When Peter Jackson screened scenes from The Hobbit at CinemaCon earlier this year, some audience members balked at the director’s decision to shoot his footage at 48 frames per second (faster than the usual 24 frames per second), which creates a more realistic look that can be tough for the eye to adjust to and accept.
It’s not just that the image looks more realistic.
It’s that the image didn’t fit with the fantasy realm Lord of the Rings fans think that they want to see on screen when they journey to Middle Earth.
Jackson’s holding steadfast to his commitment to 48fps, but Warner Bros. has agreed to give ticket buyers more of a choice when The Hobbit opens in December.
According to Variety, the studio will tread lightly into the world of...
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