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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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'The Hobbit' Has 'Batman v. Superman' Teaser & 45-Minute End Battle

Oct 24 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: First Showing

If you weren't already planning on seeing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures might have a good reason for you to show up. Aside from being the final installment of Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic, Forbes has heard that there will be some sort of teaser trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice attached to the film. It makes sense since Warner Bros. is behind both fra ...
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THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Ending Features a 45-Minute Battle Sequence; Billy Boyd to Write and Perform End Credits Song

Oct 24 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: Collider

With a title like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, there are pretty high expectations for a rather epic-looking battle sequence.  Indeed, Peter Jackson has revealed that the film concludes with a 45-minute fight during the climax, as the various armies of Middle-earth all descend upon the Lonely Mountain now that the dwarven treasure of Erebor is no longer being guarded by that fearsome dragon Smaug. ...
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Peter Jackson walks us through his battle plans for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

Oct 23 2014 5:38pm CDT | Source: ew

Imagine Peter Jackson in a general’s cap, planted wide-stanced in front of a huge New Zealand flag, teeth clenched around a cigarette holder as he r ...
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The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Poster Revealed: The Gang’s All Here!

Oct 23 2014 5:27pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

We have to say that the newly released international poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the best so far! Not only does it feature our main hero, Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf (Ian McKellen), but pretty much everybody else in an artful display of movie poster perfection. We’ve got The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies teaser trailer and with that December 17 release day inching closer, we think it is about time for a full length tr ...
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Full Poster: "Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies"

Oct 22 2014 8:29pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

After a series of character posters over the last few weeks, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled what looks to be the main key art poster for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the upcoming final film in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. Pretty much all the major players are squeezed on ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Exudes Menace in Smaug Mo-Cap Footage

Oct 22 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: slash film

We’re pretty familiar with the sight of good actors jumping and rolling about in mo-cap suits while doing performance capture work for effects-based films. We’re especially familiar with that image when it comes to Peter Jackson‘s Middle-Earth movies. And yet there’s something special about seeing Benedict Cumberbatch, whose on-screen presence radiates control and composure, crawling on his belly and fire-breathing dialogue for the worm Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. A f ...
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1 week ago

Bilbo is Featured on the Final Character Banner for The Hobbit

Oct 14 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: Coming Soon

After nine days of new posters for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies we've come to the final one, and it features the character who kick-off the new posters - Martin Fre ...
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Lee Pace's Thranduil Gets His Own The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Poster

Oct 13 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: comingsoon

A design featuring Lee Pace's Thranduil marks the eighth character poster that New Line Cinema and MGM have released for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this wee ...
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The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies: Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel Takes Aim

Oct 13 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Last week saw a slew of new character posters for Peter Jackson’s final flick in The Hobbit trilogy arrive. We’re still quite partial to the Bilbo character poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, we have to give serious props to the Gandalf, Bard and Legolas one sheets. Yet today, Bilbo and his Sting have a new challenger and that is Evangeline Lilly and her Tauriel. Her character poster have arrived and we have to say this one is right up with t ...
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New The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Poster Featuring Thorin

Oct 11 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: Coming Soon

Just when you thought they were done for the week, New Line Cinema and MGM have released another character poster for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies featuring Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. You can check it out below along with the five posters rel ...
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