I finished reading the Dune series by Frank Herbert in my first year at University. The Lord of the Rings films were being shot, and Arthur C Clarke compared Dune to LOTR – so I wanted to be ahead and read the book before the motion picture was released. Thankfully a friend recommended reading The Hobbit first. It opened up another fantasy world adding to the literary landscape that was expanding for me. As the nights continue drawing in, I recommend reading them in front of a roaring fire. Pipe or spice coffee optional.
So while people are excited about the new bond film Skyfall, I’m quietly looking forward to the Shire returning to the big screen. Wetting the appetite for the small folk Empire magazine are covering with a choice of 3D covers.
Ian McKellen is blogging again and will be covering his experiences of shooting in 3D and the 48 frames per second (twice the normal speed) experience.