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Behind the scenes video is up!



Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Apr 14 2011, 6:43am


Views: 11195
Behind the scenes video is up!

http://www.facebook.com/...4481557&comments

It's amazing! There's so much stuff here I don't even know where to begin! It's so surreal...Evil

(This post was edited by Mooseboy018 on Apr 14 2011, 6:44am)


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Apr 14 2011, 6:48am


Views: 4224
!!!!!!!!!

Oh. My. God. Shocked
I just am too excited to say anything at this time.

"I'm just a happy camper! Rockin' and a-rollin!"


Patty
Immortal


Apr 14 2011, 6:58am


Views: 4210
*cries*...

I loved this so much! Thank you, PJ. It's been well worth the wait.

And thank you for alerting me, Mooseboy!

Permanent address: Into the West

Must. Have. The Precious! Give us the LotR EE Blu-ray Ultimate Box Set!



Lost Hobbit
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 7:01am


Views: 3713
Finally

This is a simple teasing, not spoiling. I'm happy Peter continues with old traditions and intends to give us an insight into The Hobbit making process. These documentaries will really shake the world.



Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 7:07am


Views: 3779
Speechless...

I'm in tears. Seriously. Laugh

God bless you PJ. It's not enough that you're going to bless us with another thrilling adventure into Middle Earth, but you're actually going to take us along for the ride as well. Evil This video was so much more than I expected at this point, while not spoiling anything at all. Most important of all, it convinced me that none of quibbles I have regarding 3D, 48 fps, digital filming, etc. will matter at all. You have once again assembled your great team, plus some, to take us "back again".

Thank you so much. May the next couple years be absolutely wonderful for you and the rest of the team! Smile

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Apr 14 2011, 7:11am


Views: 3750
I got chills...

...seeing The House of Elrond again. So we're going to see areas of Rivendell we haven't seen before...hmm...wonder what those are? Bag End just looks amazing, seeing the full cast with Ian there is amazing. The goblin caves, my god, the goblin caves! How cool is that? Probably just a small piece of them, but still! I wonder what in the world was that creature they were doing computer movements for when they said "very non-human shape"? There's so much in this video, its a wonderful tease, without giving anything away. Smile

"I'm just a happy camper! Rockin' and a-rollin!"


macfalk
Valinor


Apr 14 2011, 7:12am


Views: 3674
OH.MY.GOD

And the best part is: PJ is even more funny than he was during LOTR, full of joy!



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

(This post was edited by macfalk on Apr 14 2011, 7:13am)


Patty
Immortal


Apr 14 2011, 7:15am


Views: 3547
I really hope this video is put on the eventual blu-ray disc of The Hobbit...

so every time I look at it, I can remember how I feel right now.Heart

Permanent address: Into the West

Must. Have. The Precious! Give us the LotR EE Blu-ray Ultimate Box Set!



thehobbitftw
Rivendell

Apr 14 2011, 7:18am


Views: 3417
Can someon post it on youtube please.???

Can;t get it up on the adobe player for some reason.Thanks alot.OMG!!!Evil


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 7:18am


Views: 3386
YouTubeDownloader is your friend.

It'll download facebook videos too. Smile

I've been making sure I save all the important videos during this phase of production to keep a wonderful record of this wonderful time. Cool

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


thehobbitftw
Rivendell

Apr 14 2011, 7:25am


Views: 3280
It;s not letting me download anything....

EvilAh well can anyone tell me what was ont he video clip then ;)


Lost Hobbit
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 7:25am


Views: 3293
wow

I'll do the same thing. If they all are going to last for 10 minutes I hope to collect them and convert into DVD for personal use. I'm sure there will be some parts of these videos on the official DVD, except those blurry effects.



Elizabeth
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 7:28am


Views: 3893
Amazing. Just one question...

Peter gives us this extended walk through the rebuilt and extended Rivendell set... but we still don't know who's in charge there??? Where's the announcement re Elrond???

If one argues that the delay is because they aren't shooting in Rivendell for a while, why is the set all finished?






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Welsh hero
Gondor


Apr 14 2011, 7:30am


Views: 3373
[insert swear word here] yeaaaaaaaaaaa

Finally

Twitter: @IrfonPennant


Welsh hero
Gondor


Apr 14 2011, 7:32am


Views: 3480
Because they'd rather have it ready in pre-proiduction

rather than build it just before he gets there?

We'll find out in the next two months I think

Twitter: @IrfonPennant


Silmaril
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 7:32am


Views: 3311
it's really happening!

W O N D E R F U L !


Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Apr 14 2011, 7:33am


Views: 3243
I bet they'll be on Blu Ray.

All of the King Kong production diaries ended up on dvd (except for the one with Howard Shore). The pre-production and production ones got a special standalone dvd release, and the post production ones were included with the theatrical cut dvd release. If I remember correctly.

One thing that really caught my attention was the scene they were rehearsing with Balin and Dwalin in Bag End. it looks like the two brothers will be involved in some sort of rough housing, and Bilbo doesn't know how to react. I'm really looking forward to seeing them flesh out these characters!Laugh


DamienEngland
Rivendell

Apr 14 2011, 7:34am


Views: 3243
ANYONE ELSE GETTING ERROR MESSAGE ON FLASH?

   


Coz I am - i.e: "a script in this movie is causing Adobe 10 to run slowly"

Is it crashing because of demand? I don't know. But someone please hurry up with that youtube link, because I've been waiting for this for ages and now its here, I can't flipping watch it! Unsure



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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 7:35am


Views: 3268
Demand is extreme.

I had a lot of pauses when I watched it. Try to be patient!






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Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 7:35am


Views: 3323
Ahh... beautiful HD.

Turns out the full file is in 720p HD. Looks great on my HDTV! Cool

...and to think last time, I was watching tiny quicktime videos on my old, clunky desktop computer! Simply amazing. Smile

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


Kiwi
The Shire


Apr 14 2011, 7:38am


Views: 3309
Nice!

Got a pretty decent look at Dori's hair and costume, too...


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 7:43am


Views: 3496
Here you go...

I'd gladly do it, but someone beat me to the punch! Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfesknLk5uI

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 7:43am


Views: 3238
Get a free a free Realplayer

here: http://download.cnet.com/...2139_4-10255189.html

It ended with a voice over, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit" followed by TBC. Sounded like it might have been Martin Freeman. That was encouraging. Also encouraging was seeing proper sets and props. Spotted Kiran (Frodo's old double?) and a growed up PJ's daughter. Some other familiar faces as well...


thehobbitftw
Rivendell

Apr 14 2011, 7:46am


Views: 3281
I seen it.!

It was Awesome. The end seems like it will be the opening of the movie.PJ looks great and is exactly the same as when he was in Lord of the rings.Good to see the cast so enthusiastic about it all.It seems it will smash Lord of the rings out of the park to be honest.Richard Armitage giving that speech was Awesome.ALL rtound AWESOMENESS>Laugh


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 7:52am


Views: 3195
Realplayer played it (and downloaded it) sweetly.

The YouTube video is up, cast your eye further up the thread to Aragorn the Elfstone's post called "Here it is."


Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Apr 14 2011, 7:52am


Views: 1862
Yeah, it looks great!

And it looks like they'll be staying true to the colors that Tolkien describes.


Bexlin
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 8:06am


Views: 1856
Amazing!!! Soo Cool

It's great to see familar places and not so familar cast in those familiar places!!

Looking forward to more!


Nesse
Lorien

Apr 14 2011, 8:09am


Views: 1960
Wipes away a tear....

awesome made me feel so emotional and excited cant wait for more to come thanks to PJ for putting this on and for TORN for posting it, Im one happy bunny:)


RaoulJ
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 8:10am


Views: 1766
Yes!

Awesome, I got shivers... This was great and a lot more than I expected.

And about Peter Jackson... What a funny guy. And maybe it
s me.. but I got a Hitchcockian feel from the movie. The teasing and so on. Yeah definitely.
Check the trailer of Psycho if you want to know why (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps8H3rg5GfM)Cool


Nesse
Lorien

Apr 14 2011, 8:13am


Views: 1838
my thoughts exactly

Surely if theyre filming Rivendell Elrond will be there plz put us out of our misery regarding Hugo Weaving


dormouse
Half-elven

Apr 14 2011, 8:19am


Views: 1860
Deep sigh.... big grin....

... it's really happening. Smile


Eldaria
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 8:27am


Views: 1767
Sweet!!

just spellbound watching the video with the silliest grin on my face, and the moment the music started, tears of joy!!

“There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep ... that have taken hold.”


stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 14 2011, 8:29am


Views: 1746
It's happening!

I'm awestruck! Finally...it's happening! I'm so very excited and overjoyed to be here at the beginning of this wonderful ride! It's been quite bumpy so far, but I foresee smooth sailing from here on. They all seem to be having a great time, and I'm so glad they are allowing us to experience it with them! I felt like screaming with joy throughout the video. And that shot of PJ watching the screen with the hand reaching for the Ring, followed by "In a hole in the ground" ...wow.

