Through the link is Martin’s interview with Collider.com. It is a long but very lovely read where he talks about how much he looked at Ian Holm’s performance, how much the ring affects Bilbo, what the first day on set was like, filming in 3D and 48fps, the way he likes to work, how Peter Jackson is a Clint-Fincher in terms of the number of takes he does etc.. You can hear Martin’s voice in your head as you read it:
Have you asked if you can keep Sting?
FREEMAN: No, I haven’t, actually. I’ve got my eye on a dressing gown that Bilbo wears. But no, not Sting.
What about the wig?
FREEMAN: Fuck no.
The feet? The ears?
FREEMAN: The ears? No. No, I’m happy without them.
FREEMAN: No. When you’ve worn something for so long, you think, “Yeah, that’s cool.” I don’t– Yeah, they can have that.
Also, Empire Magazine’s Hobbit issue has been released today! Word is the lenticular covers are beautiful and there are 63 pages of Hobbit-related material in it! Something for a Hobbit-y weekend…