« on: December 21, 2003, 02:14 PM »
"As for peter Jackson he gets way to much credit, all he does is transform the book onto the screen with the help of a few others, big deal." - Movie Critic GNT
In my own critical opinion....what a twit! He doesn't even know the proper form of the word TOO, a descriptive word, as in "GNT posts way TOO much".
As for Peter Jackson: PJ has really taken Tolkienn's vision and made it reality on screen. He's done so through an extraordinary effort, having done a number of things never done before in major motion pictures. Like?
-Using multiple units shooting footage simultaneously and using satellite hookups not only to communicate, but also to direct and view dailies from a completely remote location.
-Using new technology in digital animation like WETA's Massive software which enabled those immense battles.
-He and his wife lent such a complete air of devotion to the essence of the story due to their own fandom and love of Professor Tolkienn's work.
-He took 3 years to prepare for the filming of this trilogy, including building working sets of Edoras and Hobbiton that took nearly a year to complete.
-His treatment was so deadon that he got the funding upfront for all three films from New Line Cinema.
-Gathering together the resources and talent to craft one of the best CG characters ever seen on the big screen in the form of Gollum.
Speaking as someone who works in television, and knows what massive efforts go into a television production, I can say with an extreme level of certainty that the film achievements of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy have been nothing short of miraculous AND revolutionary. It takes a leader, in the form of a director and executive producer like Peter Jackson to make something like that happen. Is the series perfect? No, but I put the challenge to anyone to make a better rendition than Peter Jackson and crew have.