Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay small acts of kindness and love.— Peter Jackson
The most joyful Peter Jackson quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
One does not simply walk into Mordor.
The big-budget blockbuster is becoming one of the most dependable forms of filmmaking.
I don’t really like the Hollywood blockbuster bandwagon that exists right now.
The industry and the advent of all the technology, has kind of lost its way. It’s become very franchise driven and superhero driven.
Remember, pain is temporary; film is forever.
If you work at love, you will find love at work.
Everybody's life has these moments, where one thing leads to another.
Some are big and obvious and some are small and seemingly insignificant.
Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it.
A pregnant woman is like a beautiful flowering tree, but take care when it comes time for the harvest that you do not shake or bruise the tree, for in doing so, you may harm both the tree and its fruit.
Every film is a challenge. I always say that making a movie is like film school - you're always learning. But unlike most schools, you never get done with it. You never learn everything.
Two of the actors, Sean Bean and Orlando Bloom, have been caught between two landslides and are now trapped in a tiny town in the middle of the South Island. They have been taken in by a kindly woman who has offered them food and a bed. They were last reported to be cooking spaghetti and cracking into a bottle of red wine.
Rivalry doesn't help anybody.
When I start a film, I can sort of shut my eyes, sit somewhere quiet and imagine the movie finished. I can imagine the camera angles, I can even imagine the type of music. Without knowing the tune, I can imagine the type of music it needs to be.
I find that in the process of making a film you're constantly discovering things that you never even imagined would work at the beginning.
What I don't like are pompous, pretentious movies.
I find that in the process of making a film you're constantly discovering things that you never even imagined would work at the beginning. Actors come into the film and do things you never even imagined. Production designers come in, the director of photography lights it in a way that you never imagined. So, it's always evolving, always exciting.
And so I look back on not just the last ten years but everything that I've done as being sort of an ongoing growing continual film school. I mean I don't think I've got to a point where I've achieved anything that feels like, a particular milestone, but there's still a lot more to learn and hopefully a lot more films to make.
What I love about films is that you can see "King Kong" and you can be affected by it and then you realize that he was just this little guy when he made that fall.
To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career, there is no doubt about that. But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars, they are made for the audience.
I was bullied and regarded as little bit of an oddball myself.
Defeat is always momentary.
No matter how many great performances or exciting visuals we put together for the movie, we found that it was all somewhat two dimensional until we added the emotional heart of Howard Shore's music. Then, and only then, did the film come to life.
No film has captivated my imagination more than 'King Kong.
' I'm making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old.
Structure is important in film, but there's often structure to be found in the most unlikely of places! It's quite possible to build a structured story and retain idiosyncrasy.
The only thing about 3-D is the dullness of the image.
One of the first movies I ever saw was 'Batman,' based on the TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward.
It's all about his determination. You never, ever, give up once you start something, once you're on the trail of something you don't stop and that's what you have to go through when you're making a movie too. Once the train's rolling, you have to stick with it.
I think that George Lucas' 'Star Wars' films are fantastic.
What he's done, which I admire, is he has taken all the money and profit from those films and poured it into developing digital sound and surround sound, which we are using today.
The vast majority of the CGI budget is labor.
Elijah can register such subtle emotion on his face that I loved doing close-ups on him. He really brings a superb emotional level to Frodo's scenes and although he is a very instinctive actor, we discussed the character thoroughly.
New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.
To people in my industry I'm usually a guy that tries to generate his own projects and I remain very elusive when people try and attach me to big projects.
There's a generation of children who don't like black and white movies.
There's a level of impatience or intolerance.
As a filmmaker, you are going to manipulate the character as you need to make the scenes work.
Writing a screen play with a group of collaborators is like the Lennon McCartney collaboration .... sometimes one or two people do more than others on certain parts of the process and vice versa.
He who must search a haystack for a needle is likely to end up with the attitude that the needle is not worth the search.
I want to make a series of movies that run together, so if any crazy lunatic wants to watch them all in a row, there will be a consistency of tone.
I am a big Dragon fan. I've said it before- And I was fortunate enough to be born a Dragon in the Chinese Horocope.
Everything is in a script for a reason, and only by being part of a writing team (or writing it yourself), do you really understand the intention of every beat.
You shouldn't think of these movies as being 'The Lord of the Rings.
' The Lord of the Rings is, and always will be, a wonderful book - one of the greatest ever written. Any films will only ever be an INTERPRETATION of the book. In this case my interpretation.
With the right movie, 3D can enhance the experience.
Absolutely, it can make a good film a great film. It can make a great film a really amazing film to see .
People call Kong "a monster." He's not. There's nothing evil about Kong. He's just another creature who has opened up a little bit of his heart to Ann and it proves to be his undoing.
Fantasy is an 'F' word that hopefully the five second delay won't do anything with.
For a lot of my childhood, I didn't want to direct movies because I didn't really know what directing was.
Aragorn: Gentlemen! We do not stop 'til nightfall.
Pippin: But what about breakfast? Aragorn: You've already had it. Pippin: We've had one, yes. But what about second breakfast? [Aragorn stares at him, then walks off.] Merry: Don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip. Pippin: What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he? Merry: I wouldn't count on it Pip.
I don't believe in the concept that 3D should be shot separately.
I mean, every director has their own style, sure, but I don't think any of that is really an issue with 3D.
I adore physical miniatures and try to use them as much as I can and have a bit of a fetish about that.
I think 3D at 24 frames is interesting, but it's the 48 that actually allows 3D to achieve the potential that it can achieve, because it's less eye strain and you have a sharper picture which creates more of a 3-dimensional world.
Film is such a powerful medium. It's like a weapon and I think you have a duty to self-censor.
There's something incredibly tragic about Kong.
You feel almost feel ashamed to be a human being when you see what happens to him. I mean he is ultimately a pure-heart.