Ain’t It Cool News‘ Harry Knowles takes us on a tour of Peter Jackson’s house and its collection of film memorabilia.
Here’s a brief excerpt:
I enter to find Philippa and Fran and children of all sorts… really quite amazing… must be kids auditioning for some sort of project… Hmmmm… We sit down in the kitchen for some nice New Zealand Tea with milk… and butter/sugar Christmas cookies.
Normal kitchen, nice and neat… the fridge covered with family photos and finger-painting/construction paper paintings/etc…
In the hallway is a painting of one Jackson kid as Wendy from PETER PAN… and the other Jackson kid as Peter Pan… I notice my Tea glass has a scene from PETER PAN (Disney version) on it.
WHAT IS THIS? Peter Jackson and his progeny… and DISNEY!?!?!?!? Where’s the gore? The severed heads? The the the… autopsy saw?
I thought people that made and watched violent cinema were degenerates that lived a pagan and hazardous lifestyle… This house isn’t at all like I was expecting… no innards… no bones… All really warm images… including a beautiful Christmas tree with presents all around it. Dang, that reminds me… I must do my Christmas shopping when I get back to Austin…
Over tea we talk about all manners of strange events, including a mutual nuisance we once had to purge… he in New Zealand, me here in Austin. Weird small world sometimes.
Suddenly we get up and Peter sets out to show me the Jackson Home Theater….
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Be sure to also follow the links below to read Harry’s previous reports:
- Chapter 10: Peter Jackson’s home and film memorabilia collection
- Chapter 9: The wrap party and blooper reel
- Chapter 8: The last day of filming – Aragorn confronts Sauron using the palantir and plans his assault against Mordor with Gandalf
- Chapter 7: Denethor’s Hall and Alan Lee
- Chapter 6: Aragorn’s Coronation, the Corsairs of Umbar, autograph collection, and… Arwen’s role in the films
- Chapter 5: Weta Workshop, blue screens, marquettes, and props
- Chapter 4: Denethor, Treebeard, accents, Faramir and Eowyn’s wedding, and The Scouring of the Shire
- Chapter 3: The doors of Moria, Fangorn Forest, Gandalf’s resurrection, and the Houses of Healing
- Chapter 2: Faramir, Howard Shore, and the trailer
- Chapter 1: Minas Tirith