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‘The Hobbit’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos: The ‘Unexpected Journey’ From Book to Screen

The Hobbit Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Warner Bros.

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' the first film in Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' film trilogy, has been long in the making. The professed J.R.R. Tolkien fan has been wanting to turn this beloved book into a big screen adaptation for some time, and the debut of the 'Lord of the Rings' movie trilogy was a step towards this fulfillment. But it certainly wasn't an easy road as many people teamed up to put this project together.

Before you see 'An Unexpected Journey' in theaters when it hits this Friday, December 14, take a look at this collection of behind-the-scenes photos to get a feel for what it took to make a movie of this magnitude. Seeing a group of ogres without costume and makeup is as arguably entertaining as seeing them on screen. Or what about Sir Ian McKellen grabbing some coffe in full Gandalf attire!

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‘The Hobbit’: 6 Things We Learned After Chatting With the Cast

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
Warner Bros.

Midtown Manhattan became Middle Earth today as the cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' came to the Waldorf=Astoria hotel (yes, that weird equals sign is the correct way to spell it.) Film writers, bloggers and gurus were in attendance and ready to hear the well-rehe

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‘The Colbert Report’ To Do ‘The Hobbit’ Theme Week

The Colbert Report The Hobbit Week
Comedy Central / Warner Bros.

Tolkien fans around the world are preparing for the December 14 release of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in many different ways.  Some have gone back to painstakingly watch Peter Jackson's original 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy (even if it takes place afterward), while others continue gluing their own hair to prosthetic feet in preparation for attending the release in costume.  But how is life-long Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert preparing?  With a full week of 'The Colbert Report' dedicated to the film, and spotlighting its cast as guests!  Who will be in attendance?

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‘The Hobbit’ Reviews: Early Twitter Reactions From the World Premiere

The Hobbit premiere
Hagen Hopkins, Getty Images

Last night saw the big world premiere of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in New Zealand. Normally most premieres are in Los Angeles but because 'The Hobbit' was shot in New Zealand (and director Peter Jackson was finishing the film in the days leading up to the premiere), the premiere was in Wellington. So what did the crowd think?

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‘The Hobbit’ Clip: Bilbo, Meet Sting!

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

After countless images, posters, trailers and behind-the-scenes material released for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' are you ready to watch the first clip from Peter Jackson's upcoming movie?

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New ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Production Video Has Arrived!

The Hobbit Production Video
Warner Bros./MGM

No one has better behind the scenes footage of his films than Peter Jackson and the series of videos detailing the production of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' have been among the very best associated with his work. After a lengthy gap, the ninth (and final?) video has arrived and it's all about the mad rush to push the film through post-production in time for its premiere.

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‘The Hobbit’ Filming Results in 27 Animal Deaths

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Warner Bros./New Line/MGM

Talk about your unexpected journeys -- a new report claims that 27 animals died due to the unsafe environment at a farm run by the production crew while Peter Jackson was filming 'The Hobbit.'

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‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Gets Two New TV Spots

The Hobbit
Warner Bros./MGM

People of the United States and the United Kingdom can, well, unite over their love of Middle Earth with these two brand new TV spots for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.'

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Peter Jackson Produced ‘West of Memphis’ Gets a Trailer and Poster

West of Memphis Trailer and Poster
Sony Pictures Classics

Over the past two decades, the story of the West Memphis Three has become the definitive example of miscarriage of justice in the United States legal system. In fact, the wrongful conviction of Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr and Jason Baldwin for the murder of three young boys in 1994 has already been extensively chronicled in the 'Paradise Lost' trilogy of documentaries (the third of which premiered last year), which actually helped get their case overturned. However, 'West of Memphis,' a new documentary covering the entire case, is set to arrive in theaters this Christmas after an extensive festival run. Check out the poster and trailer below.

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‘The Hobbit’ Soundtrack — What Does It Tell Us About ‘An Unexpected Journey’?

Warner Brothers/MGM
Warner Brothers/MGM

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' the first film in Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' trilogy, is hitting theaters in just  a month and a half now, and that means it's time for more promotional goodies to start popping out, including the official track list for 'The Hobbit' soundtrack. Back in the summer when Warner Bros. released the 'Dark Knight Rises' soundtrack list, it gave us some hints at what we could expect to see in the film. So, with the one for 'An Unexpected Journey' now available, what does it reveal about Bilbo and his band of merry dwarfs?

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