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  • localnotail 25 Nov 2012 00:10:14 23,093 posts
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    Kong was not good, too self-indulgent. I quite liked The Lovely Bones. I just want him to hurry up and make The Chrysalids.

    Edited by localnotail at 00:11:03 25-11-2012

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Mola_Ram 25 Nov 2012 00:10:52 7,230 posts
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    So, er, The Lovely Bones is pap? You could have just said that!
  • AaronTurner 25 Nov 2012 00:16:19 7,683 posts
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    No, everything from kong onwards is pap.
  • AaronTurner 25 Nov 2012 00:18:06 7,683 posts
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    Oh, I just realised the lord of the rings was before Kong, count them too.
  • ltbobby 25 Nov 2012 00:39:19 303 posts
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    Just been to john lewis and bought a lovely set of tumblers.
  • Ged42 26 Nov 2012 22:42:36 7,717 posts
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    Last Development Diary



    Sounds completely manic over there, as much as I would love to work on the Hobbit, but i'm not envious of all that stress.

    Looks good though, liked the look of 3 trolls.
  • superdelphinus 26 Nov 2012 22:51:02 8,047 posts
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    Are they still doing it at 48 fps or whatever it was?
  • Deckard1 26 Nov 2012 22:57:04 27,703 posts
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    The lovely bones may be my most hated film ever. I was angry for days after watching. This looks worryingly shit as well to be honest.

    Hush you ponce

  • HoriZon 28 Nov 2012 01:06:14 13,529 posts
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    It will be way to long of a film again.

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  • robthehermit 28 Nov 2012 01:28:11 4,037 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    It will be way to long of a film again.
    Impossible.

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  • Nanocrystal 28 Nov 2012 02:20:56 1,013 posts
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    TLB was a terrible book to begin with. Jackson did an admirable job with such dreadful source material.

    As much as I love the LotR movies, I'm finding it hard to get enthusiastic for these new ones. Anyways, my other half happened to be in Wellington yesterday and the place is apparently going Hobbit nuts.
  • the_dudefather 1 Dec 2012 14:30:16 9,281 posts
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    This is amazing

    [youtube] KRqbdpbDwVo[/youtube]

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Lukus 1 Dec 2012 14:37:47 19,050 posts
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    I like how Oakenshield takes the opportunity to feel up the princess.

    Paintings & Photographs

  • mrpon 1 Dec 2012 23:31:42 28,755 posts
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    You slaaaag!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • localnotail 2 Dec 2012 00:13:33 23,093 posts
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    Giant Screen is showing extended editions of LOTR Trilogy from Thursday

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Trafford 2 Dec 2012 01:49:11 5,739 posts
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    I saw the trailer for the fist time tonight. this is going to be good (I hope). I'm a little miffed the film is in 3 parts, 2 yes, 3 I'm not sure.

    Last Christmas I introduced the kids to LotR, they love it and are going nuts for this.
  • teamHAM 2 Dec 2012 01:54:54 2,883 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    I'm a little miffed the film is in 3 parts, 2 yes, 3 I'm not sure.
    Compared to the original LotR books The Hobbit is a pamphlet. Making three movies out of it is shameless milking to the extreme.

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  • Khanivor 2 Dec 2012 01:55:44 40,539 posts
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    I wonder how long the adaptation of this 300 page book will be. Once the extended editions have come out. 6-7 hours? 9? Will it take longer to watch the movie than actually read the fucking book? Shit, the regular versions pretty much will take longer.
  • Trafford 2 Dec 2012 02:37:45 5,739 posts
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    Aye, 24 months from now we'll be getting sold the box set.
    Yes please!
  • Toonster 4 Dec 2012 05:40:43 6,842 posts
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    Reviews have slowly been trickling in. Basically, the first half is slow, picks up in the second half, and the 48 fps bollocks is pants.

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  • GuiltySpark 4 Dec 2012 06:54:59 6,357 posts
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    The first part of Fellowship was extremely slow from what I can remember. 'Slow' I can live with, tbh.

    Get bent.

  • GuiltySpark 4 Dec 2012 06:57:38 6,357 posts
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    Anyone else doing an LOTR marathon beforehand?

    /dirty student

    Get bent.

  • SClaw 4 Dec 2012 08:40:56 826 posts
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    I haven't seen anyone call the 48FPS pants, just weird. Too "real" as well (how is that a bad thing?). Not that anywhere near me is showing the bastard, so I'll never know.
  • GuiltySpark 4 Dec 2012 08:45:41 6,357 posts
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    SClaw wrote:
    I haven't seen anyone call the 48FPS pants, just weird. Too "real" as well (how is that a bad thing?). Not that anywhere near me is showing the bastard, so I'll never know.
    Real is not a good thing when you're a fantasy movie with vigorous amounts of CGI. We're used to seeing 24FPS, 48FPS makes things look like they're filmed with a documentary style from what I can gather.

    Film is all about hiding what is real, not bringing it to the forefront.

    Get bent.

  • Toonster 4 Dec 2012 08:45:59 6,842 posts
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    'Pants' was a strong word, but the impressions still don't dispel my fears of The Hobbit being turned into a soap opera.

    But I have my ticket booked... seeing it opening midnight, IMAX 3D 48 fps. So we'll see how things go.

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  • El_MUERkO 4 Dec 2012 08:55:03 16,975 posts
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    Read a blog about 48fps the other day, it gives the image too much clarity and the viewer can spot all the flaws in the set, costume, makeup and lighting. A similar thing happened to some shows when they started filming in 1080p and it's why movie and tv producers are concerned about 4k & 8k screens.

    A common solution to 1080p naffness is to make the scene darker, it hides flaws and focuses the viewers eye but that can also piss people off.

    Curious to see the first 8k, 48fps movie, the budget is going to be insane :)
  • Youthist 4 Dec 2012 09:10:13 10,010 posts
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    Didn't even realise this was a 3 parter until just reading this thread. WTF? How are they stretching that out? LOTR was stretched, and that was 10,000 pages (or whatever). The Hobbit is a childs throw-away magazine in comparison.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • kalel 4 Dec 2012 09:25:30 86,961 posts
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    Thank god they didn't make LotR into nine films.

    I've got a ticket booked just to see it at the Everyman, can't be arsed with the chavvy Imax. Struggling to get excited about it though which is odd as I really liked LotR. Just doesn't feel like it has the integrity of the other films - really does give the impression of being a money making exercise.
  • Widge Moderator 4 Dec 2012 09:29:06 13,467 posts
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    Youthist wrote:
    Didn't even realise this was a 3 parter until just reading this thread. WTF? How are they stretching that out? LOTR was stretched, and that was 10,000 pages (or whatever). The Hobbit is a childs throw-away magazine in comparison.
    By using the appendices that later tell the full story of what is going on at that moment in time. In The Hobbit, Gandalf pisses off for the second half... LOTR eventually details how he and the five wizards end up fighting Sauron in Gul Dulgur and flushing him out to Mordor. It's why the Mirkwood is so twisted and nasty when the little party turn up there, and the reason for the sudden appearance of a huge nasty enemy horde for the finale.

    So you'll be getting the Hobbit story as the backbone of the film, but there will be a lot of LOTR relevant stuff going on too.

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  • Blotto 4 Dec 2012 09:36:17 2,773 posts
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    GuiltySpark wrote:
    Anyone else doing an LOTR marathon beforehand?

    /dirty student
    Yep.

    /also student, pretty clean though
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