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Peter Jackson

Sir Peter Robert Jackson, ONZ , KNZM (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter, who is well known for ... More »Sir Peter Robert Jackson, ONZ , KNZM (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter, who is well known for his The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001 to 2003), adapted from the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. He won international attention early in his career with his "splatstick" horror comedies beginning with Bad Taste (1987) before coming to mainstream prominence with Heavenly Creatures (1994), for which he shared an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination with his wife, Fran Walsh. Jackson has been awarded three Academy Awards in his career, including the award for Best Director in 2003; he also won the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Saturn Award for Best Direction the same year. His films also include Meet the Feebles (1989), Braindead (1992), Forgotten Silver (1995), The Frighteners (1996), King Kong (2005), The Lovely Bones (2009), and the upcoming The Lord of the Rings prequels The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The... [ Wikipedia ]

‘The Hobbit’: Peter Jackson’s unexpected journey to three films Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop

" (Warner Bros.) Peter Jackson has a message for J.R.R Tolkien: I can’t quit you. Nearly a decade after the New Zealand filmmaker concluded his massively successful “Lord of the Rings” trilogy — a string of films that grossed more than $2.9 billion worldwide, capped with a best picture ...

Miles de seguidores celebran el estreno de 'The Hobbit' en Nueva Zelandia

El estreno mundial de la nueva pelcula de Peter Jackson caus revuelo en Wellington, rebautizado como 'El Centro de la Tierra Media' WELLINGTON (Reuters) — Decenas de miles de personas abarrotaron el miércoles la capital de Nueva Zelandia, subiéndose a los tejados para conseguir ver a las ...

‘Hobbit’: Peter Jackson has ‘absolute belief’ in 48-frame format Hero Complex – movies, comics, po

... Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” opens in theaters Dec. 14, audiences will have the option of viewing the film in a revolutionary 48 frames per second format — a new projection technique that’s designed to offer viewers a hyper-realistic “immersive” experience, according to director Peter Jackson...

As the world prepares for 'The Hobbit,' New Zealand prepares for the world

The Hobbiton Movie Set, reconstructed for "The Hobbit" films and developed as a tourism park by Sir Peter Jackson and the Alexander Family (the original farm owners), is the most spectacular of all Middle-earth locations. From the release of “LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring” in 2001...

‘The Hobbit’: Happy birthday, Peter Jackson, and happy flying Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop c

(Steve Unwin / Weta Workshop) Peter Jackson has more to celebrate than just his birthday — the director is 51 Wednesday — as the countdown to the release of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” continues. As marketing ramps up for the film, the first in what is to be a trilogy based on ...

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‘The Hobbit’: Peter Jackson will craft Shire sound in Dolby Atmos Hero Complex – movies, comics, f

Martin Freeman, center, in a scene from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” (Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures) Peter Jackson wants movie theaters to be filled with the sounds of Middle-earth. New Zealand-based Park Road Post Production said Jackson’s new J.R.R. ...

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‘The Hobbit’ Director Peter Jackson Denies Animal Cruelty Accusations; PETA Protests The Film [FULL...

‘The Hobbit’ Director Peter Jackson Denies Animal Cruelty Accusations; PETA Protests The Film [FULL TEXT] Director Peter Jackson is facing protests from the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after allegations claiming as many as 27 animal died ...

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‘Hobbit’ costume designer Ann Maskrey’s favorite look? Radagast Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop

(New Line Cinema / MGM / Warner Bros.) “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” features at least 13 dwarves, a hobbit lead and a shire-full of supporting hobbits, three wizards, an elven queen and many more characters, and that’s just the first film in the Peter Jackson trilogy; ...

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Kiwis paid for Hobbit's cost of admission

"Middle of Middle Earth" greets arrivals with Gollum, Hobbit-themed flags, Gandalf Director Sir Peter Jackson says the films could have been shot in England, Scotland Wellington, New Zealand (CNN) -- You'd have to have been hiding down a, er, Hobbit hole, to miss the hubbub. You can fly ...

Hobbit-nobbing with the stars in Wellywood

... "elf n safety" video Other Hollywood blockbusters filmed there include "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "King Kong" Wellington, New Zealand (CNN) -- Perhaps the most nervous people ahead of Wednesday night's world premiere of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" in Wellington will be the weather forecasters...

Animal wranglers say 'The Hobbit' production company responsible for deaths of 27 animals

A spokesman for trilogy director Peter Jackson on Monday acknowledged that horses, goats, chickens and one sheep died at the farm near Wellington where about 150 animals were housed for the movies, but he said some of the deaths were from natural causes. The spokesman, Matt Dravitzky...

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New Zealand Goes Over the Top Over Middle Earth

‘‘Must be another Peter Jackson premiere coming up,’’ Mr. Edwards wrote on Twitter. He figured it had been about 10 years since the road had gotten such a spruce-up. Back then, for one afternoon in December, it had been adorned with a rather long red carpet, thousands of screaming fans ...

The Hobbit World Premiere Peter Jackson Martin Freeman Cate Blanchett Celebrate In New Zealand

Middle-earth mania was in full force as an estimated 100,000 Kiwis turned out to hail Peter Jackson and stars Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett at the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Wednesday night in the New Zealand capital of Wellington. ...

The Hobbit Controversy Animal Cruelty Allegations Cast Shadow Over Premiere As Peter Jackson Again D...

Director Peter Jackson, for one, remains steadfast in his bid to set the record straight. At a press conference a few hours before the film's splashy debut, the Oscar-winner again denied claims that the production caused the deaths of more than two-dozen animals used in production due to ...

Hobbit premiere: Peter Jackson jets into New Zealand ahead of screening

Director Peter Jackson has flown into his home country of New Zealand on a specially-branded plane ahead of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's world premiere. Two days after the movie's leading man Martin Freeman arrived on the same Air New Zealand Boeing 777, the film-maker and more of ...

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'The Hobbit' premiere: An estimated 100,000 tries to catch glimpse of director Peter Jackson and cas...

... entire population — thronged outside the city’s Embassy Theatre to catch a glimpse of conquering-hero director Peter Jackson and the cast of the movie including Martin Freeman, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving as they began their long march down the 2,000-foot-long red carpet...

Director Peter Jackson Revealed ‘The Hobbit’ Movie Pre-Production Troubles [PHOTOS]

"Lord of the Rings" trilogy film director Peter Jackson frankly talked about the troubles he encountered before filming the much anticipated fantasy film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. " The Academy Award-winning director revealed that there were times he felt the film production ...

Hobbits, Superheroes Put Magic In NZ Film Industry : NPR

With days to go, a buzzing intensity fills the once-dilapidated warehouses where Peter Jackson's visual-effects studio is rushing to finish the opening film in "The Hobbit" trilogy. The fevered pace at the Weta Digital studio near Wellington will last nearly until the actors walk the red ...

'The Hobbit' will usher in a new technology at movie theaters

" The Warner Bros. senior vice president of technology was reviewing a test reel for the "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," and a new projection technique that will show the highly anticipated Peter Jackson movie at 48 frames a second. The controversial new technology could ...

In Elf Ears And Wizard Hats, 'Hobbit' Fans Rejoice : NPR

" British actor Martin Freeman, who brings comedic timing to the lead role of Bilbo Baggins, said he thought director Peter Jackson had done a fantastic job on "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. " "He's done it again," Freeman said in an interview on the red carpet. "If it's possible...

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