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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Director:

  • Peter Jackson

Writer:

    Cast:

    • Hugo Weaving
    • Elijah Wood
    • Luke Evans
    • Orlando Bloom
    • Cate Blanchett
    • Ian McKellen
    • Christopher Lee
    • Evangeline Lilly
    • Martin Freeman
    • Andy Serkis
    • Ian Holm

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    Articles

    DVD Geek: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    One of the greatest aspects of Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies was the astounding sweep and gripping nature of its action scenes. They were stupendous, as great as anything ever created for the cinema, and nothing in An Unexpected Journey comes close. There are many smaller moments that are joyful, and several scenes that are legitimately thrilling, but the movie is missing the tentpole moments that made the other three films so exceptional.

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    Hobbit Double Feature Gets Entitled

    Hobbit Double Feature Gets Entitled

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    • The Hobbit

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    “It’s a film festival’s job—and increasingly so—to create moments of recognition, of enjoyment, of shock, of learning. Not of consumerism. Not of implementing cultural policy. But moments without pretence, unclouded by vested interests, by intervention, by cynicism, by everyday business. Committed to nothing but the thing itself. Under obligation to nothing, to no one, not even to the filmmakers themselves. To basically seek access to a form that does not yet exist, a place no one has been to, a time that has not yet come. ’A form that thinks, and a thought that forms,’ as Jean-Luc Godard has it.”
    ~ Hans Hurch, late director of the Viennale

    “There’s a mass belief that if you’re texting, you’re somehow not interrupting the conversation—you’re not being rude. It’s an illusion of multitasking. I started filmmaking when people didn’t expect to have a phone on set, when it would’ve been seen as unprofessional to pull out a phone. Phones have become a huge distraction, and people work much better without them. At first it causes difficulty, but it really allows them to concentrate on what they’re doing. Everybody understands. I’ve had a lot of crews thank me. With a set, we’re trying to create a bubble of alternate reality.”
    ~ Christopher Nolan