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Xoanon
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Sep 24 2007, 1:49pm

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It's hard to remember now, when every respectable household contains the Special Extended DVD Edition of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, but the celebrated trilogy was once considered a somewhat iffy proposition. That's part of the explanation for how Jackson, a rather obscure director from Kiwiland, was able to gain artistic control over what Newsweek once called "the most expensive and ambitious movie project in history." And by filming in New Zealand, where he had built his very own world-class production facility, Jackson was able to use the Pacific Ocean as a moat, protecting him from Hollywood interference. The result was that rare thing, a global film franchise that bears a personal stamp an intimate epic.

http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=8550


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Elven
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Sep 25 2007, 7:14am

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It's hard to remember now, when every respectable household contains the Special Extended DVD Edition of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, but the celebrated trilogy was once considered a somewhat iffy proposition. That's part of the explanation for how Jackson, a rather obscure director from Kiwiland, was able to gain artistic control over what Newsweek once called "the most expensive and ambitious movie project in history." And by filming in New Zealand, where he had built his very own world-class production facility, Jackson was able to use the Pacific Ocean as a moat, protecting him from Hollywood interference. The result was that rare thing, a global film franchise that bears a personal stamp an intimate epic.

http://www.thedailypage.com/...cle.php?article=8550



I really enjoyed reading the interview - thankyou. I haven't read the Frodo Franchise, although I ordered it ... seems the bookshop is a little slow on coming up with the goods ...
It's something that has always interested me, the film arts down this way ... especially NZ and Australia.
Such an array of diversity between the two (though I do see them as being individual) ... and I think New Zealans has really gone ahead and taken advantage of their industry, and the timing has been spot-on. New Zealnd has so much to offer - especially with the dollar exchange. Austrlalia seems to be lagging, and might gain off the back of NZ .......
To me, New Zealand is MiddleEarth ... and everyone has a little piece of new Zealand in their home - the best bits Wink .. its beauty, its talent, its creative ingenuity, its ability, strength, hospitality and friendliness, enthusiam ... and throw in a bit of genius and innovation - it's in the films ..
I cant imagine what may have shown up on the screen if the movie had been done somewhere else ... OK ... lots of polystyropham rocks and inddor sets could have been put anywhere ... but the scenes which got me was Rohan ... yep, theres possibly some place in India which could have done it - but to have all the necessary atributes in one small spot on the globe, and the people to bring it together ... it was New Zealands call, and it was perfect.
And such a long way away from LA!! Mwahaha!!

Thanks for the link to the article with Kristen Thompson - I enjoyed reading it.

Elven


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rakshi
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Sep 26 2007, 4:08pm

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It bears a very personal stamp indeed.

Sadly, the stamp it doesn't bear... is Tolkiens.

*sigh*


FarFromHome
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Sep 26 2007, 4:54pm

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returns from across the Sundering Seas, there's no way to get his personal stamp on anything any more! Even The Children of Hurin, despite his son's incredibly respectful approach, can't really be said to be exactly what Tolkien would have done.

The best honour you can pay to a work of art, IMO, is to treat it personally, and allow it to inspire you to put your own personal stamp on it. Too much respect does no-one any favours.

...and the sails were drawn up, and the wind blew,
and slowly the ship slipped away down the long grey firth;
and the light of the glass of Galadriel that Frodo bore
glimmered and was lost.


Patty
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Sep 26 2007, 5:00pm

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and shakes head enthusiastically.

For Gondor!

 
 

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