The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey


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.



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2 responses to “The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

  1. Don Bross

    Hi, I have been following your blog for quite a while and seen allot of good post. But this one really does take the cake, how long did it take you to write this?

    • Not long – as just a personal thing on reading LOTR and Dune. I read Sir Ian’s tweet about his blog and “The Empire” covers and put it together in about a few minutes. Not going for any awards here just highlighting McKellan’s blog, fav books and the new film.

      Originally created content, with research, usually takes an hour or so from start to finish. Sometimes longer but those ones I keep for awhile before publishing doing a bit here and there and back again.

      Key thing is blog on what you know as it saves time.

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