I had just finished catching up on Ian McKellen's blog, so my level of excitement was already through the roof (especially when he mentioned they are adding Gandalf's silver scarf!), and then I came upon this. This is fantastic!



A greenlight from the shadows shall spring!


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 14 2011, 8:34am


Views: 1802
Is this me grinning like a fool?

Why yes, yes it is. LaughLaughLaugh

That was far and beyond anything I would have expected at this stage. So exciting!

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Ruijor
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 8:41am


Views: 1792
I´m speechless at the moment...

So much better thanI could possibly imagine it would be.

THANK YOU PETER!!!! Smile


gilgalad80
The Shire

Apr 14 2011, 8:47am


Views: 1855
So much heart..

I think what everyone including myself gets from the books, the films, and even this blog is that there's so
much heart and sincerity poured into the crafting of them it brings out the most profound emotions.

I was smiling from the second I saw that the video is 10 mins long! And then all the familiar beautiful sets,
the feeling of fun throughout and to top it off, the first shot with the voiceover intro... WOW.

Thanks so much, Peter and team! The anticipation that will have built up by next December will be phenominal!
But definitely worth the wait!

Best of luck to all involved!


(This post was edited by gilgalad80 on Apr 14 2011, 8:49am)


Blackbird
Registered User


Apr 14 2011, 8:51am


Views: 1734
Hobbit vid

Absolutely loved it!
Wondering what DP Andrew Lesnie thinks of shooting in 3-D and 48 fps?


mona2505
Registered User

Apr 14 2011, 8:52am


Views: 1699
Amazing...

I am sitting here, watching the video for the 3rd time, and still have goosebumps, shivers running down my spine, and the most silly grin on my face.
There's so much emotion in this video. So much feeling. And it is so much more than I expected to see at this early point of producion.

Thank you, Sir Peter, for allowing us to be part of this amazing journey that has just begun :-)


AlatarVinyamar
Lorien

Apr 14 2011, 8:53am


Views: 1744
In tears here.

Having a full blown Geekgasm...


Ruijor
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 8:56am


Views: 1744
Man, who cares about 3D and 48 FPS right now?

We have just saw Rivendell again for God´s Sake!! We have just heard Bilbo speak!!! We´re on!

WinkCoolSmile


Alientraveller
Lorien

Apr 14 2011, 9:05am


Views: 1680
Too beautiful, should've sent a poet

Wait, they had Richard reciting Maori, how courteous.

I was gasping for breath at some points, I was overwhelmed by seeing Middle-earth return to life. So indeed PJ, here's to the next two-to-three years.


sushiking
The Shire


Apr 14 2011, 9:07am


Views: 1642
THANK YOU!!!!

You made my day SO HAPPY!!!!


Gnomeo
The Shire

Apr 14 2011, 9:20am


Views: 1744
I can't find strong enough words to describe this...

I already watched it two times and two times I cried... The end is so beautiful it just breaks my heart Heart


Bound
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 9:36am


Views: 1618
Wonderful start...

I think like most people here, i'm left almost speechless. It was an emotional experiance watching this video, it was like be cast back in time in a way. This video is more than I could have imagined for a first look, its great to see Peter so into what he's doing, he looks excited again. He looks miles away from the man who was fighting to keep the production in New Zealand, he genuinely looks healthier after the ulcer.

but wow.. just wow, that last few scenes with the Moari's on the sound stage, well that nearly brought be to tears... its going to be a real rollercoster of 3 years.

so happy now though..

the man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed


lurtz2010
Rohan

Apr 14 2011, 9:45am


Views: 1580
that was crazy

no one can ever say anything bad about this movie now


maut
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 9:59am


Views: 1589
Speechless

and simply happy!!! Finally! What a tease!oh...

Far over the misty mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away ere break of day

To seek the pale enchanted gold.
__________________________________
...and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever after more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party

________________________________
Welcome back to Middle-Earth!!!


DrDeath153
Lorien

Apr 14 2011, 10:15am


Views: 1621
Currently sat here in a reasonable amount of pain from impacted wisdoms

But hell that put a smile on my face. It's quite remarkable to think this is actually happening and to see all these people, almost the whole LotR team back with this cast which is, irrespective of my cynicisms, turning out to be an embarrassment of riches is just remarkable. I wasn't quite crying (frankly the whole 'stand up and give a speech thing' kind of made my toes curl) but there is just such a wealth of enthusiasm there, and even Peter Jackson who you would expect to be quite jaded given the circumstances of this production seems genuinely (though granted not naively) buoyant about it (I do notice that his waistline seems to have expanded quite a bit from the first day photos- I'm not going to read too much into it, but maybe that's what he needs to get through marathons like this).

There's so much in that video that i can't really quite digest it all quite yet, but yes, blimey, it's good

Dr Death


(This post was edited by Ataahua on Apr 14 2011, 11:10am)


labadal
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 10:16am


Views: 1519
AMAZING!!!!!!

Seriously can't wait now, sooooo excited! Looks like Bilbo gets lumbered with someone's axe at the Unexpected Party. Going to be a funny scene I think. Really can't wait, that was amazing and it's only the production diary!

Earth shakes
"Stone breaks
The forest is at your door
The dark sleep is broken
The woods have awoken
The trees have gone to war
Roots rend, wood bends
The Ents have answered the call
Through branches now the wind sings
Fell the power of living things
The trees have gone to war"
From 'The Ents'


Vangalad
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 10:21am


Views: 1576
After a break of screaming and shouting in excitement and awe,

I must say a BIG thanks to Mr Jackson...
Oh my God that was a real treat, he showed us so many things in this video,what a great start for the hobbit! Cool

The sets,Bag end,Rivendell,Gollum's cave...The costumes...The cast...
Oh, I am going to watch it again right now!Smile


All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Apr 14 2011, 10:27am


Views: 1582
Wow, that was more than i anticipated!

The whole 10 minutes i had a smile on my face while watching. It's great to see them working again on a new Middle Earth film, old and new faces. Brings back memories. Smile


(This post was edited by Estel78 on Apr 14 2011, 10:28am)


Nocalas
The Shire

Apr 14 2011, 10:28am


Views: 1535
Mind Blown

Just so awesome and what an ending!!!


mulubinba
Rivendell

Apr 14 2011, 10:29am


Views: 1505
Just Wonderful !!

Thank you PJ!!


painjoiker
Grey Havens

Apr 14 2011, 10:41am


Views: 1478
YEAH!

I absolutely loved how they included "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."
Hopefully it will be included in the movie! :D


waag
Registered User

Apr 14 2011, 10:45am


Views: 1589
kiran shah is back !

kiran shah is back, he was in Lord of the rings, he was one of The hobbit's stunt doubble , he is so cool :D
man i can't wait to see the movie , and how nice of PJ do make that video blog :D can't wait to see the next one !


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 14 2011, 10:50am


Views: 1529
That was just so

wow.

I watched it at work (I just had to, could not, not watch it).
And I cried. At the beginning I was just all giddy and happy, hardly believing what I was seeing. But when they came to the Maori blessing. Oh my, I was totally in tears. And now, I can't watch it without crying (I don't want to disturb my colleagues again, they were really worried I got some bad news).
So I can't give any insightful comments or remarks, but it was just so amazing, so much more than I was expecting. They showed so much without giving away too much. I love it.
And when I get home I'm going to watch it with a box of tissues next to me.



Ravenry
The Shire


Apr 14 2011, 10:51am


Views: 1455
Hurrah

This is fantastic, shows us enough without spoiling anything. Loved Andy S in that suit.
Hope there will be lots more along the way.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 14 2011, 11:15am


Views: 1736
Has any movie production been so generous and open at the start of filming?

PJ, you wonderful, wonderful man, thank you for giving us a look inside at the making of The Hobbit. It was fantastic to see the old faces again! (Kiran! Alan Lee! Andy Sirkis!) And to see Rivendell once more...

BTW Richard *nailed* the Maori pronunciation - I though he was a local until he introduced himself.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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kareniel
Lorien

Apr 14 2011, 11:29am


Views: 1447
I've got goosebumps, head to toe.//

 


Jettorex
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 11:36am


Views: 1398
And Chills... Chills...

WeeeeeHeeeeoooowwww!!!


- "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."





Anduril1993
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 11:39am


Views: 1464
will these clips be coming out every week?

 



All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shal be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Apr 14 2011, 11:57am


Views: 1376
I'd say once a month. //

 


Ruijor
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 12:03pm


Views: 1396
I would be fine with a monthly 10 min video blog...

Less than that I find hard to believe to be honest.


Lost Hobbit
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 12:12pm


Views: 1371
My memory

I had no permanent internet access in Lotr era, does anyone remember how often Peter published a new video then?



Estel78
Tol Eressea

Apr 14 2011, 12:15pm


Views: 1389
During LOTR there were no videos at all, were they?

During Kong he posted weekly production diaries if i remember correctly.


sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 14 2011, 12:20pm


Views: 1337
Nice teaser without reveiling too much ... well done! //

 

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"


waaimasjien
Bree

Apr 14 2011, 12:22pm


Views: 1364
King Kong was the first film he did videos for.

