Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 20, 2011 News

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'Rogue sightings' of Hobbits

The Hobbit film crew – due in Marlborough next month – is flying under the radar during filming in the Tasman region.
The crew has been filming on 80 hectares of privately-owned land at Canaan Downs, where the Luminate Festival is held, and on surrounding Department of Conservation land.
David Hall, who lives on the Takaka Hill, said he had not seen or heard much other than helicopters and more vehicles on the road than usual.
"It's all sort of tucked away out of sight," he said.
The crew has been filming, via helicopter, around the Pelorus River and Mt Owen.
It was understood they were also filming near the coast in Golden Bay.
Rex Bowden, a chef at The Wholemeal Cafe, said he recently served a table of four "hobbits".
He said they came in for lunch, but he did not know if they were cast or film crew members.
"I didn't recognise any of them, but one looked a bit `hobbity'," he said.

How 'Tintin' Producer Peter Jackson Put New Zealand on the Map

Peter Jackson is walking down the familiar twisting lanes of the picture-perfect village of Hobbiton. Discussing the next day's shoot with the cast and crew of The Hobbit, he gazes up at the setting sun and appears overcome by a strange sense of deja vu.
"I did this on this street 12 years ago, and it's exactly the same," says Jackson. "I don't feel the same, though."

Thanks to a reminder from our Facbeook friend Marcye, and the great folks from Tolkien Sarcasm Page, this oldie but goodie is worth revisiting after almost 10 years! Yes, the story is rather condensed and a bit different, but that is what we’ve come to expect from Hollywood adaptations right? We particularly enjoy the ‘Moria’ sign…Enjoy! [Credits]

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