The LotR movies started at about 9 houts total, then the exrended edition came out and the length jumped out 4 hours each movie with a total time of 12 hours. Thats gonna be 24 hours total marathon when the extended Hobbit releases.
Martin Freeman, The Hobbit. I totally agree with Peter. Martin is *the best* person ever to play Bilbo. Not only does he embody what it means to be a hobbit very well, but he also has the quirkiness and humor of Bilbo himself.
TUTORIAL: How to write in Elvish. This is the most detailed and thorough I've seen. Also, check out a lovely book called "The Languages of Tolkien's Middle Earth". It explains elvish (Sindarian and Quenya), Dwarvish, and others. Written by Ruth S.