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Tin Tin Could Be Coming To Wellington, New Zealand  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12218 posts, RR: 18
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3208 times:
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Wellington could be poised to host another Hollywood blockbuster – a film version of the Tintin books linked to Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor's Weta workshop.


It is understood the live-action film is in preliminary planning, with French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, best known for Amelie, approached to act as director, producer or both.

Sources say Oscar-winning Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, jointly owned by Jackson, Taylor and Jamie Selkirk, will be involved.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3820755a10,00.html

Peter Jackson and Weta Worships did the Lord of The Rings and King Kong movies

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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

My god you New Zealanders rave on with this WETA and Peter Jackson stuff.

Just get over it - most countries have major studios and host these sorts of productions. You're not special.

QFF


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12218 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3195 times:
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Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 1):

Its perfectly fine to accept that Australia isn't hosting any popular or major movies.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 1):
My god you New Zealanders rave on with this WETA and Peter Jackson stuff.

Just get over it - most countries have major studios and host these sorts of productions. You're not special.

Haha, I was thinking the same thing. We have family friends from NZ, and they can't stop talking about it. I don't think they realize most people just don't give a shit which movies have been filmed there.

By the way, I think it's kick ass they're making a Tin Tin movie, I used to love the books when I was younger. I'm actually going to get up now and see if I can find any of them.  Smile

Harry

[Edited 2006-10-07 10:08:55]


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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3182 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 3):

I'm sure it is difficult for you to understand since you live in the States which is a big country, and is the home of Hollywood, but for small countries, it is a major thing, and I understand why New Zealanders are proud of this. I would be too if such a big blockbuster as the LOTR had been made in Denmark.


User currently offlinePureKiwi From New Zealand, joined Feb 2006, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3167 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 1):
My god you New Zealanders rave on with this WETA and Peter Jackson stuff.

Just get over it - most countries have major studios and host these sorts of productions. You're not special

This is another movie Peter Jackson says he's going to make but the paper did a story a few weeks ago about all the movies hes planning to make and there was a few but I don't know how long its going to take to get them all finished and Jackson also wants to start producing games. I support New Zealand and everything like that but I think everyones taking it too far and getting a bit up themselves, whenever the papers mention Peter Jackson or WETA they call wellington Wellywood. They even let weta workshops put a big "sculpture" in wellington and it looks like they glued a few things from the tip together in the shape of a tripod and it cost the taxpayers heaps but since it was made by WETA it was worth it. New Zealanders really need to get over themselves.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 1):
Just get over it - most countries have major studios and host these sorts of productions.

Oh yes, and Australia didn't go completely mental over the opening of Fox Studios in Sydney and the fact they made that POS "Mission Unwatchable 2" there. Come on, 'fess up - it did happen.

LOTR was at least a masterpiece of the cinematic art, and all the location work was done in NZ as well, so you can't blame NZ for being just a little bit stoked about it.

The less said about King Kong, however, the better  thumbsdown 


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 2):
Its perfectly fine to accept that Australia isn't hosting any popular or major movies.

Bunk.

We have more than our fair share of extremely major films being made here - but we don't go mental over it.

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
Oh yes, and Australia didn't go completely mental over the opening of Fox Studios in Sydney and the fact they made that POS "Mission Unwatchable 2" there. Come on, 'fess up - it did happen.

Of course it did. The opening of a major international film studio would make most cities excited. It also incorporated a theme park and shopping district which makes it a little more exciting than the "Wellywood" precinct of the New Zealand capital. A lot more has been made here than Mission Impossible 2 (and you know it).

I just think the kiwis need to be a little cooler about it all. When I was there last it was actually a big news story that Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz were in the country at the same time. I felt like I was missing the significance of the event. It just makes them look like poor relations visiting the big smoke the way they carry on. Just be cool guys.

QFF


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 7):
A lot more has been made here than Mission Impossible 2 (and you know it).

I know that, but MU:2 was the first big one, and it was a huge deal, as I recall. I'm sure lots of others have been produced there since.

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 7):
When I was there last it was actually a big news story that Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz were in the country at the same time

Remember that NZ is a very small country population-wise and is quite far away from everywhere else. South Africa used to be the same way, the arrival of anyone remotely famous was (and still is, I believe) a major event. And let's be honest here, how many New Zealanders, apart from Sir Edmund Hilary, Peter Jackson, and Madge, have made it to fame beyond the South Pacific ? Not that many.


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

I've been told I look like Tin Tin. Sad


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User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 3):
We have family friends from NZ, and they can't stop talking about it. I don't think they realize most people just don't give a shit which movies have been filmed there.

