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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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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 a ...
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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 Radvertising of Comic-Con 2014 The Apes, Trains a ...
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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 ...
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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 sci-fi n ...
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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 ...
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The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Photos: Luke Evans Ready for War!

Jul 29 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Hot on the heels of that The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies teaser trailer, Warner Bros. is keeping the heat up on their December 17 release by releasing five new photos. Peter Jackson’s final chapter in his The Hobbit trilogy is also his final foray into the Middle Earth world he started with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. We’ve got five new photos from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and the highlights have to be Luke Evan ...
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'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' trailer readies for war

Jul 29 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: la times

Peter Jackson's epic cinematic journey into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien is finally drawing to a close this year with "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," his sixth film set in Middle-earth, and a new teaser trailer offers a glimpse of wha ...
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: watch the teaser trailer - video

Jul 29 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: the guardian

Watch the first trailer for the final part of Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of JRR Tolkien's novella, in effect a prequel to The Lord of the Rings. Starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf the Grey, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is released in New Zealand on UK on 11 December, in the UK on 12 December, in the US on 17 December and in Australia on Boxing d ...
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New THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Images: Luke Evans Prepares for War

Jul 29 2014 10:44am CDT | Source: Collider

Fresh off yesterday’s teaser trailer debut, Warner Bros. has released a few new The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies images for director Peter Jackson’s final installment in his J.R.R. Tolkein saga.  This third Hobbit film will obviously cover the concluding events of the book, but will also likely cover much more ground from Tolkein’s appendices, as we glimpsed some truly epic footage of Lee Pace’s Thranduil doing battle and Ian McKellen’s Gandalf ...
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3 days ago

Exclusive: Peter Capaldi On Doctor Who

Jul 29 2014 7:13am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Plus Empire debuts new Time Lord photoshootAn exclusive look at the Doctor Who feature inside the September issue of Empire magazine - on sale from Thursday 31 August. Portraits by David Venni.Unless you've been holidaying in the 4-X-Alpha-4 star system, you'll be well aware that Peter Capaldi is the latest incarnation of Doctor Who. You may not, however, have seen the Time Lord on set, check-by-jowl with his assistant (Jenna Coleman) and ...
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