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Production Begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit
The One Ring.Net ^ | March 20, 2011 | xoanon

Posted on 03/22/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT by Immerito

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1 posted on 03/22/2011 10:58:04 AM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

The tone of The Hobbit is so much lighter — really more of a children’s story — hopefully Jackson will get it right.


2 posted on 03/22/2011 11:04:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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I read the “The Hobbit” numerous times when I was young. When I saw the animated movie, I didn’t find it as enjoyable but still laugh when I think of Bilbo running out of the tunnel with his tail end on fire (from Smaug).

I agree with you though. I’m cautiously optimistic that Jackson will get it right. I think he gave “Lord of the Rings” a good effort.


3 posted on 03/22/2011 11:17:47 AM PDT by Toadman (To piss off a conservative, tell a lie. To piss off a liberal, tell the truth.)
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Good effort is right. I was generally pleased with LOTR, although I have to say the script went quite wrong with Aragorn and Arwen. I'm not a huge Viggo fan, but it wasn't his acting that bothered me -- the script made him weak, indecisive, and unsure of his love for Arwen, and made her unsure of her future with him. Totally wrong.

But such a difficult story to film! Jackson did well overall.

4 posted on 03/22/2011 11:21:39 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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Hopefully this time they won’t raze the props, they’ll keep them as tourist attractions.


5 posted on 03/22/2011 11:23:37 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 789 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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Lord of the Rings really requires to be made as a TV miniseries. It’s the only way to have the adequate time to cover everything appropriately.


6 posted on 03/22/2011 11:23:37 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Awesome! I just finished LotR recently and am now re-reading The Silmarillion. Now THAT is not a light read (or very uplifting either)!


7 posted on 03/22/2011 11:25:15 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: ClearCase_guy

Given its length and complexity, the best way to do justice to Lord of the Rings requires that it is made as a TV miniseries. It’s the only way to have the adequate time to cover everything appropriately.


8 posted on 03/22/2011 11:25:55 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Toadman

I never liked the movie growing up. The story cuts I can understand as an adult but the cheesy animation, the poor voice acting, and the hideous elves made it quite meh.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 12:01:54 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: ClearCase_guy

You are quite correct about the Aragorn/Arwen problem. The two of them had made their decision 60 years earlier and had worked towards making him King for the entire time since.

I guess modern film makers just can’t handle the concept of a calmly self-assured protagonist. He has to be “angsty.

They also screwed up the whole bit with Faramir, turning him from one of the noblest characters in the story to a bit of a jerk.

Bleahhh.

That said, Jackson did a far better job than I expected anyone could do.


11 posted on 03/22/2011 12:09:35 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Immerito

http://kingunderthemountain.com/category/reading-the-hobbit/

If anyone is interested. :)


12 posted on 03/22/2011 12:13:30 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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Reprising their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy are Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Andy Serkis as Gollum and Elijah Wood as Frodo.

Frodo? But Frodo is not in "The Hobbit". He wasn't even born yet when Bilbo goes on his adventure to There and Back Again. I wonder what's up.

13 posted on 03/22/2011 12:15:33 PM PDT by stripes1776
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The second film covers the period between the Hobbit proper and the beginning of LOTR. Frodo gradually emerges in that period.


14 posted on 03/22/2011 12:16:55 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Reddy

You’d all probably enjoy reading Lord Foul’s Bane, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.


15 posted on 03/22/2011 12:18:36 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Reddy

You’d all probably enjoy reading Lord Foul’s Bane, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.


16 posted on 03/22/2011 12:19:08 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Constitution Day

Reminds me of the good old thermobaric bomb days...


17 posted on 03/22/2011 12:19:38 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: null and void
"Hopefully this time they won’t raze the props, they’ll keep them as tourist attractions."

I recall reading somewhere that razing them was a requirement of being able to film in those locations in New Zealand. The government wouldn't let them leave them there.

18 posted on 03/22/2011 12:30:39 PM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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In that case hopefully the NZ government will smarten up.

Will Helen gone all things are possible!

19 posted on 03/22/2011 12:36:22 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 789 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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Will s/b With...


20 posted on 03/22/2011 12:39:51 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 789 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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