Date of Birth: 10/31/1961
Place of birth: pukarua Bay
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Master epic movie
Childhood and adolescence
Peter Jackson was born in New Zealand, in the town of Pukerua Bay, October 31, 1961. The father and mother of the director were from England. As a child, Peter was fond of photography, so one of the friends of his parents gave him a movie camera.
This event was a turning point in the fate of Jackson. All his spare time he spent filming on the camera amateur films. Much attention is paid young filmmaker special effects. Not having at their disposal any means, Peter nevertheless sought amazing results. For example, the flash of the shot gun he portrayed, piercing in the right place film. Slowly but surely, Jackson moved on to more serious experiments. The amateur film competition he took part with the short film, in which he showed how great monster destroyed the city.
The first work
In 1983, Peter Jackson began shooting parody pictures` In a bad vkuse`, which tells about the attack of aliens. Peter not only directed the film but also played several roles in it, was a cameraman, screenwriter and editor. This reel Jackson created four years, and when she was ready, he realized that it is no longer an amateur movie. One of the friends of Peter was able to ensure that the tape shown at the Cannes Film Festival. To the surprise of all `In poor vkuse` I received many accolades and was bought for distribution by twelve countries.
Since the late 80s, Peter Jackson began working in collaboration with his wife, Fran Walsh, which was engaged in writing the script, and then began to work in the producer group. Together they are the owners of several companies involved in the organization and the technical side of filmmaking.
The first professional film by Peter Jackson is considered to be a comedy thriller `mertvechina` Live (1992). This picture brought Jackson enormous amount of genre film awards, including the Grand Prix Festival of Fantasy Films in Avoriaz.
In 1994 he published a psychological drama `Heavenly sozdaniya`, which debuted actress Kate Winslet, who played later in` Titanike`. Jackson then took a picture of `mockumentary Forgotten serebro` (1995) and the mystical thriller` Strashily` (1996), did not have much success.
The trilogy `The Lord of the kolets` is not only the largest project, Peter Jackson, but also one of the largest in the history of cinema. The idea to put the picture on the novel by John. R. R. Tolkien`s director came in 1995. He shared it with several film companies, and agreed to release the film `Miramax`. They bought the film rights to Saul Zeyntsa and began preparations for the shooting.
Peter Jackson wanted to make two parts of the film, but `Miramax`, experiencing financial difficulties, gave money only for one film.Rezhisser was categorical in its decision, therefore cooperation with` Miramax` had to stop. The project became interested in another company - `New Line Cinema`. Leaders not only agreed to the Jackson requirements, but also insisted on the release of the trilogy.
On the film, which took place in New Zealand, it has been allocated 270 million. The scale of the project hit. Trilogy filmed seven crews in 150 different locations. Jackson tried to make the world of Middle-earth as realistic as possible. To do this, all the creatures of the fantastic world created biologically plausible (eg, winged creature in the film is made with huge wings to be able to fly). For the filming of the picture was created 500 bows, arrows 10 thousand, 48 thousand pieces of armor and 19 thousand costumes!
In 2001 came the first of the `Brotherhood koltsa` in 2002 -` Two kreposti`, and in 2003 - `Return korolya`. The success of the film has surpassed all expectations. Trilogy has collected in hire almost $ 3 billion and has received 17 `Oskarov` of 30 nominations! The final part of the `Return korolya` won all 11 nominations, a record number for an Academy Award (in the history of this success was repeated only` Ben Gur` and `Titanik`).
Recent work and plans for the future
Inspired by the huge success of the film `The Lord of the kolets`, Peter Jackson began shooting the `King Konga` put kotoryyon dreamed of since childhood. Even before filming began, the company paid Jackson a fee of 20 million, that to this day is a record fee paid to production. The film, which was a free remake of the famous films of 1933 was released in 2005. He has received several `` tehnicheskih` Oskarov` and collected in world hire 547 million dollars.
In 2009, Peter Jackson filmed Alice Sebold bestseller `Lovely kosti`. The film, in contrast to the novel, the director made a fantasy, which in combination with the murder theme reminiscent of an earlier picture of Jackson`s` Heavenly sozdaniya`. The film was less successful than the previous work of the director and received mixed reviews.
In 2012, Peter Jackson announced the end of filming the next trilogy based on JRR Tolkien`s novel `The Hobbit, or There and obratno`. Two of the paintings - `puteshestvie` Unexpected (2012) and` Smauga` Wasteland (2013) - have already reached the big screen, and the premiere of the third - `The Hobbit: There and obratno` - scheduled for December 17, 2014.
Besides directing Peter Jackson is engaged in producing films, and in addition to the film works on the restoration of the aircraft during the First World War. He also collects full-scale copy of the aircraft. About any new ambitious projects in cinema director has not yet announced, but there is no doubt that soon will be another motion picture by Peter Jackson.
Author: Andrew Puminov