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Martin Freeman: Peter Jackson is a 'lunatic'

Martin Freeman: Peter Jackson is a 'lunatic'

Dec 12 2012, 3:18am CST | by

Martin Freeman thinks Sir Peter Jackson is a ''lunatic''. 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' actor said being directed by Peter was just as strange and ''ludicrous'' as working with eccentric...

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Martin Freeman: Peter Jackson is a 'lunatic'

Dec 12 2012, 3:18am CST | by

Martin Freeman thinks Sir Peter Jackson is a ''lunatic''.

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' actor said being directed by Peter was just as strange and ''ludicrous'' as working with eccentric filmmaker Peter Greenaway on 'Nightwatching' in 2007 because Jackson had an omnipresent, God-like quality on set.

Speaking at 'The Hobbit' press conference at London's Claridge's hotel, Martin told BANG Showbiz: ''They're both different kids of lunatics. Peter Greenaway was the first time I'd ever been directed over a loudspeaker and at the time I thought, 'This is ludicrous, it's madness.' Little did I know I would be repeating that experience with Peter Jackson!

''He does come out of his tent though, he comes out and has a little chat and a lot of time you're used to hearing this voice of well, I would say God. Any film director that makes it their business to follow their own path has to be driven and has to be ridiculously focused... but there's better sandwiches on the Peter Jackson film!''

The British star - who plays bumbling hobbit Bilbo Baggins - found it easy to adjust to seeing his face blown up on screen with new 48FPS 3D technology, while co-star Sir Ian McKellen admits Peter's up-to-the-minute process helped him hone his own acting craft by watching himself back.

Martin explained: ''I didn't do any practising of the face, although it's a big face, it's full screen! We had good make-up people and I just used my facial muscles as they will, and let them be free.''

Ian joked: ''As you can tell Martin's a rather shallow actor. I, however, spent a lot of time in front of the actor practising my facial gestures...

''It is wonderful to be able to do a scene and let Peter's imagination go put on the 3D glasses and watch what you've just done because you can see that you've done too much or too little. So you can sort of edit yourself. Acting's difficult isn't it!''

 
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Marton Csokas Talks THE EQUALIZER, Collaborating with Antoine Fuqua, His Character’s Tattoos, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Sep 26 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: Collider

Now playing in theaters is director Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer.  Adapted from the 1980s TV series of the same name, the pic reteams Denzel Washington with his Training Day director as he plays a former black ops commando who comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz).  Soon thereafter, things go south and he finds himself squaring off against violent Russian gangster ...
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Watch: Stephen Colbert Tries to Pitch Films at Comic-Con in Cosplay

Sep 19 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: First Showing

This summer's final Comic-Con panel for The Hobbit trilogy from Peter Jackson featured a special treat in that it was hosted by J.R.R. Tolkien fanatic and late night faux political pundit Stephen Colbert. It featured a passionate speech praising and appreciating what Jackson had done with Lord of the Rings and has attempted to continue with the preceding story of The Hobbit that will conclude this winter with The Battle of the Five Armies. But what was Colbert doing the rest of the time ...
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The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the 5 Armies: What to Look Forward to!

Sep 18 2014 8:30pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Hey movie/Tolkien fans! The breakout film of this year for me, and I’m sure most of you, is approaching. I’m talking about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. In anticipation for the film, I thought I’d list some of the biggest moments that I am looking forward to watching/experiencing when I see the film on it’s midnight release in HFR IMAX 3D, just as I did for The Desolation of Smaug last year. Beware; there might be SPOILERS in this arti ...
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Watch: Here's How You Get the Job Writing 'Sharknado'

Sep 18 2014 4:14pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Before screenwriter Thunder Levin wrote about Tara Reid and Ian Ziering battling killer sharks during a freak hurricane in Los Angeles in Sharknado, he was scribbling Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood (starring C. Thomas Howell, natch) and penning other low-budget indies. The writer talks about his career trajectory in this video we spotted on Filmmaker IQ. As he explains, Levin is known for his mockbusters, but he continues to take on “incre ...
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See The Writer of 'Sharknado' Explain How He Broke Into The Business

Sep 18 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Before screenwriter Thunder Levin wrote about Tara Reid and Ian Ziering battling killer sharks during a freak hurricane in Los Angeles in Sharknado, he was scribbling Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood (starring C. Thomas Howell, natch) and penning other low-budget indies. The writer talks about his career trajectory in this video we spotted on Filmmaker IQ. As he explains, Levin is known for his mockbusters, but he continues to take on “incrementally b ...
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New Posters for The Hobbit 3, Interstellar, Dracula Untold, and Fury

Sep 18 2014 12:23pm CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

Hey fans of movie posters. Check out a handful (okay, just five) that have been percolating around the interwebs this week. Up first, here’s a big ol banner for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (click to enlarge): Up next, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” offers up two new posters: Gary Shore’s “Dracula Untold” tells the real story in a new poster: And finally, Brad Pitt and company assemble in a new poster for David Ayer’s “Fury”: ...
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Watch: An Orc Has a Really Bad Day in This Great Short Film Set in Middle-earth

Sep 18 2014 9:26am CDT | Source: movies.com

If you find yourself yearning for some Middle-Earth action between now and the release of Peter Jackson’s final film in his The Hobbit trilogy, then you’ll definitely want to check out this new short film about an unfortunate day in the life of an Orc. The new video is a promotional tie-in for the upcoming videogame Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, which is due out in stores beginning September 30. Filmmakers Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer have crafted a se ...
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All the Images From the Next Hobbit Movie

Sep 17 2014 2:18pm CDT | Source: ign

Check out the image gallery below collecting all of the still photos and poster art officially released so far by Warner Bros. for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The gallery includes the most recent banner art and cast imagery for the concluding chapter in director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens December 17, 2014. Continue re ...
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Tom Hiddleston will star in King Kong prequel

Sep 16 2014 3:39pm CDT | Source: Total Film

King Kong origin story Skull Island has secured an A-list name to head up its ensemble, with Tom Hiddleston set to take the lead in the forthcoming prequel. The project has also officially announced the appointment of a director, with The Kings Of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts set to step behind the camera. The new film will be scripted by Godzilla’s Max Borenstein and will be set almost entirely upon the titu ...
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Tom Hiddleston Heads to 'Skull Island' for 'Kings of Summer' Director

Sep 16 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: First Showing

At Comic-Con this past summer, Legendary Pictures made a surprise announcement regarding development of an action adventure called Skull Island, a film that was said to explore the "cinematic origins" of King Kong. Since then, we've heard that Attack the Block director Joe Cornish was being courted to be at the helm, and 2005's King Kong director Peter Jackson suggested that Guillermo del Toro should direct the fi ...
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