For 4 years, ever since The Hobbit was given the go-ahead to start production, and actors were cast – way back in December 2010 – I decided to keep a countdown of the days left to each one of the film’s releases.
The first I ever produced contained 732small boxes (one box = one day), marking the start of countdown (on December 21, 2010) until the release of An Unexpected Journey.
Continue reading “Counting 1461 days to The Hobbit” →
It’s been exactly one year since I wrote my first post for this blog (‘The Journey Begins!’).
Back then I was uncertain how things would develop and I certainly couldn’t see myself still writing about Tolkien 12 months later.
Continue reading “Celebrating One Year of Blogging!” →
– or the CMeS issue …
It’s a quiet Saturday evening and instead of heading out, you decide to stay in and watch a good film.
Admit it. We’ve all been there; me, more often than most people. 🙂 Continue reading “Cinematic Middle-earth Syndrome” →
Peter Jackson announces Hobbit 3’s altered title
Forget The Hobbit: Into the Fire; the third film will be renamed The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – states Peter Jackson on his Facebook page, here.
In the mind-blowing statement, Jackson discusses how he and his team arrived at such a significant alteration: Continue reading “Expect ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ this December … plus, DOS EE!” →
Yesterday, fan site theonering.net posted an article detailing how New Line Cinema has registered another name for The Hobbit franchise, possibly hinting at a change of titles.
The Hobbit: Into the Fire instead of The Hobbit: There and Back Again? Continue reading “The Hobbit: Into the Fire?” →
– Well, not literally – but at least, in Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD
I’ve personally been longing for this release since I saw the film back in December.
Continue reading “The Desolation of Smaug is upon us!” →
It seems Kili is determined to take over …
Not only did we get two Hobbit films concentrating on just one brother’s character – leaving poor Fili mostly out of the story – but he’s also been given his sibling’s own place at a certain moment in An Unexpected Journey.
Let me explain …
Continue reading “When Fili became Kili … The Heirs of Durin Riddle” →
Perhaps the most intriguing point Richard Armitage made in a recent interview during the Empire Awards ceremony last week, was that the third film will most likely be shorter than the rest.
A shocking statement for some, no doubt!
I was taken aback as well by this comment; but after a while I tried to consider the reasons for this – if it turns out to be true.
Continue reading “There and Back Again: The Shortest Middle-earth film?” →
Is The Hobbit trilogy’s colour palette akin to The Lord of the Rings?
Perhaps one of the most striking “differences” people noticed when seeing An Unexpected Journey for the first time, was the overall “brightness” and “colour” compared to that of The Lord of the Rings.
Admittedly, one can easily notice that The Hobbit looks brighter, more vibrant, saturated and “glossier” than the dark, gloomy and matted colour palette of the Rings Trilogy.
By colour palette I mean the overall scheme of colours in the film – the dominating tones in every scene.
Continue reading “The Colours of The Hobbit” →
Radagast the Brown is one of those mysteries left to us by Tolkien; but unlike many other unresolved issues, we do get hints of his character here and there. Perhaps, it’s one of the reasons why I find him so alluring and why I’ve avoided writing a “Character Profile” post on his character, since he technically isn’t in The Hobbit. Continue reading “The Curious Case of Radagast the Brown” →