Peter Jackson directs "The Hobbit"

ClockworkHouse wrote:

If it's in 3D, and it looks good, I'll see it in a 2D showing. If for some reason one isn't available, I'll wait for the home video release.

That's why they're filming at 48 frames per second, it's supposed to help avoid the "cheap 3D" feeling. Personally, I think PJ deserves a pass, and since I'll be watching it at least twice I'll go 3D first.

Gravey wrote:
EriktheRed wrote:

The Hobbit Part One: There
The Hobbit Part Two: And Back Again

Mah joke!

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/QQWxy.jpg)

Wait, where is my golf club? Stay right there.

I have been a bit excited for this movie, but halfway through the video when Sir Ian shows up suddenly I was swept back to the way I felt when they were making the LotR. Now I can't wait.

DF7 wrote:

Is it just me, or does working on LotR/The Hobbit seem like the coolest job in the world?

I think I would take a job at Weta/go back in time and do the LoTR over just about any other job out there.

Holla wrote:
DF7 wrote:

Is it just me, or does working on LotR/The Hobbit seem like the coolest job in the world?

I think I would take a job at Weta/go back in time and do the LoTR over just about any other job out there.

I was so sad when I was 4cm too tall to be a Hobbit extra.

IF THEY'D STARTED ON SCHEDULE IT WOULD'VE BEEN BEFORE I STARTED GROWING!

That was an enjoyable video blog that I would have probably missed. Thank you for sharing the link!

Feeank wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

If it's in 3D, and it looks good, I'll see it in a 2D showing. If for some reason one isn't available, I'll wait for the home video release.

That's why they're filming at 48 frames per second, it's supposed to help avoid the "cheap 3D" feeling. Personally, I think PJ deserves a pass, and since I'll be watching it at least twice I'll go 3D first.

3D movies give me a headache. Whether the 3D looks gorgeous or not, I'll be skipping it.

EriktheRed wrote:
Gravey wrote:
EriktheRed wrote:

The Hobbit Part One: There
The Hobbit Part Two: And Back Again

Mah joke!

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/QQWxy.jpg)

Wait, where is my golf club? Stay right there, would you kindly?

FTFY

I believe that they're going to intersperse Bilbo's There And Back Again story with The White Council attacking Dol Guldur, as well as other stuff that happens between The Hobbit and LOTR (maybe Aragorn's Thorongil stuff?)

the second video!

Holla wrote:

the second video!

I hope one of the extra features on the DVD is just an hour of those helicopters flying in formation over mountains. I would pay money just to see that. Very cool.

I notice nobody's posted these:
IMAGE(http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/118/1181874/the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey-20110713111341600-000.jpg) Bofur, Bombur, and Bifur
IMAGE(http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/118/1181874/the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey-20110712043601939-000.jpg)Dori, Nori, and Ori
IMAGE(http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/118/1181874/the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey-20110712041742964-000.jpg)Oin and Gloin
IMAGE(http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/118/1181874/the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey-20110712041721512-000.jpg)Fili and Kili/Mini-Aragorn

The article is here: http://au.movies.ign.com/articles/11...

Not sure of my thoughts.. A little too 'dark-looking' for my tastes. I just started rereading he Hobbit since it has been a couple of years, and the book is still so charming.

I can't believe I'm about to type this but: Kili's kinda hot. Yowza.

KaterinLHC wrote:

I can't believe I'm about to type this but: Kili's kinda hot. Yowza.

Like 'em short, do ya?

Dammit Crigger, your prurience knows no bounds.

KaterinLHC wrote:

I can't believe I'm about to type this but: Kili's kinda hot. Yowza.

Is it because he looks like a long-haired cross between Garrett Hawke and Hugh Jackman?

I love the detail of Gloin carrying what would later be Gimli's axe.

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Balin And Dwalin

I can't tell you how many times I read the 'History of the Dwarves' appendix at the back of my paperback copy of the Lord of the Rings.
I'm very excited about this movie, and pictures like these just make me that much more excited.

Man, I wish Dwalin looked haughtier. But whatever, I can ditch my preconceived thoughts of what Dwarves should look like for one movie.

El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:

Man, I wish Dwalin looked hotter. But whatever, I can ditch my preconceived thoughts of what Dwarves should look like for one movie.

Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

Now I have the Dwarf Fortress itch again. Great. Goodbye, weekend.

Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.
The dwarves of yore made mightly spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.
For ancient king and elvish lord
There many a gleaming golden hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught
To hide in gems on hilt of sward.
On silver necklaces they strung
The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
The dragon-fire, in twisted wire
They meshed the light of moon and sun.
Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeouns deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To claim our long-forgotten gold.
Goblets they carved there for themselves
And harps of gold; where no man delves
There lay they long, and many a song
Was sung unheard by men or elves.
The pines were roaring on the height,
The winds were moaning in the night,
The fire was red, it flaming spread;
The trees like torches blazed with light.
The bells were ringing in the dale
And men looked up with faces pale;
The dragon's ire more fierce than fire
Laid low their towers and houses frail.
The mountain smoked beneath the moon;
The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
They fled their hall to dying fall
Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.
Far over the misty mountains grim
To dungeons deep and caverns dim
We must away, ere break of day,
To win our harps and gold from him!
Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To find our long-forgotten gold.

If I'm gonna double post, I'm gonna do it right.

I should take this thread as another opportunity to link to the Tolkein Professor podcast's series on The Hobbit. Now if only he'd finish it.

KaterinLHC wrote:

I can't believe I'm about to type this but: Kili's kinda hot. Yowza.

Well if you're going to hire a beautiful Irishman, there's no point in covering him up under prosthetics.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
KaterinLHC wrote:

I can't believe I'm about to type this but: Kili's kinda hot. Yowza.

Is it because he looks like a long-haired cross between Garrett Hawke and Hugh Jackman?

Quite possibly. What can I say? I have a type: Dark, bearded, and handy with a broadsword.

Wow, Ken Stott is unrecognisable as Balin there (the guy who plays Rebus and the main guy in Messiah, and was the baddie Mr Chance in Plunkett and MacCleane), though it's easy to tell which one James Nesbitt is.

Katerin may also be interested in this picture of Aiden Turner, who was the only thing worth watching in Being Human for me (though not for reasons of hotness).

IMAGE(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KTJWhtuRLac/TL6iFPLSWcI/AAAAAAAAL3g/L2h9ncNXmCo/s400/aiden_turner.jpg)

DudleySmith wrote:

Katerin may also be interested in this picture of Aiden Turner, who was the only thing worth watching in Being Human for me (though not for reasons of hotness).

IMAGE(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KTJWhtuRLac/TL6iFPLSWcI/AAAAAAAAL3g/L2h9ncNXmCo/s400/aiden_turner.jpg)

Whaddya know? This is indeed relevant to my interests. VERY.

KaterinLHC wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
KaterinLHC wrote:

I can't believe I'm about to type this but: Kili's kinda hot. Yowza.

Is it because he looks like a long-haired cross between Garrett Hawke and Hugh Jackman?

Quite possibly. What can I say? I have a type: Dark, bearded, and handy with a broadsword.

And "handy" with someone else's broadsword for bonus points?

Looks like Peter Jackson they nailed it again.

OK, they all look pretty good, but what the heck's up with that dwarf with the pointy hair?