The first official posters for all three films

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thoucowardmajesty:

Elvish Names 2/4: Elven Realms of the Third Age

glorfindely:

day 472: still no sign of the bofa trailer

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“Peter was always a geek in terms of technology but, once he had the means to do it, and the evolution of the technology really took off, he never looked back,” Mortensen says. “In the first movie, yes, there’s Rivendell, and Mordor, but there’s sort of an organic quality to it, actors acting with each other, and real landscapes; it’s grittier.” Mortensen says the “ballooning” of Jackson’s reliance on CGI began with the second film, The Two Towers, and has increased with each subsequent project. “It was grandiose, and all that, but whatever was subtle, in the first movie, gradually got lost in the second and third. Now with The Hobbit, one and two, it’s like that to the power of 10,” Mortensen says.

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I have faced the great serpents of the north.

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theheirsofdurin:

kiliof-durin asked: Gandalf or Radagast

[make me choose]

lord of the rings: king of the woodland, thranduil, son of oropher.
make me choose: asked by tiny-snapdragonmirkwood or lothlórien
↳ dedicated to lokenshield

Elijah Wood - Frodo Baggins.

theycannotconquerforever:

In one of the LOTR special features, Peter Jackson said that movies like LOTR shouldn’t be made by people who didn’t understand special effects because it would be very easy for special effects to overwhelm the movies in a bad way.

The armies (both good and evil) in LOTR consisted of hundred of extras in painstakingly detailed armor and make-up. Yes, it was time-consuming, but it looks real.

In the Hobbit movies, pretty much every character outside of Thorin & Company is computer generated. Lurtz was a human in make-up, and Azog and Bolg are computer generated, and you notice the difference. Lurtz looks like a real-life threat. Azog and Bolg look like video game villains. The realism is completely sucked away, and you feel like you’re simply observing instead of feeling immersed.

In short, Peter has become the very type of director that he warned against when he was making LOTR.

and there are many paths to tread.

(Source: hiddlestonss)

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