Peter Jackson on Why He Went HFR 3D for 'The Hobbit'

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Peter Jackson explains why he chose to shoot The Hobbit in the controversial higher frame rate format (48 fps) and in 3D. He says, "HFR 3D is 'different' — it won’t feel like the movies you’re used to seeing, in much the same way as the first CDs didn’t sound like vinyl records. We live in an age when cinemas are competing with iPads and home entertainment systems. I think it’s critical that filmmakers employ current technology to increase the immersive, spectacular experience that cinema should provide. It’s an exciting time to be going to the movies."

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