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Peter Jackson To Be Knighted

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:20 pm

http://www.skynews.co.nz/showbiz/article.aspx?id=412342

The king of Middle Earth is being made a knight - for real.

Film writer and director Peter Jackson, whose widely acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy scooped 17 Oscars, has been made a knight in the New Year Honours' list of his native New Zealand.

He becomes Sir Peter Jackson for what the annual list honouring the country's worthy citizens simply calls 'services to film.'


;-D

He was my hero as a teenager (before the LOTR) because he had made a movie about lesbians :-b
And one of the lesbian actresses came to my school to speak (insert boner joke) :-L :-L :-L
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Re: Peter Jackson To Be Knighted

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:38 pm

surprised they didnt mention Meet The Feebles over LOTR
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Re: Peter Jackson To Be Knighted

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:47 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:surprised they didnt mention Meet The Feebles over LOTR


LOL, I haven't seen that movie in years :-D
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Re: Peter Jackson To Be Knighted

Postby knapplc » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:36 am

:-[

I have issues with Jackson's butchery of the LOTR. The books will long outlive his films because he couldn't stay true to one of the greatest novels of all time. Instead he has to go all "Hollywood" on us and change a bunch of stuff around, pretty much for no reason. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Whatever. Congratulations on the knighthood.
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Re: Peter Jackson To Be Knighted

Postby Metroid » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:58 am

I still liked the movies. O:-)
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Re: Peter Jackson To Be Knighted

Postby JTWood » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:44 pm

knapplc wrote::-[

I have issues with Jackson's butchery of the LOTR. The books will long outlive his films because he couldn't stay true to one of the greatest novels of all time. Instead he has to go all "Hollywood" on us and change a bunch of stuff around, pretty much for no reason. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Whatever. Congratulations on the knighthood.

Other than leaving out Tom Bombadil, which you have to admit read like a bad trip, what did he "butcher?"
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Re: Peter Jackson To Be Knighted

Postby knapplc » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:22 pm

JTWood wrote:Other than leaving out Tom Bombadil, which you have to admit read like a bad trip, what did he "butcher?"


I'm cool with leaving out Bombadil. There's no explanation for who/what he is, the whole episode is unnecessary to the story, and it's pretty odd. No biggie, that.

There are a myriad of other changes he made that would take a LONG time to go through. The biggest is taking the Frodo cliffhanger out of the second movie and putting it in the third. The year-long wait between the publication of The Two Towers and The Return of the King had readers waiting with great anticipation to see if Frodo would be killed in Cirith Ungol, or if he would be saved by some miracle. Frodo Lives! was soon found scrawled across subways and public places across the western world. It made for great drama, and Jackson utterly botched it.

It wasn't a total disaster of an interpretation. I own the movies and like them a great deal. Smeagol was spot on - almost beyond belief. Using Alan Lee and John Howe as artistic directors was brilliant. There was a lot to like, but a lot not to like, too. I would just preferred to see a strict retelling of the tale, not some director's version of it.

LOTR was voted the greatest literary work of the 20th century by some group who allegedly knows these things. It's a brilliant piece of writing that will be read 200 years from now. These movies may fade from memory all too soon.

Having said all that, I'm eagerly anticipating The Hobbit, due to be released in theaters in 2011.
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Re: Peter Jackson To Be Knighted

Postby scottaa1 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:05 pm

knapplc wrote:LOTR was voted the greatest literary work of the 20th century by some group who allegedly knows these things.


I was a bit skeptical of this so I did some investigating. Turns out, it was these guys who voted it that:

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Re: Peter Jackson To Be Knighted

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:15 pm

Look at my sweet high socks.
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Re: Peter Jackson To Be Knighted

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:53 pm

knapplc wrote:There are a myriad of other changes he made that would take a LONG time to go through.

At the risk of giving you carpal tunnel, I'd like to hear your complaints. Personally, I felt that the LotR movies were the most accurate portrayal of a book that I've ever seen at this spending level. You might be able to find some small budget flicks that stuck truer to a text, but for the money behind this project, I was astonished that the producers didn't royally screw something up.
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