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New York Times: Jackson to direct ‘The Hobbit’
The One Ring.Net ^ | October 1, 2010 | Calisuri

Posted on 10/01/2010 10:18:29 PM PDT by Immerito

The New York Times is busting out major headlines today: First with the revelation that ‘The Hobbit’ films will be filmed in 3-D, and now, all but confirming Peter Jackson will direct the two ‘prequels.’ (Woo Hoo!!! – Sorry, had to get that in there) According Michael Cieply’s article, an announcement to this affect will be coming in the next few days.

(Excerpt) Read more at theonering.net ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: hobbit; jackson; peterjackson; thehobbit
Meh. I suspect I'm one of the few Freepers here who had hoped for a different director.
1 posted on 10/01/2010 10:18:34 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Borges; DollyCali

ping


2 posted on 10/01/2010 10:20:42 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Immerito

Looking forward to the non-3D version!


3 posted on 10/01/2010 10:22:36 PM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Immerito

>>> New York Times: Jackson to direct ‘The Hobbit’

I glanced at this and for a fraction of a moment I thought it referred to Jesse. And I was thinking what an odd film that would be.


4 posted on 10/01/2010 10:27:50 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Immerito

Cate Blanchett is going to be in it. I wonder if John Williams will score the soundtrack.


5 posted on 10/01/2010 10:27:50 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: HairOfTheDog

ping


6 posted on 10/01/2010 10:28:25 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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I thought Jackson was going to do Halo.
Hmmmm...


7 posted on 10/01/2010 10:29:26 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: RandallFlagg

Who cares about Halo, Fallout New Vegas is out soon!


8 posted on 10/01/2010 10:31:10 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Theo

10-4 on the NON-3D


9 posted on 10/01/2010 10:35:22 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: tlb

Go to xtranormal.com and make the Hobbit as Jesse Jackson would direct it. If you haven’t tried your hand at it, it’s really fun (and very easy to do). “If you can type, you can make movies.”

http://www.xtranormal.com/


10 posted on 10/01/2010 10:36:24 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: Immerito

Well, I’m happy. I was enchanted with Jackson’s effort in LOTR even if everything wasn’t perfect. It’s never going to be perfect because each of us has a unique mental image of how it’s all supposed to be.


11 posted on 10/01/2010 10:37:04 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: tlb

I can see it now:

“That’s a nice Dark Tower you got there, Sauron. Pity if something should happen to it...”


12 posted on 10/01/2010 10:38:39 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: Immerito

Yeah, you probably are one of the few. Jackson is a terrific director who did a truly amazing job on the LOTR trilogy. Not too crazy about the whole 3D thing, but I’m willing to give it a chance.


13 posted on 10/01/2010 10:38:47 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Perdogg

“I wonder if John Williams will score the soundtrack.”

Why would he? Howard Shore did the LOTR scores. I for one am sick of Williams’s sound on epic movies. His scores for the Star Wars prequels were awful, though the third one had a few good bits. I suspect Shore, who won 2 score Oscars and a song Oscar for his work on the LOTR movies, will do these, too. His score for Jackson’s King Kong was rejected but I have a feeling this is a different situation.


14 posted on 10/01/2010 10:46:55 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: Future Snake Eater

“Jackson is a terrific director who did a truly amazing job on the LOTR trilogy.”

Only if you overlook the fact that he changed motivations and personalities for several of the characters (including main characters, changed (as opposed to omitted) certain plot points, and omitted a delightful rebuttal to the evils of socialism (Scouring of the Shire) on the grounds that he “didn’t like that part in the book”.


15 posted on 10/01/2010 10:58:01 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: FrdmLvr

How come they don’t have a site where you can make political cartoons, even though you lack skills in drawing the human figure?

Some graphics nerd ccould make millions.


16 posted on 10/01/2010 11:02:59 PM PDT by cookcounty (Dec 31st is coming: .....Stop Obama's Midnight Jack-Up!)
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To: tlb
I glanced at this and for a fraction of a moment I thought it referred to Jesse. And I was thinking what an odd film that would be.

Bawney Fwank as Bagginses running a male prostitution house in the Shire?

17 posted on 10/01/2010 11:45:25 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Immerito
How much kissy face holly weird blasphemy must they instill upon another of Tolkein's tomes of mythology?

If Jackson is looking for something to do, how about the last half of the Return of the King!

Stupid movie just ignored half of the last book!

pop out to mp3 Mr Baggins

18 posted on 10/02/2010 1:30:15 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: tlb

I thought maybe it was Michael, coming back from the dead.


19 posted on 10/02/2010 1:41:09 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Immerito

Yes.


20 posted on 10/02/2010 2:05:08 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Good video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIPoPw9zgvQ&feature=player_embedded)
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To: ExGeeEye

“Yes” to what?


21 posted on 10/02/2010 7:14:00 AM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

Well, I only read about halfway through “Fellowship” and was pretty much bored to tears, so I credit Jackson with keeping me enthralled the entire time. As I understand it, the scouring of the Shire was after the other events of the books. People complained about the third movie ending too many times, I can’t imagine what would’ve happened if he’d kept it in.


22 posted on 10/02/2010 7:33:52 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Try reading the book again. In my experience, some people who gave up on the book the first time enjoyed it better the second.

The book is better—and gets better as you get through Books 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 where the action picks up.


23 posted on 10/02/2010 7:48:51 AM PDT by Immerito
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To: cookcounty

You can turn any of them into a political cartoon. They’re just characters. You add the dialogue. My friend did a President Bush and 0bama movie that was really funny. R Rated.


24 posted on 10/02/2010 8:19:47 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: Immerito
You: Meh. I suspect I'm one of the few Freepers here who had hoped for a different director.

Me: Yes.

25 posted on 10/02/2010 6:02:44 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Good video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIPoPw9zgvQ&feature=player_embedded)
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To: ExGeeEye

That was the interpretation I was leaning towards, but wanted to get clarification from you.

May I safely presume that you enjoyed Peter Jackson’s interpretation of Tolkien’s masterpiece?


26 posted on 10/02/2010 10:50:21 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

Yes.


27 posted on 10/03/2010 2:57:27 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Good video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIPoPw9zgvQ&feature=player_embedded)
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