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More Hobbit previews

Posted on 2012.12.07 at 17:04
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Yep, here's a 13 minute clip with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

And here is the first released image from the third movie in the series featuring Orlando Bloom as our beloved Legolas. I wonder who he's talking to there. Bard? Gah, we gotta wait another year and a half for this one.

legolas in the hobbit


kymahalei at 2012-12-08 00:44 (UTC) (Link)
These enticements are well timed. I've heard that there is an IMax 3D version, but being in the backwater, that isn't going to happen. You've got your tickets, right?
elfscribe5 at 2012-12-08 01:03 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, the marketing on this whole thing has been positively artful. These guys know what they're doing. And do I detect a certain slashiness in this picture here? Or is that just me?

Oh yes, got my tickets to the IMAX 3D midnight showing next Thursday. Might as well go all the way. LOL.

Edited at 2012-12-08 01:04 am (UTC)
kymahalei at 2012-12-08 01:11 (UTC) (Link)
Slashiness? Oh, I see it now. Makes me wonder what stories will be coming up from the fanfiction quadrant in a few weeks. Too bad Legolas has to wait his turn. He ages very gracefully. Still quite a catch.
ignoblebard at 2012-12-08 02:09 (UTC) (Link)
My guess is Legolas is saying "There's a shadow and a threat growing in my mind." and Bard is saying "That's because there's a dragon right behind you, you dope!"

lenine2 at 2012-12-08 04:21 (UTC) (Link)
nelyo_russandol at 2012-12-08 21:16 (UTC) (Link)
I must steal that line and use it somewhere, IgBee!
ignoblebard at 2012-12-09 04:22 (UTC) (Link)
*grin* You're welcome to it.

Poor Legolas, nobody ever listens to him.
elfscribe5 at 2012-12-08 22:13 (UTC) (Link)
LOL! No doubt that must be it.

Btw, love your Thranduil icon. I think Lee Pace is going to make a fabulous Thranduil. Did you see Lincoln?

Edited at 2012-12-08 10:23 pm (UTC)
ignoblebard at 2012-12-09 04:26 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Olorime made that up for me. Yes, I saw Lincoln and Lee Pace was great in that, though Tommy Lee Jones got the better of him. lol

Pace looked very sexy in the latest Twilight movie as a scruffy vampire too. I'm glad to see him around more. I loved Pushing Daisies.

Just one more week until The Hobbit! *squee*
elfscribe5 at 2012-12-10 06:17 (UTC) (Link)
lenine2 at 2012-12-08 04:24 (UTC) (Link)
There are so many things I'm excited to see. Mostly parts of Middle Earth and the bits of The Appendices.
elfscribe5 at 2012-12-08 22:15 (UTC) (Link)
I like the idea that they've expanded The Hobbit to include stuff from the Appendices, adding depth to a rather simple story. This is in the true fanfic fashion though.
Jay of Lasgalen
jay_of_lasgalen at 2012-12-08 09:02 (UTC) (Link)
Legolas is talking to Bard. Perhaps they're exchanging tips on archery?

elfscribe5 at 2012-12-08 22:15 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe. Or they might be wondering my place or yours? Oh I can just see the fic now.
spiced_wine at 2012-12-08 09:52 (UTC) (Link)
I found that 13 minute spot more interesting than all the t.v. spots and trailers, because it gave glimpses into parts those left out.

elfscribe5 at 2012-12-08 22:17 (UTC) (Link)
I agree. I got a really good feeling from this clip. It's great that the actors enjoyed going back to the site of LOTR and then integrated newbies. Must have been a bit like summer camp.
spiced_wine at 2012-12-08 22:28 (UTC) (Link)
I got a really good feeling from this clip

So did I. I've got a really good feeling about the films, although even if they were awful, I would watch the scenery, which is just ridiculously beautiful. I loved the artwork of Erebor, and the fact that the Dwarves look so fierce in battle.
I'm going Friday at 11.30, but to see it in 2D, so not to probably get dizzy. I can't think of much else at the moment. I wasn't this hyped for FOTR, as I was not on the net and knew so little about it, and what it would be like.
elfscribe5 at 2012-12-10 06:26 (UTC) (Link)
I found out about the PJ's Lord of the Rings project I think a year before the Fellowship came out and I found websites about it, including one from France that had pictures of them crossing the Midgewater Marshes. I was very worried about what they might do to the story and followed some of the speculation. I remember people's outrage when it was found out that Arwen would have a much larger role and weighing in to say that I thought her having a larger role made sense in Tolkien's overly male world. lol.

I hope The Hobbit doesn't make me dizzy. LOL.
spiced_wine at 2012-12-10 07:52 (UTC) (Link)
I hope The Hobbit doesn't make me dizzy. LOL.

I have benign postural vertigo apparently, from recurrent ear infections and syringings over the past 4-5 years, but I can get dizzy on the PC, too, so I am not going to risk an attack in the cinema. It is awful. I'll go without the bells and whistles. I saw Avatar on dvd and thought the scenery and effects were spectacular without 3D.

I was ambivalent about Arwen. I wanted to see Glorfindel, but I'd rather no Glorfindel than a bland or grotty one. I do remember commenting that her appearance was not in the book, but I don't think I got my knickers in a twist over it.

At the moment, I am most looking forward to Thorin, as, after reading several interviews by Richard Armitage, who says he wouldn't care if he never got another acting role after doing this, I think he'll be super. Also looking forward to Thranduil and the wood-Elves, but since they're not in this film, (from anything I can glean) I'm putting that on the back-boiler for a year (:
nelyo_russandol at 2012-12-08 21:54 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I am excited after watching the behind-the-scenes video, despite reviews here in the UK accusing PJ of over-bloating the movie with material that would have been better left for extended editions. That's been my fear since I found out about the three movies. Still, I'll be going along to immerse myself in Middle-earth. Not sure about 2D or 3D yet.

I like the picture of the two archers... :o)
elfscribe5 at 2012-12-08 22:22 (UTC) (Link)
I read a review in the NY Times (I think) with the same complaint and I'm thinking, what the hell do you guys want? A children's story? As far as 3 movies, well they are pretty savvy in figuring out how to milk us fans from every dime. LOL. Not that I mind.

Igbee made me giggle. Maybe we should have a captions contest. As in "Hey Blondie, how come you always come out of that tent looking like you've been to a spa? Care to get all hot and sweaty?"

They've managed to make Orli look like there's been no intervening decade between films. Ah the wonders of makeup and whatever else they've done. I thought Cate Blanchett looked utterly fabulous too.
angelica_ramses at 2012-12-08 22:57 (UTC) (Link)
the wonders of makeup
Yes! The only one that looks aged to me is Christopher Lee but he's almost 90!
(*still ticketless*)

Edited at 2012-12-08 10:58 pm (UTC)
lenine2 at 2012-12-08 23:57 (UTC) (Link)
I noticed Christopher Lee, too. He's aging better than Paul Newman did.
elfscribe5 at 2012-12-10 06:18 (UTC) (Link)
Oh and Christopher Lee's voice. It's absolutely wonderful. I could listen to him read the whole trilogy.
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