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The Hobbit - A Potential own goal for NZ?

Old Nov 10th 2012, 8:10 pm
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I a starting to feel a little uneasy about the emphasis put onto these series of films.

First was the whole fiasco of John Key bending over backwards to Warner's demands to secure the film being made here.

Then the fact they have stretched out a 300 page children's book, into a trilogy.

Now it turns out that even our tourism marketing efforts are now subject to approval from Warners Brothers.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment...-on-Government

All this is potentially adding up to a less than satisfactory end product, which would then have a negative knock on effect.

I hope it all works out, but I think as a country we not have allowed a commercial interest to railroad government policy.
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Old Nov 10th 2012, 10:13 pm
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Default Re: The Hobbit - A Potential own goal for NZ?

Originally Posted by Catchafire View Post
a. Then the fact they have stretched out a 300 page children's book, into a trilogy.

b. I hope it all works out, but I think as a country we have allowed a commercial interest to railroad government policy.
a. Where the Wild Things was a much smaller book.
The Grinch that stole Christmas was a much smaller book.

b. I refer the honourable gentleman to my previous answer on the 100% thread.
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