The Man Whose Feet Expanded….
An Unexpected Party indeed, for tonight I shall be feasting on the expanded The Hobbit: There & Back Again movie Blu-Ray which has just dropped through the letterbox. It should be interesting to see the additional footage as with the LOTR inflated editions, and there is a merciless nine hours of production material to wade through – say what you will of Jackson’s bloated epics but from a cinephile perspective the filmmaking insight should be precious;
Hopefully I shouldn’t be to exhausted for tomorrow’s plans, a BFI wedding visit which I plan to precede with the divisive The Councillor. I don’t think I’ve seen a film so argumentatively split critical opinion since, well, that film which we no longer discuss, but a combination of a Cormac McCarthy script, an A grade cast and Ridders visual sheen demands big screen consideration. That trailer is pretty uninspiring though…..