Oscar winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie (Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) has sadly passed away, aged 59. Lesnie’s frequent collaborator Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) led the tributes beautifully on his Facebook page, here is just a small snippet of his touching piece.
Six films, 1171 minutes, nearly 20 hours…. the one movie marathon to rule them all.
Farewell, Middle-Earth, it’s been quite the journey. After six films and thirteen years, director Peter Jackson closes the book on his time in Tolkien’s world with his “defining chapter”, The Battle of the Five Armies.
“I don’t quite know what an auteur is. I’ve never quite understood that term, because filmmaking is such a huge team effort, you – I mean, I regard myself as being sort of the final filter, so everything that ends up in the movie is there, because it’s something that I’d think was cool if…
Over the past few days, the official The Hobbit Twitter page has been trickling out shiny new character posters for the final chapter of the trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The concluding film in the saga is released on December 17th.