'Heavenly Creatures' was really the idea of Fran Walsh. It was a very famous New Zealand murder case, but not one that people knew much about.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: New Zealander

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I think it's important that filmmakers look at the technology and figure out how to make the theatrical experience a little more exciting.

Anything you can imagine, you can put on film.

I want to put everything I think I've learned about filmmaking and storytelling and put it to the test in other areas.

Second movies are great because you can drop into them, and it doesn't really have a beginning on it, particularly in a traditional way. You can just tear into it.

I first read 'The Lord of the Rings' as an adolescent. It's a dense novel, a sprawling, complex monster of a book populated with a prolific number of characters caught up in a narrative structure that, frankly, does not lend itself to conventional storytelling.

I hope one day that I'll get to make another horror film; I'd love to.

I didn't want people to sit there and watch 10 minutes of film,and all they write about is 48 frames.

Rivalry doesn't help anybody.

I love Bilbo Baggins. I relate really well to Bilbo!

I have a million questions about my granddad and no one to talk to.

'Bad Taste' was - it was, in many respects, my sort of, my, I guess, my single-minded desire to want to break into the film industry when New Zealand didn't really have a film industry to break into.

I just got tired of being overweight and unfit, so I changed my diet from hamburgers to yogurt and muesli, and it seems to work.

I'm not going to head off and do a Marvel film. So if I don't do a Marvel film, I don't have any other choice - I've got to go make a small New Zealand movie!

Actors will never be replaced. The thought that somehow a computer version of a character is going to be something people prefer to look at is a ludicrous idea.