Jackson & Echols West of Memphis interview
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 7:40p.m.
By Kate Rodger
Sir Peter Jackson is our greatest filmmaker.
He’s been awarded three Oscars, a Knighthood and a billion dollar legacy of blockbusters to his credit, and he’s put New Zealand on the movie-making map.
His latest film is West of Memphis, a documentary about the infamous West Memphis Three murder convictions in the US.
West of Memphis played at the Sundance Film Festival ahead of its screening at the New Zealand Film Festival and I interviewed Sir Peter and West Memphis Three member Damien Echols there.
Watch the full interview.
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30/04/2013 3:06:41 p.m.
Aaron Nicholson wrote:
Peter and Fran are quintesential Kiwis with a good grip on the meaning of life and how to deal with it.
NZ Gave them to the World but we sort of miss the early days when they hung out with us regular People.
10/08/2012 1:51:24 p.m.
Great Interview by Kate Rodgers, Glad to see Damien and lorri are having a fab time in Nz and having a good look around the place, nice to think they think of nz as there second home. good on you PJ and Fran for being there when a fellow human needed a hand, looks like yr both great People,friends and hosts. lets hope more people come forward with new info, wish i could give 1million towards the reward money.
24/06/2012 8:03:37 p.m.
Good on PJ for getting behind the campaign to right this rank injustice.
But in all fairness it's relatively easy for an erudite skilled not to mention famous liberal to build support against a legal system run by and for a bunch of redneck sh*t kickers, all us nice liberals can get a dose of the 'warm fuzzys'.
But how about he really puts his own neck on the line and produces a similar doco on the farce, witchtrial if ever there was one----yup you all know what I'm talking about --the Christchurch creche case--there's a Kiwi story worth telling huh pete?? But then again the whitchfinders in question are well entrenched in the halls of academe with their supporters amongst the chattering classes, might not be such a safe (from the NZ perspective) bet, so best not hey 'cos frankly the backslapping slobbering NZ media will be all over you like a nasty rash.
Though as I say massive big ups for getting those guys out.
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