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Peter Jackson in Wellington (New Zealand)
Peter Jackson in Wellington (New Zealand)

Peter Jackson CNZM is a film writer, director and producer born in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand to Bill and Joan Jackson on October 31, 1961. He first gained attention with his "splatstick" horror comedies, and came to prominence with his movie Heavenly Creatures, for which he shared an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen with Fran Walsh. Jackson is currently best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, based on the books by J. R. R. Tolkien. He and his wife Fran Walsh have two children, Billy and Katie. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke) is the capital city of New Zealand and the countrys third-largest urban area. ... Companions Badge of the New Zealand Order of Merit The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Elizabeth II. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Principal Companion (PCNZM) (formerly Knight or Dame... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Pukerua Bay is a small sea-side community at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A splatter film or gore film is a type of horror film that deliberately concentrates on portrayals of gore and violence. ... Heavenly Creatures (1994) is a film by Peter Jackson, based on the true story of the Parker-Hulme Murder in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Frances Walsh is the wife of Peter Jackson, since 1987, and mother of their two children, Billy and Katie. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy consists of three live action films, directed by Peter Jackson. ... Wikicities has a wiki about The Lord of the Rings: The Lord of the Rings Wiki The Encyclopedia of Arda - Mark Fishers tribute site to the works of Tolkien Tolkien Gateway Tolkien Collectors Gateway The Tolkien Wiki Community TheOneRing. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... Frances Walsh is the wife of Peter Jackson, since 1987, and mother of their two children, Billy and Katie. ... Billy Jackson (born 1995) is the first son of film director Peter Jackson and his wife, screenwriter and producer Fran Walsh. ... Katie Jackson (born 1996) is the daughter of film director Peter Jackson and his wife, screenwriter and producer Fran Walsh. ...

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Career

Jackson started his career in film as a fanatical hobbyist, creating small movies with simple technical means and with the help of a couple of friends. When one of his projects, the horror comedy Bad Taste, over a period of four years grew from the originally planned half-hour to a 90-minute feature film, Jackson and his crew took the end result to the film festival in Cannes, received critical acclaim and sold the rights to twelve countries. This allowed him to start a professional career as a film director. Bad Taste is a low-budget 1987 cult film, one of the first directed by Peter Jackson, in which aliens invade an isolated New Zealand village in order to harvest human beings for their fast food franchise but are repelled by a three-man paramilitary force. ... The palace in which the festival takes place. ... A professional works to receive payment for an activity (as a profession), which usually requires expertise and carries with it socially significant mores and folkways. ...


Unlike some other New Zealand film directors, Jackson has remained in New Zealand to make films, preferring to have Hollywood come to him, rather than going to Hollywood to make his films. In the process he has set up or acquired a number of local businesses in order to support film production at home basing himself in Miramar, New Zealand. He was an early user of computer enhancement technology and provided digital special effects to a number of Hollywood films by use of telecommunications and satellite links to transmit raw images and the enhanced results across the Pacific Ocean, making good use of time differences between New Zealand and North America. ... Business refers to at least three closely related commercial topics. ... Miramar is a suburb of Wellington, New Zealand, located southeast of the city centre. ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...


Although appearing casual and relaxed, inevitably dressing in his trademark baggy shorts and without shoes, Jackson is a perfectionist with his film projects. He demands countless takes of every scene (with his "One more for luck"), pushes his special-effects crew to make their work seamless and invisible, and insists in authenticity in miniatures even on the sides that never appear in a film. On the other hand, many of his most beautiful scenes result from purely serendipitous shots taken while flying from one location to another. Despite this perfectionism, he has a reputation for needing significantly less budget than his peers to achieve spectacular results.


