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The Hobbit movie is finally coming!

  1. Dec 19, 2007 #1
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    It was his direction and leadership that made LOTR what it was. I need to ask my friend about this, I saw it yesterday.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2007 #3
    I agree, no one knows the tolkien world better than him right now. However he is giving up direction because he is working on two other movies. One of the possibilities would be Guillermo Del Toro who did PAN'S LABYRINTH. I thought the art and fantasy direction of PAN'S LABYRINTH was fantastic so I'd trust him.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2007 #4

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    Dearly Missed

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    Dont ya just hate it when some of them don't show up?
     
  7. Dec 19, 2007 #6
    My life is now complete
     
  8. Dec 19, 2007 #7

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    Del Toro made a magnificent film with pan's labyrinth, and he might well be up to the task.
    However, I hope the producers and the director are very clear on that the Hobbit is NOT some grand morality tale between good and evil like LOTR; for example, the Hobbit will fall flat if it isn't made funny.
    It doesn't have enough story punch to be a "serious" drama, like LOTR was.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2007 #8

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    In this case, no. :smile:
     
  10. Dec 19, 2007 #9
    heh. it does have a nice pattern to it.
     
  11. Dec 19, 2007 #10
    Quick, get the popcorn ready... the movie is scheduled for release after just 3 years!
     
  12. Dec 19, 2007 #11
    I'm really looking forward to it!
     
  13. Dec 19, 2007 #12
    I agree there will have to be a great balance and hobbit culture and personality will be a huge part of the movie, but personally I thought the book had some very frightening parts, even more than the other books in some cases.
     
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    Ooh! Ooh! I am dying to see Pan's Labyrinth - I have only seen some clips and it looks so cool. I am going to try to buy the DVD and take it with me to watch on the plane when I fly home for Christmas.
     
  15. Dec 19, 2007 #14
    LOTR were some of my favorite books. I used to read the series every summer sitting on the front porch under a cherry tree thinking about hobbitses. The movies were good too and stuck closely to the plot of the novels. I will definitely be looking forward to a Hobbit movie. I remember watching the cartoon in grade school, but at recess I slid down the slide and got my pants muddy, so my Grandma came to take me home and I missed the ressed of the movie. Did I mention I love LOTR?

    Would this be a good place to mention the filming of another X-files movie starring the original actors is underway?
     
  16. Dec 19, 2007 #15

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    I liked the animated Hobbit movie that came out in the 70's. I can only find reference to the TV movie, but I saw in a theatre.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2007 #16
    http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/apwire/0e062005e502972dc8c21058d4200038.htm

    "Two "Hobbit" films are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, similar to how the three "Lord of the Rings" films were made. Production is set to begin in 2009 with a released planned for 2010, with the sequel scheduled for a 2011 release."

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  18. Dec 21, 2007 #17
    Oook. I think we have couple of Tolkien nerds here. Hmmmm. (har har)

    I like the old cartoon hobbit movie from the 70ies with singing and such best, better than the new movies. Mostly because it's different, and that makes it special and therefore, also in the spacial way it was made, closer to what 'magic' is meant to be. It also being artistic. Also since the hobbit is shorter, maybe we will get less specked fighting, and more nature, as in the books.
     
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