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Old March 2nd, 2012, 4:19 am
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Re: The Hobbit movie news (Dec 2012-2013)

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Peter Jackson has posted The Hobbit production video #6! Click here!
I love these videos, they're just enough to get me incredibly excited for the movie without giving away too much.

I have to say, the post-Potter era has been much better than I thought, knowing that two Peter Jackson-made The Hobbit movies are on their way. I recently got the Extended Trilogy on Blu-Ray, so I guess I'll be watching them for the next 9 months in anticipation of The Hobbit...

I've been hoping very much that each part of The Hobbit will be three plus hours, and PJ's comment about 254 days of production is a good sign.


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Old March 2nd, 2012, 2:44 pm
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Re: The Hobbit movie news (Dec 2012-2013)

Thanks, Aiwendil, for posting the link! Watching it made my morning.

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I've been hoping very much that each part of The Hobbit will be three plus hours, and PJ's comment about 254 days of production is a good sign.
I would guess the theatrical versions will come in under. But I expect they'll make EEs!


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Re: The Hobbit movie news (Dec 2012-2013)

Apparently the preview of the 48fps footage of The Hobbit at CinemaCon drew mixed reviews.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...=entertainment


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Apparently the preview of the 48fps footage of The Hobbit at CinemaCon drew mixed reviews.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...=entertainment
That's odd. The footage in the theatrical trailer looked very cinematic - like 24fps cinematic. I can definitely understand, though, why 48fps could undermine the illusion quality of cinema. It's almost 20fps faster than NTSC video!

Now I'm curious about how this movie is going to look when it hits the screens.


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Old April 27th, 2012, 7:18 am
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Re: The Hobbit movie news (Dec 2012-2013)

The trailer was 24fps as most theatres only support 24fps playback. And there will probably be a 24fps release.

Converting to 48fps is, apparently, not a big deal for theatres with digital projection, not all theatres have digital systems.

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The trailer was 24fps as most theatres only support 24fps playback. And there will probably be a 24fps release.

Converting to 48fps is, apparently, not a big deal for theatres with digital projection, not all theatres have digital systems.

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Old April 27th, 2012, 9:42 am
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Re: The Hobbit movie news (Dec 2012-2013)

A staffer for TheOneRing.net has posted his account of the footage seen at Cinemacon. Not only does he discuss the 48fps, but also the new footage and characters seen in the 10 minute preview! Beware of SPOILERS, and click here!

I'm not liking the description of my namesake, Radagast the Brown.



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Nah, I'm not hugely enamoured with that either, Aiwendil. (No problem with the casting, which as ever is spot-on.)

As for Evangeline Lilly's character ... oh, please.

But there are things that annoy me to this day about PJ's LotR, so it's business as usual.

Spoiler: show
I do like Legolas's frosty reaction to Thorin.

Makes a lot of sense for Legolas to be in this.


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Martin in the barrel, awesome. And it seems the new Legolas is much better suited to Gimli now (size wise that is)


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Production Video #7 is up!

It had been quite a while.

It's been six months since the trailer was released, yet we still have six more months to go. Ugh.


I know, this wait is torture, but at least we have these production videos.


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Re: The Hobbit movie news (Dec 2012-2013)

Production Video #8 is now online! And I'd say it's among the best! Click here.

Also...
Spoiler: show
stone giants!


And there's a ton of stuff to be found in articles and interviews from Comic-con. I wouldn't know where to start with providing links, so happy hunting!


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Old July 24th, 2012, 1:47 pm
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Re: The Hobbit movie news (Dec 2012-2013)

All my puristy quibbles simply melt away when I watch these vids.

As ever, the sheer joy of the project is infectious.

Great crew, great cast.

And at long last I am going to see Dale.


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Old July 24th, 2012, 5:24 pm
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Re: The Hobbit movie news (Dec 2012-2013)

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Production Video #8 is now online!
EEP!! I watched it yesterday when it was posted on my facebook page, it was so good!! I'm excited that they seem to be teasing that they'll continue their video blogs through post production, too.

Okay, finish the book I'm reading now so I can start the one I need to finish by next Monday and then I'm rereading the Hobbit! Close enough to the movie that the plot and characters are still fresh-ish in my mind but far enough ahead that I'm not nitpicking the teeny tiny details.

Excellent plan, me thinks!


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Re: The Hobbit movie news (Dec 2012-2013)

Looks like 'The Hobbit' will now be a trilogy:


https://www.facebook.com/notes/peter...ed-journey/101 51114596546558

It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie - and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.'

We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.

It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, "a tale that grew in the telling."

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Oh, good lord! This is actually happening? My calendars say it's July 30, but does anyone have April 1? Anyone? I'd heard the rumors, but I didn't think this would actually happen. I long for the days when the final Harry Potter, Twilight, and Hunger Games books being split in two seemed like ugly studio greed. They were examples of that, but this is worse. I still don't think The Hobbit merits a two-parter, but now it's a three-parter? This is ridiculous. I don't buy for a second that this is a creative decision. It's not like I won't see all three parts - I will - but man, this news is leaving a bad taste in my mouth.

Maybe I'm wrong - I often am - and this is a creative decision almost as much as a business one. Maybe there is enough there. I doubt it, but maybe it can work. I'm open to being surprised. I'll be spending the money anyway, so it'd be stupid to go in determined not to enjoy it.

I will need the subtitle for the third part to be The Search for More Money, though. (Spaceballs reference!)

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Oh geez they're actually going through with it? I honestly don't know how I feel about this. On the one hand I trust PJ to make an awesome movie, but on the other hand I worry that 3 films will just be too much. The book is what? 400 pages? Although I do understand he's using extra material that wasn't necessarily in the Hobbit. I guess I just gotta trust PJ on this one..Well..I'm sure they'll be epic regardless..


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They're not just telling the story as told in the Hobbit, though. They're delving into the appendices and supplementing the story with other canon information written by Tolkien. It's not just the Hobbit.

While I agree that the Hobbit in and of itself is a single movie and as suspicious as I am that this is studio ploy to make more money...

I'M SO EXCITED!!!


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An absolutly stupid decision. I thought it'd be a stretch for two complete movies, but they're making it three now? A horrible ploy to get more money and a horrible precedent for future book-to-movie adaptations.


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An absolutly stupid decision. I thought it'd be a stretch for two complete movies, but they're making it three now? A horrible ploy to get more money and a horrible precedent for future book-to-movie adaptations.
That precedent was set with Potter. Look at what followed suit: Twilight, final Hunger Games movie, and now this.


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Old July 31st, 2012, 1:25 am
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The two movie precedent was set with Potter, yes. Now the three-movie precedent has been set. It went from stupid (two movies) to ridiculous (three movies).


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