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Auckland Film Festival: LOTR Doco Screened!


Auckland Film Festival: LOTR Doco Screened!

Cunning Vixen is one of the lucky people who caught a screening of Costa Botes' documentary, "The Making of the Fellowship of the Ring". The film features footage never before released from behind the scenes of the LOTR filming. This documentary has been released for the NZ-based film festival only, and New Line Cinema asked that it have the caveat of being a "Work in Progress." CV tells us all about it, and plans to delare marshal law if this exact print is NOT allowed to be seen outside NZ....and I'll be a card carrying member of that revolt if it's true!

LOTR DOCO REVIEW:

Cunning Vixen writes: Yesterday, at the Auckland International Film Festival, I got to see Costa Botes' documentary, "The Making of the Fellowship of the Ring," of footage never before released from behind the scenes of the LOTR filming. This documentary has been released for the NZ-based film festival only, and New Line Cinema asked that it have the caveat of being a "Work in Progress." Costa Botes, the filmmaker, was there to have a discussion with the audience after the film was shown.

Costa Botes is a longtime associate of Peter Jackson. He received permission to do his own documentary project around the Lord of the Rings moviemaking, with some caveat involving New Line Cinema permission to distribute the results. Costa Botes, working on his own without New Line input, used a different documentary editing style than that usually seen for the LOTR filmmaking material. Instead of packaging snippets like jewels on a CD, or smoothing them together with voiceovers and shots of luscious New Zealand countryside, he went for a raw approach, letting the material speak for itself, without voiceover or apology. The results were fascinating for an LOTR fan.

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