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Who Needs Mountains Anyway?

March 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm by xoanon  - 

From Taranaki Daily News: Three Foot Seven Productions publicist Melissa Booth said there was no way Mt Taranaki would be used as the Lonely Mountain.

“We don’t need a mountain,” Ms Booth said.

“Mt Doom (in the Lord Of The Rings) is a completely artist-created fictional painting,” she said. “It’s already established so it can’t be changed.” She confirmed that location scouts had scoured the country looking at landscapes, including Taranaki. “It’s really just looking at this point. “They do a lot of primary research which then gets whittled down to the landscapes were looking at using. “We’re still working out what, if any, mountains will be used.” Shooting for The Hobbit begins on March 21.

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, New Zealand on March 1, 2011 by
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