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Peter Jackson

A Film-Maker's Journey - The Authorised Biography


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Peter Jackson by Brian Sibley
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A unique and personal account of the six-year quest to film the Lord of the Rings, with revealing insights into the award-winning director's life and films, including the forthcoming King Kong. this authorised biography of Peter Jackson tells the inside story of how a New Zealander became Hollywood's hottest property - from early schlock horror and puppet films, through Oscar-winning success with Heavenly Creatures, an abandoned King Kong remake, to the making of the Lord of the Rings - ditched two years into pre-production, rejected by most studios, then picked up by New Line Cinema in the biggest gamble in film history. Jackson tells how he managed to achieve the almost impossible: filming three movies back-to-back with a cast of thousands. He reveals the highs and lows, from over-zealous script doctors and accountants to on-set tantrums and disastrous early screenings. this illustrated book also gives a unique insight into the filming of King Kong, Jackson's lifelong dream project, for which he finally secured one of the most lucrative deals for any film director ever.
Release date NZ
October 23rd, 2006
Country of Publication
Illustrations (some col.), ports.
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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