meare skeptical of the book being stretched out into three movies, whether we like it or not, its happening. And while certain Tolkien fansmyself included, againwere a bit irked by some of Jacksons changes in his film adaptation of the Lord of the Rings, some of his changes actually worked out for the better. So we know that the three films will allow mostif not allparts of The Hobbit to appear on screen, and that the scriptwriting team will likely elaborate on certain plot points that happen offstage in the books. Given that, what scenes in the Hobbitor events that are mentioned but not included in the narrativeshould be included in the first film An Unexpected Journey? I dont mean scenes essential to the film; I mean certain points that add flavor to the book, or bits of backstory that would be cool to see onscreen. First, I should note that Im following fan speculation on the point at which An Unexpected Journey ends: the consensus seems to be that the film will end shortly after the company escapes the warg-and-goblin attack east of the Misty Mountains and meet Beorn, the shape-changing woodsman. So, here are the ten scenes I think The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey should include, in chronological order. Some are details I loved from the book, others are episodes told in exposition that Ive always wanted to see someone take on. But they all represent a grumpy Tolkien fan coming to terms with Jackson et als inevitable changes to the book I grew up loving. Also, a warning: while I obviously dont know whats going to be in the movie, this does contain many spoilers from The Hobbit book.