Peter Jackson

  • Aired:  12/06/12
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Director Peter Jackson describes New Zealand as the ideal directorial environment for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." (5:43)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY, MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE HOBBIT.

WHICH TAKES PLACE IN A BEAUTIFUL IMAGINARY WORLD CALLED NEW ZEALAND.

PLEASE WELCOME PETER JACKSON.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

>> HOW ARE YOU.

>> Stephen: SIT DOWN.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

>> YEAH, THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: AND IT IS AGAIN.

>> IT IS, I KNOW.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE A YEAR AND A HALF AGO YOU INVITED ME AND MY FAMILY DOWN TO THE SET.

>> I DID IN NEW ZEALAND.

>> I DID.

>> Stephen: I DON'T HAVE A QUESTION.

I JUST WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT FOR THE RECORD.

>> IT'S TRUE.

>> Stephen: I HUNG OUT DOWN TLRB, IT WAS AWESOME.

>> YOU HUNG OUT.

>> Stephen: LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU DID TO MAKE THIS FILM.

FIRST OF ALL, WHY DID YOU GO 3-D ON THIS THING.

BECAUSE I SAW IT ON FRICHLT AND I DON'T-- FIRST OF ALL, DOW SELL INSURANCE TO YOUR

AUDIENCE BECAUSE THEY MIGHT NEED IT YOU GOT TO STRAP IN FOR THIS FILM IT TAKES YOU

FOR A RIDE.

>> GREAT, YEAH, WELL, I MEAN, LOOK AS A DIRECTOR I'VE ALWAYS LIKED TO KIND OF TAKE

PEOPLE FROM THEIR SEATS AND LET THEM KIND OF COME INTO THE SCREEN AND BE PART OF

THE ACTION.

I ALWAYS TRY TO DO THAT JUST WITH THE STYLE THAT I DIRECT AND THE LENSES I USE.

SO 3-D IS A GIFT.

>> Stephen: YOU ALREADY SHOT THE 3 FILMS.

WHY WAIT, WHY WAIT ANOTHER YEAR FOR THE NEXT ONE.

WHY NOT JUST SHOW ME THE NEXT ONE NOW.

>> OKAY, WELL, I TELL YOU WHAT, I'M THE ONLY PERSON, HE IS THE ONLY PERSON THAT,

WE ARE THE ONLY PERSON THAT HAVE SEEN THE SECRETARY FILM.

I GOT MOST OF IT CUT BEFORE I CAME OVER HERE.

AND I SAID DOW GUYS WANT TO HAVE A LOOK AT THE SECOND FILM.

THIS WAS A FEW DAYS AGO BUT THEY WERE TOO BUSY SELECTING FOR THE PREMIER THEY SAID NO,

NO, WE'LL JUST SEE, YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT I OFFERED THEM A CHANCE TO SEE IT.

>> Stephen: WELL, CAN YOU-- I WON'T DO MY HAIR, I PROMISE.

DID YOU BRING IT WITH YOU?

DO YOU HAVE ONE ON A THUMB DRIVE SO I CANNING LOCK THE DOOR AND LOCK YOU OUT AND

TAKE IT.

>> OKAY, GREAT.

WHEN I DO COME OVER?

I WON'T TELL ANYONE EXCEPT THE 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE ON MY TWITTER FEED.

>> WE'LL HAVE A TALK ABOUT THAT AFTER.

>> Stephen: OKAY, ALL RIGHT.

THIS IS SO AMAZING-- NEW ZEALAND IS SO AMAZINGABLYLY BEAUTIFUL.

THESE FILMS SO SO IMPORTANT TO YOUR HOME COUNTRY.

YOU GREW NEWSPAPER WELLINGTON.

>> YUP.

>> Stephen: YOU TURNED IT INTO WELLIE WOOD.

ARE YOU SOME GUY WALK AROUND IN HIS OLD NEIGHBORHOOD.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: IS THAT INCREDIBLE S THAT AS SATISFYING AS MAKING ITS MOVIES THAT YOU MANAGED TO

DO IT WHERE YOU WANT TO DO IT?

>> YEAH, I MEAN LOOK I WAS VERY LUCKY BECAUSE I'M A KIWI.

I LIVE THERE AND I LOVE WORKING THERE.

WE'VE GOT FANTASTIC CREWS.

AND WE JUST HAPPENED TO BE THE LUCKY FILMMAKERS THAT ENDED UP DOING LORD OF THE

RINGS IN THE MOST PER SPEC COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO SHOOT IT I OFTEN SAID IF ANY

OTHER DIRECT NEVER THE WORLD WAS DOING THE LORD OF THE RINGS NEW ZE LAN WAS PROBABLY THE LOCATION THEY

WOULD HAVE GONE TO.

