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Weta’s metamorphosis in the age of empires

Paul McBeth
Fri, 12 Nov 2021

Weta’s metamorphosis in the age of empires
Peter Jackson's scaled heady heights. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Paul McBeth
Fri, 12 Nov 2021
Neil Sedaka may have sung that breaking up is hard to do, but Peter Jackson is showing what can blossom if you can.New Zealand’s much-feted filmmaker transformed Wellington’s Miramar peninsula into a hub of movie magic in the 1990s after a string of highly entertaining schlock horrors were followed by 1994’s Heavenly Creatures.Jackson’s shift in cinematic tone secured a nod at the Academy Awards in the form of a nomination for best original screenplay and introducing not only Kate Winslet to the world, but also the wonde...

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