Reelz Exclusive: Peter Jackson Explains The Hobbit's Faster Frame Rate
12.14.12 by BJSprecher
What's in a frame?
With the opening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at midnight, acclaimed director Peter Jackson has once again brought J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and all of its denizens to life on the big screen. This time, however, he also brought a little something extra to the moviegoing experience — a faster frame rate. Some critics hate Jackson's decision to shoot at 48 frames/second and even Frodo Baggins himself, Elijah Wood, has said that it took several screenings of the movie before he was used to seeing it at twice the normal speed.
If you're confused about frame rates and what it might mean about your viewing of The Hobbit this weekend, check out this clip from our exclusive interview with Jackson, in which he gives our own Patrick Stinson a little history lesson in film and explains why the movie will be more "immersive" than anything you've ever seen before.
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