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Major Hobbit premiere announcement due
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DanielLB
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Oct 7 2012, 7:41pm

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Major Hobbit premiere announcement due Can't Post

According to TVNZ:


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A major announcement about the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is due this morning.


Among other things, I'm guessing the running length will be confirmed.

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painjoiker
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Oct 7 2012, 8:02pm

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Hopefully it is the runtime! [In reply to] Can't Post

Major announcement sounds like more than one thing :o

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Thoromir
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Oct 7 2012, 8:05pm

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And a new vlog attached as a bonus please xD [In reply to] Can't Post

It has been far too long...



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DanielLB
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Oct 7 2012, 8:08pm

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Confirmation of the talking purse?! [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh

I imagine it will be times, length, list of attendees (?), and then perhaps the boring bits - road closures (?) etc. I don't know how this stuff works! Exciting!

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QuackingTroll
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Oct 7 2012, 8:35pm

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Announcement of film 4 // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Maiarmike
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Oct 7 2012, 8:45pm

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I would be shocked, considering Jackson changes his films until the last second.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Ataahua
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Oct 7 2012, 8:53pm

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I'm guessing it's an announcement from Wellington City Council [In reply to] Can't Post

about the premier event in the city rather than about the film.

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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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Moahunter
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Oct 7 2012, 9:07pm

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Thanks Ataahua, its pretty obvious from the news item. [In reply to] Can't Post

I posted a headsup to this last week.
It will be long awaited details of what Wellington City Council are spending NZ$1 million+ on to celebrate the premiere.


Moahunter
Rohan


Oct 7 2012, 9:28pm

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Announcement due at 10.30am..... [In reply to] Can't Post

according to TV3 News.
"The Wellington City Council will this morning announce details of the premiere of Sir Peter Jackon's first Hobbit movie, to be held in the capital next month.
The council has set aside over $1 million for the premiere on November 28, an amount it says is justified given the popularity of the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King premiere in 2003.
Representatives from the council, Warner Brothers and Wingnut Films are set to reveal details of the premiere at 10:30am."


DanielLB
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Oct 7 2012, 9:35pm

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It should be imminent then? / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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painjoiker
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Oct 7 2012, 9:36pm

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Isn't that now in New Zealand? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Starling
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Oct 7 2012, 10:05pm

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Sounds to me like they are spending most of the money on [In reply to] Can't Post

a pretty red carpet. Wink
Oh, and a clock.


Ataahua
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Oct 7 2012, 10:10pm

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I haven't spotted anything online yet. [In reply to] Can't Post

*drums fingers*

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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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Moahunter
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Oct 7 2012, 10:13pm

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This from the WCC website.... [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.wellington.govt.nz/...lay-item.php?id=5132


Starling
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Oct 7 2012, 10:14pm

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It was on the radio news at 11.00 [In reply to] Can't Post

They just talked about loads of red carpet, a 'countdown' clock, and Wellington being renamed 'Middle of Middle-Earth' or something like that. And they said 'lots' of stars would be there.
That's all I can remember, because I wasn't really paying attention.


DanielLB
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Oct 7 2012, 10:16pm

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Sounds great [In reply to] Can't Post

And the atmosphere during The Middle of Middle-earth week is going to be electric.

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Starling
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Oct 7 2012, 10:17pm

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Free, outdoor screenings of LOTR [In reply to] Can't Post

leading up to the event is a very cool idea. Cool


Starling
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Oct 7 2012, 10:19pm

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Yes [In reply to] Can't Post

Bad luck if you're not into it! Crazy


DanielLB
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Oct 7 2012, 10:24pm

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I wonder how comparable it is to the Olympics in London? [In reply to] Can't Post

I knew many, many, many people that really weren't looking forward to the Olympics - having to change travel plans, busier commutes, more traffic etc etc. Not one of them had the same view afterwards ... I think everyone was amazed by the success and atmosphere during the games.

Now, I'm not saying that the Olympics and The Hobbit are comparable, but wonder if attitude towards each is the same (or at least similar)? They probably cause just as much disruption to locals.

Will people in Wellington with a negative (or neutral) opinion be "won" over? Will the benefits outweigh the negatives?

I'd love to be there, personally.

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Ataahua
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Oct 7 2012, 10:27pm

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Excellent. [In reply to] Can't Post

The outdoor screenings are a great idea. I did wonder if they'd dress the exterior of the Embassy theatre with a large Hobbit-related statue, like they did with the LOTR films (with a troll, then Gollum reaching for the ring, then a fell beast) but there's no mention of that this time around.

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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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DanielLB
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Oct 7 2012, 10:29pm

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The red carpet is so long that ... [In reply to] Can't Post

It reenacts the events of AUJ, and there is enough at the end to make the outline of Smaug. Wink

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Magpie
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Oct 7 2012, 10:31pm

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didn't they have a camera focused on the theater for ROTK, too? [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember checking in on it every once in awhile.


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Starling
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Oct 7 2012, 10:40pm

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I imagine it will be similar, [In reply to] Can't Post

but of course on a much smaller scale. I think there will be people who aren't particularly interested in it, who will perhaps be won over, and will find themselves caught up in the excitement. There will also be people who aren't really interested in The Hobbit, but see benefits for Wellington, and like the idea of a big event.
There will always, of course, be 'disgruntled of Wellington' who will write a grouchy letter to the newspaper.
And there will be lots of screaming hordes, who just want to get on the telly!
And then, of course, the *real* fans. Laugh

I think there are going to be some pretty significant and lengthy road closures, so that will naturally impact on a lot of people.
I have no idea whether it will benefit Wellington or not.

Actually, they really should have the event here in Christchurch. We have loads of space, and tons of parking - just pick an empty site. Our central city red zone is already the right colour. Laugh


Oleander Took
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Oct 7 2012, 11:32pm

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Another article [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.stuff.co.nz/...ger-than-ever-before

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Moahunter
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Oct 8 2012, 6:23am

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There is a webcam overlooking Courtenay Place. [In reply to] Can't Post

http://3cix.nzix.net/...ts/webcam/courtenay/
It shows the entrance of The Embassy but not the countdown clock.
I can't get the streaming video.
Perhaps there will be an improvement for the premiere but I suspect the site will crash from total overload.

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