RTA Professor Collaborates with New Zealand University on Hobbit trilogy

Professor and Associate Dean of SRC, Dr. Charles Davis is collaborating with researchers from the University of Waikato, New Zealand to map global audience responses to Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.The project seeks to uncover how audiences are responding to the adaption of a classic children's book to suit the Hollywood blockbuster genre, as well as responses to tech-enhanced cinema (3D, High Frame Rate, and CGI). The study asks a number of important questions arising from the increasingly transnational nature of blockbuster film production and reception. The fourth survey, concerning The Battle of the Five Armies, has been launched and the RTA community is encourage to participate!