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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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"Doctor Who" Gets Cinema Run & Peter Jackson?

Jul 25 2014 8:14pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

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"Kill List" and "Sightseers" director Ben Wheatley's feature-length episode of "Doctor Who" is getting a worldwide theatrical run that will follow the same formula they used with last year's 50th anniversary episode. The BBC has announced that the upcoming "Deep Breath," the 75-minute season premiere that introduces Peter Capaldi's new take on The Doctor, will score a worldwide day-and-date theatrical release on the same ...
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Ant-Man troubles: Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald, and Kevin Weisman quit on eve of Comic-Con panel

Jul 25 2014 6:17pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

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Previously announced Ant-Man cast members Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald and Kevin Weisman have reportedly either dropped from the upcoming Marvel Studios film, or have been dismissed from the action film. Deadline reports:The movie has been in some state of flux after director Edgar Wright dropped out over differences in creative vision with Marvel’s Kevin Feige, so not surprisingly there is speculatio ...
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The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Poster: Revealed!

Jul 25 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is landing here at Comic-Con tomorrow and to celebrate, Warner Bros. has released the film's first poster.  Peter Jackson said the first teaser would be ready "sometime soon" and we believe that that "sometime" is tomorrow. So check back for our first look at the final chapter in Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy that began as you can see when you watch The Hobbi ...
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Comic-Con: Benedict Cumberbatch Mania Headlines DreamWorks Animation Panel

Jul 24 2014 3:26pm CDT | Source: Deadline

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DreamWorks Animation might take it as a good sign that the mere sound of Benedict Cumberbatch‘s voice — and the vision of him in character as an animated wolf in Penguins Of Madagascar – elicited screams in Hall H this morning at Comic-Con. Cumberbatch, who’s making his first stop at the San Diego fan convention this year, also stars in Comic-Con fave Sherlock and Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armi ...
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‘Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies’ Comic-Con 2014 Poster

Jul 23 2014 1:45pm CDT | Source: screen rant

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It’s been over 15 years since Peter Jackson embarked on adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. When the series concluded with Return of the King in 2003, it proved to be one of the most successful franchises in terms of visual effects (especially Andy Serkis’ motion capture performance as Gollum/Smeagol), critical and fan response, as well as box office returns; together, the three films g ...
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New Comic Con Poster and Image for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Jul 23 2014 1:38pm CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

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You gotta figure Peter Jackson’s third and final “Hobbit” movie, the awfully action-packed title “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” will be at Comic Con. And so it is. Check out the new poster for the movie made up just for the shindig, along with a new image featuring the old wizard guy and the young guy who isn’t a wizard. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of ...
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Behold The Blazing New Poster For THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES!!

Jul 23 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

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A moody poster for the December 17 release. Read the full article on AICN Here’s the new poster for the upcoming, and final, installment in Peter Jackson’s HOBBIT cycle - opening theatrically December 17.  My 7 year old son is obsessed by the hope that LEGO will make a plus-sized Smaug.  Not exactly sure what that would look like or how it  would come about, but one can only hope this film pushes such a notion towards reality. I’m pretty sure I glimpsed a giant LEGO Smaug scul ...
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First Poster: "Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies"

Jul 23 2014 12:31pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

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The first one-sheet has arrived for the upcoming "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the final film in Peter Jackson's trilogy based on the Tolkien work. Picking up directly from where 'The Desolation of Smaug' left off, the spectacular piece of graphic design showcases the Dragon Smaug laying waste to Laketown with only ...
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First THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Poster Reveals a Dragon Standoff

Jul 23 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: Collider

Reed.co.uk Short Film Competition 2014 Awards
Ahead of the film’s Comic-Con panel this coming Saturday, Warner Bros. has released the first The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies for director Peter Jackson’s concluding installment in his Hobbit trilogy.  This poster officially bills the film as “The Defining Chapter”, as the title tells us we’ll be privy to a pivotal battle that sets the Middle-earth stage for the events of The Lord of the Rings saga.  Though I’ve been a bit disappointed with the Hobbit films themselves, there’s ...
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Comic-Con: The Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Jul 23 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: Coming Soon

Reed.co.uk Short Film Competition 2014 Awards
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures have released the new poster for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ahead of the film's San Di ...
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