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Peter Jackson walks us through The Hobbit production in an excellent new video

04.14.2011

I don't normally have a terribly strong reaction to "behind the scenes" featurettes that are released for various films, as most seem to have them these days. Yeah, it's cool to see how it's all made, but it's not usually terribly impactful.

But with this new production video for THE HOBBIT, it's actually a pretty emotional experience if you're a fan. Peter Jackson walks us through pre-production and a bit of the first day of shooting in this ten minute video, and it really is quite amazing to see.

THE HOBBIT has been through so many struggles over the past few years, it's a miracle that it's finally being made, and to see all these old sets and costumes and even actors like Serkis and McKellen back working with Peter Jackson again, well I daresay it's almost magical.

Check out the video below, and hopefully they'll release more of these behind the scenes segments as production continues.

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Extra Tidbit: Love Martin Freeman in this role.
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5:25PM on 05/24/2011
wonderful.
wonderful.
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7:49AM on 04/19/2011

Wow....just wow...

What a great video...no real spoilers, yet a ton of good, interesting stuff!
What a great video...no real spoilers, yet a ton of good, interesting stuff!
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3:58AM on 04/16/2011

and the journey begins...again.

so psyched for The Hobbit, and in a way, by the time this is over and done with, there will be a bittersweet moment when we'll realize that there will be no more middle earth films but at the same time excitement to see Peter Jackson venture off to new projects.
so psyched for The Hobbit, and in a way, by the time this is over and done with, there will be a bittersweet moment when we'll realize that there will be no more middle earth films but at the same time excitement to see Peter Jackson venture off to new projects.
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11:34PM on 04/15/2011
Thats a lot of work just in those cave walls. Perfect too, mushrooms and bones and rocks.
Thats a lot of work just in those cave walls. Perfect too, mushrooms and bones and rocks.
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10:57PM on 04/15/2011
Really, very cool. Glad to see that Jackson is back in the chair and making it happen. Love all the continuity. Gotta love all the bts stuff as well, really puts you in the moment. Good stuff.
Really, very cool. Glad to see that Jackson is back in the chair and making it happen. Love all the continuity. Gotta love all the bts stuff as well, really puts you in the moment. Good stuff.
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8:46AM on 04/15/2011
That is some cave those kiwis built. I could live in it.
That is some cave those kiwis built. I could live in it.
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3:29AM on 04/15/2011
Well that just made me smile for 10 minutes!!
Well that just made me smile for 10 minutes!!
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12:56AM on 04/15/2011
Oh for shit sake if your going to make us watch some stupid ad before every single video at least change it up a bit!!!!!! Gosh this place is getting worse than ever with the ads!!!
Oh for shit sake if your going to make us watch some stupid ad before every single video at least change it up a bit!!!!!! Gosh this place is getting worse than ever with the ads!!!
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12:19AM on 04/15/2011
Good thing Gollum stood up and said something meaningful, cause Thorin and Bilbo were just blubbering.
Good thing Gollum stood up and said something meaningful, cause Thorin and Bilbo were just blubbering.
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8:51AM on 04/15/2011
he is so precioussss
he is so precioussss
10:45PM on 04/14/2011

Absolutely Splendid!

What a production this is going to be. Peter Jackson, Wingnut Productions, the cast and the folks at Weta are going to set the bar high for future film makers. The sitting of the cast around Bilbo's table made my hair stand on end and the return to Rivendell was like returning home.


Absolutely Splendid!
What a production this is going to be. Peter Jackson, Wingnut Productions, the cast and the folks at Weta are going to set the bar high for future film makers. The sitting of the cast around Bilbo's table made my hair stand on end and the return to Rivendell was like returning home.