Also known as Production Diaries. A new diary was published every 1 to 3 weeks. During post-production there was a new one almost every week I think.


(This post was edited by waaimasjien on Apr 14 2011, 12:23pm)


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 14 2011, 12:25pm


Views: 1372
Wow.wow.wow.

That was amazing. I loved it all, but especially the Maori ceremony. Just beautiful.

And the very end "In a hole in the ground...". Beyond amazing.

Peter seems excited again. He said he's done a 180 on his previous feelings that he didn't want to direct. He's having fun!


Ruijor
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 12:30pm


Views: 1353
I often wonder...

When did he get excited again about the project( at least this high level of excitement)

I bet way back in pre-production when Guillermo was still attached; it grew up on him since then.


Snulle
Bree

Apr 14 2011, 12:36pm


Views: 1329
Totally speechless!

Amazing. Simply amazing! Heart Cool

I had almost a geekgasm watching it first time. I felt exactly the same as when I first saw the the first internet preview trailer for the The Lord of The Rings.
So much to take in and just wow! *Watching it again*


Twit
Lorien

Apr 14 2011, 12:51pm


Views: 1275
I'm exactly the same

I sat through the video just grinning, but at the welcoming ceremony, I welled up. No tears though
<<hard>>Wink

This came at just the right time, I've been feeling a bit down in the dumps and this has cheered me right up.Laugh


Eruthurin
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 12:51pm


Views: 1348
Awesome!!!!!!!.......

Beautiful!, speechless, breathtaking!!!.....
Question: Which language is Richard using at the start of his speech?.....

:: All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you ::


Ruijor
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 12:53pm


Views: 1366
Maori

 


sherlock
Gondor


Apr 14 2011, 12:57pm


Views: 1243
I watched it at work too!

And cried. Usually I try to be discreet watching things like this at work but I wasn't with this. Had it on full screen and didn't even stop it when someone came to my desk with a question. Just wish there was someone here at work who cared so I could share it. At least I have you guys!


sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 14 2011, 12:58pm


Views: 1351
I hope this time round

they keep these sets permanently so people can visit them. Would be a great tourist attraction.

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 12:59pm


Views: 1246
Same Here. The latest Real Player works great.

 

Kangi Ska Resident Trickster & Wicked White Crebain
Life is an adventure, not a contest.

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.
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ceti
The Shire


Apr 14 2011, 1:03pm


Views: 1697
I loved everything, but HATE....

...the end. The end is so frustrating!!!!
The Powhiri Welcoming Ceremony put me in tears. Thanks, PJ!


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 1:06pm


Views: 1328
.......Gee Whiz......//

 

Kangi Ska Resident Trickster & Wicked White Crebain
Life is an adventure, not a contest.

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.
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Elen
Registered User


Apr 14 2011, 1:15pm


Views: 1277
Yes!

I can start looking forward. Really had trouble believing they really really were going to start

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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BilboBagshot187
Rivendell

Apr 14 2011, 1:16pm


Views: 1274
UNBELIEVABLE!.//

That sent shivers down my spine! Also great to see Pete looking so happy. Now to watch it again....


WilliamJESnider
Bree


Apr 14 2011, 1:21pm


Views: 1305
I watched it three times through back to back to back

and I, very literally, cried! God in heaven, please bless Sir Peter Jackson!

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Boromirlives
The Shire


Apr 14 2011, 1:27pm


Views: 1349
BLISS

I don't agree with Frodo when he said, there is no going back.


Eruthurin
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 1:28pm


Views: 1339
wow... thanks, sounded awesome with his beautiful voice!.... //

 

:: All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you ::


deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 1:35pm


Views: 1341
I laughed, I cried...I think a small squee even escaped my lips.

Thank you, P.J.!!!!


galadriel
The Shire


Apr 14 2011, 1:36pm


Views: 1260
Amazing!!

Made me cry! Thank you, Peter!

galadriel


rings7
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 1:56pm


Views: 1269
*shaking and crying*

aaaah. AMAZING!


Galadriel's ring
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 1:56pm


Views: 1379
In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit!!

Bag End looks exactly like in LotR! I got shivers just watching that! Laugh

"Speak no evil of the Lady Galadriel! You know not what you say.There is in her and in this land, no evil, unlessa man bring it hither himself. Then let him beware!"


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 1:58pm


Views: 1258
*incoherent screaming* //

 


Tim
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 2:07pm


Views: 1223
We're not worthy! We're not worthy! We're not worthy! //

 

King Arthur: Who are you who can summon fire without flint or tinder?
Tim: There are some who call me... Tim?


The Grey Pilgrim
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 2:09pm


Views: 1196
That was amazing.

I had tears in my eyes. This is so exciting. My week has been made.


(This post was edited by The Grey Pilgrim on Apr 14 2011, 2:10pm)


Galadriel's ring
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 2:12pm


Views: 1231
I'm loosing my head completely!

When he said "There's an old friend upstairs", I thought that he was about to show us Hugo Weaving! Frown

"Speak no evil of the Lady Galadriel! You know not what you say.There is in her and in this land, no evil, unlessa man bring it hither himself. Then let him beware!"


fingolfin_nc
Bree


Apr 14 2011, 2:24pm


Views: 1285
At what point did it really get you?

For me it was seeing Ian / Gandalf back in Bag End. I'm a grown man and a Director for a Fortune 500 company watching this in my office and for Christ's sake it brought an idiot grin and tears to my eyes. All I can say is thank you PJ. Thanks for sharing, thanks for caring and thank you most of all for climbing back into the Captains Chair.


(This post was edited by fingolfin_nc on Apr 14 2011, 2:25pm)


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 2:26pm


Views: 1159
I am so happy!

Look at those beautiful sets! All the people! "In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit!" So wonderful!

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NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 2:35pm


Views: 1154
"Don't be greedy." //

 

Kangi Ska Resident Trickster & Wicked White Crebain
Life is an adventure, not a contest.

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.
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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 2:40pm


Views: 1175
Other tha Hobbiton, I think not.

The sets are generally not constructed for permanent display and have to be broken down to clear the studio for the next shoot.

Kangi Ska Resident Trickster & Wicked White Crebain
Life is an adventure, not a contest.

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.
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Pungolo
The Shire

Apr 14 2011, 3:12pm


Views: 1109
Complete Italian translation available...

Hi there!
If any italian reads the board, I just want to let you know that I completely translated the videoblog in italiano :D


You can read it here!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 3:17pm


Views: 1109
Wecolm to TORn Gnomeo

you'll fit in around here just fine. Smile


Tinurix
Registered User


Apr 14 2011, 3:19pm


Views: 1173
"There's an old friend upstairs"

I don't get emotional often, but Peter showing the Rivendell set and the shards of Narsil absolutely sealed the deal for me and I was teary eyed and smiling the rest of the way through.

I know PJ didn't initially want to direct, but he seems so excited in the whole video and I can already tell he's giving this film the same amount of care and love and thought as the LotR trilogy.


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 14 2011, 3:20pm


Views: 1076
I had to watch it twice

because the first time was through tears!

I now have a tiny inkling of what it was like over a decade ago for all you book firsters seeing the highly anticipated snippets for the first time.

My heart is quite full.



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


glorinfidell
Bree


Apr 14 2011, 3:21pm


Views: 1086
YES!! OH YES!!!!

Finally! I'm so happy! Untill now it never sunk in that the Hobbit is being made. i can't believe it!


sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 14 2011, 3:36pm


Views: 1097
That's too bad...would have been kool for people to visit //

 

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 3:41pm


Views: 1367
Oh God I think I spotted Radagast and Galadriel designs! :D //

 


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 3:46pm


Views: 1291
At "Hello, welcome to...."

*Seeing Alan Lee & John Howe (being adorably shy!)

*The costume department (I love LotR costumes!)

*The rebuilt Rivendell set (like meeting an old friend...)

*All the actors gathered around Bilbo's table at Back End (adfhdskjcelaökdjcflcdfhcgkhgkldfjh)


Eryn
Bree


Apr 14 2011, 3:52pm


Views: 1517
Genuinely in tears from the excitement

I just still can't grasp the fact this is finally happening. It's just been so long and that we can actually see before our eyes the progress that's being made- it's just incredible.

Rivendell is as gorgeous as ever. Totally sent shivers down my spine seeing it again. I am way way more excited though about seeing new parts of Rivendell. But as someone said.... what about Elrond? And while we're on that topic, Thranduil?????

I was not 'into' lotr before the trilogy was made and released, and so all the production videos I have seen of those films, I watched many years after they were actually shot. Therefore, for me, getting this video right at the beginning of everything is doubly exciting. This is history in the making and I'm here to witness it! Thank you PJ for being so incredibly awesome in not only making such fantastic films, but also taking the time and trouble to share the process with us.


Elentari03
Rivendell

Apr 14 2011, 3:59pm


Views: 1209
It finally seems real!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mr. Jackson, for posting that wonderful video. I cannot stop smiling. Dreams do come true. And now I am off to watch it again. Smile


Brandybuckled
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 4:11pm


Views: 1199
Hooray! He's there and we're back again!

