Nov 5, 2013

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Production Diary 12

Peter Jackson’s new video blog focuses on pick-up filming for The Hobbit movies 2 and 3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives in theaters on December 13.


  2. Wow, is all I can say. Just Wow! I can’t wait to see the next movie.

  3. Sir PJ we forgive you for not posting Video Blogs regularly. Focus rather on finishing the next movie. But the scenes in the Production Diary 12 are very tantalizing. I have already anticipated that I will have my mind blown on December 13 (or thereabouts)


  5. Don’t mess with THE ELF!! Eeeeekkk! He he!

  6. Carly and Chris says:

    Just watched the new blog. Missing Gollum on set, but excited to see the new flick. Keep up the good work on plane watch…very important job.

  7. You know, Mr. Jackson, that you’re the cruelest person in the world, by saying that it hast to be December 13, not November 6.
    Estelio Eru,

  8. LivoraDwarf says:

    Oh, I get so jealous while watching this! I want to be there and be a part of everything too! That would be a dream come true!
    Like so many other people, I have basically grown up with the lotr stories. I’ve come to know the characters so well that when I watch the movies I see them as a far-away family. 🙂

    It’s going to be so wonderful when it releases on cinema!! I have no doubt that it’s going to be amazing!

    • I feel the same way…an I cannot wait to see the incredible materpiece all these wonderful people are going to bring to the screen. 🙂

  9. My birthdays tomorrow. All i want is to be a stand in Elf in the final movie!!!!!!!!!

  10. eray seval says:

    peter jackson hollywood directors warmer than the other has a face which is why I take the mail to the scenes we witness this kind of turkey amateur alone can not we be looking at you than using 3ds max software and camera backs Watching a scene I wish I wish I were there, I designed the course this is a imagine all that you give your work to anyone who was there not even exist in this labor, I thank you a thousand times …

  11. Christian Hansen says:

    PJ! Please work more on the soundtrack; although it is a great song in many ways but you have to agree that “I see fire” does not convey what YOU want to convey. Perhaps you wanted to create something more seminal this time, but this song is the soundtrack of almost every movie I have ever seen! Your amazing work is worth more than a guitar and a pop-artist performing a song with lyrics that ANYONE could write – in less than two hours!

  12. please update the Hobbit App for iPhone! it crashes instantly every time you open it. used to work perfectly!!

  13. This has to be my favorite blog of them all…especially 5:58-6:13 <3

  14. Whoopsiedaisy! I have lived The Hobbiit since the last movie. Every day, cultivating my cities in the online game. But it’s almost surreal to see part two come to life. Heading for a positive mental and physical meltdown. Peter, bring it on! Just can’t wait!! 🙂

  15. Thank you for the peek behind the scenes! Looking forward to seeing the finished movie in theaters.

  16. LivoraDwarf says:

    Now I’ve seen it!! 😀 Yesterday afternoon I finally got to see “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”! 🙂 It was great! <3
    But even though I love the movie there were, in my opinion, a few things that they could have done better. And I also felt that some important things/events/parts were missing… THAT made it much easier to notice small negative details. An example of that is that you can feel that Lee Pace was "playing an elven king". (I love him, nonetheless!) But everyone really did a good job in this movie. 🙂

    In short you can say that I love the movie a lot, and also feel very inspired to do my own version of it together with Peter Jackson & Co. 😉 I truly believe that the next, and last movie, will be amazing!! No doubt about it! Like the Lord of the Rings-movie "The Two Towers" I think that "The Consolation of Smaug" is the "more dark" movie in the trilogy. The last movie will probably resemble "The Return of the King" with a both magical, great and lovable ending.
    When it releases I hope to be at the big premiere and maybe, if luck or fate are on my side, get to interview Peter! Who knows? Never say never!

    P.S I LOVE Ed Sheeran's beautiful and magical song "I See Fire", which was made for the soundtrack! It's not at all too pop-like, but just right. 🙂

  17. ARRGGHHH!!! Just went to see the 2nd Hobbit movie, should be called “The Disappointment of Smaug”. Peter Jackson is so full of himself that he no longer feels any real need to actually have his movies reflect the novel he is basing them on. This one is a thin veneer of J.R.R. Tolkien stretched oven a mundane, typical, predictable special effects action adventure fantasy. Complete with schmaltzie love story that he made up completely. The only silver lining I could find is that this movie is such a complete departure from the Tolkien story, that maybe there is now room for some clever, talented producer to use the marvels of modern movie technology and actually make a movie of “The Hobbit”.

    As a fan of the Tokien stories for over 40 years I don’t think I can convey the sick-to-my-stomach reaction to this travesty. The worst part is that a while generation will grow up thinking these movies actually tell the story of “The Hobbit”. J.R.R. is spinning is his grave…

  18. Anyone knows the name of the song at the beggining ? its epic ..


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