In the midst of all the ‘turmoil’ that Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit has generated recently, the one that’s standing out has to be his decision to present the fantasy classic reimagined in 48 fps.
The Hobbit became one of the first high-profile, mainstream theatrical films to screen in that format (which speeds up the number of images passing through a frame in a given time span, creating a more realistic look – standard is 25 fps). From what we are hearing, it likely won’t be one of the last.
In fact, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer tweeted recently that he was experiencing “serious frame rate envy” after his screening of The Hobbit, which doesn’t mean much until you pair that news with another bit of information from Magneto himself, Sir Ian McKellen. While doing Hobbit press, McKellen told Malone’s Movie Minute that Singer attended the »
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