Amph The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies

Discussion in 'Community' started by -Courtney-, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Peter Bradshaw's review in Guardian says the movie is good and praises many performances as well as the visuals.

    He does however seem unsure what exactly to make of the 48fps format (apparently it works well in outdoor scenes, not so well inside), perhaps that is why he gives it only 3stars yet speaks so highly of it.
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  2. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    It was a full third of one of the gospels, and the single most discussed event of the entire narrative thereafter. Are these travelogues equally important in the Hobbit? Because, otherwise, it's sort of making the opposite of the point you wanted it to.
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  3. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    I'll get back to you on this! The answer will need research and time spent composing the response, time which I presently lack. Look forward to a thorough reply -- and an acceptance of your points if I cannot rebut them -- later in the week. :cool:
  4. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    Don't worry about it. I will be interested to see what you bring back though. I couldn't recall much, but I listened to it over a long period of time, so I'm not exactly a bastion of perfect memory.
  5. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    So I just realized something. We may never see Andy Serkis in Lord of the Rings ever again after this. This makes me :(:_|
  6. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    Does he do anything other than Gollum? I know he's one of the unit directors this time around, but I'd figure he might do mocap for other things.
  7. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    If Tintin becomes a franchise, he'll have that. :)
  8. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    He gets pretty regular work in film, either appearing in person or doing motion capture for characters like Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
  9. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    I meant other characters in LotR. I know he was Caesar, Kong, the villain in that Inkheart movie.(How the hell do I remember that! I saw....half of it....once!)

    He was Tesla's assistant in The Prestige! HA!
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  10. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    More importantly, he was Sonny in I, Robot, which I personally think was probably a high water mark in his career.
  11. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Yeah when is the second one coming out?
  12. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    He was even nominated for a Bafta for his portrayal of Ian Dury in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and a Golden Globe for playing Ian Brady in Longford. He's quite a good actor, but most people see him as the motion capture man, which is a pity in a way. But hey, the reputation has served him well enough that he now is the co-founder of a company that specializes in motion capture technology, so I doubt he's bothered by being known more for his motion capture roles than his live action ones.
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  13. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    [face_dunno] Probably not for a while, since PJ will probably be directing that.
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  14. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I got the hard drive for The Hobbit today and it's loading on the server now at work. It came in with the code name Little Rivers.
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  15. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    3 more days! I don't know if I should dress up or not.
  16. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    Regardless of whether you dress up or not, go with hairy feet.
  17. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I've been trying to grow hair out of my feet for a year now to no avail :(
  18. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    That's... actually a really cute code name.
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  19. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    Ah, so it seems to be a case of If It's You It's OK, then...

    By the way, the page has this stellar example from Sherlock (incidentally, starring both Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch), in the Live-Action TV section:
    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
  20. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Yeah, almost that. :p

    He was also a very good Albert Einstein in BBC's TV film "Einstein and Eddington" (which also has David Tennant as Arthur Eddington). :)
  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Midnight opening in 40 minutes!


    I'm not going though, are you nuts? I'll wait for an appropriate time and day of the week so the movie itself is 100% at fault for sending me to sleep.
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  22. Random Comments Force Ghost

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    Midnight showing in two and a half days!
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  23. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    This is what you really meant to say, right?
  24. Random Comments Force Ghost

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    You mean this?
  25. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    A clever Who's Who cheat sheet. In case some of us were still confused by the many Dwarves in the Company.

    Cheers,
    Lauré :)

    PS: Also, we are now on Page 100!!!
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