High expectations

“If [Peter Jackson’s] sheer workload weren’t enough to keep the 47-year-old filmmaker on edge, he’s also grappling with lofty expectations,” writes Sandy Cohen for Associated Press. “Chief among them, his own. ‘You’re always imagining the best, and then you always have to compromise for what you get in the real world,’ Jackson said. ‘It’s a process of constant disappointment,’ he added, ‘but somehow you have to hope that you set your goals high enough that even with the disappointment, you still end up with something that other people enjoy.’ Jackson finished the screenplay for the first Hobbit film in August. He wrote the screenplay, directed and produced The Lovely Bones, set for release in December. And he produced and served as mentor on the recent box-office hit District 9. ‘I get involved in films I’m inspired about,’ he said. ‘I get involved in movies that I want to see. That’s really the bottom line.'”


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…