Peter Jackson has launched his final video blog for 2013, looking back at the music for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Visit composer Howard Shore's studio in New York, where he discusses the score for this middle installment of the trilogy. Go behind-the-scenes for a complete look at how the soundtrack came together, and a special message from director Peter Jackson as he heads into the New Year, and prepares for the release of The Hobbit: There and Back Again, which hits theaters December 2014.

"Here is our last blog for 2013. I look forward to continuing the journey with you in 2014. Have a fantastic holiday!"
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