of the Films
of the Films
30 October–20 November 2020
Augustinerstraße 1, 1010 Vienna
Peter Jacksons King Kong
30 October at 7 p. m.
31 October at 7 p. m.
2 November at 5 p. m.
The lovely Bones
2 November at 7 p. m.
5 November at 6 p. m.
9 November at 5 p. m.
9 November at 7 p. m.
They shall not grow old
10 November at 6 p. m.
The Fellowship of the Ring
12 November at 8 p. m.
The two Towers
13 November at 8 p. m.
The Return of the King
14 November at 8 p. m.
An unexpected Journey
18 November at 8 p. m.
The Desolation of Smaug
19 November at 8 p. m.
The Battle of the Five Armies
20 November at 8 p. m.
of the Films
06 Biography 6
08 Filmography 8
Bad Taste 10
The Frighteners 14
the Fellowship of the Ring 16
the Two Towers 18
the Return of the King 20
22 King Kong
24 District 9
26 Lovely Bones
28 an Unexpected
30 the Desolation
32 the Battle of the
34 They shall not
Peter Jackson, in full Sir Peter Robert Jackson, borned October
31, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, is a New Zealand director.
When Jackson was eight years old, his parents bought an
8 mm movie camera, and he began making short fi lms. He later
began work on with his friends what started out to be another
short fi lm. It kept growing, however, and Bad Taste was released
The comedy-horror movie won acclaim at the Cannes fi lm festival
and went on to become a cult favourite. Jackson followed up
with Meet the Feebles, which features puppets and people in animal
suits engaging in the seamier aspects of human behaviour.
He then turned to a real-life incident forHeavenly Creatures, about
two teenage girls who kill one girl’s mother. The fi lm starred Kate
Winslet in her fi rst major role. Its screenplay garnered Academy
Award nominations for Jackson and Frances Walsh, his partner.
The ghost story The Frighteners followed.
For The Lord of the Rings, Jackson took the unprecedented
step of shooting all three installments of the fantasy saga simultaneously,
over a 15-month period in New Zealand. In addition
to directing the fi lms, he also cowrote the screenplays. The three
movies The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return
of the King were both critically and commercially successful.
Jackson received Academy Awards for best director and for best
adapted screenplay for The Return of the King, which won a total
of 11 Oscars, including best picture. Jackson next directed and
cowrote King Kong, a remake of the classic 1933 fi lm, and The
Lovely Bones, an adaptation of Alice Sebold’s novel about a murdered
girl who observes her family and killer from the afterlife. He
then returned to the world of Tolkien with a series based on The
In 2018 he directed the acclaimed World War I documentary They
Shall Not Grow Old, which featured never-before-seen footage
that Jackson and his team had restored and colourized.
Skull Island 2005
The Astro Investigation and Defence
Service (AIDS) sends
their agents, Derek, Frank,
Ozzy, and Barry to investigate
the disappearance of the entire
population of the town of Kaihoro.
They find the town has been
overrun by man-eating space
aliens disguised as humans in
blue shirts. Barry kills one of
the aliens and is attacked by others.
After Derek notifies Frank and
Ozzy, he begins torturing Robert,
an alien they caught
earlier. Robert‘s screaming attracts
a number of aliens in the
area. Derek kills the would-be
rescuers, but he is attacked by
Robert and falls off a cliff ledge,
to his presumed death.
Meanwhile, a charity collector
named Giles is passing
through Kaihoro. He is attacked
by Robert, but escapes
in his car. He stops at a nearby
house for help. Another alien
answers the door and captures
Giles. He later wakes up in a
tub of water filled with vegetables
and is told he is about to be
cooked and eaten. Derek also
wakes up to find that he landed
in a seagull‘s nest. He also
finds that his brain is leaking
out the back of his head, so he
stuffs it back in and uses a hat
to hold it in place.
The story was originally designed
for a 20 minutes short film
with the title Roast of the Day.
Kaihoro, the name of the fictional
city, is based on the Maori
language of the indigenous
Māori people in New Zealand.
Kai therefore means food and
horo can be translated as city,
from which the term city of food
or city of food results. Furthermore,
Kai horo in Maori means
greedy or also fast food.
