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Hollywood’s new King Kong

June 19, 2004 at 7:30 pm by xoanon  - 

Filmmaker Peter Jackson — assiduously disheveled, frequently barefoot and barely 5-and-a-half feet tall — is a giant in Hollywood. But in his native New Zealand he is something even bigger: its newest national hero. That much is clear from the moment you land at the airport in Wellington, where a red carpet is lined with giant golden replicas of the 11 Oscars awarded to Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and a massive model of the film’s eerie Golum character peers over the roof of the main terminal. [More]

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