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Second unit director...what if

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Dec 24 2007, 2:19am

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Second unit director...what if Can't Post

how cool would it be if the second unit director(forget the name but the crazy guy who had the orange chair for the special features) directed the hobbit....i know the studios might be hesitant to get a "no name" director but i think it would be awesome. i mean, he alredy directed a portion of lotr

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Dec 24 2007, 3:43am

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He's Geoff Murphy, [In reply to] Can't Post

and he has a creditable filmography behind him, including the iconic NZ films Goodbye Pork Pie, Utu and The Quiet Earth. He has also worked in Hollywood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Murphy

However I don't think he's right for The Hobbit. He's very good at getting a story to unfold onscreen and he can bring the outrageous down to a personal level, but I don't think he has the special creativity needed to helm a fantasy film and make it gritty and real.

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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The Shire

Dec 24 2007, 8:28am

Post #3 of 5 (260 views)
Hmmm [In reply to] Can't Post

I think i'm going to be dissapointed no-matter who directs it now...


Dec 24 2007, 5:36pm

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No, but what if Fran directed it? At least, The Hobbit. Then Pete could [In reply to] Can't Post

direct the bridge movie.

For me, that would be the perfect solution.

For Gondor!


Dec 25 2007, 4:05am

Post #5 of 5 (282 views)
Go Fran! [In reply to] Can't Post

My sentiments too Patty!

But I think we're being kept in suspense, and Peter will direct - but there will be two names on the Directors credits ... hopefully one of them is Fran.

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