- Oakenshield Road
- Bombadil Lane
- Goldberry Lane (off of Bombadil, of course)
- Westernesse Road
- Poppy Lane
- Overhill Lane
- Bucklebury Rd
- Rivendell Lane
- Bree Lane
- Shire Lane
- Evenstar Lane
- Elendil Lane
Crews working on Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” have packed up their gear and created a convoy to get them there and back again.
According to the Dominion Post, there were two convoys, heading off to two locations in New Zealand. At least one of the fleets had 200 vehicles. The cars and trucks headed for the area where Hobbiton will be filmed in Matamata while the other went toward Queensland. The convoys left from Peter Jackson’s Stone Street Studios in Miramar.
“The Hobbit” was the pre-quel to the “Lord of the Rings.” Scholars studying the books cite Tolkien’s experiences during World War I as a chief influence in creating the books, although Tolkien himself is said to have hated allegory. However, the military themes in both “The Hobbit” and the “Lord of the Rings” are seen throughout.
The first Hobbit film, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will come out on December 14th of next year. “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” is slated for December 13th, 2013.
Currently, Peter Jackson is working with Steven Spiegelberg on “The Adventures of Tintin.”” —“The Hobbit”: Two convoys embark from Stone Street Studios - National Military in Film | Examiner.com (via fuckyeahthehobbitmovie)
But he takes the elvish blade he had stolen from one of the trolls earlier in the book, and he just sucks it up and decides to throw up a middle finger to the cave and just find a way out. He straight-up doesn’t give a fuck. Well, actually, he gives quite a few fucks because he’s a frightened little hobbit, but that’s Bilbo for you. He’s afraid and he keeps going anyway. Someone elect him as president immediately.
So fucking Bilbo Baggins is just a badass and he crawls his way through the network of tunnels like some kind of Middle Earth Clint Eastwood or something, only without a pistol. Or a cowboy hat. Or music from Ennio Morricone playing in the background. Or the same fearless attitude. Whatever, he’s awesome, no one else is. The end. So he’s crawling through this cave with his blade out, ready to gut the fuck out of some goblins, when he stumbles onto a giant body of water. And it’s dark as hell in this place, and in just a few paragraphs, Tolkien makes The Exorcist seem like a children’s fairytale about cotton candy and unicorns. BECAUSE GOLLUM.
GOLLUM. WHAT THE HOLY FUCK IS THIS THING. THE NARRATOR IS SO FREAKED OUT BY THIS THING THAT THEY CANNOT EVEN DESCRIBE IT PROPERLY. Dude’s got a boat, and….wait, I can’t even call Gollum dude, can I? Well, I guess Tolkien uses manly pronouns and shit, so whatever. GOLLUM IS CREEPY AS FUCK. He blends in with the darkness “except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face.” WHAT THE HELL. Is he like those scary ass fish you find deep underwater that have like flashlights growing out of their head or those other creatures that look like creations of H.P. Lovecraft? This is how I am imagining him. Because the dude paddles a boat by dangling his feet over the side. I am never going to be okay with this in any universe WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS.” —
Mark Oshiro has some of the greatest reaction to literature, ever.
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle. The door opened on to a tube-shaped hall like a tunnel: a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs, and lots of lots of pegs for hats and coats — the hobbit was fond of visitors. The tunnel wound on and on, going fairly but not quite straight into the side of the hill — The Hill, as all the people for many miles round called it — and many little round doors opened out of it, first on one side and then on another. No going upstairs for the hobbit: bedrooms, bathrooms, cellars, pantries (lots of these), wardrobes (he had whole rooms devoted to clothes), kitchens, diningrooms, all were on the same floor, and indeed on the same passage. The best rooms were all on the lefthand side (going in), for these were the only ones to have windows, deep-set round windows looking over his garden, and meadows beyond, sloping down to the river.”
- J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit”
- Collider: It’s been ten years since Legolas has been onscreen. You’ve aged ten years, but you’re supposed to be playing Legolas younger. How’s that gonna work?
- Orlando Bloom: Dude, magic. Good genes. I don’t know what to tell you, a bit of makeup. It’s crazy, the wig fits. It still fits. It’s the same wig, and it still fits. And the costume, it fit. The same costume fit. I’m not actually wearing—well I’m not gonna talk about it, I can’t tell you anything else.