An Evening With Peter Jackson

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So tonight had an evening with Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings). Didn't think I was going to make it though. First was worried that I'd have to pay $45 not $30 because I wasn't a Powerhouse Museum member (Luc had bought tickets based on his id). Then I missed a train and the next one was ten minutes late, so I didn't get to the theatre til after everything had started. And the State Theatre usherettes had *no idea* where the seats were in the dark. So I never ended up sitting with the people I was meant to be with, and even then that turned out to be just Luc as Guy couldn't come. So then Luc raced off to get a bus after, which meant I didn't see him all night. heh.

So anyway. It was a really interesting night. He talked at length about how the deal with Miramax fell through and they had to get a new studio to back the films within four weeks. And how it ended up being three movies instead of two, or even one. And he talked somewhat about his background in making movies as a hobby, and also about King Kong which he's currently shooting. And just for fun, he had a dvd of LotR bloopers which he'd collected. Some of them were utterly hilarious.. like Gandalf done up with brides-maid style hair.. a bunch of setups like that and the usual line fluffups. Fun stuff.

4 Comments

CC said:

I'm so jealous! I wanted to go to that. Was it worth it, you reckon?

March 12, 2005 11:58 PM

   

kazza said:

Yah was really good. Maybe not if I'd had to pay full price, but really interesting to hear the behind the scenes of movie making.

March 13, 2005 12:05 AM

   

soss said:

wow.... sounds like a cool night!

March 13, 2005 8:01 AM

   

Ozguru said:

A friend went and said it was great. He liked the bloopers too...

Unfortunately I didn't know it was on - but then again I was working late so I would have missed it. Oh well. Maybe next time...

March 18, 2005 12:03 AM

   

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