Absolutely Splendid!
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12:15AM on 04/15/2011
Yes, like returning home. And Weta and Wingnut sure turned out to be major talent.
Yes, like returning home. And Weta and Wingnut sure turned out to be major talent.
9:00AM on 04/15/2011
Home indeed! Thank heavens for the kiwis, cause Zemeckis and the yanks sure were doing a horrible job with the cgi...
Home indeed! Thank heavens for the kiwis, cause Zemeckis and the yanks sure were doing a horrible job with the cgi...
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10:00PM on 04/14/2011
Peter Jackson is just a class act. Loved this video.
Peter Jackson is just a class act. Loved this video.
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9:16PM on 04/14/2011

w00t

The last few minutes get me man. The music, and the line that in hole, live a hobbit... I'm so jonesing for this movie now it's ridonkulous
The last few minutes get me man. The music, and the line that in hole, live a hobbit... I'm so jonesing for this movie now it's ridonkulous
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6:55PM on 04/14/2011
His hair is getting thin, but its good to see Jackson with a bit of Hobbit roundness again, he was looking a bit gaunt before.
His hair is getting thin, but its good to see Jackson with a bit of Hobbit roundness again, he was looking a bit gaunt before.
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6:52PM on 04/14/2011
Better than Christmas. What a treat.
Better than Christmas. What a treat.
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6:08PM on 04/14/2011

Bonertown

I started blubbering like a baby the second I saw Sir Ian in Bag End.

No words... the chubby say's it all.
I started blubbering like a baby the second I saw Sir Ian in Bag End.

No words... the chubby say's it all.
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5:45PM on 04/14/2011

the last sentence

of this video, gave me the best chills i've ever experienced.
of this video, gave me the best chills i've ever experienced.
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5:17PM on 04/14/2011

I watched this video 3 hours ago.....

and the smile still has not left my face!! I cannot wait for the next update.
and the smile still has not left my face!! I cannot wait for the next update.
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4:17PM on 04/14/2011
Goosebumps man, the end gave me goosebumps. I wasn't even excited about this movie and now after watching this, I can't wait for it to come out.
Goosebumps man, the end gave me goosebumps. I wasn't even excited about this movie and now after watching this, I can't wait for it to come out.
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4:13PM on 04/14/2011

I am a part of this now!

I remember all my die hard LOTR friends being a part of the videos that PJ put out and me catching on to the hype too late. This time though, I will be every step of the way with PJ.
I remember all my die hard LOTR friends being a part of the videos that PJ put out and me catching on to the hype too late. This time though, I will be every step of the way with PJ.
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3:47PM on 04/14/2011
Man, fuck this movie!

J/k, no, in all seriousness, I found this to be both exciting and sad as the realization came that after these 2 films, there will be no more. Peter has given us in just this simple blog, more passion and emotion than most released films manage to do. That is his power and his gift, to all of us.
Man, fuck this movie!

J/k, no, in all seriousness, I found this to be both exciting and sad as the realization came that after these 2 films, there will be no more. Peter has given us in just this simple blog, more passion and emotion than most released films manage to do. That is his power and his gift, to all of us.
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12:20AM on 04/15/2011
Well there's always the Silmarillon.
Well there's always the Silmarillon.
9:08AM on 04/15/2011
Adventures of Tom Bombadil...
Adventures of Tom Bombadil...
3:32PM on 04/14/2011
Awesome video and I am so glad Jackson is in control of the project. The film(s) is gonna be phenomenal.
Awesome video and I am so glad Jackson is in control of the project. The film(s) is gonna be phenomenal.
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12:22AM on 04/15/2011
I was a bit worried about Del Toro and his gothic monsters.
I was a bit worried about Del Toro and his gothic monsters.
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3:20PM on 04/14/2011
This movie is going to make sooooo much money lol
This movie is going to make sooooo much money lol
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12:25AM on 04/15/2011
And New Zealand almost lost it cause of one idiot or paid off labour union leader...
And New Zealand almost lost it cause of one idiot or paid off labour union leader...
3:12PM on 04/14/2011

