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The sixth in the ultrascreen series of anthologies celebrates the worlds created by one New Zealander in his pastoral homeland. From low-budget splatterfests to a world-conquering Hollywood franchise, Peter Jackson has relied as much on imagination as on technical ability. From the Pythonish splatter of the no-budget Bad Taste and the uproarious Muppets parody Meet the Feebles to zombie movie Braindead, Jackson cornered the market in Antipodean gore.
But there were new worlds to conquer. His acclaimed Heavenly Creatures told the story of two teenaged girls fatally enmeshed in a world of make-believe. It put Jackson on the road to realising Tolkien’s mythological worlds in The Lord of the Rings, and creating the jungle hell of King Kong. Peter Jackson: From Gore to Mordor details his eccentric career path, from the days when his films were only covered in horror fanzines to their debating by Tolkien societies.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780859653565
  • Publisher: Plexus Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/10/2004
  • Series: Ultrascreen Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Talent force 13
This has buggered your plans for conquering the universe 15
Bad taste 21
Peter Jackson, master of Bad taste 23
Meet your creature feature 29
Meet the feebles 34
Meet the feebles 35
I walked as a zombie 37
Braindead 42
Antipodal splattermeister 45
A critique of the judgement of Bad taste or beyond Braindead 47
Dead alive (aka Braindead) 57
Heavenly creatures 61
Heavenly creatures 63
Heavenly creatures 64
Making a film out of the horror of mother murder 67
It's all frightfully romantic! 69
Earthy creatures 79
Heavenly features 85
Gone not forgotten 87
Forgotten silver : interview with Peter Jackson 88
Silver magic 91
Forgotten silver 102
The frighteners : Peter Jackson 105
The frighteners : the thrill of the haunt 110
The frighteners 115
The frighteners 117
The fellowship of the ring
Rings bearer 121
One ring 127
The fellowship of the ring 134
The two towers
It is a dark time for the rebellion ... 136
Creature effects for The two towers 148
The two towers 151
The return of the king
All hail The king 154
The return of the king 162
Kingdom come 165
The lord of the Oscars 172
Peter Jackson directs King Kong 177
Kong cometh! 180
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