In the land of the hobbits
The beautiful and varied landscapes of New Zealand provided the setting for Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, one of the most successful film ventures of all time. From the peaceful Shire to the fires of Mordor, locations were found for the magical world of Middle-earth where hobbits, elves, dwarves and wizards live.
When Peter Jackson was 18, he took a train ride across New Zealand’s North Island – one of the two islands that comprise the country. On the trip he read The Lord of the Rings, the great J R R Tolkien saga. The now famous film director tells how he was fascinated to see how the landscape he could see from the train window was exactly like the mythical Middle Earth imagined by the British author some 30 years earlier. More..Posted in Hobbit Movie, New Zealand, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit on November 15, 2011 by xoanon