Athough The Hobbit
has a familiar look - and sound, thanks to Howard Shore returning to augment his original Oscarwinning score - there is also a key visual difference.
But the reviews of the "high frame rate" version of The Hobbit
have been mixed.
The 'Green Dragon' pub, which is featured in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit
movies, is to be spruced up by Hobbiton Movie Set tour manager, Russell Alexander.
Viewers who spot the codes can then visit www.airnzcode.com/hobbitmovie to unlock the door to Bag End and be in to win a trip for two to New Zealand, including a tour of the Hobbiton movie set, a visit to the Weta Cave in Wellington, and double passes to the red carpet global premiere of The Hobbit
: An Unexpected Journey.
Actors reprising their Lord of the Rings roles in Hobbit
include Ian McKellen, who returns as Gandalf, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Christopher Lee as Saruman, Elijah Wood as Frodo, and Andy Serkis as Gollum.
The first film, "The Hobbit
: An Unexpected Journey" starring British actor Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, has already been set for a December 14, 2012 opening.
Nearly all aspects of Hobbit
life and adventure seem to evolve from names for people and things which themselves dictate the direction of the story.
"It is not something the producers or the director of 'The Hobbit
' were aware of," he said.
There are the usual candidates: Hobbit
, which is the longest entry, and of course elf, dwarf, man, dwarf, and orc.
Scientists writing in the journal Nature have now described the discovery of more "hobbit
" fossils in a cave on Flores island called Liang Bua.
Take, for example, a fine little dialog between Gandalf the white wizard and Pippin, a terrified hobbit
who finds himself in the middle of an apparently hopeless battle for a city about to fall to Sauron's forces.
To be sure, the forces of Saruman and Sauron are ultimately defeated by the unified efforts of "the four, the free peoples"-elves, dwarves, Ents (giant, peripatetic, talking trees), and men, to which we must add the fifth free people, the hobbits
of the Shire.