And bless him, Pete looks happy. That may be the best thing about this whole fantastic video.

NAArP since 2011*

*Not An Ardent Purist


Hamfast
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 4:14pm


Views: 1202
WOW.

Question....is it Martin Freeman or Ian Holm who says "in a hole in the ground..." ??? I am nerding out on this and watched it 5 times already. Seeing the dwarves sitting around the table and PJ suggesting one of them wipe his boot off on the table ??? Classic. Pete is gonna bring the folksy comedy between the dwarves and Bilbo ! I'm already salivating for the next update. BTW....did Pete put a few more pounds back on ? Good to see him happy and healthy again !


(This post was edited by Hamfast on Apr 14 2011, 4:15pm)


DiveTwin
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 4:15pm


Views: 1201
It's ... Whoa!!!!

... I fell off my chair. Awesome!

To see the sets, hear that wonderful music and see old/new friends getting ready to film, it's .... well, it warms my heart. Very excited. And excited that Peter mentioned he's excited again.

"Do not come between the Nazgul and his prey"


tolkiennerd
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 4:20pm


Views: 1162
Great.

I can't believe PJ showed us that much already it was awesome. I wonder who's bow that was.


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 4:46pm


Views: 1194
As far as PJ's excitement...

... that really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Seems like a few people like to paint a picture of PJ being forced into directing - but he's been majorly excited about this project for a long time now - see this article from 2009:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/2756399/The-rise-and-rise-of-Peter-Jackson

In a few days, Jackson will hand over the first draft of part one of The Hobbit to Warner Brothers and New Line, the studio behind The Lord of the Rings whose founder famously declared Jackson "will never make any movie with New Line again while I'm still working for the company". (Robert Shaye resigned as chairman and CEO in February 2008 when Warner bought New Line.) With both instalments to be directed concurrently by Mexican Guillermo del Toro, who might appreciate the use of Jackson's easy chair, the Kiwi producer is starting to get a little envious of Del Toro.

"Writing the first part of The Hobbit has made me a little bit sorry that I'm not directing this one," admits Jackson.

"I hadn't felt that way until we started writing the scripts. Then, as we've been writing, I've been thinking it'll be a lot of fun to make these movies.


"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


(This post was edited by Aragorn the Elfstone on Apr 14 2011, 4:47pm)


LemonJelly
Registered User

Apr 14 2011, 4:47pm


Views: 1153
First Post - amazing stuff from PJ + team!

So this is my first post here, "Hello everyone". I've been a long time lurker ever since the Fellowship was released back in 2001. I'll admit I won't know the stories half as well as 99% of you guys, but I absolutely adore the movies. More importantly I am utterly inspired by Peter Jackson and his team and it is this element, perhaps even more so that the final movie, that I am looking forward to witnessing again.

This first blog video was nothing short of spectacular! I've never had goosebumps for 10 minutes 29 seconds before. This was a fabulous way to kick-off the start of The Hobbit for the fans as well as the hundreds of people working on the production. If these films were being made by anyone else other than the New Zealand crew, I don't think I would be anywhere near as excited as I am. It is wonderful to see them all back and healthy again.

Very much looking forward to the next update.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 14 2011, 4:50pm


Views: 1164
Oh cripes... Peter... thnkyou

I'll have to come back later.. i can't stop cryign.... so wondderfull...wonderful..


sample sample

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Flagg
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 4:59pm


Views: 1125
That was amazing.

As Mooseboy said, there's so much great stuff in this video that it's difficult to know where to begin.

I think my favourite part was the glimpse of a creature which will be played by Andy Serkis – 'we wanted to create a very non-human shape'. It's hard to tell if the prosthetic creature in the first shot and the CGI Serkis creature in the next are the same one, but they look very similar to me. I think it's a goblin – perhaps even the Great Goblin?

I loved the Rivendell section. From the inclusion of our 'old friend' (?) Narsil, it's pretty clear that they're going to try to slide little Lord of the Rings references into the background – I'm sure some will find a way to grumble about this. I'm also excited by the prospect of new Rivendell areas 'Also in The Hobbit is going to be a lot of new bits of Rivendell that we haven't seen before – some really cool bits of Rivendell, actually, that we've— we'll keep as a little surprise for the time being.' I really hope we'll finally get to see the Hall of Fire, which is one of my favourite locations in The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo could easily visit it during his stay; or perhaps these new Rivendell areas will only be seen during the bookend scenes with Elijah Wood and Ian Holm? Maybe one will be a White Council meeting area?

The part where they blurred the wall covered in concept art was intriguing; I'm not sure if it was their intention to do a half-hearted job on the censorship, or if they were trying to tease us, but most of the designs are momentarily visible...

So much to contemplate... I expect we'll spend the next few weeks picking apart every frame of this video for clues once we've all calmed down.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 14 2011, 5:06pm


Views: 1387
OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING THE START OF THE HOBBIT GEEKY OBVERSATIONS LIST

With this thread, it begins. I'll do like I did for The Lord of the Rings where I'll be gathering all of the tidbits and observations we all see during the making of and actual viewing of the finished films.

Filming begins with the Maori Blessing and proper ceremony with the cast and crew.
Andy's the first one in the seat for makekup
The first shot looks like Bilbo finding the Ring in Gollum's Cave
gramma hasn't started breathing normally from overloaded, geeky excitement yet.

So I'll be going through this post and the others and will post what I have in a week or so... and will be updating the LotR list (see footer)

Here we go, guys. We've waited a long long long time for this. I'm still in shock. so great . Peter's just so great. he's brought us home.

*still crying*



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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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PattyJB
Rivendell

Apr 14 2011, 5:14pm


Views: 1106
Thank-you, Peter, thank-you.

The instant the music started, the tears did, too. I am amazed at how emotional my response to this was. My thoughts are all a-jumble, but I'd like to add a shout-out to Richard Taylor.




Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 5:23pm


Views: 1062
Yay!! //

 

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My Costuming Site
TORn's Costume Discussions Archive


Groppe
The Shire


Apr 14 2011, 5:37pm


Views: 1043
This just made my week!

I just had chills run up and down my back at least five times while watching this video! I can't believe its happening!


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 5:41pm


Views: 1048
Woohoo! //

 

My LiveJournal ~ My artwork and photography

NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


chrismortega
Bree


Apr 14 2011, 5:54pm


Views: 1192
Dwarf cloakyness?

Colors eh? Did you spy some dwarf cloakage? I assume you mean all their hats and whatnot. What did you see?

"NEVER TRUST AN ELF!"


LoremIpsum
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 5:55pm


Views: 1041
Holy crap

Just how awesome was this?
It just made me realise how much I love the movie trilogy and this was such a nostalgia trip.

Loved seeing Sting without the elvish inscriptions , Rivendell and Narsil still being there Heart, a purple dwarf outfit looking awesome and not cheesy at all, all the familiar faces, and PJ walking around talking to the camera like he is doing the Forgotten Silver doco again, and the blurry concept art! Laugh

And if it was really Martin Freeman at the end, we are going to have a really great Bilbo Baggins indeed.


Try-again-later
The Shire

Apr 14 2011, 6:00pm


Views: 1000
Wow!

That was amazing. I wasn't into LOTR before the films came out so I missed all the excitement. I'm glad to be apart of it now for The Hobbit. Can't wait to see more of these videos.


LoremIpsum
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 6:01pm


Views: 1026
The Hall of Fire


Quote
I really hope we'll finally get to see the Hall of Fire, which is one of my favourite locations in The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo could easily visit it during his stay

plus we know there is a Lindir in the Hobbit movie so this is probably true.



chrismortega
Bree


Apr 14 2011, 6:06pm


Views: 1112
Voice at the end

I just read through this thread kind of fast. Does anybody know who's voice that was at the end? Somebody mentioned Martin Freeman... I don't know... sounded kind of gruff for him. Thoughts?

"NEVER TRUST AN ELF!"


Bran
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 6:16pm


Views: 977
I enjoyed that so much.

After waiting so long for the start of filming, it seemed a bit of an anticlimax when it actually started. Watching that video brought back all the magic, and whetted my appetite anew, and what a way to end it!

Magical.

Mawr yw ein braint i berthyn i'r gwm Llynfi


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 6:21pm


Views: 1023
Maybe Ian Holm? //

 


Tim
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 6:45pm


Views: 981
I cracked up at the faces PJ made while waiting for Sir Ian's answer to a question... //

 

King Arthur: Who are you who can summon fire without flint or tinder?
Tim: There are some who call me... Tim?


Tim
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 6:47pm


Views: 1060
I think it's Ian Holm or a really really good impression of Ian Holm. //

 

King Arthur: Who are you who can summon fire without flint or tinder?
Tim: There are some who call me... Tim?


LoremIpsum
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 6:58pm


Views: 1091
I think it's Freeman

first of all why would they contact Holm just to do a short line for a behind the scenes video?
Also - remember Ian Holm complaining that there have been talks about him appearing in the movies but he hasn't heard anything in a long while?

