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May 1, 2008

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Wish you were here


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Concerning Hobbits


Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)

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So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.


There and Back Again…

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It will be nice to see a reunion of the cast of The LOTR Trilogy for the sequel to The Hobbit, but as a fan, I am hoping that it won’t turnout to be a movie just for the sake of it, but for the sake of art…

Elijah Wood Wants To Go Back Again To ‘The Hobbit’

Attention Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, and Sean Astin: You’ve gone “There.” Now get ready to go “Back Again” – at least according to Elijah Wood’s conversations with “Hobbit” maestro Peter Jackson.

“I haven’t spoken to him directly about it [but] I’ve e-mailed him, and as far as I know the two films that they’re doing, one will be ‘The Hobbit’ and another will take place between the 60 years that happened between ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’” the once and future Frodo enthused to MTV News, possibly confirming rumors that the second planned film would not be a Part II, but instead a narrative bridge.

Which means plenty of opportunities for all the stars of “LOTR” to reprise their famous characters in some capacity. None more so, perhaps, than Wood himself, who would arguably be a central figure along with Gandalf, Aragorn, Galadriel, and Gollum in any connecting story.

For his part, Wood, who next stars as a conscripted citizen in “Day Zero,” is positively thrilled at the possibility.

“If I’m asked to go back and revisit that character and it makes sense, I would love to. I would absolutely love to,” he said.

True, hard-core Tolkien aficionados could tell you that not much is known about Frodo in the intervening years between “The Hobbit” and “LOTR,” excepting, of course, his parents’ deaths and some conversations and journeys with Bilbo which are alluded to in the later legendarium.

That makes it all the more a guarantee that Wood would return, he declared.

“Nothing was really written with Frodo involved in it. That was sort of an ancillary tale outside of ‘Lord of the Rings.’ I can’t imagine that they [Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens] would write great reams of information regarding my character,” he said of necessary invention outside of Tolkien’s established canon. “But if he [Frodo] should show up, it would actually be the perfect way to revisit because it could be small enough that I could go back and have a nice sort of reunion with the memories that I have of the experience.”

As an actor, Wood is excited about the possibility of returning with Jackson to the world of Middle-earth. But he’s even more excited, he said, as a fan.

It’s a great triumph [that Peter is involved.] I think that’s really important that the same team that worked on the [earlier] films [work on “The Hobbit”], the same effects team, that it be shot in New Zealand. I think that it’s important that Ian McKellen is cast as Gandalf, just so that there’s a synergy between the films,” he insisted. “I think people want it to exist in the same world. So at least now we are assured that it will be done through that same lens, which is great. It’s exciting.”

Got this from MTV Movies Blog


Something to look forward to

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While surfing the net on stuff about Lord of the Rings some years ago, I came across this title among my searches: LET THE HOBBIT HAPPEN. I was curious… as much as I know curiosity kills the cat (he he he)… I had to check it out! Then I saw the line: “Fans united in bringing “The Hobbit” to the Silver Screen.” O-M-G… I was overwhelmed!

And now more news!!! I may not be in the loop about it anymore, but who cares!!!! As long as I know the project is pushing thru, I’m happy!!!!

Though this time around PJ is the executive producer, I hope the movie will have the same feel as how he delivered the LOTR Trilogy.

“The Hobbit” Movie

In 1966 United Artists negotiated with J.R.R. Tolkien, and he sold the merchandising rights for “The Hobbit” movie to the company.

“The Hobbit” was adapted into a cartoon by Rankin/Bass Productions in 1977, and was directed by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass. It lasted 78 minutes and described the story of Bilbo Baggins and his companions.

In 1977 Saul Zaentz, after he acquired the rights for “The Hobbit”, founded Tolkien Enterprises, a department of his company, to control the rights for both “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”.

There were rumors in the late 1990s that the script for “The Hobbit” film had been sent to MGM/United Artists, but they didn’t make headway with the project as they didn’t own production rights.

In 1995 Peter Jackson became interested in screening “The Hobbit”, but it was discovered that Saul Zaentz still owned production rights for “The Hobbit”, and distribution rights belonged to United Artists. Shortly after, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM) bought UA, and New Line Cinema, the one of the major American film studios, got the rights to produce “The Lord of the Rings”.

In September 2006, MGM offered New Line and Peter Jackson to work together on “The Hobbit” movie creation. And on December 18, 2007, Jackson was announced to be the executive producer of “The Hobbit”, and both New Line and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. would finance the movie. The two films – “The Hobbit” and its sequel – are scheduled to be released in 2010 and 2011.

Stay with the Lord of the Rings website and you will get the hottest news about “The Hobbit” movie!



With Happiness comes HOPE April 7, 2008

Filed under: Reflections — nilbelethien @ 5:57 am
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“Happiness comes in many forms — in the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It’s okay to let yourself be happy because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be.”

This is all I ever wanted – to be happy. I’ve wished for it with all my heart, when I see the first star at night, when I come across a wishing well or when I first visit a church I’ve never been into… I believed I would be.

And it came, the time came when I felt I was contented and happy with what I had, what I did. Things fell into place when I least expected it. I was in cloud nine! I had it all, even I couldn’t believe the blessings I’ve been given.

Then, my happiness was taken away from me… in a snap. Being the sentimental person that I am, I was devastated.

But life has to goes on.

I am thankful because the happy memories I look back to gives me the HOPE of fulfilling all I ever wanted, to be happy… AGAIN.

My happiness was fulfilled when I shifted work – everything fell into place and it really made me happy. The friendships I gained, the places I’ve been, the love that I found, and the fulfillment of being alive. I would like to believe that I will find happiness eventually in this new chapter of my life.