>> Stephen: IT LOOKS LIKE YOU BUILT IT TO MAKE THE MOVIE.

>> I CAN OPEN MY BACKYARD AND WALK OUT INTO THE YARD.

>> Stephen: DID YOU THINK OF ANY OTHER TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS THAT YOU WEREN'T

ABLE TO USE IN LORD OF THE RINGS THAT YOU CAN USE FOR THE HOBBIT.

FOR INSTANCE, THE SCENE WITH GOLLUM, HE IS IN SOME WAYS BETTER EVEN THAN HE WAS IN

THE LORD OF THE RINGS WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT HIM.

I CAN TELL SOMETHING.

>> WELL, THERE ARE TWO THINGS.

PHYSICALLY HE'S GOT MORE MUSCLES IN HIS FACE, GOLLUM, ANDY SERKIS HAS THE SAME MUSCLES THAT HE HAD 10 YEARS AGO.

A LITTLE OLDER AND MORE FLABBY THOUGH.

BUT GOLLUM WE'VE PUT MORE MUSS PELLS UNDER HIS SKIN AROUND HIS EYES AND MOUTH SO

THAT EVERY SUBTLE EXPRESSION THAT ANDY MAKES CAN BE ACCURATELY REPLICATED IN THE

GOLLUM PUPPET WHICH MAKES THE FORM OF CAPTURE ACCURATE.

>> Stephen: IT IS AN INCREDIBLE SCENE.

THE WHOLE MOVIE IS DAZZLING BUT THAT SCENE ITSELF I THINK IS AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN ANYTHING IN THE LORD OF

THE RINGS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: DO YOU THINK IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT PROFESSOR TOLKIEN

HIMSELF WENT BACK AND WROTE THAT SCENE AFTER HE FINISHED THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

HE WENT AND REWROTE THAT KAPTUR.

>> HE REVISED IT, DIDN'T HE.

>> Stephen: OF THE RIDDLES IN THE DARK CHAPTER.

SO IT HAS LIKE A DARKER QUALITY TO IT.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: THAN THE REST OF THE BOOK.

>> IT DOES.

AND I THINK, I MEAN TOLKIEN FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, YOU SHOULD TELL ME, ACTUALLY.

THE APPENDICES AT THE END OF THE RETURN OF THE KING, WERE THEY KIND OF LIKE NOTES THAT

HE WAS PREPARING TO DO A REVISED VERSION OF THE HOBBIT.

THERE WAS A STORY I HEARD.

>> Stephen: THE QUESTION WAS I THINK HE FINISHED THE LORD OF THE RINGS AND THEN HE

LOOKED BACK AT THE HOBBIT AND HE SAID WELL, THE HOBBIT WAS PROBABLY, BECAUSE HE

LOOKED AT THINGS SHALL, LIKE WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THIS DOCUMENT THAT I'M SUPPOSEDLY

TRANSLATING INTO ENGLISH.

AND HE SAID WELL, WHY IS THE HOBBIT A CHILDREN'S STORY.

AND HE THOUGHT OH, OKAY, SOMEONE TURNED IT INTO A CHILDREN'S STORY ALTHOUGH MUCH MORE MATURE STORY.

AH THERE MUST BE ANOTHER DOCUMENT THAT TELLS IT IN THE SAME STYLE OF THE LORD OF RINGS.

I WILL GO WRITE THAT.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: AN THEN HE GOT A WAYS INTO IT AND THEY SAID THIS IS NICE BUT IT'S NOT

THE HOBBIT.

SOW STOPPED.

>> I'M SO GLAD I CAME ON THIS SHOW.

THAT IS A QUESTION I HAVE BEEN WONDERING FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS.

>> Stephen: I THINK THAT'S THE TRUTH.

>> YEAH, RIGHT.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

LAST QUESTION, YOU GOT TO GO BE A FAMOUS DIRECTOR.

BUT DO YOU HAVE A CAMEO IN THIS ONE?

>> I DO.

>> Stephen: I COULDN'T FIND YOU.

>> WELL, THAT'S GOOD, YAY!

I GOT ONE OVER YOU, FANTASTIC.

I'M IN THE FIRST SIX OR SEVEN MINUTES IN THE MOVIE BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO SEE IT AGAIN, YOU SEE.

>> Stephen: I THINK I WILL.

I THINK I WILL.

PETER JACKSON, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: PETER JACKSON, THE DIRECTOR OF THE HOBBIT.

OFF WITH YOU NOW.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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