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Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s upcoming fantasy epic, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which will be mixed and released in the new Dolby Atmos sound system. (Warner Bros. via Associated Press)

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Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s upcoming fantasy epic, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which will be mixed and released in the new Dolby Atmos sound system. (Warner Bros. via Associated Press)

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Peter Jackson consults with Martin Freeman on the set of "The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey." Introducing footage from the film that uses 48 frames per second, he warned that it would take time to adjust to the new approach. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

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Filmmaker Peter Jackson says his technique of using twice as many frames per second as the Hollywood standard is "much more gentle on the eyes." (Associated Press)

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Steven Spielberg (left) and Peter Jackson, seen at Comic-Con in July, hope their global blockbuster, "The Adventures of Tintin," will make its globe-trotting hero as popular in America as he everywhere else. It opens in U.S. theaters Dec. 21. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2006 file photo, Director Peter Jackson arrives at the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The cast members of "The Hobbit", directed by Jackson, on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, declared themselves ready for the cameras to roll on the next edition of mythical adventures from Middle Earth, after months of production trouble. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2009 file photo, Peter Jackson arrives at the premiere of "The Lovely Bones" in Los Angeles. Cameras started rolling Monday, March 21, 2011 on Jackson's production of "The Hobbit," following months of delays on the prequel to his Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

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FILE - In this July 23, 2009 file photos, Director Peter Jackson poses for a portrait in San Diego. "Lord of the Rings" director Jackson has undergone surgery for a perforated ulcer in his native New Zealand. Publicist Melissa Booth says Jackson was admitted to Wellington Hospital the night before suffering from severe stomach pains and is now recovering from surgery. She said Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 that Jackson was resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery. (AP Photo/Chris Park, File)