Listen To The London Press Conference For THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be in London for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey press conference and here you can find the FULL audio of the event as well as a handy guide as to what exactly the hour long interview with the cast and crew contained. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/12/2012
As promised, here is the full recap from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey London press conference. In attendance were Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Ian McKellen (Gandalf the Grey), Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Sylvester McCoy (Radagast), Adam Brown (Ori), Aidan Turner (Kili), Dean O’Gorman (Fili), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), James Nesbitt (Bofur), Jed Brophy (Nori), John Callen (Oin), Mark Hadlow (Dori), Peter Hambleton (Gloin), Stephen Hunter (Bombur), William Kircher (Bifur) and Ken Stott (Balin).

TheHobbitPressConference from Josh Wilding on Vimeo.



• 2:50 - Cast And Crew Introduction
• 3:52 - Peter Jackson On The Excitement of The Movie Being Just A Few Days Away From Release
• 4:40 - Phillipa Boyens On The Process Of Adapting The Book Into Three Films
• 5:35 - Richard Armitage On Whether His Role As Leader Of The Dwarves Mirrored His Relationship With The Cast
• 6:30 - Aidan Turner And Dean O'Gorman On Having The Least Amount Of Prosthetics
• 7:35 - Peter Jackson On How He Finds Time To Sleep
• 9:35 - Peter Jackson On Whether He Would Consider Making An Animated Series Set In Middle-Earth
• 10:35 - Peter Jackson On Why He Wanted Martin Freeman For The Role Of Bilbo Baggins
• 12:58 - Martin Freeman On How He Felt When He Managed To Squeeze The Film Into His Schedule
• 14:32 - Peter Jackson On The Similarities Between The Hobbit And The Fellowship Of The Ring
• 15:09 - Martin Freeman On The Differences Between Peter Jackson And Peter Greenaway
• 16:35 - Sir Ian McKellen On What It Was Like To Reunite With The Lord Of The Rings Team
• 18:42 - Peter Hambleton And John Callen On The Relationship Between The Actors On Set
• 20:16 - Adam Brown On Playing A Comedic Character Like Ori
• 21: 13 - Martin Freeman On How He Manages To Relax And Advice For Up And Coming Actors
• 22:30 - Martin Freeman On The Hobbit Feet
• 22:55 - James Nesbitt Jokes About Sleeping With His Horse
• 22:53 - Peter Jackson On The Future Of Cinema And The Film Industry
• 26:47 - Sir Ian McKellen On His Frustrations With Working With The Dwarves Which Led To A Breakdown On Set
• 28:37 - Peter Jackson On The Low-Tech Ways Of Making The Actors Look Like Dwarves
• 29:29 - Graham McTavish On The Training Required To Become A Dwarf
• 30:20 - Stephen Hunter On A Humorous Moment Which Occurred On Set
• 31:02 - Andy Serkis On Filming The Riddle Scene With Martin Freeman As Gollum
• 31:52 - Andy Serkis On Taking On The Role Of Second Unit Director
• 33:00 - Martin Freeman And Sir Ian McKellen On Their Close-Up Shots
• 34:30 - Peter Jackson On Bringing Back Christopher Lee After Cutting His Scenes From Return Of The King
• 36:03 - Andy Serkis On The Role Of Gollum In This Movie And The Inspiration For The Voice Came From
• 38:12 - Peter Jackson On Why He Loves Making Movies
• 39:52 - Ken Stott On What It Was Like To Travel To New Zealand To Film And Being Welcomed By The Locals
• 40:42 - James Nesbitt On Relocating To The Other Side Of The World And Working With The Cast And Crew
• 42:04 - Sylvester McCoy On His Role As Radagast The Brown
• 43:08 - Sylvester McCoy On Missing Out On The Role Of Bilbo Baggins In The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
• 43:41 - Phillipa Boyens On What She Thinks J.R.R. Tolkien Would Think Of The Films
• 45:52 - Sir Ian McKellen And Peter Jackson On Who They Prefer; Gandalf The Grey Or Gandalf The White
• 48:20 - Richard Armitage On Finding The Anger In Thorin Oakenshield
• 49:32 - James Nesbitt On The Atmosphere And Challenges During Filming
• 50:33 - William Kircher On Working With Peter Jackson And The The Rest Of The Cast
• 51:17 - Jed Brophy On The Reception The New Zealand Actors Have Had In The UK
• 52:22 - Mark Hadlow On The International Cast Of The Film
• 53:20 - Peter Jackson On Whether He Would Re-Release The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy In 3D
• 55:20 - Peter Jackson On Whether He Was Worried About The Movies Never Being Made
• 56:19 - Peter Jackson On The Challenges Of Adapting The Novel






The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.


STARRING:

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Andy Serkis as Gollum
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Christopher Lee as Saruman the White
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
Orlando Bloom as Legolas

RELEASE DATE: December 14th, 2012.


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JoeMomma29 - 12/12/2012, 9:34 PM
Hmmm that is almost as long as the movie!
Facade - 12/13/2012, 5:14 AM
Luck [frick]! Nice job!
HavocPrime - 12/13/2012, 5:19 AM
Awesome thanks Josh.
pepe - 12/13/2012, 7:43 AM
So now this is a CBM?
Rowsdower - 12/13/2012, 9:22 PM
This site is pretty much a weird hype site for big budget genre movies of any type.


As long as it's well known and loaded with cgi they don't care. They want to improve their google rank or whatever.
crazymarvelgurl95 - 12/14/2012, 10:31 PM
Meh after the reviews I think I wait for the dvd release.
blackster - 12/15/2012, 10:10 AM
i'm a guy and i can't help but find martin freeman adorable as hell. the guy's just asking for a hug. and to boot he's a perfect bilbo and a perfect watson.
blackster - 12/15/2012, 10:10 AM
@Annihilus

i expect no more from a brainless sheep
PenditaMarah - 12/16/2012, 7:04 AM
Eh?I thought evangaline lily was in the movie?
PenditaMarah - 12/16/2012, 4:13 PM
You mean,there's two more movie then I can see evangaline lily in this freakin' movie?

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