I am beyond pumped for this film

That was an unbelievable featurette, and it's made me want to see this movie big-time. While I miss del Toro's take on The Hobbit, Middle Earth is in good hands with Peter Jackson.
That was an unbelievable featurette, and it's made me want to see this movie big-time. While I miss del Toro's take on The Hobbit, Middle Earth is in good hands with Peter Jackson.
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3:04PM on 04/14/2011
Damn I've missed that music, great video :)
Damn I've missed that music, great video :)
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2:56PM on 04/14/2011
that was honestly incredible... I'm beyond happy that this is finally happening.
that was honestly incredible... I'm beyond happy that this is finally happening.
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2:50PM on 04/14/2011
Simply Awesome!!
Simply Awesome!!
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2:29PM on 04/14/2011
This was amazing, I can't wait to see the next "behind the scenes" video.
This was amazing, I can't wait to see the next "behind the scenes" video.
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2:07PM on 04/14/2011

Amazing

This was the most amazing piece of behind the scenes footage I have ever seen. I can't Fucking wait for this film to start!
This was the most amazing piece of behind the scenes footage I have ever seen. I can't Fucking wait for this film to start!
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12:37AM on 04/15/2011
amen to that
amen to that
1:53PM on 04/14/2011
Every last one of yous' better be "hip to this news."
Every last one of yous' better be "hip to this news."
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12:31AM on 04/15/2011
hip hip hurra
hip hip hurra
12:33AM on 04/15/2011
Though this being bout Middle Earth you'd almost expect some troll messing things up.
Though this being bout Middle Earth you'd almost expect some troll messing things up.
12:13PM on 04/15/2011
word brah
word brah
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1:39PM on 04/14/2011
This simply makes you happy.
This simply makes you happy.
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1:27PM on 04/14/2011
I have to say, I was a bit disappointed when del Toro left this project. I was really looking forward to seeing his version of Middle Earth.

After seeing this video, I am officially pumped. Seeing Peter Jackson back on that set is exhilarating. I can't believe it's actually happening. I'm ecstatic that his vision of Middle Earth remains unchanged, completing the ultimate series of fantasy films.
I have to say, I was a bit disappointed when del Toro left this project. I was really looking forward to seeing his version of Middle Earth.

After seeing this video, I am officially pumped. Seeing Peter Jackson back on that set is exhilarating. I can't believe it's actually happening. I'm ecstatic that his vision of Middle Earth remains unchanged, completing the ultimate series of fantasy films.
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12:35AM on 04/15/2011
Not sure if he was quite right for Tolkien, but i sure hope he gets to make a damn film soon. What a waste of that great talents time.
Not sure if he was quite right for Tolkien, but i sure hope he gets to make a damn film soon. What a waste of that great talents time.
1:01PM on 04/14/2011
That was awesome. The Hobbit is one of my favorite books and I can't wait to revisit Middle Earth.
That was awesome. The Hobbit is one of my favorite books and I can't wait to revisit Middle Earth.
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12:41PM on 04/14/2011

I got chills...they're multiplying,

And I'm loooooooooooosing controooooool.

Seriously, I about screamed like a girl when I saw this...and I'm a grown man.
And I'm loooooooooooosing controooooool.

Seriously, I about screamed like a girl when I saw this...and I'm a grown man.
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9:11AM on 04/15/2011
hmmmm...
hmmmm...
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12:39PM on 04/14/2011

We're back again

This is just down-right fantastic. I'm gonna have to watch it again...
This is just down-right fantastic. I'm gonna have to watch it again...
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11:56AM on 04/14/2011
I am riddled with goosebumps. I'll say it again, I think we have a possible "biggest film of all time," here. Excitement is an understatement.
I am riddled with goosebumps. I'll say it again, I think we have a possible "biggest film of all time," here. Excitement is an understatement.
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12:27AM on 04/15/2011
The Hobbit that sank Titanic...
The Hobbit that sank Titanic...
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11:47AM on 04/14/2011

It feels good to be back

Got goosebumps at the thought of getting to visit Middle Earth again with Peter Jackson.
Got goosebumps at the thought of getting to visit Middle Earth again with Peter Jackson.
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11:38AM on 04/14/2011
This video just made my day. The music, seeing old familiar faces... and some new ones, it's like we're in Middle Earth all over again.
This video just made my day. The music, seeing old familiar faces... and some new ones, it's like we're in Middle Earth all over again.
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