A new gallery of high quality screencaps from The Hobbit Trailer can be found on this page. If there is a shot you wanted, but is not included, just leave a comment, and I will add it.
Even a year before the film premieres, Hobbitmania is in full swing. Fans have been anticipating the showing of the teaser trailer for months, and for some, this is the ultimate Christmas present (well at least it’s better than that knitted cardigan your Aunt Hazel made for you). Watching it last week confirmed that the faith I’ve had in the project for the past year was not misplaced, to put it mildly. After reading numerous reviews, it appears to me that Peter Jackson’s vision of The Hobbit meets or exceeds fan expectations. More art and soul have gone into making this two and a half minute film clip than many movies I’ve seen. There are several places where I felt chills upon viewing (and hearing) these scenes, and many reviewers describe feeling a similar rush of emotion as they watch it.
Admittedly, it would be hard to fail given that the Oscar winning combination of composer Howard Shore, writers Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens, and Weta Workshop are at the helm. The story and characters are already beloved in their literary forms, and in the case of a few, (like Gandalf and Bilbo,) their previous cinema incarnations have been warmly accepted. The only thing that might hinder the sale of this tale to an audience clamoring for more Tolkien, is the inclusion of 13 squabbling dwarves, a possibility which Jackson took very seriously before signing on to direct the project. But after initially viewing so may belligerent heroes as a drawback, he discovered that “their energy and disdain of anything politically correct brings a new kind of spirit to the film” (Total Film, February 2012). Although smaller than average height, they have larger-than-life personalities, and the trailer promises viewers will have no shortage of characters to love!
Richard sends greetings to all via Richard Armitage Online.
“It’s been one of the most memorable years I have ever experienced, the big birthday (which I tried to ignore, by sleeping through it!) and the privilege to be in NZ working on The Hobbit has make this year unforgettable. The places we have been to and the things we have seen, have surpassed all my expectations. I was very choked up as the plane left Wellington on Weds, it really has become home and to all my new friends there and my old friends here I would like to raise a glass for the festive season.”
“Enjoy the typos!”
Then it dawned on me; look at what “it” is wearing! That pattern! A dwarf-looking pattern, if I am any judge (and I’m not, but it’s my blog so humor me!) What other race would wear something with those particular shapes in the fabric. It looks distinctly like worn velvet, and reminds me more than a little of the velvet surcoat Thorin wears.
Now, let’s look at those worn rags again. They were not always rags, and from what we have seen of LOTR creatures, no orc or goblin would be wearing something so civilized. So perhaps this creature is actually a dwarf. I’m going to throw out the possibility that velvet would only be worn by those of a noble house, and why not the house of Durin itself? Continue reading »
I’ve moved the art to permanent pages (in anticipation of adding masses of art before the year is up!) Thank you to all who have contributed! Right now there are two categories:
If you have created something based on Tolkien’s dwarves (it does not strictly have to be from The Hobbit) and would like to see it included here, just give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org