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The Hobbitcon Hall H presentation. TORn round-up part one!

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Jul 14 2012, 9:17pm

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Well, the long wait is over. Peter brought 12 and a half minutes of Hobbit goodness to Comic-Con's Hall H today, and blew everyone's minds. Reports are that much of what we saw was similar to what was shown at Cinema-Con earlier this year, with a number of interesting changes and two additional minutes of footage.

For this crowd it was all very, very new.

Read on for the first part of our detailed report on what was shown! Unless you're not into SPOILERS in which case, look away now!

Wild applause broke out the moment the hall dimmed, as images only seen before online or in magazine articles filled the screens flanking the audience.

Nothing compares to seeing them up on screen. The front door of Bag End, the dwarves gathered around Bilbo's table, the barrel scene... all this and more.

Followed by a production diary chock full of heart-felt messages from the cast, the crew and scenes from throughout the shoot. Dwarf after dwarf, Martin, Andy, Orlando, and more in quick succession.

When Peter stepped on stage, the house leapt to its feet with enough energy to propel themselves into the air.

“Who has been camping out on the street all night” he asked. “ You poor sods. You poor bastards. But thank you very much!”

Bringing Phillipa Boyens out on stage, he introduced her as someone who is “possibly a bigger Tolkien geek than any of you.” I don't know about the Hall H crowd, but the TORn audience is pretty geeky, so I'm guessing it's a bit of a toss up.

What we were about to see had a few not-quite-finished touches Peter said,, such as partially-finished effects an temporary music tracks. An update for film score fans: Howard Shore begins recording with the London Philharmonic in the next few weeks.

Also, a Comic-Con extra: never-seen second film footage that made its way into the clips. “But we won't identify them,” Peter said cheekily.

Then, without any fanfare, the lights dimmed and 'The Hobbit' lit up the screen.

The Hobbit showreel:



It opens with a sweeping shot of the green hills of the Shire, with a voiceover from Gandalf intoning “Far to the east lies ….” Setting the scene of where they are going -– which is Bag End and the dwarves gathered around Bilbo's table talking about the quest.

An imposing and grim Thorin heads the table: “Rumors have begun to spread,” he says, “The dragon Smaug has not been seen in many years... Perhaps the vast wealth of our people lies unprotected … perhaps it is time to take back Erebor!”

Gandalf produces the key “It was given to me by your father for safekeeping, it is yours now.”

Fili: “if there's a key there must be a door!”

This leads in to a discussion of the map and what must be done to go after the long-lost treasure. Gandalf looks to Bilbo... “That is why we need a burglar.”

Martin Freeman is wonderful in this scene, playing a hobbit who is as yet oblivious of what is being designed for him. Even as Gandalf professes the need for a burglar, he agrees but doesn't quite realize that what Gandalf means is HIM.

“He's hardly burglar material” the dwarves observe as they regard him skeptcially. Which Bilbo happily agrees to. Gandalf then rises to magificent height and deep voice, much like in Fellowship of the Ring when he says commandingly: “I'm not trying to hurt you, I'm trying to help you”

In this case, he warns the dwarves that a burglar he may not is but a burglar he will be.

Because Smaug is well aware of the scent of dwarf, but Hobbit is wholly known to him. Bilbo looks appropriately horrified.

Thorin and the others are extremely skeptical: “Very well, we I'll do it your way.”

As we saw in the trailer last fall, Thorin says:

“I cannot guarantee his safety, nor will I be responsible for his fate.”

“Agreed,” said Gandalf.

The reading of the contract is hilarious, as Bilbo goes over the terms and the various dwarves jump to reassure him that it will be painless once he's turned ash. James Nesbitt, as Bofur, is superbly funny.

Then Bilbo faints. Thunk.

Then follows a series of quick shots of Radagast -– full-bearded, rough-looking, with a big hat... which we later see him conceals a number of birds. He's cuddling his bunnies and later on we see him racing through the forest on the infamous “bunnysled”

Quick look at Laketown, which looks amazing. Large boats, almost like pontoons, navigating their way through a warren of canals.

A brief moment of Gandalf speaking to Radagast, “Turn around and do not come back.”

Radagast does come across as very gentle, as we heard out of Cinema-Con reports.

