The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has released the 10th and last of its traditional video production blogs.
Now that the first part of the Tolkien-inspired trilogy is at a theater near you, this video takes us behind the scenes of the most satisfying stage of the filmmaking process: the premiere event. (Although, according to Yogurt from Spaceballs, the satisfying step would be "merchandising, merchandising.")
Watch as director, Peter Jackson enjoyed the fruits of his labor at the film's big premiere in his home country of New Zealand back on November 28. Besides the overwhelming fanfare, it serves as visual evidence as to how much one film series has affected the economy of an entire country.
Kiwi national treasure, Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House fame was also on hand to sing theme, "Misty Mountains (Cold)." From a financial standpoint, Jackson and company should hope that, unlike the title of one of Finn's signature songs, history WILL repeat.