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. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I made that exact criticism back when TPM came out. I mean, it was very groundbreaking at the time. But I made the comment somewhere that I hated it as a movie, but it was a great demo reel. Of course, most demo reels aren't two and a half hours long. And there's a reason.
  2. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I agree wih solojones--PJ could have experimented with a personal project and mad the Hobbit match LOTR so they could flow together a little better as a series (at least, visually).
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    As much as its his vision as a director, it's not his writing nor his world. This isn't even like Avatar in that respect (which is just a demo reel, but at least just Cameron's own nonsense, so I don't care if he experiments with it). It belongs to a lot more people and certainly is beloved by millions of people. Messing with it for his own experiments just seems incredibly wrong.
  4. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    Interview with Armitage at Cineplex.com. Perhaps old news to some, but still a nice interview, in which he provides some interesting insights into the character and the filming process.

    One of my favourite quotes:
    And what is perhaps one of the most heartwarming moments:
    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
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  6. Everton Chosen One

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    Thanks for responding to my post, Rachel. I'm not sure there's much to gain my me responding in kind, as we're fundamentally opposed on this issue. :p The only thing I'd specifically come back on is what you say about punters not knowing or caring what format they're watching. If people still go and see the film, and don't seem concerned about exposure to this unusual format... then isn't that a tacit acceptance of it? Or at least, a suggestion that people aren't picking and choosing. That it's not putting people off. Word would surely get around if HFR was that bad. I always thought commercial failure was the death knell of a new technology / risk. The film has done pretty well. :p Plus, give 'The Desolation of Smaug' a wider HFR release, narrow the options for those casual viewers, and a dislike of the format will either become clear or not.

    It would be interesting to see HFR attendance figures versus regular 3D attendance figures.
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  7. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    box office mojo has the release date for Hobbit: There and Back Again as July 18, 2014. I don't know why I thought it was coming out in December, but I just assumed Jackson would need that full year of post production after Desolation of Smaug.
  8. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Well, given they originally planned it to be just two movies, I assume that by the time they made the decision to split the Hobbit into three films, they already did some post production work on things that were originally in the first film, but then got moved to the second film (i.e. Mirkwood forest, Beorn, etc.). So it's possible that they saved time there.
  9. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    you'd think they'd, like, space them sumbitches out, make more money & whatnot. i dunno
  10. Everton Chosen One

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    Less time to wait, though! :D
  11. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    I just thought they planned to copy the pace of the original trilogy. Also, it's listed on the same day as X Men: Days of Future Past. There's no way in hell both those movies are opening on the same weekend.
  12. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Well they could combine XMen and Hobbit into one.
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  13. Everton Chosen One

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    AUJ 'modern' trailer. Odd, but interesting. :p

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  14. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Love it. :D

    Although there definitely should have been Ian Holm at the beginning.

    I imagine it was quite a challenge finding clips for the less-known actors playing the Dwarves... :p I could see the author helped himself a little bit with the clips from the videoblogs... :p
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  15. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    I'd honestly never heard of any of the Dwarves' actors besides Nesbitt and Brophy...and the latter only because he played various Orcs in the LOTR trilogy.
  16. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I knew those, too, and also Graham McTavish, because he played in Jekyll with James Nesbitt. And I recognised Aidan Turner as well, but I had never watched Being Human.
  17. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    I watched the Rankin-Bass cartoon last night just for nostalgia purposes. Gotta love this song!
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  18. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I hated the way Bilbo was drawn in that.
  19. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    How are you!

    Seriously, the Hobbit lost out to Prometheus in the "most disappointing films of 2012" awards; narrowly beating the Hobbit was Dark Knight Rises. Skyfall, on the other hand, was awesome.

    Richard Nixon Ender Sai's enemies list:

    1) Jane Fonda
    2) Daniel Schorr
    3) Jack Anderson
    4) Jabbadabbado
  20. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Then we agree on everything but that Skyfall part. We're so close. In your heart, you know that Bond depends on his villains. And Skyfall had one of the dumbest, least interesting villains in Bond history.
  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    After Colonel Moon, after Kamal Khan, after Draxberg... you call Silva all that?

    For shame.
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  22. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Point E_S. The Bond villain bar is very, very low.
  23. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Speaking of low... my expectations for the rest of these films.
  24. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Oh yeah, Hobbit. We'll see. I'm actually modestly optimistic. The first movie borrowed at least some of its pacing problems from the book.
  25. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Film > the book so far.

    James Bond turns up in Middle Earth, what happens?

    And the Skyfall villain was decent. I wonder, would he hit on Gandalf?