In 1952 Christchurch, New Zealand,
a 14-year-old girl from a
working-class family, Pauline
Parker, befriends the more affluent
English 13-year-old Juliet
Hulme when Juliet transfers to
They bond over a shared history
of severe childhood disease
and isolating hospitalizations,
and over time develop an intense
friendship. Pauline admires
Juliet‘s outspoken an arrogance
and beauty. Together they
paint, write stories, make plasticine
figurines, and eventually
create a fantasy kingdom called
Borovnia. It is the setting of
the adventure novels they write
together, which they hope to
have published and eventually
made into films in Hollywood.
Over time it begins to be as real
to them as the real world.
Pauline‘s relationship with her
mother Honora becomes increasingly
hostile and the two
fight constantly. This angry at-
mosphere is in contrast to the
peaceful intellectual life Juliet
shares with her family. Pauline
spends most of her time at the
Hulmes‘, where she feels accepted.
Juliet introduces Pauline
to the idea of „the Fourth
World“, a Heaven without
Christians where music and art
are celebrated. Juliet believes
she will go there when she dies.
Certain actors and musicians
have the status of saints in this
afterlife, such as singer Mario...
It was Peter Jackson‘s wife
Fran Walsh who, after a series
of horror comedies, persuaded
Jackson to tell the story of the
1950s murder case from the
perspective of the two teenagers
and also researched and
wrote the script for it.
The film was parodyed in the television
series The Simpsons.
The architect Frank Bannister
abandons his profession and
unfi nished „dream house“ and
befriends three spirits, that he
uses to haunt houses so he can
then „exorcise“ them for a fee.
Frank is not well-liked and most
locals consider him a con man.
While conning a newly-arrived
couple, Mr. Ray Lynskey and
his wife Lucy, Frank notices a
number on Ray‘s forehead that
only he can see.
Soon after, Ray dies of a heart
attack. Other people have also
recently died of random heart attacks.
While Frank is questioned
about the deaths, FBI Agent
Milton Dammers arrives. Convinced
Frank is responsible for
all the deaths he arrests Frank.
While investigating the muders,
Lucy becomes a target of the
Frank decides to commit suicide
to stop the cruel Grim
Reaper. Lucy instead really
suggests that Frank have
a real near-death experien-
ce using hypothermia and barbiturates
to stop his heart. Now a
ghost, Frank confronts the apparition
and discovers that it is
actually Johnny Bartlett, a psychiatric
hospital orderly who
killed twelve people in 1964 before
being captured, convicted
It was the last big role for Michael
J. Fox, after he retired
from the fi lm business because
of his Parkinson‘s disease.
The Lynskey family is named
after the real name of actress
Melanie Lynskey, who played
a major role in Peter Jackson‘s
of the Ring - LotR
Bilbo celebrates his 111th birthday
in the Shire, reuniting with
his old friend, Gandalf the Grey.
Bilbo reveals that he intends to
leave the Shire for one last adventure,
and he leaves his inheritance,
including the Ring, to his
Gandalf, suspicious of the Ring,
tells Frodo to keep it secret and
to keep it safe. Gandalf then investigates
the Ring, discovers
its true nature and returns to
warn Frodo. Gandalf also learns
that Gollum was captured
and tortured by Orcs, and that
Gollum uttered two words during
Shire and Baggins. Gadalf instructs
little Frodo to leave the
Shire, accompanied by his
good friend Samwise Gamgee.
Gandalf rides to Isengard to meet
with fellow wizard Saruman the
White, but learns that he has joined
forces with Sauron, who
has dispatched his nine undead
Nazgûl servants to find Frodo.
Frodo and Sam are joined by
fellow hobbits Merry and Pippin,
and they evade the Nazgûl,
arriving in Bree, where they are
meant to meet Gandalf.
At the 2002 Academy Awards,
the fi lm received four Oscars:
for the fi lm music, the visual effects,
the make-up and the camera.
Overall, the film was nominated
for 13 Oscars, including best director
and best fi lm.
Christopher Lee was the only
actor who knew J.R.R. Tolkien
personally. As a sign of their
friendship, which arose during
the fi lming, the nice actors of
the nine companions got tattooed.
