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Posted on 10/15/2010 7:51:41 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla
OSCAR WINNER PETER JACKSON TO DIRECT THE HOBBIT IN TWO INSTALLMENTS
Peter Jackson Set to Direct J.R.R Tolkiens The Hobbit, In a Two-Part 3D Production of Extraordinary Scope
(Los Angeles, October 15, 2010) The two films based on The Hobbit are now greenlit and will begin principal photography in February 2011, under the direction of Peter Jackson, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema, Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros. and Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc..
Exploring Tolkiens Middle-earth goes way beyond a normal film-making experience Jackson says, Its an all-immersive journey into a very special place of imagination, beauty and drama. Were looking forward to re-entering this wondrous world with Gandalf and Bilbo and our friends at New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers and MGM.
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“I have grown older, that story has become precious to me.”
It’s been called that before but not by you. I think you’ve had that story quite long enough. ;)
My husband wondered if anyone would get it. When I was pregnant with my 3rd child, my husband worked nights and I didn’t sleep well. I fell asleep watching those movies every night. I have them memorized.
I am one of the Hobbit Hole Hobbits, ever since the original HH thread. Actually I started posting about the philosophical importance of the Ring movies since about the time they started filming them. Can’t say I’ve memorized them though. First read the books in the 1960’s.
Well the Silmarilion has about 10,000 years of history to adapt, but folks aren’t as familiar with it as TLOTR or The Hobbit.
I see a young Aragorn sliding into the screen, as well as Legolas (for the chicks in the audience).
Elrond and Saruman, of course, and maybe a reappearence of the Witch-King (at Dol Guldur by this time).
As Christian mythologist Tolkein is unsurpassed, imo, even by C.S. Lewis. I too read the books in the 60’s, twice. The second time straight through in 3 days. That was long ago and far away....
Legolas is particularly possible, since he was a Wood Elf, the ones that Bilbo and the dwarves meet up with. According to most chronologies, Aragorn would have been a teen-ager or younger. The character is possible, but not Viggo.
To make the story into a quality movie - which would require many installments - would be a feat near to the creation of the Sillmarills themselves.
Since good ‘ol Tom Bombadill was missing, it has me wondering if Beorn, the shape shifter will be included.
They blew the whole effort right there. It was the point of everything, according to Gandalf.
Should have been one movie. Making it in two parts is a marketing decision, not an artistic one.
My opinion of Peter Jackson as a movie maker was marred forever by having to sit through a screening of his remake of King Kong.
‘It was the point of everything, according to Gandalf.’
A good example of why a novel can’t be fully transmitted to film. As drama the Scouring of the Shire would have been an enormous anti-climax.
Not if it was done properly, I don’t believe.
But, in any case, it would have been better than the nonsense they tacked on the end of it anyway.
The ending of the movie was similar in tone to the end of the books, Bilbo, Frodo, and the last Elves sailing out of the Grey Havens, and Sam returning to his happy home.
Turning things over to the night shift, good night.
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