Universal Studios has signed Peter Jackson for his next film, a remake of the 1933 classic King Kong — the film that inspired him to become a film director when he was 8 years old. He is reportedly being paid a fee of US$20 million upfront, against a 20% take of the total box-office gross. As of 2004, this would make him the highest-paid motion picture director in history. The film has a scheduled release of December 14, 2005, and has a cast that includes Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts, Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody, Jack Black, Colin Hanks and Andy Serkis. Universal Studios logo This article is about the Universal Studios movie studio and Universal Hollywood theme park. ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... King Kong is a classic 1933 Hollywood horror/adventure film from RKO about a gigantic prehistoric gorilla, brought from a remote island to New York City to be exhibited as a natural wonder, that escapes to cause mass destruction. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Naomi Watts Naomi Watts (born September 28, 1968) is an English-born Australian actress and producer. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor. ... For other persons named Jack Black, see Jack Black (disambiguation). ... Colin Hanks (born 24 November 1977) is an actor and the son of the actor Tom Hanks and his former wife Samantha Lewes. ... Andy Serkis 2003 in Wellington (New Zealand) Andy Serkis (born April 20, 1964) is a British actor who was born and brought up in Ruislip, West London. ...


After King Kong, he will be writing and directing the film version of Alice Sebold's bestseller The Lovely Bones, which he has said will be a welcome relief from the larger-scale epics and bears some similarities to Heavenly Creatures. King Kong is a New Zealand/United States adventure/fantasy movie remake of the original 1933 movie written by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace. ... Alice Sebold (born 1963) is the author of the bestselling novel The Lovely Bones. ... The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Lovely Bones (2002), by Alice Sebold, is a novel told in the first person by Susie Salmon, a 14-year-old girl who is raped, murdered and dismembered in the first chapter. ... Heavenly Creatures (1994) is a film by Peter Jackson, based on the true story of the Parker-Hulme Murder in Christchurch, New Zealand. ...


Much speculation has occurred as to whether Jackson might direct a film of The Hobbit, prequel to The Lord of the Rings. His comments to date seem to indicate that he is interested, if the studios can work out the rights. Late in 2004 it appeared unlikely, as MGM (the studio, which holds the rights to The Hobbit) was sold to Sony in the race between Warner Brothers in December of 2004. Jackson said that production on "The Hobbit" will take at least three or four years, which would place a likely release date in 2010. The Hobbit is a fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien originally as a childrens story in the tradition of the fairy tale. ... 2010 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Jackson won three Academy Awards for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about the 2003 live action film. ...

The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ...

Filmography

Bad Taste is a low-budget 1987 cult film, one of the first directed by Peter Jackson, in which aliens invade an isolated New Zealand village in order to harvest human beings for their fast food franchise but are repelled by a three-man paramilitary force. ... Meet The Feebles (1989) is a very dark comedy film by director Peter Jackson. ... Brain Dead Cover Braindead (1992) is a cheerfully extreme zombie horror-comedy directed by Peter Jackson. ... Heavenly Creatures (1994) is a film by Peter Jackson, based on the true story of the Parker-Hulme Murder in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Forgotten Silver (1995) is a New Zealand film mockumentary. ... Mockumentary (portmanteau of mock documentary. ... The Frighteners is a 1996 film by Peter Jackson about a psychic private detective who stands in the way of a serial killing death-like creature. ... The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a film, released on Wednesday, December 19, 2001, directed by Peter Jackson with a runtime of 178 minutes (2 hours, 58 minutes). ... The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a film released on Wednesday, December 18, 2002, directed by Peter Jackson with a runtime of 179 minutes (2 hours, 59 minutes). ... This article is about the 2003 live action film. ... King Kong is a New Zealand/United States adventure/fantasy movie remake of the original 1933 movie written by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace. ... Based on the novel by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is about a 14 year old girl, Susie Salmon, who is murdered by a person that lives in her street. ...

See also

New Zealand Cinema is film made in or about New Zealand. ... Weta Workshop is a physical effects company based in Miramar, New Zealand, producing effects for television and film. ... Weta Digital is a digital special effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand, an offshoot of the Weta Workshop physical effects company. ...

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