Peter Jackson quotes

  • A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Mean #Wizards

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Eye #Knowing #Needs

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Technology #Superhero #Way

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Photography #Light #Actors

  • The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Jobs #Play #Honest

  • [While shooting close-ups] you study real eyes, you study how the light reflects in them, you study the back of the eye, you study the way irises reflect emotion. You go into great scientific detail.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Real #Eye #Light

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Character #Ideas #People

  • When you're casting a movie and when you're shooting a film, the eyes are the most important feature of any performer, really. Any great actor literally knows exactly how to use their eyes, and even as a filmmaker I love shooting huge close-ups because it's those eyes that mean so much to me.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Mean #Eye #Important

  • New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Country #Village

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Believe #Mean #Thinking

  • Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Achieve #Filmmaking #Imaginary

  • I don't like putting glasses on and watching 3D. I don't mind wearing glasses, but it's the dimness of the light and the fact that you're filtering the light. Whatever 3D process is being used is a filtration of light, which means it's blocking some of the light.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Block #Mean #Glasses

  • I was bullied and regarded as little bit of an oddball myself.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Littles #Bullied #Oddballs

  • The one thing with 3D presentations is I think that 3D itself, whether it's 24 or 48, is at a very interesting point in time.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Thinking #Interesting #Very Interesting

  • Remember, pain is temporary; film is forever.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Pain #Forever #Remember

  • I'm a Beatles fan, and I remember in the mid-1980s, when CDs first came out, there was a sound of vinyl and the sound of the needle on it that people loved, and suddenly CDs were threatening.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Cds #People #Fans

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Beautiful #Pregnancy #Tree

  • As human beings, we always have resistance against things that are different and there's always suspicion.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Resistance #Different #Suspicion

  • It's interesting how the frame rate actually changes the perception of the 3D as well as making it more comfortable to watch.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Interesting #Perception #Watches

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Eye #Thinking #Interesting

  • To me, fantasy should be as real as possible. I don't buy into the notion that because it's fantastic, it should be unrealistic, because I think you have to have a sense of believing the world that you're going into.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Real #Believe #Thinking

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Running #Crazy #Consistency

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Taken #Wine #Islands

  • One of the first movies I ever saw was 'Batman,' based on the TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Saws #Firsts #Tvs

  • I didn't want my kids having to pass through an airport named after their father.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Father #Kids #Airports

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Kings #Years #Imagination

  • For a lot of my childhood, I didn't want to direct movies because I didn't really know what directing was.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Childhood #Want #Direct

  • New Zealand is not used to wealth. In America wealth is kind of a thing of pride. Here it's the opposite. The more you've got, the bigger the target you are.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Pride #Opposites #America

  • Defeat is always momentary.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Defeat

  • I regard myself as an entertainer much more than an artist.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Artist #Entertainers

  • I mean, I didn't have a huge upbringing with movies, I guess.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Mean #Upbringing

  • One does not simply walk into Mordor
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Movie #Doe #Mordor

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #School #Mean #Thinking

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Careers #Doubt #Oscars

  • Fantasy is an 'F' word that hopefully the five second delay won't do anything with
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Delay #Fantasy #Hopefully

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Attitude #Ends #Needles

  • To his ex-wife in court, he said I lost interest in you when the Botox lost its effect and you looked like a plastic doll that escaped from a fire.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Fire #Wife #Dolls

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Thinking #Gentleman #Tea

  • The vast majority of the CGI budget is labor.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Majority #Labor

  • The only thing about 3-D is the dullness of the image.
    -- Peter Jackson

  • The big-budget blockbuster is becoming one of the most dependable forms of filmmaking.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Becoming #Bigs #Form

  • Rivalry doesn't help anybody.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Helping #Rivalry

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Stars #War #Taken

  • Everybody's life has these moments, where one thing leads to another. Some are big and obvious and some are small and seemingly insignificant.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Moments #Bigs #Obvious

  • Film is such a powerful medium. It's like a weapon and I think you have a duty to self-censor.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Powerful #Thinking #Self

  • What I don't like are pompous, pretentious movies.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Pretentious #Pompous

  • 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.
    -- Peter Jackson

    #Book #Thinking #Wonderful