I CAN’T WAIT TO GO THERE AND BACK AGAIN!
The Lord of the Rings trilogy has had an enormous impact on my life. For me, goes beyond Frodo’s epic journey to Mount Doom. It’s the documentaries that tell the story of how the film was made. I’ve watched the special features on the extended DVDs more times that the actual films. They are easily the most in depth and entertaining docs you can find. The incredibly deep emotion the filmmakers show in their interviews is remarkable. It’s about their passion for the story and the sacrifices they made to pull it off. Every single crew member and actor were committed and showed such an unbelievable love for the project.
That kind of love shows up on screen as characters we have come to love ourselves battled for the freedom of Middle Earth.
THE HOBBIT MOVIES
Thankfully, after a lengthy struggle, we are finally getting not one but 2 Hobbit films.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (December 14, 2012)
The Hobbit: There And Back Again (December 13, 2013)
It’s going to be a long wait to finally see these amazing stories come to life but I’m okay with it. Mainly because the behind the scenes stories have already begun to surface online.
It’s hard to believe that these movies almost didn’t happen for about 15 billion different reasons. It’s even lost a director (Guillermo Del Toro) in the process. I think fans of the series were okay with that as Peter Jackson stepped up to finish what he started years ago.
I know these movies will be great. The book is legendary and the people behind the films have already proven their love and loyalty to J.R.R Tolkien’s wonderful creation.
What fascinates me is the story behind the scenes. It looks like, once again, we will be treated to detailed and candid stories of how this project came together and what it was like to return to Middle Earth. An unexpected journey indeed.
I’m still blown away that we are finally getting images and news from the SET! As a fan of film and filmmaking alike, I’m always interested in following the development of movies but I don’t think there is another like The Hobbit right now. There are movies like The Dark Knight Rises that I’m anxiously awaiting but those films are so secretive. You won’t see production diaries online anytime soon starring Christopher Nolan.
For me, part of what makes the entire story of Middle Earth special is the filmmakers journey and I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.