100 years ago, movies were black-and-white, silent, and 16 frames a second. So 100 years from now, what are they going to be?
Over 55% of all shots using animals in 'The Hobbit' are in fact computer generated; this includes horses, ponies, rabbits, hedgehogs, birds, deer, elk, mice, wild boars and wolves.
Adapting a novel is not really about being faithful to every word and every moment the author has created. It's more about that same story being filtered through somebody else's sensibility.
I've always tried to make movies that pull the audience out of their seats... I want audiences to be transported.
We've all forgotten how to be original.
If you're an only child, you spend a lot of time by yourself, and you develop a strong ability to entertain yourself, to conjure up fantasy.
There's a very go-to kind of attitude in New Zealand that stems from that psyche of being quite isolated and not being able to rely on the rest of the world's infrastructure.
One of the best things about growing up in New Zealand is that if you are prepared to work hard and have faith in yourself, truly anything is possible.
New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.
The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.
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