/random shit I notice
last filming for the hobbit
last filming for anything tolkien
lAST TIME FOREVER
I know it’s stupid. I knew I never would…but I dreamed…. I dreamed so hard…. That I could somehow, SOMEHOW, be involved in the making of The Hobbit trilogy. Just like I had dreamed and dreamed that I could SOMEHOW be involved in the making of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
And I knew it wouldn’t actually happen. I knew I wasn’t being realistic when I had those day dreams. But still. It hurts that they won’t come true… ya know?
I adore LOTR, if I could I would fly over to New Zealand and live in Bag End. No matter how many times I watch the films I will always cry at the end, they’re beautiful, the books are beautiful, Peter Jackson is beautiful and of course JRR Tolkien is beautiful. Also, I had the honour of meeting Andy Serkis. :D
“I said to Viggo, ‘I’m gonna put the camera down the hillside a little bit. Can you try to kick the helmet close to the lens? Because it will look great if it just flies past us.’”
“And so Viggo did 4 takes. He boots this helmet. And then he let out the scream. I thought, ‘Wow! This is strong. This is like Aragorn is just in total grief at what’s happened to Merry and Pippin. This is really cool.’ He didn’t say anything to us…but we found out that Viggo had actually broken 2 toes with that last kick. Viggo actually feeling that pain, and turned that into a performance. He stayed in the character of Aragorn.”
The White Council planning the attack on Dol Guldur
Billy & Katie Jackson’s cameos
Peter Jackson’s children are so freaking cute. Look at their little noses! D’awwww!
“You will not enter Gondor.”
Legolas: “Damnit Gimli! You made me kill the director!”
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.”
When I first heard this, I was very skeptical. The Hobbit is such a short story, after all (especially compared to The Lord of the Rings). But after reading this, I trust that Peter knows what he’s doing and that he’ll make it great. Perhaps the movies will simply be shorter in length, making them more accessible for those with shorter attention spans. ::shrug:: I dunno.
Honestly, I still have reservations, especially since the films are already in post-production. But, I have to trust in Peter’s amazing abilities and vision.
The Hobbit spam #2.
I FUCKING HATE ALL OF YOU THAT WENT TO COMIC-CON AND SAW THESE AMAZING HUMANS. I HATE YOU AND I AM SO INCREDIBLY JEALOUS. I want to eat your memory so that they may become my own.
DAMNIT I WILL GO NEXT YEAR. I HAVE TO. I JUST FUCKING HAVE TO.
/temporary lapse in sanity
bitches really do.
we really really do
If loving Tolkien movies makes me a bitch, then I very proudly proclaim to be a bitch.
Otherwise, don’t call me a bitch. I definitely don’t love it.
Giant-ass banner poster for The Hobbit. Click to see it bigger. It’s pretty epic.
Peter Jackson’s cameos in The Lord of the Rings:
- A carrot-munching man in Bree
- A defender of Helm’s Deep
- The corsair that Legolas accidentally shoots
I hope you see in the Hobbit