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The Hobbit's Martin Freeman On Why Iconic Characters Don't Intimidate Him
Martin Freeman is not a stranger to playing iconic characters. In 2005 he starred as the great Arthur Dent in director Garth Jennings’ adaptation of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and recently he’s been teaming up with Benedict Cumberbatch as the legendary Dr. John Watson in the Mark Gatiss-Steven Moffat television series Sherlock.
There And Back Again: A Journey To Mount Doom And The Hobbiton Movie Set
It was a strange thing to wake-up and immediately be thankful not to have a hangover, but the truth is that I had done my part to earn one the night before. One of my best friends and colleagues, Silas Lesnick of ComingSoon.net, and I were staying at the National Park Backpackers hostel in the Tongario National Park and upon meeting a few fellow travelers at a bar we found ourselves consuming pitcher after pitcher of beer.
Ian McKellen Explores The Lighter Side Of Gandalf On The Set Of The Hobbit
It’s hard to even fathom the idea of Peter Jackson making The Hobbit without Ian McKellen. Beyond the fact that Gandalf plays an incredibly important role in J.R.R. Tolkien’s first novel, McKellen’s performance in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy was nothing short of iconic and he was a major part of what made the movies so iconic.
A Guide To Recognizing Your Dwarves From The Hobbit
There are many complications that come with adapting J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit for the big screen, and the group of dwarves at the center of the story. For those uninitiated, the novel follows Bilbo Baggins as he travels with a band of 13 dwarves to the Lonely Mountain so that they can steal their great treasure back from the monstrous dragon Smaug.
Peter Jackson Talks Unanswered Questions And Eccentric Dwarves On The Set Of The Hobbit
This past May I joined a group of fellow journalists to travel to New Zealand to visit the set of The Hobbit, and in between takes Jackson was kind enough to find a few minutes to talk about his latest epic endeavor. Over the course of our discussion we had the opportunity to broach a number of subjects, including embracing advancements in filmmaking technology, finding the reality in Middle Earth...
On The Set Of The Hobbit, Joining Peter Jackson On An Unexpected Journey
Set visit embargoes are a funny thing. While we here at Cinema Blend often get the chance to fly around the world and watch movies as they’re being made, in most cases the trips come with enforced non-disclosure agreements that force us to remain absolutely silent about what we’ve seen or where we’ve been until an undisclosed date.