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New Hobbit Still Drops

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by Jazz Tangquay Over on The Hobbit’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitUK) we got our first glimpse at the final installment of The Hobbit trilogy. A still featuring Ian McKellan as Gandalf and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman was released. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is out on December 17. Check out the brand new still below and tell us what you think is happening in this photo.

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Peter Jackson Changes Hobbit Finale to Battle of Five Armies

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Peter Jackson has opted out of calling the Hobbit finale The Hobbit: There and Back Again to Battle of Five Armies. Jackson said: “When we did the premiere trip late last year, I had a quiet conversation with the studio about the idea of revisiting the title. We decided to keep an open mind until a cut of the film was ready to look at. We reached that point last…

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Final Teaser

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Final Teaser

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer

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Interview: Joe Letteri’s Visual Effects for The Hobbit

Interview: Joe Letteri’s Visual Effects for The Hobbit

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In December of 2011, I interviewed Joe Letteri for LivinginCinema and AwardsDaily. The four-time Oscar-winning visual effects artist took me deep into the process of crafting the characters and worlds of the Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, Avatar, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The main thing I took away from talking with Letteri was the extent to which he and the team at Weta Digital…

13 minute featurette for The Hobbit

13 minute featurette for The Hobbit

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For those of you who like to know exactly what to expect from your unexpected journeys.

Howard Shore’s complete Soundtrack for The Hobbit

Howard Shore’s complete Soundtrack for The Hobbit

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Exciting note from Rolling Stone this morning with a link to their exclusive stream of the entire Special Edition of The Hobbit soundtrack. (thanks to Ra as well) Neil Finn had dwarves on the mind when he wrote “Song of the Lonely Mountain,” a ballad that plays over the end credits of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. When the New Zealand composer met with film director Peter Jackson and his…

Neil Finn’s Song for the Hobbit Dazzles

Neil Finn’s Song for the Hobbit Dazzles

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It’s never easy predicting how Best Song will go. The rule: Original Song: An original song consists of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the motion picture.  There must be a clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition (not necessarily visually presented) of both lyric and melody, used in the body of the motion picture or as the first music cue in the end credits. The tricky…

The Hobbit soundtrack, full preview

The Hobbit soundtrack, full preview

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(Thanks, Brandon!)

Radagast The Brown: Howard Shore, The Hobbit

Radagast The Brown: Howard Shore, The Hobbit

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(thanks, Brandon!)