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Christopher Lee is currently filming for the Hobbit
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Crunchable Birdses
Rohan


Jul 16 2011, 12:21pm

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Christopher Lee is currently filming for the Hobbit Can't Post

According to Derren Brown:
http://twitter.com/#!/DerrenBrown

"Off to watch some Ian Holm and Christopher Lee being filmed for The Hobbit. HOW EXCITING!"

Goes without saying, this is currently happening in England, not NZ.

As to exactly where - your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps in Warner Brother's Harry Potter studios? (aka Leavesden)

* crunch *

(This post was edited by Crunchable Birdses on Jul 16 2011, 12:30pm)


Bound
Rohan


Jul 16 2011, 12:24pm

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More intresting... [In reply to] Can't Post

He mentions Ian Holm also being shot. And we can presume Frodo is also in England....

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


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Jul 16 2011, 12:25pm

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Wow, that's awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

But who in the wide, wide, world of sports is Derren Brown? And how does he get to watch them being filmed?

Also, I do dearly hope that they treat Sir Chris and Sir Ian (both legends) very well by at least giving them sets or props, or other actors, and not just giant green-screens to film in front of.

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."
--Walter Sobchak

(This post was edited by Maiarmike on Jul 16 2011, 12:30pm)


Crunchable Birdses
Rohan


Jul 16 2011, 12:26pm

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It's not what you do, it's who you know ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Jul 16 2011, 12:27pm

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They might just be killing two birds with one stone. [In reply to] Can't Post

Why bother stretching it out by filming them at separate points if they're both available now? They obviously aren't filming Saruman and Bilbo together in the same scene, though.

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."
--Walter Sobchak


Bound
Rohan


Jul 16 2011, 12:28pm

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Derren Brown... [In reply to] Can't Post

Is a "magican" in the UK. He's extremely talented and extremely popular.

As to why he's getting to see the filming - who knows. Celebs get to see stuff all the time !

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


Snulle
Bree

Jul 16 2011, 12:28pm

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Great news! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's so awesome we will have both them back in Middle-Earth! Cool


Bound
Rohan


Jul 16 2011, 12:30pm

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Yeah obviously... [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't think Bilbo and Saruman were together in a scene. As you said, it clearly two birds one stone. For the actors that are too old or too sick to travel in NZ....

I'm delighted that it's happening !! hope Christopher Lee doesn't look too old...

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


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Jul 16 2011, 12:30pm

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Great news [In reply to] Can't Post

I was expecting it to be a while before these scenes were filmed, so it's quite reassuring to know that it's already underway. I wonder if Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis are involved?


Bound
Rohan


Jul 16 2011, 12:32pm

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I'm just guessing, but since Andy Serkis mentioned he was returning to England - there's a high chance he might be filming the scenes. I doubt that Peter would have flown all the way to the UK just for such a small shoot. HE seemed to be up to elbows in other work (editing, prep work etc etc)

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


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Jul 16 2011, 12:33pm

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He looks a bit older now... [In reply to] Can't Post

...but in costume and full make-up, he shouldn't look any different really.

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."
--Walter Sobchak


Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 16 2011, 12:34pm

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Most likely [In reply to] Can't Post

As Andy mentioned in the second videoblog, he's on "vacation" in the UK. So I think it's pretty safe to say he'll be directing these scenes.


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MissBaggins
Bree


Jul 16 2011, 12:37pm

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Derren Brown [In reply to] Can't Post

I wonder if he's involved with the production in some way? After all, Christopher Lee IS playing a wizard... perhaps there will be some degree magic/illusion in Saruman's scenes?

The Road goes ever on and on...


Bound
Rohan


Jul 16 2011, 12:39pm

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I doubt it... [In reply to] Can't Post

They didn't need any of that for Lord Of The Rings.

Plus Deren isn't that type of Magican.

I'd say he's merely getting to see the scene being shot because he knows someone on the production. Maybe he's friends with Andy Serkis or something

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


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Jul 16 2011, 12:42pm

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You're probably right, I'm betting on Andy shooting these as well.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."
--Walter Sobchak


Black Breathalizer
Rohan


Jul 16 2011, 12:54pm

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Re: Wow, that's awesome [In reply to] Can't Post

Maiarmike said: I do dearly hope that they treat Sir Chris and Sir Ian (both legends) very well by at least giving them sets or props, or other actors, and not just giant green-screens to film in front of.

Why? They are veteran film actors.



Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jul 16 2011, 1:10pm

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I really hope this is true. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm a tad concerned about ADR two years down the road, I wonder if they will ADR their scenes now after they have finished shooting just in case?

"There is a long road yet," said Gandalf. "But it is the last road," said Bilbo.

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ragamuffin92
The Shire


Jul 16 2011, 1:15pm

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too sicl or old [In reply to] Can't Post

We know that Christopher Lee didn't feel up to traveling to NZ, so this is definitely to accommodate him, I'd say. Sir Ian M, on the other hand, doesn't seem to mind hopping on planes. On Peter Jackson's latest vlog, it was stated that during the current break in NZ filming, Sir Ian was going to fly back to merry olde England to do a play. Nothing was mentioned about doing any filming for TH in the UK.

"Become who you were born to be!"
(Elrond Halfelven to Aragorn--my favorite non-Tolkien line from the LOTR films)


Bound
Rohan


Jul 16 2011, 1:16pm

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Ian Holm is sick... [In reply to] Can't Post

I read it somewhere recently that his health isn't great and that's why he wasn't doing his scenes in NZ.

But sure they are killing two birds with one stone so it's all kinds of awesome !

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


Zizix
Rivendell


Jul 16 2011, 1:17pm

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But we're talking about Ian Holm here, not Ian McKellen [In reply to] Can't Post

Or am I misunderstanding your post?


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Jul 16 2011, 1:41pm

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That concerns me a bit as well. Hate to sound so dire, but they aren't getting any younger.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."
--Walter Sobchak


painjoiker
Grey Havens

Jul 16 2011, 1:41pm

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ADR? [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 16 2011, 1:44pm

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Automated dialogue replacement [In reply to] Can't Post

All dialogue has to be re-recorded in order to get the best possible sound quality. Every line, cough, sneeze etc, because when you're on set or location there's too many distracting sounds in the background.


(This post was edited by Carne on Jul 16 2011, 1:44pm)


Bound
Rohan


Jul 16 2011, 2:07pm

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Not everything... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm pretty sure ADR is only done where the Original sound recordings are not up to scratch. So in Lord of the rings, there was a lot done because they shot a lot of the film on location....

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


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Jul 16 2011, 2:19pm

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It's not a big concern for me [In reply to] Can't Post

The worst we'll have to contend with is slightly subpar audio quality in a few scenes. It would be a bit of an annoyance, but nothing catastrophic. As long as the scenes in question are actually filmed with Christopher Lee and Ian Holm, I think I'll be able to live with it.

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