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Old 12-21-12, 03:30 PM   #1
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Post Ars Technicast, Episode 17: Deconstructing The Hobbit


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey finally arrived a week ago. For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, the new film could be the best adaptation ever'or perhaps a movie that has lost the tone of the source material. In this episode of the Ars Technicast, we discuss the role The Hobbit played in Tolkien's grand mythology of Middle Earth, and how Peter Jackson's films have re-imagined The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit to serve the needs of movie audiences. Peter Jackson has also caused some controversy with viewers by filming the movie in 48 frames per second. Cesar saw it in 48fps, and you might be surprised at his final verdict of the new technique. Host Senior Apple Editor Jacqui Cheng is joined by Staff Writer Andrew Cunningham, Lead Developer Lee Aylward, and Social Editor Cesar Torres. And yes, this podcast episode is full of spoilers, so if you don't want to hear them, you have been warned.

Have you seenThe Hobbitalready? What did you think about the movie and the new 48fps projection? Share your own reviews with us in the comments.

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