Peter Jackson

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The week in TV: The Beatles: Get Back; The Princes and the Press; Escape from the Taliban; The Wheel of Time
Peter Jackson’s new Beatles doc is a visual treat with longueurs; Amol Rajan shames the tabloids for their treatment of William and Harry; and
Jeff Bezos gets his Game of Thrones

Barbara Ellen

28, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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‘I just can’t believe it exists’: Peter Jackson takes us into the Beatles vault locked up for 52 years
Ahead of his epic series Get Back, the director reveals the secrets of 60 hours of intimate, unseen footage of the Fab Four – and why it turns everything we know about their final days upside down

Andy Welch

20, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘Annoying snobs was part of the fun’: Paul McCartney and more on the Beatles’ rooftop farewell
As Peter Jackson’s TV series Get Back recasts the Fab Four’s final days in a more positive light, the ex-Beatle remembers the responses to their historic gig above the streets of London

John Harris

18, Nov, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Peter Jackson sells special effects studio Weta Digital for $1.63bn
The Wellington-based studio built characters and scenes for films including Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Wonder Woman and Planet of the Apes

Mark Sweney

10, Nov, 2021 @12:21 AM

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Beatles on the brink: the truth about the Fab Four’s final days
The director’s new documentary weaves together hours of unseen footage to dispel many myths about the band’s final weeks

John Harris

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Scientists identify key conditions to set up a creative ‘hot streak’
Researchers use AI to reveal runs of artistic success are commonly preceded by an experimental phase

Nicola Davis

13, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Lord of the Rings special effects company Weta Digital launches inquiry into toxic workplace claims
Former staff allege Weta Digital’s workplace culture included bullying, sexism and sharing of pornography

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Queenstown

18, Sep, 2020 @7:16 AM

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Ian Holm: a virtuoso actor of real sinew beneath the charm and calm | Peter Bradshaw
Alien, Lord of the Rings, Chariots of Fire and so many more extraordinary performances in classic films – what an exemplary career the actor Ian Holm, who has died aged 88, leaves behind

Peter Bradshaw

19, Jun, 2020 @12:07 PM

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I've never seen … The Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson’s mammoth Tolkien adaptation seemed to be too humourless and chockful of pointless names to be worth the bother – but I hit my stride en route

Noah Gittell

02, Jun, 2020 @11:47 AM

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Lord of the Rings must avoid face-ism | Letter
Letter: I deplore the fact that Hollywood has decided to lazily portray the ‘baddie’ Orcs as facially (and bodily) scarred in every Lord of the Rings and other Tolkien film over the past 20 years, writes James Partridge

Letters

20, Dec, 2019 @5:49 PM

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Orc-ward! Is this the world’s weirdest job advert?
Extremely hairy, mean-looking people are invited to apply as extras for Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings TV series – missing teeth an advantage

17, Dec, 2019 @1:47 PM

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'Profoundly wrong': Wellington's new mayor denies being Peter Jackson 'puppet'
Andy Foster says financial backing from Lord of the Rings director was not reason for his victory in New Zealand capital

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin

17, Oct, 2019 @2:31 AM

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