Fifth Production Diary For 'The Hobbit' Centers On Location Shooting & Tentpole-Size Logistics

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by The Playlist
December 26, 2011 4:53 PM
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Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" won't arrive in theaters until a year from now -- December 14, 2012 to be exact. But clearly Jackson wanted to give 'Lord Of The Rings' and 'Hobbit' fans an early Christmas gift and this year he delivered a two-fer. First off was the trailer for 'An Unexpected Journey' (which you can see here) and the second, an almost-unexpected treat, if you will, was the fifth installment of Jackson's 'Hobbit' video production diaries, which gives fans an early peek into the making of the films before they are released.

While perhaps not as exciting as the last two video diary entries, this one is all about the logistics of mounting such a gigantic production from the authentic vista-like locations to feeding the cast and crew, and it's still pretty interesting how open and inviting Jackson is with his tentpole as opposed to Christopher Nolan, for example, who is deeply secretive about his productions. Either way, one thing is clear -- to make a film of this size, it takes a village. Bonus question: is it just us or does the music (circa the three minute mark) in this sometimes sound like Mark Mothersbaugh's electronic-like score to "The Life Aquatic"? One other treat for fans near the end, the appearance of Elijah Wood (aka Frodo, see they really aren't hiding a thing) and a quick reunion with Sir Ian McKellan (Gandalf).

Here's the 4th production video diary that I don't think we ever posted. It's all about shooting the film in 3D.

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  • Tyrannosaurus Max | December 26, 2011 7:04 PMReply

    Not trying to be picky or anything, but I read three pretty big grammatical errors in this post. By the time I got to the third one, I began to wonder if there was some kind of unexpected secret message I missed? Apologies if that's what it was, but thought it was worth pointing out if they weren't on purpose. Cheers.

  • Tyrannosaurus Max | December 26, 2011 7:08 PM

    AND WHOA YEAH THE MUSIC TOTALLY SOUNDS LIKE A RIP OFF OF THE PING ISLAND SONG FROM THE LIFE AQUATIC!!!!
    Just in case anyone reading this has not yet had the pleasure of hearing that song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRibnHiuZkQ

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