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Hobbit journey starts in Matamata

October 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm by linuxelf  - 

Film crews are now at Matamata’s Hobbiton film set as location shooting on Peter Jackson’s two-part fantasy epic The Hobbit begins in earnest – and the movie’s stars might not be far away.

One of two convoys laden with film gear arrived in Matamata’s Buckland Rd at the weekend, while the other headed to Queenstown from Sir Peter’s Miramar studios.

While production company 3 Foot 7 retains a tighter grip on information than Gollum on a certain ring, one nearby resident who declined to be named said the convoy started arriving on Saturday afternoon.

He estimated about 50 trucks and smaller vehicles towing caravans and a mobile generator wound their way up Buckland Rd and onto the film set over 24 hours.

Read More at stuff.co.nz.

Posted in Director news, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit on October 24, 2011 by Source: Stuff.co.nz
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3 responses to “Hobbit journey starts in Matamata”

  1. Otay_sweeny says:

    I’ve had the good fortune of visiting the Hobbiton filming location. I happened to live n Matamata for six months in Crystal Springs, and just before I returned to the states, I managed to skip the arm-and-a-leg price for a tour, and got in on local discounts at ten NZD. It was truly a great experience, and I wonder greatly if they have managed to get the Party Tree back into shape. It was looking a little dead when I was there, as they drained the swamp for the first one in favor of creating a veggie garden. It’d be a shame to let such a beautiful tree go dead 

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