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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2012, 01:08:18 PM »
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Personally, I think watching it with the 48 FPS footage could be interesting--it could be true that by the end of the movie (you know, after the epic scenes) that people won't mind it too much.  It's really too early to tell how much filming format will affect the entire movie, but I know, for certain, that I'll be enjoying "The Hobbit" regardless. 

Come to think of it, one of my first field trips in seventh grade was going to watch the first "LOTR" movie.  (Really, it's true!  My language arts teacher loved the series, and he managed to get the school to let us see it! @[email protected]!)
i'm stuck on 'first lotr movie in 7th grade'.....<blink blink>
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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2012, 01:18:07 PM »
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i'm stuck on 'first lotr movie in 7th grade'.....<blink blink>

Hahahahahaha. ^_^?  Well, it was around that time... *laughs*
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Re: WB/Legendary Films (The Hobbit), Hall H, 2:30-5:00
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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2012, 02:59:01 PM »
Recently watched the 1st LOTR with the live orchestra. Would highly recommend it if it comes to your town.
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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012, 03:24:12 PM »
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Recently watched the 1st LOTR with the live orchestra. Would highly recommend it if it comes to your town.
Oh, that would be so cool! To see that with The Hobbit as well as LOTR.  I really enjoy the music/soundtrack that they've used for the films.
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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2012, 09:01:11 AM »
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Recently watched the 1st LOTR with the live orchestra. Would highly recommend it if it comes to your town.

I've played the Fellowship suite, it was years ago but DANG was it just about the most fun set to play! Howard Shore sure knows how to make the music fun for the listeners AND the musicians. Saruman's themes were rough, first time I'd done 5/4.

I'm so thrilled he's doing the Hobbit too, he gives the stories great flavor.

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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2012, 04:59:18 PM »
I thought this was cute:
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A Shelob LEGO play set with Frodo, Gollum, and Sam figures!  Ha ha.  It's supposed to be out sometime around June 2012.


Here's a list of the cast members for "The Hobbit" movie (just for some fun reading, ha ha):
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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2012, 07:12:08 PM »
There's actually a whole Lego LOTR line.

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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2012, 07:20:42 PM »
Yep, indeed there is.  I just thought the Shelob one was rather cute, ha ha.



In case anyone hasn't had a chance to see some production photos (posted last month though):
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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2012, 01:14:56 PM »
Here is some Hobbit-related news:
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Tolkien Society celebrating 75 years of ‘Hobbit’ this weekend

Some associate TheOneRing only with Peter Jackson films set in Middle-earth. It is always our pleasure to support fans and all the aspects of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien (except what you are selling on Ebay). Below is a press release sent by The Tolkien Society that we give to you just as it was sent to us. The Tolkien Society (UK edition) was founded in 1969, 30 years before TORn, and it is always a pleasure to alert people to its events. When we post these we can’t help but wish this was the year we would attend. Anyway, here is the release for events taking place this weekend. Spread the word!

“The Tolkien Society has teamed up with the Birmingham Tolkien Group to bring you the thirteenth Middle-earth Weekend this Saturday and Sunday in celebration of 75 years of The Hobbit.

Middle-earth Weekend takes place at Sarehole Mill in an area of Birmingham in which Tolkien grew up and which inspired his writings — the area is credited with inspiring Tolkien’s vision of The Shire and Hobbiton including Sandyman’s infamous Mill. This area has been designated as “The Shire Country Park” in Tolkien’s honour and the park covers the River Cole, Chinn Brook, Moseley Bog & the Dell, and the Dingles — all places J.R.R. Tolkien knew as a child when he lived just across from the mill pool.

Events this year include: mediaeval re-enactments, archery, live performances of excerpts from Tolkien’s works by Shire Productions, guided walks, poetry and music, our Tolkien tent with stalls of goodies, a climbing wall, our popular costume competition, face painting, dragons(!), and, of course, a working mill! It is a full menagerie of events for the whole family that will excite, entertain, amuse and inform.

Sally Kennett, Chairman of the Tolkien Society, said, “This is a great opportunity for local residents or Tolkien fans, both young and old, to get involved in this exciting event and to learn more about the area where Tolkien spent his childhood. Birmingham should rightly be proud of its connection with Professor Tolkien and we will be celebrating the historical connection between Tolkien and Birmingham this weekend. Middle-earth Weekend gets in excess of 10,000 visitors over its two days and I look forward to welcoming even more people this year!”

Admission is free and the event is open from 11am to 5pm on both Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May. To find out more, including how to get there, go to: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2012, 02:07:33 PM »
Too bad I'm not in the UK!

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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2012, 02:09:25 PM »
I wonder if ukdeejay knows about it... *laughs*
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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2012, 02:09:56 PM »
He's plugged in. He knows... ;)

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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2012, 02:16:53 PM »
We should ask about it later. *laughs*


Here's an interview with McKellen on "The Hobbit."
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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2012, 12:20:33 AM »
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At least no one's criticising the content of the footage

Oh there is some of that too. PJ added a female elf to the story (to be played by Evangeline Lilly) since Tolkien's original contains no female characters. The purists are going to act like a bunch of orcs  :-\

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Re: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2012, 07:40:15 AM »
LOL, David Eddings used to joke that Tolkien's female characters were only female 'from the neck up'. There's not really any difference between make and female 'interaction' in most cases. ;)