The hobbit an unexpected journey
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first part of The Hobbit film trilogy, based on the book The Hobbit, written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is followed by The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was the first film in history to be shot at 48 frames per second, a format known as 3D HFR (for double frame rate and 5K resolution).
On the shores of a subway lake will be when the modest Bilbo, being alone with Gollum, will discover not only the depth of wit and courage, a fact that surprises even him, but he will also get hold of Gollum’s «precious» ring, a ring with unexpected qualities and of great utility… A simple gold ring that is linked in such a way to the fate of all Middle Earth that Bilbo is not even able to imagine.
The hobbit: an unexpected journey
It stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage. It was previewed on November 28, 2012 in Wellington, Peter Jackson’s hometown and home of Weta, and had its worldwide commercial release on December 13.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was the first film ever shot in 48 frames per second (fps), which format is called 3D HFR (which refers to 48 fps 3D, as standard 3D is broadcast at 24 fps), and at 5K resolution. The film was also shot at the same time in the standard 24 fps format. The film was made by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Netherlands.
It was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and featured several soloists. The original song «Song of the Lonely Mountain», sung by Neil Finn, served as the credits theme. The album received nominations for several awards and peaked in the top ten hits in Korea and the United States.
Disc 1No. TitleDuration1. «My Dear Frodo «8:042. «Old Friends «4:293. «An Unexpected Party «3:524. «Axe or Sword? «5:575. «Misty Mountains» (performed by the cast of dwarves with Richard Armitage on lead vocals) 1:426. «The World is Ahead «2:198. «An Ancient Enemy «4:589. «Radagast the Brown «4:5410. «Roast Mutton «4:0211. «A Troll-hoard «2:3812. «The Hill of Sorcery «3:5013. «Warg-scouts «3:0214. «Euphoria «3:34.
In 2001, while continuing his work in the theater, Stott landed one of the most important roles of his television career, that of Red Metcalfe in the crime saga The Messiah. Although the original miniseries, The Messiah: The First Murders, consisted of only two episodes, its great success caused more episodes to be filmed, either as a TV movie or as a series or miniseries. Stott reprised the character in Messiah 2: Vengeance is Mine, Messiah 3: The Promise, and Messiah 4: The Denouement.
In theater, Stott has appeared in London’s West End productions of Yasmina Reza’s A Savage God at the Gielgud Theatre, which he also performed on Broadway, and Arthur Miller’s Panorama from the Bridge at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
On a personal level, Stott has a son, David (1985), the result of his marriage to a director from whom he eventually divorced. He is a great fan of Heart of Midlothian Footbal Club, a Scottish Premier League team, although more than a fan he is a passionate Hearts fan, and even admits that playing a fan of Hibernian Football Club (another Scottish Premier League team, Hearts’ historical rival) in Rebus was harder than playing Adolf Hitler. He currently lives with his girlfriend, artist Nina Gehl.
The hobbit: the battle of the five armies
At that moment, Thorin and the dwarves enter the room climbing on a large block of stone, which is split to reveal a gigantic golden statue of Thrór made from the gold they have ignited in the forge. Thorin challenges Smaug by saying that they are going to take their revenge, and immediately the dwarves release the fastenings so that all the molten gold from the statue falls on Smaug. With a scream, Smaug is buried by a golden mass of liquid metal. When it seems that the dragon has been defeated for good, a tremor occurs and Smaug, now golden, rises from the mass of gold as if nothing had happened, thanks to the protection of his scales. Furious at Thorin’s attempt at revenge, he tells the dwarves that he will show them what revenge really looks like before returning to kill them. And with that, Smaug bursts through the main gate of Erebor, smashing it to pieces, and heads for the City of the Lake, ready to consummate his revenge. The film ends with Bilbo lamenting, «What have we done…?».