Maybe Freeman was doing such a great job as a younger Bilbo's voice that older Bilbo just seemed unnecessary.

Anyway, just a quess, it could be Ian Holm in the end.Sly


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 7:00pm


Views: 1003
This video just made the rest of my month...

Sweet Serling, that was awesome! ShockedShockedShockedShockedShockedShockedShockedShockedShocked

I would rather be watching Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"...it's going to be a long few years.


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 7:07pm


Views: 986
No time to read

everything you are all saying, but the first few reponses seem to echo my own.

I was nearly in tears seeing Rivendale, and his mention of new areas had me shouting "Hall of Fire" and scaring my cats.

I loved seeing Martin and Sir Ian and all the dwarf actors in Bag End, and making Martin carry a bundle of axes, too precious.

And Andy being the very first castmember in the make up chair, as it should be.


And I just loved the Maori welcoming ceremony and the fact they had Richard take the lead role as the visiting chief.


The whole video is just precious and it's sooooo nice to see Peter in such a jolly, playful mood.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One



Cruise to Middle-earth


Aryawen
Registered User

Apr 14 2011, 7:12pm


Views: 993
Can't stop smiling!!!

:D :D :D :D

Loved every single bit of it including the end! PJ's excitement is contagious.


Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Apr 14 2011, 7:18pm


Views: 1140
Mostly vague hopes based on Dori's costume.

I'm mostly just referring to the purple-ish-ness of Dori's costume when Mark Hadlow was talking to PJ. It wasn't his cloak though. And I think there's some blue sticking out on the racks with Kili and Fili's costumes.


Rwraith
The Shire

Apr 14 2011, 7:21pm


Views: 962
WOW

It's going to be a fun ride !!! Smile


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 7:23pm


Views: 1035
In defence of the Ian Holm hypothesis

They probably wouldn't contact Holm just to do a single line for a behind-the-scenes video – but they may well contact him to narrate and/or appear in the bookend sequences. If he's already involved in the project, they may have gotten him to record a line or two. He said that he hadn't heard from the filmmakers in a while; perhaps he has heard from them since then? Or maybe he just didn't want to say anything on the subject while negotiations were still underway.


abcpo
Registered User

Apr 14 2011, 7:23pm


Views: 1035
Thank you so much Sir Peter!

I was thinking... Is it possible that the reason why they're shooting Gollum's cave first, is to put it in the LOTR Extended Edition Blu Ray release later this year? Change the scene where Sir Ian Holm finds the ring with Martin Freeman finding the ring?

I don't know if they are allowed to do that before the movies have come out, but maybe..? :)


Eärwen Swan Maiden Of Alqualondë
Bree


Apr 14 2011, 7:25pm


Views: 955
Let me be the first to welcome you!

Welcome LemonJelly! You have joined an amazing group of people. Some of my favorite people, in fact. As for the video, it was almost better than...well...I won't say what in a family friendly forum!!!Wink



Peek-A-Boo!


Lausus
Bree


Apr 14 2011, 7:31pm


Views: 961
I hope it's Ian Holm

As soon as we heard it, my wife and I both thought of Ian Holm. We both agree that the best person to do any kind of narrating in The Hobbit is Sir Ian. It certainly seems to good to be true that they'd put his voice at the end of the video, but they very well could have recorded him saying various lines from the script to see how they would sound.

This video was amazing! I hope to see many, many more.


Patty
Immortal


Apr 14 2011, 7:31pm


Views: 1024
I don' t think they'll change that at all, but if they were going to, they don't have time...

the blu-ray is coming out month after next--June 28th.

Permanent address: Into the West

Must. Have. The Precious! Give us the LotR EE Blu-ray Ultimate Box Set!



Flagg
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 7:33pm


Views: 973
For all we know, they may have replaced the scene already. //

 


ragamuffin92
The Shire


Apr 14 2011, 7:36pm


Views: 1059
Chills and more...

I also got chills from seeing Rivendell again, but what got me the most was the scene in Bag End, especially when that bit of Howard Shore's beautiful Shire theme music began to play. :_-)

Of course, when PJ offered to have a fan blowing up Gandalf's cloak, the mood changed slightly. :-)


Mithrandír
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 7:39pm


Views: 919
This process is soo awesome to be a part of!

 

Social Science's biggest problem, is social science.



"The ring has awoken. It's heard its masters call"



Patty
Immortal


Apr 14 2011, 7:41pm


Views: 956
Okay Flagg, I'm betting ya an ice cream cone that's not the case.

I like vanilla.

(unless you can find some of that Kahlua ice cream that was floating about.)Laugh

Permanent address: Into the West

Must. Have. The Precious! Give us the LotR EE Blu-ray Ultimate Box Set!



(This post was edited by Patty on Apr 14 2011, 7:42pm)


Mithrandír
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 7:45pm


Views: 1085
It is Martin Freemans voice at the end there..

i'm sure of it. Anyway it's not Ian Holm, that is certain.

Social Science's biggest problem, is social science.



"The ring has awoken. It's heard its masters call"



Mithrandír
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 7:49pm


Views: 920
Very much agree

It's not Ian Holm, the voice is way to young if you listen to the tone etc. But it's a good impression. It's most likely Ian Holm.

Social Science's biggest problem, is social science.



"The ring has awoken. It's heard its masters call"



Mithrandír
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 7:58pm


Views: 938
I've seen the clip over and over and over again..:) simply brilliant.

last count, 13 times ;)

Can't wait for the next tidbit!!

Social Science's biggest problem, is social science.



"The ring has awoken. It's heard its masters call"



AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 8:01pm


Views: 893
Very exciting!

And a pleasure to watch, with more than I was expecting to see, really. Looking good. A very gracious share on the part of Peter & Co.

With that said. . . I know there are some tech nerds here, who among you have broken each frame into stills for us to share, oggle over, and discuss?!!!

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."

(This post was edited by AinurOlorin on Apr 14 2011, 8:02pm)


Mithrandír
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 8:07pm


Views: 876
hehe ;)

Good to see you mate!

Social Science's biggest problem, is social science.



"The ring has awoken. It's heard its masters call"



Kapoof
The Shire

Apr 14 2011, 8:16pm


Views: 876
Wow...

Speechless....

Yeah, that was amazing and surprisingly emotional. Saw much more than i expected to on the first vlog, but it's really exciting!


renzn
Bree


Apr 14 2011, 8:20pm


Views: 929
Why emphasize Narsil

Peter took some time to show us that an "old friend was upstairs." Why did he put so much emphasis on showing us Narsil and saying that it will be shown in the Hobbit? Many have expressed the thought of a young Aragorn in the Hobbit. We've viewed this character showing tremendous reverence for the heirloom in the FOTR.

Why do you think Peter Jackson put so much emphasis on Narsil?


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 14 2011, 8:28pm


Views: 905
I was thinking about all of the detail that went into LOTR's props

that we never even saw. Remember the carvings on the back of Theoden's chair, and the detailing of the costumes that were *beneath* the outer layer? I wonder if PJ's doing it again with The Hobbit: Narsil is there, but may not even be shown in the films.

Or maybe Bilbo gets a good look at the shards as he passes by on his way through Rivendell. We'll find out in a couple of years! :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Mithrandír
Lorien


Apr 14 2011, 8:31pm


Views: 860
ah..

Don't say that, a couple of years! ;) Rather you said, december 2012, or "in a good couple of months"!

Social Science's biggest problem, is social science.



"The ring has awoken. It's heard its masters call"



Bound
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 8:43pm


Views: 1130
BEARDS, beards, and more Beards... (and voice)

I love the tiny shots of the dwarves beards. They really will all have very different and unique beards.. awesome.

On the subject of who it was talking at the end... I'm 99.99% that it wouldn't be Ian Holm. I'd guess that others are right, it sounds like Martin Freeman doing an impression of Ian Holm for sure.

the man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 9:00pm


Views: 1048
I can hardly believe it's happening

It feels so much more real now.

Before it was easy to forget that they had actually started shooting, but now I don't think it will ever slip my mind LaughLaugh

It made me so incredibly happy to hear PJ's speech about being genuinely excited to be back filming Middle-Earth.

*bounces up and down with excitement*

THANK YOU PJ Laugh


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


(This post was edited by Oiotári on Apr 14 2011, 9:08pm)


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 9:02pm


Views: 1024
I know

I looked down to see how long it was, expecting maybe three minutes. When I saw 10 I got really excited.


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 14 2011, 9:05pm


Views: 1092
Anyone notice the music playing in the background

I haven't read all the posts here, but is anyone else thinking that the music he had playing is a hint toward what music from LOTR will repeat in TH movies scores...!?

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"


Solos
The Shire

Apr 14 2011, 9:05pm


Views: 1068
Oh god, oh god, oh god......

That just about sums it up.... That video shows every reason I went to school for film. To work on something like this (god I wish I was working on The Hobbit) would be my ultimate dream come true. It's not just the story, it's that everyone seems so passionate about the project. And the camaraderie that they must feel, is something I hope I get to experience some day. Every single person working on this in any way should realize how lucky they are.

