Or, rather, I should say he Facebook-ed it all because all day yesterday Peter Jackson was updating his Facebook page with reports from the set on the final day of filming for The Hobbit trilogy. Above is a photo he posted with the caption, “Big Richard, Medium Richard and Little Richard,” referring to Richard Armitage who plays Thorin pictured along with two of his dwarven-size doubles. It’s up to you to figure out which is which. “One of these is Richard Armitage, and two of them are not. It’s your guess,” says Jackson.
Directors utilizing social media is nothing new. I mean, doesn’t Bryan Singer tweet a picture from the set of Days of Future Past like every hour? But I don’t believe anyone’s done it better than Jackson. His video blogs and Facebook updates have provided fans an inside look at the filmmaking process that often even Blu-ray extras can’t compete with. And this particular day of Facebook updates is the best yet. You’ll marvel at how much stuff the man must manage in one day. It’s amazing! From 8:30 in the morning until 7:30 at night Jackson posted about filming stunts, fights scenes with Dwalin (Graham McTavish), Fili (Dean O’Gorman), and Kili (Aidan Turner), music spotting with Howard Shore, and Mr. Smudge, his cat, who sees him off every morning and welcomes him home in the evening.
Oh! And these two,
What’s happening here, I have no idea, but Jackson assures us this was filmed. For the movie, not simply shits and giggles, though I can’t imagine anyone keeping a straight face while whatever this is happens.
Do go scroll through Jackson’s Facebook for all the updates as they’re a fascinating look at the final filming day for one monumental movie undertaking. The only bummer is, if we’re to get any more of his video blogs, they’ll be coming from post-production. Still looking forward to them, though, so hurry up Peter!
Source: Cinema Blend