Good clips of the festivities at The Roxy in Miramar for what has been labelled as the NZ Premiere ... I think the comments made are very pertinent. Glad the crew and cast members who attended had a good time and were acknowledged albeit locally. Thanks to 3NEWS, NZ.
My continued statement about the indifferent, case hardened attitude of the entertainment industry to a country and its citizens who worked so hard to make these movies a reality. Bouquets to Mr Grahame McTavish for joining his colleagues at The Roxy Cinema in Wellington this morning (NZ time) for the tiny Premiere of "The Battle of The Five Armies" which was invitation only. It should have been so much bigger and announced so much earlier. Thanks must go to The Roxy for taking the initiative to host a small Premiere at least.
NZ, Middle-earth - home of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies. The series of photos on this blog is a statement about the lack of recognition of the hard work that was put in to the making of the movies by thousands of Kiwis by a case hardened, indifferent movie industry. These photos will continue to be posted for the duration of the Premiere week.
Aratiatia Rapids - Barrel ride location, The Hobbit
Over the next two weeks (including BOTFA Premiere week), I am posting a series of photos of NZ. I am doing this to make a subtle statement about what I consider to be the indifferent, and case-hardened attitudes, of those who work in the entertainment industry towards a region of the world they consider to be dispensible and irrelevant.
Also noted that the pre-arranged and much anticipated fan celebration party of 'Special Magnificence' to be held at The Roxy prior to the midnight screening of "The Battle of the Five Armies" on the 10th December was to have had William Kircher playing with his band, 'The California Dreamers'. It seems that a replacement band and new special guests have now had to be found. This is a consequence of the late announcement of the Los Angeles Premiere on the 9th December. A large number of Hobbit/LOTR fans have apparently booked to fly in to Wellington from all over the world in the hope of celebrating the final chapter in Middle-earth.
Actor Richard Armitage has been cast as Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Movies. This blog aims to explore the stories about Tolkien's dwarves and any other material that may be related to The Hobbit. I have been a long time follower of Richard Armitage's work and have also developed a great love and appreciation of Tolkien's writings. I was captivated by Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies and will wait with great anticipation to see how he can bring "The Hobbit" to life for audiences.