We follow Gandalf into what could only be Dol Guldur. Looking terrified, he races through narrow passages, as we see glimpses of something ominous racing around either away or following him. Very tight quarters, then suddenly a person we assume to be Thrain leaps out and attacks him.

Cut away to Bilbo and Gollum's meeting in the goblin caves. Bilbo is clumsily waving Sting at Gollum, trying to get him to go away.

“I need to get un-lost a soon as possible.” Bilbo tells Gollum. “I don't know what your games.”

“GAMES, WE LOVES GAMES, DON'T WE PRECIOUS!?” Says Gollum, who is quickly slipping between Smeagol and his alter ego.

Bilbo, frightened but up for a small shot at escape, “ Let's play a game. If I win you show me the way out of here.”

Then we move into snippet of the Riddle Game...

Interested? There's much more to come!


Altaira
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Jul 15 2012, 3:26am

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Looks like as well as hosting a big presentation in Hall H that Peter Jackson and his minions have been busy little bees and spent the day doing a bunch of interviews.

So without further ado, here's a round-up of interview links to visit on Youtube:

Fandango:



IGN



Entertainment Weekly



If we've missed one somewhere, drop us a line at spymaster at theonering dot net



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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Magpie
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Jul 15 2012, 4:29am

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You know how when you finally return to a once familiar place that brought you great comfort and happiness after a long time away and youre nervous that it may not quite be the same? Well, dont worry. The Hobbit looks and feels very much like The Lord of the Rings, and even if the stakes dont feel nearly as dire, Middle Earth still felt very much at home.
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Adam B. Vary, ew.com http://insidemovies.ew.com/...bit-comic-con-panel/


LOTR soundtrack website ~ magpie avatar gallery
TORn History Mathom-house ~ Torn Image Posting Guide


Gothmog Gilthoniel
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Jul 15 2012, 4:43am

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Well, the long wait is over. Peter brought 12 and a half minutes of Hobbit goodness to Comic-Con's Hall H today, and blew everyone's minds. Reports are that much of what we saw was similar to what was shown at Cinema-Con earlier this year, with a number of interesting changes and two additional minutes of footage.

For this crowd it was all very, very new.

Read on for the first part of our detailed report on what was shown! Unless you're not into SPOILERS in which case, look away now!

Wild applause broke out the moment the hall dimmed, as images only seen before online or in magazine articles filled the screens flanking the audience.

Nothing compares to seeing them up on screen. The front door of Bag End, the dwarves gathered around Bilbo's table, the barrel scene... all this and more.

Followed by a production diary chock full of heart-felt messages from the cast, the crew and scenes from throughout the shoot. Dwarf after dwarf, Martin, Andy, Orlando, and more in quick succession.

When Peter stepped on stage, the house leapt to its feet with enough energy to propel themselves into the air.

“Who has been camping out on the street all night” he asked. “ You poor sods. You poor bastards. But thank you very much!”

Bringing Phillipa Boyens out on stage, he introduced her as someone who is “possibly a bigger Tolkien geek than any of you.” I don't know about the Hall H crowd, but the TORn audience is pretty geeky, so I'm guessing it's a bit of a toss up.

What we were about to see had a few not-quite-finished touches Peter said,, such as partially-finished effects an temporary music tracks. An update for film score fans: Howard Shore begins recording with the London Philharmonic in the next few weeks.

Also, a Comic-Con extra: never-seen second film footage that made its way into the clips. “But we won't identify them,” Peter said cheekily.

Then, without any fanfare, the lights dimmed and 'The Hobbit' lit up the screen.

The Hobbit showreel:



It opens with a sweeping shot of the green hills of the Shire, with a voiceover from Gandalf intoning “Far to the east lies ….” Setting the scene of where they are going -– which is Bag End and the dwarves gathered around Bilbo's table talking about the quest.

An imposing and grim Thorin heads the table: “Rumors have begun to spread,” he says, “The dragon Smaug has not been seen in many years... Perhaps the vast wealth of our people lies unprotected … perhaps it is time to take back Erebor!”

Gandalf produces the key “It was given to me by your father for safekeeping, it is yours now.”

Fili: “if there's a key there must be a door!”

