This new video from WETA Digital explores their approach to the huge digital shots of Laketown in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Now available on Digital HD, available on Blu-ray...
In his final production diary of 2013, Peter Jackson takes you behind the scenes for the scoring of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug soundtrack is...
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the front runner in the UK’s Jameson Empire Awards 2014, with seven nominations, just ahead of Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed 12 Years A Slave. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Captain Phillips are also frontrunners for this year’s awards with five nominations apiece with Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D space epic, Gravity, not far behind with four nods.
Voted for by the public, the Jameson Empire Awards 2014 recognises box office blockbusters alongside the critics’ favourites and sees films that may not be otherwise recognised, nominated for awards. Read more about the nominations here.Read More
Warner Bros. has announced that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released on DVD and Blu-ray April 8.
A team of Danish programmers is rendering Middle Earth on a truly planetary scale. As reported on the Fast Company Design blog, “The scale model is called the Middle-Earth Project, and it is so epic in scope that you can see the Eye of Sauron from space, yet so finely detailed that you could zoom from space right into Bilbo’s Hobbit hole.”
You can watch a video demo of the project on YouTube, or download a demo of the program for yourself here, or join in on the lively conversation about the project over at io9.Read More
If Bilbo has the Arkenstone why doesn’t he give Thorin a straight answer, toward the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? That’s the question being debated currently in this thread on Quora.
We also like the creative debate on another Hobbit-related question there: What would you do if you were a giant intelligent fire breathing flying dragon like Smaug?
Follow the links to read more and join the discussions on these, and other burning questions regarding The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.Read More
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.
The first film of the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, was also nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design). Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, released between 2001 and 2003, had 30 Oscar nominations, winning 17.Read More
In his final production diary of 2013, Peter Jackson takes you behind the scenes for the scoring of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.Read More