And, as a side note, the sense of nostalgia I got from watching this video was overwhelming! I'll admit, I cried. Thank you Pete and everyone else involved in making this happen!


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 9:08pm


Views: 1013
I doubt it – Shore probably wasn't involved in the making of the video. //

 


Owain
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 9:10pm


Views: 1271
I teared up as well...

It's amazing to see all of them, there and together, working to bring this amazing work to us.

A beautiful video. Smile

Middle Earth is New Zealand!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 9:26pm


Views: 976
not surprised at his excitement

but very very happy about it Smile


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 9:31pm


Views: 1011
I laughed at the blurry concept art

go ahead, show them the sets, not-really-rehearsals, and a shot being taken, but no, we have to blur out the concept art across the room *laughs* TongueLaugh


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Apr 14 2011, 9:34pm


Views: 940
And you as well,

Old friend, and you as well. Am I the only one going back trying to freeze frame EVERYTHING! Lol. Peeping through dwarf beards to see if any are actually blue. Lol. Oh, the darned blurring on the conceptual art!!! Lol. LOVED Ian Mckellen's humour in Bag End. Priceless.

In Reply To
Good to see you mate!


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


Eledhwen
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 14 2011, 9:35pm


Views: 991
I love Peter Jackson

I love his enthusiasm, his love for the source material, and his generosity towards us fans that he'll share this with us. And I love the cast and crew - it's like seeing old friends again, spotting Richard Taylor and Tania Rodgers and Andy Serkis and Kiran Shah and John Howe and Alan Lee, all back for another trip to Middle-earth. And major kudos to Richard Armitage for the Maori. I think that was when I began to cry!

For the first time, I'm truly, honestly excited about these films now. Before, I was happy they were being made - and I was pretty excited about visiting Hobbiton in November - but seeing that video has got me fannishly bouncing and flailing again. Wheeeee!

Boardwalk in mangroves


Carne
Tol Eressea

Apr 14 2011, 9:36pm


Views: 974
Concept art

I noticed when Hadlow moved his hand, some of the concept art became clearer, and at the bottom was a long line of concept art; some hunched over human looking creatures with pale skin, like the one shown earlier in the video. This makes me think that the orcs will look very pale, due to the years in darkness.


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Apr 14 2011, 9:36pm


Views: 984
*scratches head*

You just said that it wasn't Ian Holm, and then that it most likely was...

Anyhow, as for my opinion, I just assumed from the moment I heard the voice that it was Martin Freeman. I don't really have any reasoning to back that up, but it didn't sound like Ian Holm to me, too young. I'll have to watch the video again, as I wasn't really thinking about who it was, since I just assumed (not that I wouldn't be watching it again anyways Wink ).


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Eledhwen
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 14 2011, 9:37pm


Views: 1094
I thought the Maori sounded pretty good

I didn't realise it was Armitage until he switched to English either. It sounded pretty authentic to me, but I'm hardly an expert!

Boardwalk in mangroves


Jim
Rivendell


Apr 14 2011, 9:50pm


Views: 964
Oh my word......

PJ has certainly given us a taste of what's to come. Have to admit I started to tear up when I saw the 13 dwarves and Gandalf sitting in Bag End.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 14 2011, 9:52pm


Views: 1031
I suppose that, as an actor,

he has developed a very good ear for pronunciation. That he did it so effortlessly has me all kinds of impressed.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Apr 14 2011, 9:53pm


Views: 938
Probably.

But I don't think any of it was that surprising. It was always pretty obvious that we'd be hearing the Shire and Rivendell themes again in some form. But I really doubt the fellowship theme will be in the Hobbit because it wouldn't make sense...


KAOS82
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 9:53pm


Views: 927
yessssssssssssssssssssss

I saw the video before, I have only to say a GREAT THANKS to PJ, he made us an amazing gift!!!
I'm gonna re-watch it...

TÚRIN TURAMBAR DAGNIR GLAURUNGA & NIENOR NÍNIEL


Endor Dweller
Bree


Apr 14 2011, 9:56pm


Views: 937
Thank you, Peter!

I'm speechless...My first reaction when I saw the clip was like this: 'And when Sam heard that he laughed aloud for sheer delight....And then he wept.'

Thank you Peter! You really are our precious.


Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Apr 14 2011, 9:57pm


Views: 923
Goblinsessss

It's hard to see it clearly, but the creature being tested with motion capture reminds me of the very early designs for the goblins for the Lord of the Rings when they were originally going to be completely CG and more animal-like.


aranelthehobbit22
Gondor


Apr 14 2011, 10:48pm


Views: 901
I'm smiling like an idiot right now!!

Thank you PJ!!



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'Help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.'

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"Yet in that hour was put to the proof that which Mithrandir had spoken, and help came from the hands of the weak when the Wise faltered."





Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 10:51pm


Views: 961
Glad to know Richard's Maori sounded good

I knew it was Maori, but don't have an ear for it so had no idea how authentic it sounded.

My guess is that because they had such a good long while to be doing training and rehearsing and the like, that they also gave them a training on what to expect from this ceremony. And just like they will have Elven and Dwarven language specialists to help with pronunciation issues, I'm sure they had a Maori or two on hand to help Richard practice.


All in all, I loved that greeting bit, not all countries do something of that nature. The Chinese tend to do a Lion Dance, and in Hawaii they do a similar type of ceremony, and that's all I've heard tell of.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One



Cruise to Middle-earth


sharku
Rivendell

Apr 14 2011, 11:53pm


Views: 893
Voice?

Great stuff - doubts dissolving in a puff of anticipation.

Who did the voiceover is, to me, the greatest question of the video. Great if it's Holm, and equally great if it's Freeman as Holm. Then again, it could be someone else entirely.

The sentiment that the line carries is, however, the best bit of all.


SMB_BOOKS
The Shire

Apr 15 2011, 12:12am


Views: 796
YES!

WOWEE.

EPIC.

Words fail me. I loved every bit of it. All. of. it.

The welcoming ceremony at the end was a great touch. I cannot wait for the next video post!

Did I mention it was WOWEE and EPIC?


M&M
Rivendell


Apr 15 2011, 12:15am


Views: 833
Am I in heaven?

Seriously though,this made my month.

Cannot believe.....this is actually happening!!! Angelic

"It's a sad state of affairs when we consider that fantasy, which should rightly be the domain of myth, wonder, and what Warren Ellis calls "mad, beautiful ideas," is the second most rigidly unimaginative genre out there"-Unknown


SwimIrish
The Shire


Apr 15 2011, 12:49am


Views: 876
Just Pure Happiness!!!!!!

This made my entire week. It's just fantastically exciting.

"So do all who live to see such times but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you."


SteveDJ
Rivendell

Apr 15 2011, 12:50am


Views: 946
Just one concern... 2 to 3 years?!?

It was hard to tell if PJ was just trying to be funny, or if he was hinting that this was going to take longer than everyone expects...? He didn't say 2-3 years for the whole process, but rather, 2-3 years that we'd be together on facebook (at least, that's how I took it).


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Apr 15 2011, 12:58am


Views: 892
Sounds right...

He'll likely keep doing these right through to the release of Part 2, taking us through the post production process as well. So 2-3 years is right.

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


duats
Grey Havens

Apr 15 2011, 1:00am


Views: 906
Well

Film One comes out in 20 months (1 year, 8 months).
Film Two comes out in 32 months (2 years, 8 months).

So it is 2-3 years.


Eärendil The Mariner
Registered User


Apr 15 2011, 1:30am


Views: 857
Go for it, gramma

At least now we have HD video from day one, instead of blurry newspaper scans and whatnot. :D What a difference a decade makes...


lurtz2010
Rohan

Apr 15 2011, 1:40am


Views: 886
ooooo you're in 3D.... looking good.... see ya

PJ cracks me up


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 15 2011, 1:43am


Views: 841
*high five* You got that right!

And someday I might learn how to spell :D

I'm still all foggy-brained from wonderfulness overload...

*twitch*


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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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batik
Tol Eressea


Apr 15 2011, 1:53am


Views: 841
Sqwueeettttt....

a combination of sweet and squee!!!!! Tongue.


(This post was edited by batik on Apr 15 2011, 1:54am)


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Apr 15 2011, 1:56am


Views: 860
However will this weeks Hobbit in 5 live up to this.

I don't think they can. Having Gandalf as the alphebitical focus should help. . . but still. I wish them luck. Lol.

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 15 2011, 1:58am


Views: 845
What would be cool for H5

is for them to be able to confirm that we heard Martin Freeman as Bilbo at the end of the video. Not that it isn't obvious already... Evil


Rivendweller
Lorien


Apr 15 2011, 2:00am


Views: 837
So it begins...

This was a wonderful way to begin my morning ! It is absolutely wonderful to * see * all of the happy and excited people here ! The enthusiasm is unparalleled in this LOTR / Hobbit Universe .

Just hearing the music again was a sheer delight. No one else at the helm would be able to send such a thrill of anticipation like Peter Jackson does. His obvious love for this material is what " brings it home ".

