Thursday, August 11, 2022

Peter Jackson's regrets

 So, I was interested to see a short piece in which Sir Peter Jackson confesses that he wishes he could see his LORD OF THE RINGS and HOBBIT movies as fans cd see it. Just as the chef cannot enjoy the meal, so too P.J. cdn't watch the films without constantly thinking about how they were made, in detail. Mark Twain famously once made a similar point about being a riverboat pilot.

Here's the quote:

On a recent episode of the Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, Jackson revealed that the most galling thing about making the Lord of the Rings trilogy was not getting to watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy as a fan. “It was such a loss for me not to be able to experience them like everyone else was, that I actually did seriously consider going to a … hypnotherapy guy to hypnotise me, to make me forget about the films and forget about the work I’d done over the last six or seven years, so at least I could sit and enjoy them,” he said.

And here's the link, for those who might want to see the comment in context:

--John R.

1 comment:

Paul W said...

I regret that he doesn't understand how badly he misunderstood LOTRs. :( I know it will now only get worse, but the works are going to be less and less recognizable in the popular imagination.