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Pre screening in London


Oct 9 2012, 8:43pm

Post #1 of 19 (2513 views)
Pre screening in London Can't Post

Here is a tweet issued today by a certain cafe situated not too far from Baker Street:

SpeedysCafe ‏@speedyscafe

Someone we know has just watched a pre screening of #TheHobbit According to him it is something special #MartinFreeman #Cumberbatch

Has anyone else heard any whispers about a pre screening taking place in London?

Tol Eressea

Oct 9 2012, 9:54pm

Post #2 of 19 (1097 views)
"something special" [In reply to] Can't Post

Doesn't sound too bad.


Oct 9 2012, 9:57pm

Post #3 of 19 (962 views)
Unless he was referring to his pick 'n mix! / [In reply to] Can't Post


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Grey Havens

Oct 9 2012, 10:01pm

Post #4 of 19 (928 views)
That's probably about the most he can say without an army of gold robot orcs coming for him in the night. // [In reply to] Can't Post


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

(This post was edited by Maiarmike on Oct 9 2012, 10:02pm)

Tol Eressea

Oct 9 2012, 10:04pm

Post #5 of 19 (890 views)
Don't get it. // [In reply to] Can't Post



Oct 9 2012, 10:06pm

Post #6 of 19 (949 views)
I wouldn't worry [In reply to] Can't Post

It was a rubbish attempt at a joke. Evil

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Tol Eressea

Oct 9 2012, 10:12pm

Post #7 of 19 (867 views)
Don't be too hard on yourself. :D // [In reply to] Can't Post



Oct 10 2012, 1:40am

Post #8 of 19 (775 views)
Or worse... [In reply to] Can't Post

Moriarty Shocked

Grey Havens

Oct 10 2012, 6:05am

Post #9 of 19 (703 views)
I'm surprised. [In reply to] Can't Post

Didn't they avoid having pre-screenings for the Lord of the Rings movies?

I guess things could have changed with Warner Bros in charge now...


Oct 10 2012, 8:03am

Post #10 of 19 (593 views)
Private screening [In reply to] Can't Post

From the source (for those who don't know, Speedy's is the real life cafe which is below 221 Baker Street in Sherlock, and has become very much part of the show) I am assuming this would be a private screening for people who were involved in the Hobbit.


Oct 10 2012, 8:08am

Post #11 of 19 (594 views)
It doesn't say the pre-screening happened in London [In reply to] Can't Post


A Far Dragon is the best kind...


Oct 10 2012, 9:01am

Post #12 of 19 (566 views)
What's the purpose? [In reply to] Can't Post

The premiere is a little over a month away.

I think it's a huge risk - spoilers always get out!

Edit: Sorry FarDragon, I didn't mean to reply to your comment. Blush

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(This post was edited by DanielLB on Oct 10 2012, 9:02am)

Tol Eressea

Oct 10 2012, 11:05am

Post #13 of 19 (500 views)
Private screenings for cast and crew are done a couple of days before the premiere [In reply to] Can't Post



Oct 10 2012, 12:07pm

Post #14 of 19 (490 views)
maybe The necromancer [In reply to] Can't Post

is really Moriarty, and he didnt really die, he captured PJ, and sent out disinformation to the world saying the Hobbit was being made, then on 14th December when we go to the cinema all we will see on screen is Moriartys sneering face going 'Gotcha!' and its revealed that Watson is really Bilbo come through a wormhole and sent to save the world from said criminal mastermind, only Sherlock is really Smaug and has kept a few tricks up his sleeve, namely firebreathing and flying, so Sherlock takes to the air in a huff, his long overcoat flying in the wind, and they have a huge roof top battle, and of course Watson and Sherlock save the day and the Necromancer/Moriarty is foiled. or maybe not.


Oct 10 2012, 12:25pm

Post #15 of 19 (467 views)
I feel that between the two trailers and knowing where the film ends [In reply to] Can't Post

We've already had a prescreening in theory. The scenes from both trailers fill in most of the blanks...the only key is the feel of the movie. The first trailer had a majestic feel to it (besides the dwarf intro), while the second trailer felt like a LOTR parody with cliched "epic" music. Here's hoping for a movie that feels like that first trailer did.


Oct 10 2012, 2:30pm

Post #16 of 19 (358 views)
I wonder if they ever get bored of having to watch it over and over again ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post


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Oct 10 2012, 2:36pm

Post #17 of 19 (377 views)
That's very good! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the chuckle.

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

The Hall of Fire


Oct 10 2012, 3:08pm

Post #18 of 19 (381 views)
What I'd like to know is if it was at 48 fps and 3D [In reply to] Can't Post

to get that "Something Special" comment.

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Captain Salt
Tol Eressea

Oct 10 2012, 4:41pm

Post #19 of 19 (389 views)
Well, someone posted a highly detailed review of TTT here on ToRN about two months(?) before release [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember the concern when his mention of Faramir's "life being forfeit" was misinterpreted as Faramir's dying at the end of the movie, and the source had to go back and explain what had occurred in the scene...and he/she also really seemed to like JRD as Treebeard. I'll go back and see if I can find it.

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!

(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Oct 10 2012, 4:42pm)


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