Well done Peter ! Very well done and Thank You !! Heart


There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
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LordElrond
Rivendell


Apr 15 2011, 2:13am


Views: 850
OMG

that was just... omg

Does anyone remember watching those 10min previews of TTT and ROTK on the theatrical dvds? It felt even more amazing than that.


Bombadil21
Bree


Apr 15 2011, 4:45am


Views: 815
The Bow

I was intrigued by the (presumably) dwarven bow - it's fantastic. They're clearly continuing with the very blocky aesthetic they established for the dwarves in LoTR. There was also a short sword on the table - perhaps carried by Dain's forces, who are said to carry maces and short swords. It looked somewhat like a Roman gladius.


stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 15 2011, 6:28am


Views: 714
Generally, yes.

But The Hobbit could very well become the exception. Hobbiton is being rebuilt permanently, and Peter kept part of the Bag End set from Lord of the Rings...so who knows this time around? Although likely a very expensive endeavor, I wouldn't be surprised if other sets were preserved and/or moved to permanent places. They would be incredible tourist attractions, as sphdle mentioned.

One can always dream....Wink



A greenlight from the shadows shall spring!

(This post was edited by stormcrow20 on Apr 15 2011, 6:31am)


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Apr 15 2011, 6:31am


Views: 791
Sorry for the lateness, I'm sure to repeat what's been said, but....

WOW! I got goosebumps at the end, with the Ring scene and the intro... was that Ian Holm, and was that line previously recorded for LotR, or is it as good as it sounds? :Smile

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elpana
The Shire

Apr 15 2011, 3:16pm


Views: 707
Better late than never

I thought I was the last one to see Peter Jackson's video (apparently not!) but I am so thrilled with what I saw. First-time poster but long-time fan and visitor of TheOneRing.net. The video was so emotional. There was so much to see and took several viewings to grasp what a wonderful film we have ahead of us. Hoping we get regular videos from Mr. Jackson because he's made us so excited, hasn't he? Just to hear that familiar musical theme and hear those famous first words from The Hobbit made me shiver. We are so lucky!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 15 2011, 3:33pm


Views: 679
Welcome to TORn elpana!

Or congrats on delurking.

Yes the line at the end was sweet icing on the cake. I'm excited again.


sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 15 2011, 3:38pm


Views: 675
You're probably right...tis fun to dream though //

 

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Apr 15 2011, 3:41pm


Views: 686
Having just seen it again...

I don't think the motion-cap creature is a Goblin or a Troll...its head and legs are all wrong. Possibly a werewolf in Dol Guldur?

Speaking of Dol Guldur, apparently Sauron's going to disintegrate again, (perhaps unable to take physical shape after his confrontation with the White Council)...and PJ muses he could go down fighting and "impaling people". What people? Lorien Elves? Radagast, explaining why he's not in LotR?

Anyhoo, off to watch the video yet again! Tongue

I would rather be watching Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"...it's going to be a long few years.

(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Apr 15 2011, 3:42pm)


sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 15 2011, 3:42pm


Views: 671
Part of that Shire theme that played

I remember the cranky looking old fella in the movie was in that scene where Gandalf lets off some fireworks for the kids ... in PJ's recent video release, that same actor is standing right beside PJ, so I am guessing that music will be there while he is on screen...

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Apr 15 2011, 3:42pm


Views: 753
...Actor?

Ah, now I get it. It's Richard Armitage! I thought it was Richard Taylor for some reason...


sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 15 2011, 3:45pm


Views: 749
If that is a newly shot ring scene, I am betting

that they replace the Bilbo ring scene in LOTR for the EE blu-ray. I know some want that while others don't. It would be nice if they did it so you could chose...they definitely have the technology to make it happen on blu-ray.

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"

(This post was edited by sphdle1 on Apr 15 2011, 3:46pm)


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Apr 15 2011, 4:01pm


Views: 683
Not likely.

Quite the opposite in fact. The framing and perspective of that shot tells me that PJ isn't concerned about exact continuity with the FotR prologue, and therefore will not get hung up on any inconsistencies (including different actors) - which puts my mind at ease.

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


Tim
Tol Eressea


Apr 15 2011, 4:03pm


Views: 726
Bad Flagg! Bad!


In Reply To
Ah, now I get it. It's Richard Armitage! I thought it was Richard Taylor for some reason...


As evidenced by more than several female participants - if these females thought you'd mistake Richard Taylor for Armitage - you'd probably be hit over the head repeatedly with a rather solid foam mallet. Laugh

P.S. Nothing against Mr. Taylor - he's a fine fellow in my opinion.

King Arthur: Who are you who can summon fire without flint or tinder?
Tim: There are some who call me... Tim?


elpana
The Shire

Apr 15 2011, 4:03pm


Views: 653
Thank you Sir Dennis

Thanks for the welcome! I promise not to lurk any longer!

Now, I have to go back and re-read The Hobbit so I know what I am talking about!


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 15 2011, 4:09pm


Views: 902
"cranky looking old fella"


Quote
I remember the cranky looking old fella in the movie was in that scene where Gandalf lets off some fireworks for the kids ... in PJ's recent video release, that same actor is standing right beside PJ, so I am guessing that music will be there while he is on screen...


Are you talking about this character?

That character in LOTR was
Everard Proudfoot and the actor was Noel Appleby and Noel is now dead.

If that's not the character, a time stamp for what you're seeing in the Facebook video may help me understand who you're referring to.



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sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 15 2011, 4:12pm


Views: 867
Maybe, but they didn't show much, and the full scene may show much more perspective

from different angles/framing..

Some of us can only hope. I respect you would prefer it to not be changed in the EE blu-ray, but I would like it if they gave us the option to choose...leave it the old way or show it with Freeman instead. That way everyone is happy and gets their preference.

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Apr 15 2011, 4:22pm


Views: 848
It's not quite that simple

How would such a system be implemented? Would you be asked to choose between the Holm version and the Freeman version every time you watched the film? I imagine that would become bothersome after multiple viewings. Perhaps one version of the film would be played as default, and the other would be a (possibly hidden) extra? Giving the viewer options sounds like the ideal solution on paper, but it might not be so easy to make it work in practice.

I personally think the scene should be replaced. I want these five films to feel cohesive; that's why I'm in favour of Freeman's Bilbo making a brief appearance in The Lord of the Rings while Holm's Bilbo makes an appearance in the bookend scenes of The Hobbit.


sonnedre
Registered User

Apr 15 2011, 4:26pm


Views: 819
Awesome

Awesome. Like returning to home after long-long absence.

Can someone do subtitles to this video? Just write them here.


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Apr 15 2011, 4:31pm


Views: 857
There's still the matter...

...of inserting a few seconds of digital footage shot on Red Epic cameras into a film completely shot in 35 mm film - which, as a lover of film art, I cannot abide. Unimpressed

Also, I personally see films as a window into the time they were made. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit will forever be 2 completely different experiences for me. Seeing Freeman as Bilbo in FotR would simply pull me out of the film ever single time.

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


Patty
Immortal


Apr 15 2011, 4:32pm


Views: 847
It's unbelievable to me that Mrs. Proudfoot...

looks that great in real life! She must be a terrific actress to accomplish such a "face that would curdle new milk" with just a hair change and an expression change. Thanks for this photo of her real life persona, Magpie. Sad to know Mr. Proudfoot has passed away. It would have been good to see him in the background at Hobbiton again.

Permanent address: Into the West

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Luthien Tinuvel
Registered User

Apr 15 2011, 4:58pm


Views: 805
Great!

This video was great! It takes me back 10 years and gives me the same feeling. Can`t wait for this movie! Wish I could work on the set.


Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Apr 15 2011, 6:35pm


Views: 780
Are you just speculating?

Or is there something I missed that makes it more obvious that PJ is talking about Sauron in that scene?

*goes back to watch again*


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Apr 15 2011, 6:45pm


Views: 780
Look closely at the artwork

There are lots of spikes and not much else. PJ mentions a fight scene there involving a male character who impales people and runs around with 'remnants' on him. At first I thought it might be Beorn at the Bo5A, but the spikiness suggests otherwise. It doesn't look like any location described in the book (as far as I can recall). Dol Guldur seems like a solid-enough guess.


Slayer_Of_Orcs
The Shire


Apr 15 2011, 7:13pm


Views: 759
LOL, I don't even need ...

... to watch the video to get excited. I only need to read your posts gramma.

Smile

That being said, I'll have to see it later when I get home.

_______________________________________



We are waiting ...


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Apr 15 2011, 8:27pm


Views: 715
Oh I hope not

In terms of Radagast anyway. Haldir was one false death too many, as far as I am concerned. Generic Lorien Elves are fine, but I hope he doesn't go into martyring any other cannonical characters.

In Reply To
Speaking of Dol Guldur, apparently Sauron's going to disintegrate again, (perhaps unable to take physical shape after his confrontation with the White Council)...and PJ muses he could go down fighting and "impaling people". What people? Lorien Elves? Radagast, explaining why he's not in LotR?

