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Old November 11 2011, 03:37 AM   #331
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Damn it! Why does news always come up on the days when I don't check, and never on the days when I actually do? I must have terrible timing.

Thanks, M'Sharak!
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Old November 11 2011, 04:19 AM   #332
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Very cool. I'm a bit worried that he's doing the voice of two villains, neither of which is seen.
Smaug is seen, I hope.
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Old November 11 2011, 04:26 AM   #333
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Heh ... PJ almost ... almost gets me excited about the prospect of 3D. Still can't wait for TH in any dimension.
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Old November 11 2011, 04:30 AM   #334
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I actually got a little when they demonstrated the difference between 5k resolution and the 1080p resolution that's currently standard for television. That's crazy!
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Old November 11 2011, 04:31 AM   #335
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Very cool. I'm a bit worried that he's doing the voice of two villains, neither of which is seen.
Smaug is seen, I hope.
I mean the actor isn't seen. Two CGI characters if that clarifies things.
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Old November 11 2011, 11:07 AM   #336
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Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Ha, I forgot about this thread. This is from a few days ago, but this made my eyes go wide:

Why Ian McKellen turned down Gandalf

All I have to say is thank you, Bob Shaye!
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Old November 11 2011, 11:11 AM   #337
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Yes we would never have had the YouTube Gandalf man doing Popeye the Sailor Man. All our lives would have been poorer for it.
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Old November 11 2011, 03:21 PM   #338
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If there is one thing good that comes out of The Hobbit, it will be Peter Jackson shaming the rest of the film industry into doing 3D properly.
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Old November 11 2011, 08:07 PM   #339
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I didn't know The Hobbit movies were going to be 3D.
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Old November 11 2011, 08:22 PM   #340
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If there's one thing bad that comes out of The Hobbit, it will be that Peter Jackson will revive the dying 3-d movie fad.
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Old November 11 2011, 08:31 PM   #341
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the dying 3-d movie fad.
When did it start to die?
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Old November 11 2011, 09:18 PM   #342
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It's plateaued now. I am hoping that means it will decline. Depending on what you read, it already is in decline.
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Old November 12 2011, 04:14 AM   #343
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Ha, I forgot about this thread. This is from a few days ago, but this made my eyes go wide:

Why Ian McKellen turned down Gandalf

All I have to say is thank you, Bob Shaye!
As good as McKellen is in the X-Men films (particularly in X2), the Magneto role is nothing compared to Gandalf. I'm glad TPTB found a way to accommodate McKellen's talents for LOTR.
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Old November 15 2011, 01:06 AM   #344
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I actually got a little when they demonstrated the difference between 5k resolution and the 1080p resolution that's currently standard for television. That's crazy!
Isn't 35mm film at a 8K resolution though? Or is that 70mm?

They used film when filming the LOTR films didn't they? Does that mean that the Hobbit films will be of a lower resolution than the other films?
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Isn't 35mm film at a 8K resolution though? Or is that 70mm?
Actually, film doesn't have a resolution. 5K should look at least as sharp and clear as 35mm film if not moreso, especially when shot at 48 fps.
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