The Hobbit is happening


No time to blog until the weekend, but I couldn’t resist passing this on — if you haven’t already seen it. (My thanks to Kate Nepveu for cluing me in!)

Of course, there’s a Hobbit blog. How could there not be?

2 Responses to “The Hobbit is happening”

  • Kithica Says:

    That was really lovely. Thank you for sharing. And it’s kind of nice to know that no matter how big or small the production, the first day of shooting/rehearsal is pretty much the same.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Kithica —

      Lovely is the right word, I think… I felt so happy to see those beautiful sets again — Bag End, Rivendell. It’s a world that part of me so wishes to be real, and they do such a great job of it.

      Ages ago I sat in a theater and saw that horrible Bakshi animated version of the Fellowship of the Rings — made me gag! As I was walking out, I told my friends, “That’s it. Now that someone’s made a CRAP version of this story that’s going to BOMB, the movie industry is going to think this story is crap that bombs, and no one will EVER make a good version!”

      Ah, how wrong I was. All it took was 30-odd years passing, and who the hell even remembers the Bakshi version?

      Except me. In my nightmares!

      Plus: This is the golden age of special effects. If you can imagine it, you can put it on the screen exactly as imagined.