The Trailer is up! Thanks, Zos!
Saw this at EvAv. Looks amazing!
Lovely, just lovely. Can’t wait! This book has been bouncing around in my head for 30 years, waiting for a Master to make a movie of it. Peter Jackson is the Man!
I’m so glad he came back to do it.
P.J. has put together a few video diaries. We posted about this before.
Here is #4 (the newest). Did you know that “The Hobbit” is shot in 3D (And 48 frames per second?!)
Ty commented about the singing in his coverage over at ty’s world. I have to agree. Somehow P.J. has managed to make singing Dwarves interesting, almost meditative. I love it.
Because PJ already developed the procedures and methods for filming this kind of story (literally in the same world), he now has the freedom to focus entirely on the simpler story.
I think that this may well surpass LoTR in adventure and action, and in contrast to Lord of the Rings, could actually bring thematic depth and significance to the story, rather than inevitably lose it on the script draft floor as was necessary in the handling of the world’s greatest fantasy trilogy. I say that not in hyperbolic anticipation, but as someone who loved much of LoTR, and greatly respected the work PJ went to to bring it to film, yet was sorely disappointed with the editing, and treatment of the core theme of the book.
The Hobbit is much more manageable, and offers opportunity to improve the work, rather than tragically abridge it.
Great comments. To your point about depth or lack of it in LoTR. PJ should have spent more time in Rivendel, Moria or Lothlorien. And what about all the time they spent with Tom Bombidale? Didn’t even put it in. That section fleshes out Strider the Ranger, but… It was cut. But it was such a long movie anyway, that I forgive him.
In the Hobbit movie, he will have time. Time to go deeper. Like 20 minutes with Boern. That will be awesome.
Can’t wait! 6 hours of the Hobbit.
Dude, I forgot about Beorn! That bitch was awesome! lol
Peter Jackson’s videolog #5
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