Only the actor of Gimli, did
not want a tattoo.
the Two Towres
Awakening from a dream of
Gandalf battling the Balrog,
Frodo Baggins and his friend
Samwise Gamgee fi nd themselves
lost in the Emyn Muil
near Mordor and become aware
that they are being tracked
by Gollum, a former bearer of
the One Ring. After capturing
him, a sympathetic Frodo decides
to use Gollum as a guide,
despite Sam‘s objections.
Meanwhile, Aragorn, Legolas
and Gimli pursue the Uruk-hai
to save their companions Merry
and Pippin. The Uruk-hai are
ambushed by a group of Rohirrim,
while the two Hobbits escape
into the Fangorn Forest.
Aragorn‘s group later meets
the Rohirrim and their leader
Éomer, who reveals that they
have been exiled by their great
king Théoden who is being
manipulated by Saruman and
his servant Gríma Wormtongue
into turning a blind eye to Saruman‘s
forces running rampant
While searching for the Hobbits
in Fangorn, Aragorn‘s group
encounters Gandalf, who, after
succumbing to his injuries while
killing the Balrog in Moria, has
been resurrected as Gandalf
the White to help save Middleearth.
Aragorn‘s group travels to Rohan‘s
capital city Edoras, where
Gandalf releases Théoden
from Saruman‘s infl uence and...
Around seven months to creation
of the backdrops of Helms
One scene shows Aragorn
with Gimli and Legolas as they
search the Uruk-hai‘s stake for
their nice hobbit friends. Aragorn
angrily kicks a heavy helmet
and screams. This loudly
scream was real because Aragorn
actor Viggo Mortensen
broke his toe during this action.
The scene was used for his request.
the Return of the King
Two Hobbits, Sméagol and
Déagol, are fi shing when Déagol
discovers the One Ring
in the river. Sméagol is ensnared
by the Ring, and kills his
friend for it. He retreats into
the Misty Mountains as the
Ring twists his body and mind,
until he becomes the creature
Centuries later, during the War
of the Ring, Gandalf leads
Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and
King Théoden to Isengard,
where they reunite with Merry
and Pippin. Gandalf retrieves
the defeated Saruman‘s
palantír. Pippin later looks into
the seeing-stone and is seen
by Sauron. From Pippin‘s description
of his visions, Gandalf
surmises that Sauron will
attack Gondor‘s capital Minas
Tirith. He rides there to warn
Gondor‘s steward Denethor,
taking Pippin with him.
Gollum leads Frodo Baggins
and Samwise Gamgee
to Minas Morgul, where they
watch the Witch-king of Angmar,
leader of the nine Nazgûl,
lead an army of Orcs towards
Gondor. The hobbits begin
climbing a stair carved in the
cliff face that leads to a secret
tunnel into Mordor, unaware
that Gollum plans to kill them
and take the Ring. The Witchking
and his forces strike and
overwhelm Osgiliath, forcing
Faramir and his garrison to
retreat to Minas Tirith...
After fi lming, Elijah Wood and
Andy Serkis were allowed to
keep one of the rings used in
the fi lm. Orlando Bloom was
allowed to keep his bow, which
was taken away from him when
he left customs.
The Return of the King is one of
three fi lms that have won eleven
Oscars. The Return of the
King is also one of the few fi lms
to achieve a so-called clean
sweep, that is, the win of all the
Oscars for which he was nominated.
Skull Island, 1987
In 1933, during the Great Depression,
New York City vaudeville
actress Ann Darrow is
hired by the financially troubled
filmmaker Carl Denham to star
in a film alongside actor Bruce
Baxter. Ann learns her favorite
playwright, Jack Driscoll, is the
Filming takes place on a tramp
steamer, the SS Venture, under
the command of Captain Englehorn,
and under Carl‘s pretense
that it will be sailing to Singapore.
In truth, Carl intends to
sail to and film the mysterious
Skull Island. Captain Englehorn
has second thoughts about the
voyage, prompted by his crew‘s
speculation of trouble ahead.
On the voyage, Ann and Jack
fall in love.
Deep in the southern waters,
the Venture receives a radio
message informing Englehorn
there is a warrant for Carl‘s ar-
rest due to his defiance of the
studio‘s orders to cease production.
The message instructs Englehorn
to divert to Rangoon, but
the ship becomes lost in fog
and runs aground on the rocky
shore of Skull Island.
