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Peter Jackson: “The best fantasy is real."

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Nov 25 2012, 8:45pm

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Peter Jackson: “The best fantasy is real." Can't Post

Dominion Post reporter Tom Cardy talks with Peter Jackson just days out from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premier:


Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

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Tol Eressea

Nov 25 2012, 10:00pm

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Indeed it is [In reply to] Can't Post

This is the trick of writing good fantasy.

But every word you say today
Gets twisted 'round some other way
And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied


Nov 27 2012, 1:12am

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wow... So many things have crossed my mind [In reply to] Can't Post

as I've read this article. First... I can't explain how incredibly happy I am that Peter is having so much fun with this filming :D I remember his apprehension in the many months before the Hobbit finally got the green light made me sad... but I understood and accepted it because it's what he wanted. I was just elated that the years he put into saving this project finally paid off. Now... to read his unmistakable joy at telling this story and realizing he wasn't going against or competing with LotR is awesome! As I read this, I hear the same geeky fan with Peter as the interview we recently had with Philippa Boyens. These people are amazing AND are fans standing along with us.

The other thing that struck me with the several articles and clips I've seen over the past hour or two (or 3 or 4 ;) is how we probably would never have had this joy and excitement shared with us if these films had been made in the U.S. or anywhere else. NZ is a hometown, and they tell the hometown stories with the passion and pride all communities share when great things are happening... especially right there in Wellington :)

Seeing this phenomenon of enthusiasm, togetherness and pride we witnessed with LotR exploding again with The Hobbit is so gratifying and dreamlike. I just can't express my utter elation for this 12-year journey with more years to come!! The best fantasy definitely is real... especially when Jackson and Tolkien are involved!


I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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Ziggy Stardust

Nov 27 2012, 2:00am

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I feel so much better now that I read this. [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree with him on so many aspects. Also

"The majority of what we're putting in The Hobbit comes from Tolkien.’’

This really made me feel so much better about The Hobbit being split into 3 films.

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Tol Eressea

Nov 28 2012, 1:09pm

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It's funny, because it puts into perspective [In reply to] Can't Post

an idea that was already present (atleast for myself). The contrast between fact and fiction weighs heavily on me, and reading what Pete says here makes me all the more excited for the 13th to come around. Smile

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