While everyone has been focused on the men-in-tights superhero movies coming out this summer, I’ve been quietly sitting in my corner, salivating over The Hobbit movies. I am incredibly excited to the point that I will possibly cry myself to sleep every night out of pure happiness until the first movie comes out in December. At that point, I will be crying during the entire movie quiet possibly.
Also, I love technology and the internet because director, Peter Jackson, has been uploading production videos from the set onto his Facebook page.
There was a time when you had to wait for the DVDs to come out in order to see behind the scenes features. Well, there was a time when you didn’t know what the hell was going on behind the cameras and everything was done with magic (by the house of wizardry of Steven Spielberg). The first time I saw a director started blogging and uploading production videos as they happened was Edgar Wright for the Scott Pilgrim movie. It was awesome.
I wholeheartedly support this growing trend and getting a glimpse of The Hobbit as it’s happening is so amazing. The latest production video (#5) takes you on location to Hobbiton where they’ve rebuilt the whole town as a permanent fixture. Yes, that means as a tourist, you can actually visit the set in the future because they’re not going to tear it down! HOW COOL IS THAT?!
Elijah Wood was also in this video and he mentioned how he turned 19 years old on the set of the Lord of the Rings movie and now he’s 30 years old and back at Hobbiton. That’s a little crazy… especially since he doesn’t look like he’s aged even one year from 19. What is your secret, Elijah? What is the secret to your lasting youthful face? Also the fact that it made me feel old too.
Check out all the videos on Peter Jackson’s Facebook fanpage:
I’m planning a trip to New Zealand in 2014. Maybe I’ll see some of you Hobbit lovers out there too. We’ll drink some ale and dance around barefoot together!
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