas, as well as reference aplenty to keep real world hobbits glued to the screen for many a re-viewing. Here are ten such hidden gems within the film which may have passed you by the first time you returned to Middle Earth. Of course, the more eagled eyed viewer or big fans of Tolkiens work will likely have picked up on some, if not all of these; if you have, feel free to share any other discoveries in the comment section below.