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Happy birthday to knesinka_e, and happy early birthday to ithildyn, melissagay, and faramirgirl. May all of you have fantastic days and wonderful years to come!

All the Hobbit news from Comic-Con sounds wonderful! It looks like I'll be teaching my Tolkien seminar again for the Spring 2012 semester, and I expect the energy will be terrific.

It's amazing; it seems like just yesterday I was in Toronto for the Gathering of the Fellowship, The Lord of the Rings: The Musical, and the Imperishable Flame Award Ceremony and such, but it's been six years! (For my new friends, my old post on those festivities is here and the picture post is here.) And the Toronto premiere of The Return of the King and all of the related festivities, which I also attended, was three years before that! Good grief!

TORn now has a great spoilery report of the new footage of the film that was just shown at Comic-Con.

And here's a lovely group interview:



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Jul. 16th, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
It's strange to see Watson doing something else. ;)
I suppose I will get used to seeing him as Bilbo soon enough. Open, Open, Open...
Jul. 19th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
LOL! I wonder if he has his service sidearm tucked in the back of his hobbit breeches. *wink*

He was my first and only choice for Bilbo, if Ian Holm couldn't do it. (I've been a fan of MF's for a while. And IH is both Bilbo and Frodo to me, thanks to the radio and film adaptations.) From what I've seen thus far in bits and snippets, MF's going to be amazing.
Jul. 20th, 2012 05:38 am (UTC)
I've seen mostly stills, but yes, a few bits of film, he does indeed look good.
And again, most of the people working on the movie seem to love The Hobbit, so even if we disagree on their interpretation, it will still be a worthwhile film.
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