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I'm not sure if any earlier reports were incorrect, so much...

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I'm not sure if any earlier reports were incorrect, so much... [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean, I haven't seen them all. But reports on TORn included a lot of estimates and speculation. But I think it was a moving target until the very last minute.

In an interview with David Garland, Spinning on Air, Howard Shore said:

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HS: Peter says the movie is finished only when they take it away. The movie’s never finished.

DG: Hmm.

HS: There’s just a point when they take it away, meaning that there has to be an end. You know, the studio says, “It must stop now. You know, you must stop working on this.” And that’s the way we all feel. There is that sort of delivery date, that goal, that moment when they say, “It must stop.” But you work so full on, and so completely dedicated to it to create it... because you also know you’re not going there... you know, you are creating this moment, say, of the Destruction of the Ring or describing the world of Lothlórien that people have read about for 50 years. And you want to make sure that your imagery of those worlds is as true and as real and as well crafted as you could possibly do it.
http://www.amagpiesnest.com/.../radio_interview.htm


Also, in the TTT DVD extra, Music for Middle-earth, this was said:

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Peter Jackson: The key point with the post production on any movie is the delivery date. And the delivery date is like the religious moment that cannot be altered and which the filmmakers have to hand the finished film to the studio. And from the end of October, they have enough time—just—to make the ten thousand copies of the film to get the film into cinemas all around the world.

Barrie Osborne: Even while we were scoring the movie and Howard had written his music, Peter was still cutting and recutting the film.
http://www.amagpiesnest.com/...s/ttt_appendices.htm


So, the running time might be 2 hrs and 45 minutes on Monday, but the film might be 2 hrs and 53 minutes on Tuesday. And 3 hours and 2 minutes on Wednesday, etc.

Howard's intonation on that line, "It must stop now," is quite interesting. (you can listen to a soundclip at my site which I linked to above) As a perfectionist/completionist, I totally understand that almost uncontrollable desire to try one more thing, to fix one more thing, to tweak one more thing. Tolkien did just that for years!


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When are we likely to know the running length? Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 4 2012, 5:46pm
    Trawling TORn archive again DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 4 2012, 5:58pm
        Except that that information is wrong! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 4 2012, 6:14pm
            That's the best I could do :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 4 2012, 6:17pm
                I do appreciate it! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 4 2012, 6:19pm
                    Oh it's alright Voronwë! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 4 2012, 6:21pm
                        I can't find anything Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 4 2012, 6:25pm
                            You have high hopes indeed! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 4 2012, 6:40pm
                                That was supposed to be 2001 DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 4 2012, 9:48pm
            I heard just barely over 2 hours stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Oct 4 2012, 6:33pm
                Well, my local cinema DOES list it as a 2hr film ... so who knows // Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Oct 4 2012, 6:39pm
                Where did you hear this? {NT} Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 5 2012, 1:17am
                    It's the 123 minute runtime rumor stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Oct 5 2012, 3:30am
    I was hesitating to create this thread myself ! // Fàfnir Send a private message to Fàfnir Oct 4 2012, 5:59pm
    I'd say Welsh hero Send a private message to Welsh hero Oct 4 2012, 6:08pm
        I'm not looking for estimates Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 4 2012, 6:12pm
        Didn't mean to be rude! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 4 2012, 8:19pm
    We will know on the 28th of November ... Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Oct 4 2012, 6:28pm
        Thanks, Arandir Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 4 2012, 6:32pm
        Lol good one DJ. // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 4 2012, 7:48pm
    Probably a few weeks prior to release. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 4 2012, 6:34pm
        Thanks, Estel Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 4 2012, 6:35pm
        As late as possible dave_lf Send a private message to dave_lf Oct 4 2012, 7:12pm
    Well tickets go on sale Nov. 7th The Grey Pilgrim Send a private message to The Grey Pilgrim Oct 4 2012, 9:44pm
        Ah, good point! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 4 2012, 10:10pm
    The running time is entirely dependent upon... Owain Send a private message to Owain Oct 4 2012, 11:21pm
    I guess we'll soon find out Tim Send a private message to Tim Oct 5 2012, 12:57am
        I wont say they are bad because of running time Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Oct 5 2012, 1:20am
        People have not decided the films are bad because of the possible shorter running time Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 5 2012, 1:26am
            I didn't say they have decided that... Tim Send a private message to Tim Oct 5 2012, 3:40am
            Not necessarily bad.... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Oct 5 2012, 7:47am
        I'll moan non-stop if it is less than 2.5 hours DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 5 2012, 7:00am
    FOTR Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 5 2012, 4:25am
        That's exactly what I was looking for! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 5 2012, 1:38pm
        Thanks! So possibly mid November burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Oct 5 2012, 2:56pm
        Thanks, magpie macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Oct 5 2012, 4:24pm
            I'm not sure if any earlier reports were incorrect, so much... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 5 2012, 5:22pm
                Good point. // Tim Send a private message to Tim Oct 5 2012, 8:40pm
                Yes, but also stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Oct 6 2012, 2:56am
                    I was just saying that ... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 6 2012, 3:58am
    Contacted my local cinema Carne Send a private message to Carne Oct 7 2012, 12:13am
        Wow! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 7 2012, 12:22am
            Norway Carne Send a private message to Carne Oct 7 2012, 12:24am
                Thanks Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 7 2012, 12:33am
                    I'll try to ask some more cinemas here and see if they confirm the same Carne Send a private message to Carne Oct 7 2012, 12:35am
                        Great! // Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 7 2012, 12:37am
                    I would take such infos from theaters with a huge grain of salt. // Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 7 2012, 12:37am
                        I do, but ... Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 7 2012, 12:57am
                            I've never bought tickets so early... Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 7 2012, 1:08am
        Great news, if true. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 7 2012, 9:04am
        Same story as FOTR and TTT, lol burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Oct 7 2012, 4:33pm
            not knowing a thing about film making... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 7 2012, 6:03pm
                It's not a hard and fast rule Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Oct 7 2012, 9:06pm
            I think its going to be Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 7 2012, 10:36pm

 
 
 

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