You're right, who does give a shit about what movies have been filmed there? Kind of sad that they go on about that, because by itself - movies well aside - NZ is a kick-ass country (bar the All Blacks...but let's not get into that). It shouldn't take LOTR for people to recognise how beautiful it is over there...


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
I've been told I look like Tin Tin

Well, you do.  Smile

Harry



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
I've been told I look like Tin Tin

More like Snowy. Wooah wooah ! hehe.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
I've been told I look like Tin Tin.

That's like comparing a Ferrari with a Lada Big grin  duck 


User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1811 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

There has been some talk of Tintin and Captain Haddock being a gay couple....


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 14):
There has been some talk of Tintin and Captain Haddock being a gay couple....

Yeah, gays always come out with classic characters that they think are gay. Everyone has a nice little chuckle, and doesn't care much more about it.

Harry



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 15):
Yeah, gays always come out with classic characters that they think are gay.

Would you care to elaborate on that ridiculous and inflammatory comment?

QFF


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 16):
Would you care to elaborate on that ridiculous and inflammatory comment?

I've heard everything from Bert and Ernie, Popeye and Bluto, and a bunch of others that have been rumored to be gay.

Harry



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 17):
I've heard everything from Bert and Ernie, Popeye and Bluto, and a bunch of others that have been rumored to be gay.

It wasn't the second part of your comment I had a problem with, it was the "gays always come out with..." part. You can't cast dispersions over millions of people like that. It's the same as saying "all black people do this" and "all Asians do that".

QFF


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 18):
It wasn't the second part of your comment I had a problem with, it was the "gays always come out with..." part. You can't cast dispersions over millions of people like that. It's the same as saying "all black people do this" and "all Asians do that".

Oh, ok, it's just a case of you having to read my post again. You clearly missed the fact that no where in the post it said anything about gays as a whole. In your examples you conveniently added the word "all." Nice try.

Harry



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21696 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 3):
By the way, I think it's kick ass they're making a Tin Tin movie

They'd better not mess it up though.

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
I've been told I look like Tin Tin.

And there's a reason for that. Maybe you could play him in the movie.  Smile

-Mir



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12218 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3048 times:
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Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 7):
When I was there last it was actually a big news story that Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz were in the country at the same time.

Tom Cruise was in Taranaki and Taranakians were mental over it. You can't blame them thou because a famous person doing a movie in Taranaki. Taranaki isn't that popular.

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 7):
I just think the kiwis need to be a little cooler about it all

As has been said, NZ is a small country compared to Australia. SYDs population is basically the same as NZs. I'm sure if you called NZ home, like I'm proud to then you would understand.

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 8):
Madge

Who is that?

Quoting QantasA332 (Reply 10):
NZ is a kick-ass country (bar the All Blacks...but let's not get into that).

Well what countrys rugby team has won the Belsodie cup (excuse the spelling)for the last two years and who stopped the Australians chances before it was over for the year?

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 13):
Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
I've been told I look like Tin Tin.

That's like comparing a Ferrari with a Lada

Comparing a Lada to a Ferrari is the total insult to a Ferrari


User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

This is a funny post, and quite typically a-net. A post that would normally raise a bit of interest amongst the film buffs, instead results in the usual, sour, "look at me I'm Australian" humourless response from QFF, and an accusation of homosexual stereotyping!!

I used to read the Tim tin comics. Would be great to see a film.


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 21):
Well what countrys rugby team has won the Belsodie cup (excuse the spelling)for the last two years and who stopped the Australians chances before it was over for the year?

hahahaha thats the only trophy they can win and the Tri Nations. Your last three world cup campaigns have all been failures even though you field the strongest team


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
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Quoting 777ER (Reply 21):
Belsodie cup (excuse the spelling)

LOL not even close! It's Bledisloe!



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
25 QANTASforever : Pfft. This is New Zealand self-gloss and you know it. My response matched the wit and humour of the original post. QFF
26 KiwiinOz : Hmmm...maybe it is self gloss. I presume being an Australian, (and therefore, an exponent of the "tall poppy" syndrome), rather than accepting that s
27 QANTASforever : I'm an exponent of no such thing. I just think you guys should be a little cooler about it. You don't see Australians starting threads like: "Superma
28 Post contains images VHVXB : well you claim to be the best team in the world but you haven't proved it since 1987
29 Post contains images KiwiTEAL : Yes QFF, but less than 2% of them are "Australian" movies. Brian Brown was speaking on the radio last month, bemoaning the fact that there is little
30 QANTASforever : They do inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the state economy every year. That's worth a lot. Some of the movies coming out of New Zealand re
31 ZKSUJ : I agree, LOTR is being over bashed if you know what I mean. A little more of a 'not so big deal' attitude would be nice because the world frankly doe
32 VHVXB : Thats a great film so is the film the Castle
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