Carl and his crew explore the
island and are attacked by natives.
Englehorn intervenes and
rescues the film crew, but as
they make efforts to leave the
Aside from the King Kong filming
of 1933, the fictional Isle
of Skull Island was featured in
a previous Sir Peter Jackson
movie, Braindead. The character
of Jimmy, played by Jamie
Bell, also appears in the original
King Kong. In the original,
Jimmy dies in the fight with the
insects in the gorge, he survives
in Peter Jackson‘s film. Jimmy
also appears in the movie
In 1982, a giant extraterrestrial
spaceship arrives and hovers
over the South African city
of Johannesburg. An investigation
team finds over a million
malnourished aliens (derogatorily
called „Prawns“) inside, and
the South African government
relocates them to a camp called
However, over the years it turns
into a slum, and locals often
complain that the aliens are filthy,
ignorant lawbreakers who
bleed resources from humans.
Following unrest between the
aliens and locals, the government
hires Multinational United
(MNU), a huge weapons manufacturer,
to relocate the aliens
to a new camp outside the city.
Piet Smit, an MNU executive,
appoints MNU employee and
his son-in-law Wikus van de
Merwe, to lead the relocation.
Meanwhile, three aliens, Christopher
Johnson, his young son
CJ and his friend Paul, search a
District 9 garbage dump for an
alien fuel in Prawn technology,
which Christopher in real has
had them spend the last twenty
years synthesizing enough of to
enact his plan.
They finally finish in Paul‘s
shack as the relocation begins
but when Wikus comes to the
shack to serve Paul notice...
Blomkamp stated that the social
situation of the extraterrestrials
in the film was inspired,
among other things, by the xenophobic
unrest in South Africa
in 2008. At that time, residents
of the poor districts had acted
against illegal immigrants who
were even worse off.
The title and plot are based on
events that took place in District
Six, a residential area in
Cape Town, during the apartheid
the Lovely Bones
In 1973, 14-year-old high school
freshman Susie Salmon dreams
of becoming a photographer.
One day, Ray, a boy she
has a crush on, asks her out.
As Susie walks home through
a cornfield, she runs into her
neighbor, George Harvey,
who coaxes her into an underground
„kid‘s hideout“ he has
built. Inside, Susie grows uncomfortable
and attempts to
leave; George grabs her and
the scene fades until she is
seen rushing past her alarmed
classmate Ruth Connors, seemingly
fleeing Harvey‘s den.
The Salmons become worried
when Susie fails to return home
Her father, Jack, searches for
her, while her mother, Abigail,
waits for the police. In town,
Susie sees Jack, who does not
respond to her when she calls.
Susie runs home to find Harvey
soaking in a bathtub. After se-
eing the bloody bathroom and
her bracelet hanging on the sink
faucet, Susie realizes she never
escaped the underground
den and Harvey murdered her.
Screaming, Susan is pulled into
the „In-Between“, that is neither
Heaven nor Earth.
From there, Susie watches over
her loved ones, and resists her
new afterlife friend Holly‘s urging
her to let go.
Jackson explained he enjoyed
the novel because he found it
„curiously optimistic“ and uplifting
because of the narrator‘s
sense of humor, adding there
was a difference between its
tone and subject matter. He
felt very few films dealt with the
loss of a loved one.
A 120-page draft of the script
was written by September
Approaching his 111th birthday,
the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins
writing down the full story of his
adventure 60 years earlier for the
benefit of his nephew Frodo.
Long before Bilbo‘s involvement,
the Dwarf king Thrór brought an
era of prosperity for his kin under
the Lonely Mountain until the arrival
of the dragon Smaug. Destroying
the nearby town of Dale,
Smaug drove the Dwarves out
of their mountain and took their
hoard of gold. Thrór‘s grandson,
Thorin, sees King Thranduil and
his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside,
and is dismayed when they
leave rather than aid his people,
resulting in Thorin‘s everlasting
hatred of Elves.