This leads in to a discussion of the map and what must be done to go after the long-lost treasure. Gandalf looks to Bilbo... “That is why we need a burglar.”

Martin Freeman is wonderful in this scene, playing a hobbit who is as yet oblivious of what is being designed for him. Even as Gandalf professes the need for a burglar, he agrees but doesn't quite realize that what Gandalf means is HIM.

“He's hardly burglar material” the dwarves observe as they regard him skeptcially. Which Bilbo happily agrees to. Gandalf then rises to magificent height and deep voice, much like in Fellowship of the Ring when he says commandingly: “I'm not trying to hurt you, I'm trying to help you”

In this case, he warns the dwarves that a burglar he may not is but a burglar he will be.

Because Smaug is well aware of the scent of dwarf, but Hobbit is wholly known to him. Bilbo looks appropriately horrified.

Thorin and the others are extremely skeptical: “Very well, we I'll do it your way.”

As we saw in the trailer last fall, Thorin says:

“I cannot guarantee his safety, nor will I be responsible for his fate.”

“Agreed,” said Gandalf.

The reading of the contract is hilarious, as Bilbo goes over the terms and the various dwarves jump to reassure him that it will be painless once he's turned ash. James Nesbitt, as Bofur, is superbly funny.

Then Bilbo faints. Thunk.

Then follows a series of quick shots of Radagast -– full-bearded, rough-looking, with a big hat... which we later see him conceals a number of birds. He's cuddling his bunnies and later on we see him racing through the forest on the infamous “bunnysled”

Quick look at Laketown, which looks amazing. Large boats, almost like pontoons, navigating their way through a warren of canals.

A brief moment of Gandalf speaking to Radagast, “Turn around and do not come back.”

Radagast does come across as very gentle, as we heard out of Cinema-Con reports.

We follow Gandalf into what could only be Dol Guldur. Looking terrified, he races through narrow passages, as we see glimpses of something ominous racing around either away or following him. Very tight quarters, then suddenly a person we assume to be Thrain leaps out and attacks him.

Cut away to Bilbo and Gollum's meeting in the goblin caves. Bilbo is clumsily waving Sting at Gollum, trying to get him to go away.

“I need to get un-lost a soon as possible.” Bilbo tells Gollum. “I don't know what your games.”

“GAMES, WE LOVES GAMES, DON'T WE PRECIOUS!?” Says Gollum, who is quickly slipping between Smeagol and his alter ego.

Bilbo, frightened but up for a small shot at escape, “ Let's play a game. If I win you show me the way out of here.”

Then we move into snippet of the Riddle Game...

Interested? There's much more to come!


I don't want to read. I want a video to watch! Tongue


Altaira
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Jul 15 2012, 5:17am

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We're fairly sure WB will be putting something up at some point (hopefully soon), but it's really up to them at this point.


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





DanielLB
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Jul 15 2012, 9:28am

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Bringing Phillipa Boyens out on stage, he introduced her as someone who is possibly a bigger Tolkien geek than any of you


I fully expect someone to make a thread on this comment. I can shortlist a few names to Wink


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Fili: if theres a key there must be a door!


Is Fili the Legolas of TH? Legolas: "A diversion!" Crazy


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The reading of the contract is hilarious, as Bilbo goes over the terms and the various dwarves jump to reassure him that it will be painless once hes turned ash. James Nesbitt, as Bofur, is superbly funny.



This sounds super!

Strange the report hasn't covered which riddle was shown, as in others.


namarie
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Jul 15 2012, 10:38am

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To me it was clear [In reply to] Can't Post

quite for some time that Fili is the Legolas of TH Smile


There is always hope


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 15 2012, 2:28pm

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What other obvious phrases can we come up with? ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


artemy
Lorien


Jul 15 2012, 2:39pm

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I just assumed it was less [In reply to] Can't Post

Fili stating the obvious and more him saying "there must be a SECRET door we didn't know about before", since of course as an ancient dwarf kingdom Erebor would have a door/gate/entrance of some kind which Smaug had blocked.

But I could be wrong Tongue

~Beneath the sun, all things must wear to an end at last~

(This post was edited by artemy on Jul 15 2012, 2:40pm)

 
 

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