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There And Back Again

There And Back Again

Andrew DeGraff Maps Your Favorite Movies With Beauty and Precision

We’ve featured the work of Andrew DeGraff before, the carefully arranged, graphically precise maps of character locations in Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and others of our favorite films. This weekend, however, he opened a show of new paintings in Los Angeles, featuring maps based a slew of other films, including Alien, The Breakfast Club, The Princess Bride, and a massive map of The Lord of the Rings. But if you want to see that one in beautiful high res, you’ll have to check out /Film.

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The Hobbit‘s Philippa Boyens Explains Cliffhangers and Dwarven Character Development

Philippa Boyens, co-writer on all of The Lord of the Rings Movies shares some details on the cliffhanger at the end of The Desolation of Smaug, and on why she and co-writers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh decided to break the cardinal rules of adventuring and split the party.

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Official Lego The Hobbit Trailer Apes Classic Heist Movies, Is Awesome

I mean, by definition, everything is awesome, but this trailer particularly so. I imagine the actors behind all the dwarves in The Hobbit will also be pleased by this, considering that they made many jokes and even a fake trailer about Thorin’s Dirty Baker’s Dozen.

Previously in The Hobbit

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Sci-Fi Life Would Be Less Complicated If Everybody Read These Manuals

The Doctor could stand to be more like Ripley or Kaylee: the manual is for reading. Not throwing into supernovas. All of adho1982′s service manuals are available as tees, prints, etc., from Neatoshop.

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This Genderswap Cosplay Of The Hobbit Cast Is Hair And Back Again

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen some genderswapped Hobbit cosplay, and while these ladies are certainly beardless, we have to admit they did it with style and class. Check out their efforts photographed by Alexander Turchanin.

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Making Beautiful Music With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

It may not be a top priority for most movie-goers but the score of a film has always been an important part of movies for me. Not to mention how great they are to listen to after the fact. Take a look at this feature SoundWorks Collection did with the crew at Park Road Post Studios for their work on the latest installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.

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This Tauriel Cosplay Makes Me Want To Cosplay Tauriel Even More

Fan reaction to Tauriel, the newly created elf for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit films, was mixed. But can we all agree on how cool she looked? As a natural redhead who’s been debating cutting her waist-length hair, seeing Desolation of Smaug made me second guess myself. Purely for cosplay reasons. And then came this. Cosplayer AngelaBermudez on DeviantArt put together a really great Tauriel replica that actually looks comfortable to wear. I’m all about that.

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Did You Forget That Stephen Colbert Had a Smaug Cameo? Here It Is

We’ve known that King Nerd Stephen Colbert managed to bag a cameo in one of The Hobbit movies for quite a while now, but I completely forgot to keep an eye out for him when I went to see it. If you’re like me, you might appreciate these screenshots put together by ScreenSlam.

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Sci-Fi Travel Posters of Where You Wish You Were for the Holidays

You’re not in Iowa, are you? If you’re in Iowa, this joke doesn’t really work. Either way, Justin VanGenderen‘s prints are lovely indeed.

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Peter Jackson Says Smaug Fans Will Not Walk Away from Desolation Disappointed

There’s one thing we all know about modern monster movies, and that is that you can never really know whether they’re going to let you get a good look at the monster. Are they going to tease it in the trailers and then reveal it early on? Or just keep teasing you with it the whole movie? Are you going to get one quick reveal before it slides back into the shadows, or will you actually be able to appreciate the design work that went into it without pausing the film?

The way Peter Jackson is talking about Smaug these days, it sounds like we’ll be getting a nice eyefull of Smaug the Terrible this weekend.

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