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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 -Dwarves
    • The Hobbit

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    BLOOM
    There cannot be a human being who has fewer thoughts on the whole question of word processing than I do. I’ve never even seen a word processor. I am hopelessly archaic. For me the typewriter hasn’t even been invented yet, so how can I speak to this matter? I protest! A man who has never learned to type is not going to be able to add anything to this debate. As far as I’m concerned, computers have as much to do with literature as space travel, perhaps much less. I can only write with a ballpoint pen, with a Rolling Writer, they’re called, a black Rolling Writer on a lined yellow legal pad on a certain kind of clipboard. And then someone else types it.

    INTERVIEWER
    And someone else edits?

    BLOOM
    No one edits. I edit. I refuse to be edited.

    INTERVIEWER
    Do you revise much?

    BLOOM
    Sometimes, but not often.
    ~ Harold Bloom

    “So, what does it look like when he leaves the show? First, it looks like a ratings spike, and I had a nice chuckle about that. But the truth is, the ink wasn’t even dry on his exit papers before they rushed in a new guy. I was on vacation in Sicily, decompressing — it was a long working relationship and it was a tumultuous end and I needed a moment to just chill with some rosé — and they’re calling me, going, ‘What do you think of this guy?’ ‘What do you think of this guy?’ And they’re sending pictures. I was like, ‘Are you people fucking nuts? Why do you feel that you have to replace this person?’ I couldn’t believe how fast the studio and the network felt like they had to get a penis in there.”
    Ellen Pompeo