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The Hobbit Trilogy: 14 Mind-Blowing Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

The Hobbit Trilogy: 14 Mind-Blowing Facts You Probably Didn’t Know. The Hobbit has been a true example of fine filmmaking. It is technically sound with fantastic cinematography with attention being paid to every detail. So, The Hobbit Trilogy: 14 Mind-Blowing Facts You Probably Didn’t Know are :

1. Peter Jackson planned to make The Hobbit before The Lord of The Rings. The idea of the remake began after he watched the animated version of the 1978 Lord of the Rings. However, a snag in rights negotiations caused obstruction in the making, and Jackson had to wait for the opportunity.

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2. Guillermo del Toro was a part of The Hobbit for two and a half years before he exited his collaboration to bring Tolkien’s story to life with Peter Jackson.

The Hobbit Trilogy: 14 Mind-Blowing Facts Why Guillermo Del Toro Left The Hobbit Movies | Screen Rant

3. Peter Jackson was in a state of panic six weeks before the shooting of The Hobbit’s principal photography began. The panic was due to the uncertainty for the cast of Bilbo. Also, Freeman was signed on to play Watson in BBC’s version of Sherlock.

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4.The trilogy was filmed at a rate twice as fast as the industry standard that is 48 frames per second. This new frame rate was to provide a clearer image such that the fans would not be distracted during the film’s action scenes. But it wasn’t appealing at all.

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5. In order to introduce the world of optical illusions, Peter Jackson used forced perspective to make Sir Ian McKellen appear noticeably larger on-screen. However, the whole experience was more tedious for McKellen. He had to shoot alone in front of a green screen. This feeling of isolation was overwhelming for him.

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6. The movie had all the emphasis on the fictitious characters and their worlds, making it unrealistic and unrelatable for the audience. There were no human speaking roles in Tolkien’s world, and the main cast consisted of Dwarves.

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7. Smaug is said to be one of fiction’s fiercest dragons. However, his battle cries came from different places, out of which one is a little girl’s roar.

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8. The villain, Azog’s part in the movie, is found to be unnecessary and does not add anything new to the Middle-earth franchise to the narrative in any way.

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9. There were many challenges that the makeup crew went through in order to get Tolkien’s characters right. With the use of new technology also came the prosthetics issue, and, the male actors appeared blue.

Photos: Creating The Hobbit's Oscar-Nominated Yak Beards, Hand-Painted Blood Vessels, and Glowing Elf-Skin Makeup | Vanity Fair

10. Dwarves being an essential part of Tolkien’s story, were paid a lot of attention to recreate Peter Jackson’s vision. However, their beards and wigs were made of yak hair which turned out to be a problem for them.

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11. Besides playing slithering dragon under the mountain, Benedict Cumberbatch also provided vocals for the Necromancer. To fit into the role, he had to learn to crawl like a lizard as well as speak backward.

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12. Evangeline Lilly wasn’t pleased to be a part of a love story with Kith and Legolas.

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13. Legolas being a master archer and skilled fighter, barely blinked on the screen. However, only a filmmaker like Jackson could pay attention to such crazy details.

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14. Enough of liquid gold and paint had been used in the creation of the extravagant pieces in The Hobbit to the extent that the entire New Zealand’s supply was exhausted.

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