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LIH Editorial 12/3-12/9

3 Dec

Hello new and returning readers!

Well the holidays are definitely upon us.  Thanksgiving came and went in a flurry and before we know it, the winter holidays and New Year’s will be over.  Remembering back to being a little child, the holidays always seemed to take 100 years to roll around.  Now, as adults, they spring up like weeds: fast and furious without us even paying attention. Continue reading

Hollywood Take 2: Mature Men in Hollywood

1 Sep

Because mature men in Hollywood tend to organize, manage, and direct most of the Hollywood product we see; sometimes it’s a good idea to take pride in their presence and availability.  Many times wise, frequently eccentric, yet almost always experienced you may find yourself mentored by these seniors and you will likely find yourself better for it.  After all they have seen more, made the greatest number of decisions, and fortunately if we’re lucky they supply us with tales we might either live by or at least help us refine our own contradictory opinions.  Here’s to older men, we hope we’re as good at listening, as they are generous when they share by speaking to us.

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Third Hobbit Film Release Date

Clint Eastwood’s Controversial RNC Speech

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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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What Makes Filming in New Zealand So Attractive?

2 Jan

By Open Book

Big-budget features, like The Adventures of Tintin, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and two sequels of The Hobbit have set their sights on New Zealand as one of their favorite places to film. What makes filming in New Zealand so attractive?

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