Thanks to the lovely Fabomanto, who put together these clips from the German TV special about the making of The Hobbit.
Fabo’s set the vid to a soundtrack of classical music, which works beautifully as you watch the actors move in slow motion in their well-choreographed ballets of battle. Makes me appreciate all the more the hard work, dedication, fancy footwork and just plain blood, sweat and tears it requires to create such scenes in the film.
That Richard Armitage sure knows how to take a tumble and wield a weapon. *sigh*