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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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6 days ago

See Smaug Come To Life With This Incredible Hobbit Artwork

Aug 27 2014 5:58am CDT | Source: movie pilot

If you're a fan of Peter Jackson's Hobbit flicks, or just a fan of Smaug, then you're probably going to love this...Ever aware of Smaug (and Tolkien's) huge fan base, fine artist Jerry Vanderstelt has decided to treat fans to something special, and conjured up some fiery artwork in the form of a 6 foot by 4 foot print of the dragon. Feast your peepers:Holy smokes, that was worth a peek. Looking forward to The Battle of Five Armies, in which Smaug will finally - hopefully ...
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2 weeks ago

Peter Jackson Discusses His Middle-Earth Exit for the Battle Of Five Armies

Aug 18 2014 5:43am CDT | Source: movie pilot

In December of this year, director Peter Jackson will complete his second movie trilogy adaptation of the Middle-earth stories of seminal fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien. Jackson's first trilogy was the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings, and his trilogy, and adaptatin of the The Lord of Rings' prequel The Hobbit, will conclude with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.At a recent press conference, Jackson discussed some of the changes he made to his Middle-earth exit as he wat ...
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2 weeks ago

Movies Left To Look Forward To: 2014

Aug 13 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

We're one quarter way through the year and we've seen some really great films. From the impeccable blockbusters: Guardians of The Galaxy & Godzilla to the absolutely gut-wrenching comedies: 22 Jump Street & Bad Neighbors and interesting indie's such as: Chef and Bad Words. It's safe to say we've had a nice year for movies thus far that have grossed quite well domestically. Well, this article is ...
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3 weeks ago

Watch Bilbo Baggins Get Trippy in this Hobbit Deleted Scene

Aug 6 2014 11:21am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Peter Jackson's never been one for brevity, and it seems he's proud, as he released this deleted scene from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which will appear in the extended version of the film.Featuring the hobbit himself, Martin Freeman, as he attempts to cross some treacherous (and rather trippy) waters:Bewitched by the dark magic of the forest, the gang begin to lose their sense of direction, and as this clip shows, their wits too.The clip is just a few ...
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4 weeks ago

Learn The Running Time Of Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Extended Cut!!

Aug 5 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: aintitcool

And when you can see it... Read the full article on AICN An interesting thing happens when Peter Jackson adds footage to his already plus-sized LORD OF THE RINGS / HOBBIT movies: their pacing seems to improve.  And, instead of feeling awkward or clunky (as is often the case when helmers push additional material into films to which we’ve already become familiar), said material usually results in a more well-rounded, ‘whole’ experience.   A tr ...
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4 weeks ago

Comic-Con: Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom Talk THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

Jul 31 2014 11:32am CDT | Source: Collider

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the third in a trilogy of films that bring the masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, to life.  It is an epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves, who have reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, but have unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.  And there are even greater dangers ...
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4 weeks ago

Page 2: Star Wars, They Live, Doctor Who, Richard Linklater, GoT, Sam Jackson, Star Trek, Peter Jackson, Breaking Bad, The Wizard

Jul 30 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: He’s More BBQ Than Man Now ‘The Expendables 3′ Torrent and the Techno-Utopian Delusion The Worst Badvertising and Best ...
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4 weeks ago

Warner Bros. Options Fantasy Series DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN

Jul 30 2014 10:44am CDT | Source: Collider

Could a Dragonriders of Pern movie be coming soon to a theater near you?  While Warner Bros. has worked hard to find some suitable franchise replacement for Harry Potter since the highest grossing film franchise of all time came to a close three years ago, it has thus far come up empty.  The studio bought some time when Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit adaptation expanded to three films, but that’s coming to an end this ...
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4 weeks ago

Joe Cornish offered director's chair for King Kong prequel Skull Island

Jul 30 2014 6:20am CDT | Source: the guardian

In-demand Attack the Block director to decide whether to follow up Peter Jackson's fantasy blockbuster for his second feature film Joe Cornish to direct graphic novel adaptation Rust Joe Cornish to direct adaptation of ...
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4 weeks ago

Warner Bros.’ New Franchise Play: ‘Dragonriders of Pern’ Book Series

Jul 29 2014 5:38pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Harry Potter, The Hobbit and now … Dragonriders of Pern? On an endless search to find big scale fantasy books that lend themselves to global franchises, Warner Bros. has optioned the Pern book series from the estate of American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. There is a lot to work with here, with 22 volumes that make it one of the biggest selling sci-fi series ever. The first book was published in 1968 and the focus is on an elite group of warriors who take to the skies on the backs of giant, ...
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