Anyhoo, off to watch the video yet again! Tongue


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


Snaga
Lorien


Apr 15 2011, 8:29pm


Views: 732
Cool beyond words

The best part is that you can tell PJ is once again committed to good behind-the-scenes content, which for me was a huge part of the experience the first time around. Can't wait.


titanium_hobbit
Rohan


Apr 15 2011, 10:00pm


Views: 734
didn't recognise Richard either

I think it's because of the lack of beard- he had a beard in the "meet the cast" roll call.

Hobbit firster, Book firster.


Radagast_the_Brown
Rivendell


Apr 16 2011, 12:58am


Views: 652
Squeeeeeeeeeee!

My geek-meter just exploded!

All you have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to you...


hutch
Rohan


Apr 16 2011, 1:07am


Views: 649
pretty much

they have a similar system in the Beastie Boy's Criteria Collection dvds. there's a default setting or you can choose the version (audio and video) you want. you can mix different sound version with different visuals up to 7 or 8 different ways for some songs. it's no hassle: you just choose at the outset and kick back and watch.


Ermanatar
The Shire


Apr 16 2011, 3:33am


Views: 689
Forgive my ignorance, but....

does this mean that when this movie is available to buy, I'll have to go out and buy a new HDTV capable of viewing this at 48fps? Are HDTV's able to handle this now? I'm not saying I wouldn't do it, just don't know that much about frame per second compatability. I want to be able to watch this as PJ intended!

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 16 2011, 3:37am


Views: 653
A few others will likely chime in

in the meantime someone (Flagg?) pointed out that TH will likely be distributed at 24fps, depending on the state of theatres at its release. As for home, I'm not sure a DVD could handle a freature at 48fps but HDTVs and BDs should be up to the task. At least I hope.Smile


SF
The Shire

Apr 16 2011, 5:53am


Views: 581
Not DVD

DVD definitely wouldn't be able to handle 48. They can do 23.98 and 29.97 for NTSC and 25 for PAL.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 16 2011, 7:35am


Views: 590
Well, it'll be mid 2013 by the time the first part of the Hobbit comes out to buy

By then, Blu-rays should be a good load cheaper than they are now. DVDs will likely be phasing out by the middle of this decade.

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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 16 2011, 12:01pm


Views: 547
Thank you, Peter & company.

"Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go."

*wipes tears from eyes, even after third viewing* Thank you for sharing your "fun" with all of us! Cool


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 16 2011, 12:32pm


Views: 544
Elizabeth Moody who played Lobelia Sackville-Baggins is dead now, as well //

 


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loubylou
The Shire

Apr 16 2011, 1:05pm


Views: 537
PJ's Video

Don't they all look happy to be there- great to see Bag End again and I'm so looking forward to the films. Is the first one still due out at the end of 2012?


loubylou
The Shire

Apr 16 2011, 1:10pm


Views: 497
Welcome!

Welcome to the discussion. Hope you find it as informative and fun as I have.


elentari3018
Rohan


Apr 16 2011, 2:26pm


Views: 523
AWESOME!!!!

This video was so amazing-- so glad PJ is sharing with us about the process and to see familiar faces like Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis being there tooo. To see Rivendell and Bag End was such a treat and gives such a sense of nostalgia. omg this is going to be a great great= movie!!!!!

"By Elbereth and Luthien the fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me!" ~Frodo

"And then Gandalf arose and bid all men rise, and they rose, and he said: 'Here is a last hail ere the feast endeth. Last but not least. For I name now those who shall not be forgotten and without whose valour nought else that was done would have availed; and I name before you all Frodo of the Shire and Samwise his servant. And the bards and the minstrels should give them new names: Bronwe athan Harthad and Harthad Uluithiad , Endurance beyond Hope and Hope Unquenchable.." ~Gandalf, The End of the Third Age , from The History of Middle Earth series


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 16 2011, 2:49pm


Views: 529
Being so very buZy i FINALLY was able to sit down and see this!.

I cannot describe my sense of well-being and elation from sitting here watching this (seemingly 2min) 10 minute video. I will have to watch this 5x more:). I found i was ravenous for every tidbit thrown before me.

Hearing bits and pieces of the music sent chills all though my body that ended up with a big lump in my throat with things getting misty. I was chivering with emotion.

I laughed many times with such joyous abandon too. What strikes me so poignantly is, this IS the happening of our time. This marks the age of our lives:).

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo













R11
Lorien

Apr 16 2011, 6:48pm


Views: 628
48 fps is not supported in the Blu-ray spec either

So as it sits now, Blu-ray viewers will also be watching at 24 fps just as they have been.


ron


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 16 2011, 7:33pm


Views: 599
Ah... so maybe RedRay is on the horizon afterall. //

 


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Apr 16 2011, 8:06pm


Views: 642
More like X-ray or Gamma-ray

The actual blue ray in the Blu-ray drive can transmit information faster because its wavelength is shorter; therefore you can fit more information in a ray of blue light than you can in a ray of white light (or whatever type of light DVD drives use). I think the next generation of home video (whenever it comes) will use light of an even shorter wavelength: ultraviolet at least. Red-ray would be a step in the opposite direction.


sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 16 2011, 8:48pm


Views: 593
proudfeet1

yeah that was the guy ... the guy standing near pj in the video looks just like him. didn't know he passed, too bad.

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"


lyndomiel
Rivendell

Apr 16 2011, 9:39pm


Views: 580
Bliss indeed.

and thank goodness that PJ is at the helm. All this delay has been worthwhile just to see the old gang back again. Thank you PJ for this most delectable tidbit.


R11
Lorien

Apr 16 2011, 10:18pm


Views: 539
You know...

I may be wrong but off the top of my head I really don't think it's any limitation of the BR technology. I just think it wasn't included in the spec because nobody thought it was needed since it wasn't something that anybody used. That may be changing now and I think they could go back and revise the specs to add it. I'm not sure but it may be possible that existing players could be upgraded with a simple firmware upgrade even. But then you have the issue of compatibility with TV's which opens up a whole other can of worms...


ron


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 16 2011, 10:43pm


Views: 573
Jackson mentioned in this article on Red Ray

"Red" for the name of the company rather than the optics. (Sorry Flagg, I should have been more specific, but I appreciated the info regardless.)

Here's a little on Red Ray players:

Quote

Red’s latest innovation is less sexy, but may have a wider impact. The company recently demonstrated its Red Ray video player, which can compress 4K video down to 10Mbps of data (in comparison, uncompressed 4K is 10GBps), which is close to the maximum throughput of an 802.11b wireless network. In other words, if Red’s claims turn out to be anywhere close to true, we could move right past Blu-ray and other 1080p video and start thinking of a home theater setup built around 4K. It could be relatively painless to stream 4K video using the Red Ray codec over 802.11g/n or wired networks.

Accessed today but the article is from 2 years(!!!) ago: http://www.zdnet.com/...e-video-playback/731



Touching on R11's point the article goes onto say (now this is 2 years ago) that the 4K HDTVs that one would need to get the most out of RR are not even close to reaching market.

Also it appears that compression is going to be the name of the game for many years to come making, for now at least, 48fps superfluous. On the other hand, as technology catches up on the distribution, home viewing side, TH might be the first movie who's quality gets better over time. That is unless there is an issue on the archival side of all these advances. DVD's seem to be breaking down in under a decade.... yet another can of worms :)


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Apr 16 2011, 10:46pm)


hutch
Rohan


Apr 16 2011, 11:36pm


Views: 557
word in the biz

is that blu-ray is already dead. there's a new format just waitin on new tvs to catch up to the tech.

tech moves so quickly these days.


hutch
Rohan


Apr 16 2011, 11:37pm


Views: 539
compression is the devil

Mad


sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 17 2011, 2:09pm


Views: 485
Redray is old technology (CDs/DVDs)

though it's not in the current blu-ray specs, there may be a possibility they could upgrade new players to be 48fps capable..?

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"


Ermanatar
The Shire


Apr 17 2011, 6:05pm


Views: 473
They might even....

take discs out of the equation entirely. Microsoft is convinced that the future of home entertainment is in direct downloads purchased from a completely digital source. One day, our home theater collection may be filled with hard drives instead of dvd's or blu-ray discs. I sure hope they make hard drives look more pleasing to the eye by then!

And hey fellas, take a look at the Peter Jackson video one more time and freeze frame it at about 1 minute 13 seconds in and you will see a digital Goblin-King on the screen. At least that's what I think it is. Large head? Non-human like quality? You be the judge!

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Nazger
The Shire


Apr 18 2011, 8:17am


Views: 437
Surreal is the word

So weird to see the old crew back together!
My thoughts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fuP3wQf8l4

(This post was edited by Nazger on Apr 18 2011, 8:17am)


And back again
Rivendell


Apr 18 2011, 11:07am


Views: 628
I have to admit

That I held out pretty well until Richard Armitage started on his speech and then I just blubbed away.

Such a family feeling. Good-will and bonhomie abound. That's what makes it feel so grrrrrrrrrrreat.

I will go there ... and back again.