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Old 12-30-2012, 07:58 AM   #141 (permalink)
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The Russian word for Hobbit is: Хоббит

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And now we know the real reason for the downfall of Soviet Russia - they wanted more epic fantasies from the West.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:57 PM   #142 (permalink)
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I dunno. Nobody did epic movies quite like the Soviets.
After all, Bakshi would recycle footage from Aleksandr Nevsky when he made his own version of The Fellowship of the Ring.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #143 (permalink)
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And now we know the real reason for the downfall of Soviet Russia - they wanted more epic fantasies from the West.
For the record, that is a teleplay, not a movie. And from what i hear, it seen a very regionally limited release.


But the fact is, in USSR, the fantasy genre, was very obscure, if simply didnt exist, instead it was folk tales and their reinterpretations. Unlike Sci-Fi.

The results were pretty epic tho'.

For example:
classic folk tale:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hooaKxdXbfM

An original folk tale interpretation, by Pushkin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UoO2t536Ko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTDDGWDYGLc

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:34 AM   #144 (permalink)
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Anyone else notice that the scenes where Bilbo finds the ring is different in LOTR and the Hobbit?
The scene in LOTR was Gollum finding the ring, not Bilbo.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:39 AM   #145 (permalink)
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The scene in LOTR was Gollum finding the ring, not Bilbo.
Bilbo is shown finding the ring during the intro to Fellowship. Gollum finds it in Return.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:50 AM   #146 (permalink)
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I saw The Hobbit, in HFR 3D and I liked it.

I did a lot of 24 vs 30FPS research as I went through the effort of making my first and second home theaters (Projector, HTPC, 7.1 sound system) 24 and 30FPS friendly. In my reseach, I came across a lot of discussions regarding 24 vs 30 FPS content. The only impression I had was that 30FPS content was nearly always made for TV and, that sci-fi content often looked cheaper but, I always attributed that to the quality of the sets, costuming, lighting, etc, given that they often have lower budgets. This may be why a lot of folks associate high frame rates with 'cheap'.

After a recent discussion with a coworker, I started to think about the 24FPS vs HFR 3D choice this way:

When you see a movie, do you feel it should be presented as a story or, do you wish to feel you are in it?

The way I see it, HFR 3D is simply too realistic to give one the feeling of a presentation. There were only two occasions where I saw something I probably would not have seen in a 24FPS format:
During the trek through the mountain pass (before, and during the stone giant fight), I could clearly see the rain drops hitting the rock wall, and in the foreground but, I never saw a raindrop hit a face.
During some of the outdoor, full daylight scenes, the texture of the screen could be seen in the sky (might've just been this theater but, I suspect that it's the result of our eyes receive more light at 48FPS than 24).
I've always been one for feeling immersed in the film. I hate noisy crowds (which is why I DIY'd my own theater), and other distractions. The 3D use in this film added to the immersion- there were no over the top tricks with it. so, in the end, this format did it for me.
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My biggest gripe for some reason.
Dwarfs get +2 to their Con scores.

I saw it last weekend in 24 3d. I liked it. All the reviews said it was slow and almost cumbersome, yet I didn't think that was the case. It is building up for the next ones.
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Dwarfs get +2 to their Con scores.

I saw it last weekend in 24 3d. I liked it. All the reviews said it was slow and almost cumbersome, yet I didn't think that was the case. It is building up for the next ones.
I saw it in 2D last night. I thought the build up was slow but then the action really kicked in. Time went by reallyyyy quickly after they established all the characters.

Martin Freeman is perfect as Bilbo.
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Dwarfs get +2 to their Con scores.

I saw it last weekend in 24 3d. I liked it. All the reviews said it was slow and almost cumbersome, yet I didn't think that was the case. It is building up for the next ones.
I think that is my biggest gripe about it. I liked it but it really did feel like it was missing "it". I think that the it may have to do with it as a stand alone movie. As part of a whole it was very good. On its own.... ehh just not "it"
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