Watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by numbers

Despite The Hobbit only being a mere 320-page book, Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones, The Lord of the Rings) has stretched the story into three rather long movies - the second of which, The Desolation of Smaug, came out last Friday.

Large handed film critic Mark Kermode has taken a sideways approach to the film's debate: looking at the cold, hard numbers involved. By adding together the total extended running lengths of the three movies (he makes an estimation on the last installment), working out the overall number of frames (double that of a normal film, as Jackson shot it all in 48fps) and comparing those to the source novel's word count, he's calculated...well, it's hard to say what is all proves. But it is quite fascinating.

Check out the wonderfully titled Decimilisation of Smaug below....

So each word in The Hobbit translates as a third of a second on screen.
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