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'Hobbit' First Look: 3 pics !
Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 24, 2011 | Josh Rottenburg

Posted on 06/24/2011 3:20:16 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad

Peter Jackson lets us sneak a peek at work-in-progress; spy Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, with the director's comments

(Excerpt) Read more at ew.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: bilbo; film; gandalf; hobbit
For all you "Lord of the Rings" fans out there, a quick peak at Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit", with Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellan as Gandalf. Looks like it's in production after being in develpoment hell. We'll have to wait until next year, but for me at least, it's worth the wait. Looking forward to it.
1 posted on 06/24/2011 3:20:20 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Make that “development hell”.


2 posted on 06/24/2011 3:20:52 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

who knew spock was a hobbit


3 posted on 06/24/2011 3:29:55 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Great. More gay mini Vulcan's...
4 posted on 06/24/2011 3:30:58 AM PDT by BigCinBigD ("We hold it in our power, to begin the world anew")
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I was trying to figure out who Martin Freeman was...then I looked him up on Wikipedia. He did a great job in his portrayal of Dr. Watson in those new Sherlock Holmes series. I think that’s the only thing I’ve seen him in.


5 posted on 06/24/2011 4:00:40 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: beebuster2000
Would that make Bilbo a sprocket?
6 posted on 06/24/2011 4:01:10 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

LOTR fan here. Heck, even my dog’s name is Frodo.

Thanks for the peek.


7 posted on 06/24/2011 4:19:57 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

It comes out Dec 14th 2012.
We have a week to see it before the world ends! LOL

The next James Bond movie comes out next year too. Can’t wait for them both.


8 posted on 06/24/2011 4:22:37 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: dawn53

I thought he did a great job as Doctor Watson as well. I’m looking forward to the release of The Hobbit.


9 posted on 06/24/2011 4:44:09 AM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I always thought he should have made this movie first and then the Trilogy. But then again, I also always thought that you couldn’t really understand the whole epic without reading “the Hobbit” first!


10 posted on 06/24/2011 5:50:29 AM PDT by misharu (FB: I Stand with Sarah Palin)
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To: misharu; All

Absolutely! Just what I was thinking, this is the prequel to the trilogy.


11 posted on 06/24/2011 6:08:58 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: beebuster2000

Leonard Nimoy did ‘sing’ “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” you know.

Actually, they should have started with the Silmarillion and worked there way from there


12 posted on 06/24/2011 6:49:30 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Thank you thank you thank you for posting.


13 posted on 06/24/2011 6:52:07 AM PDT by simplesimon (Thomas Paine is weeping. Common sense is gone.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; ...

I have been attending the extended edition of the 3 movies at Cinema. Last one is this Tuesday. It might be in your area. Sold out & enthusiastic crowds

Cinema

Post here or FR Mail DollyCali or Perdogg
to be added or dropped from this ping list.



14 posted on 06/24/2011 7:06:07 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: dawn53
He did a good job as Arthur Dent in a very uneven film version of Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy. Should be equally good as the reluctant "professional thief" Gandalf insists the dwarves need for their excursion to relieve Smaug, the dragon, of his hoarded gold. Of course, he does "by accident" pick up a handy little ring in Gollum's cave along the way. Tolkien wrote the book to be read aloud to his own children so it's very different in tone from the later LOTR. Much more whimsical.
15 posted on 06/24/2011 7:11:45 AM PDT by katana
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

16 posted on 06/24/2011 7:48:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


17 posted on 06/24/2011 7:54:32 AM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Hopefully Jackson will be FAR truer to the source material than he was in the Lord of the Rings movies.


18 posted on 06/24/2011 8:34:45 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Conan the Librarian

I found the Silmarillion unreadable.


19 posted on 06/24/2011 8:48:37 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Gandalf is truly gay, apparently.


20 posted on 06/24/2011 10:31:55 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

no, Gandalf is not gay.

The actor who plays him is gay, but Gandalf is a maia, an angel, and although many Maia in the Simirillion are married, not all are...as for Gandalf, he was actually once in love with Melian before she went to middle earth and married an elf.


21 posted on 06/26/2011 3:20:49 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: LadyDoc

I know that, you didn’t get the sarcasm.


22 posted on 06/26/2011 5:38:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

you need to add a smiley face...because the actor who is playing gandalf indeed has tried to push the idea that the entire LOTR series is about gay love.


23 posted on 06/26/2011 6:42:06 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: LadyDoc

Well, I certainly believe HE believes that.

:)


24 posted on 06/26/2011 9:05:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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