Tag Archives: Comic Con 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

16 Jul

On Saturday the hotly anticipated preview and panel interview of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey took place at Comic Con. Attending the conference was director Peter Jackson, actors Sir Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis, plus other crew members. Despite being filmed at 48 frames per second in 3D, director Peter Jackson decided to show the four preview clips at the normal 24 frames per second in 2D due to the controversy at Cinema Con earlier this year. 24 FPS has been used since the 1920’s, naturally something was bound to replace it but unfortunately for Jackson, The Hobbit will be the first film to use this new technology and therefore will take a lot of flak until audiences adapt [1].

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HOLLYWOOD TAKES 2: Comic Con Rising!

14 Jul

It isn’t news anymore to say Comic Con is a huge event.  Yet more important than that how did this multi-annual forum for geeks become so important and what does it say about international adulthood of filmmaking for that matter?  As a reminder “Comic” is probably short for “comic book” and the word “Con” is short for convention.  Comic books rarely define our best literature.  Discussions of conventions rarely define original material. Don’t worry I’m sure this article is being crafted as we speak at the website you are currently lurking at.  Until then please brace yourselves for a story that will likely change and rock the industry as we know it.

Essential stories;

  • Dick Zanuck R.I.P at 77
  • Hollywood’s Most Gifted Director doesn’t know whether he will direct the Avengers 2 or not
  • HitFix makes Oscar predictions

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