In the Shire, 50-year-old Bilbo
is tricked by the wizard Gandalf
the Grey into hosting a party for
Thorin and his company of Dwarves:
Balin, Dwalin, Fíli, Kíli, Dori,
Nori, Ori, Óin, Glóin, Bifur, Bofur,
and Bombur. Gandalf‘s aim is to
recruit Bilbo as the company‘s
„burglar“ to aid them in their quest
to enter the Lonely Mountain. Bilbo
is unwilling to accept at first,
but has a change of heart after
the company leaves without him
the next day. Bilbo races to join
A fi lm adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s
novel The Hobbit (1937)
was in development for several
years after the critical and
fi nancial success of The Lord
of the Rings fi lm trilogy (2001–
2003), co-written, co-produced,
and directed by Peter Jackson.
Jackson was initially going to
produce a two-fi lm adaptation
of The Hobbit, which was to be
directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Del Toro left the project in May
2010, after about two years of
working with Jackson and his
production team, due to delays
caused in part by fi nancial problems
Jackson was announced as
director that October.
the Desolation of
In the village of Bree, Gandalf
the Grey meets with Thorin
Oakenshield to help the king
plan a quest to retake Erebor.
One year later, Thorin and his
company of dwarves along
with Gandalf and the hobbit,
Bilbo Baggins, are being pursued
by Azog and his Orc party
following an attack at the
They are ushered along by Gandalf
to the nearby home of Beorn,
a skin-changer who can
take the form of the bear. That
night, Azog is summoned to
Dol Guldur by the cruel Necromancer,
who commands him
to marshal his forces for war,
so Azog delegates the hunt for
Thorin to his spawn Bolg. The
following day, Beorn escorts the
company to the borders of Mirkwood,
where Gandalf discovers
Black Speech imprinted on an
Heeding a promise he made to
Galadriel, he warns the company
to remain on the path and leaves
to investigate the tombs of
the Nazgûl. Upon entering the
forest, the dwarves lose their
way and are ensnared by giant
spiders. Bilbo sets about
freeing them with the help of
his recently acquired invisibility
ring. He subsequently drops
the ring and fi rst begins to understand
its dark infl uence after
he brutally kills a creature
to retrieve it.
Guillermo del Toro was originally
planned as the director, while
Peter Jackson was to act as
the producer. Due to delays
caused by the fi nancial problems
of the production company
Toro left the fi lm project in May
2010, with the result that Jackson
was subsequently announced
as his successor.
As in the Lord of the Rings trilogy,
the score for the Hobbit trilogy
was composed by Howard
Shore. I See Fire is written by
Ed Sheeran. It was released on
iTunes on November 5, 2013.
theBattle of the Five
Bilbo and the Dwarves watch
from the Lonely Mountain as the
dragon Smaug sets Laketown
ablaze. Bard breaks out of prison,
and eventually kills Smaug
with the black arrow brought to
him by his son Bain. Smaug‘s
falling body crushes the fleeing
Master of Laketown and his cronies,
who were escaping on a
boat laden with the town‘s gold.
Bard becomes the new leader
of the people of Laketown, with
the Master‘s conniving servant,
Alfrid, acting as Bard‘s reluctant
servant, as they seek refuge in
the ruins of Dale, while Legolas
travels to investigate Mount
Gundabad with Tauriel. Thorin,
now struck with „dragon sickness“
over the vast treasure in
the mountain, searches obsessively
for the Arkenstone, which
Bilbo had previously found but
Upon hearing that Laketown
survivors have fled to Dale, he
orders the entrance of the Lo-
nely Mountain sealed off. Meanwhile,
Galadriel, Elrond, and
Saruman arrive at Dol Guldur
and free Gandalf, sending him
to safety with Radagast. They
battle and defeat the Nazgûl
and a formless Sauron himself,
banishing them to the East.
Azog, marching on Erebor with
his vast Orc army, sends his
son Bolg to Gundabad to summon
their second army. Legolas
and Tauriel witness the march
of Bolg‘s army, bolstered by Orc
berserkers and giant bats.
The Hobbit was originally envisioned
as a two-part fi lm, but
Jackson confi rmed plans for a
third fi lm on 30 July 2012, turning
his adaptation of The Hobbit
into a trilogy.
According to Jackson, the third
fi lm would contain the Battle of
the Five Armies and make extensive
use of the appendices
that Tolkien wrote to expand
the story of Middle-earth (published
in the back of The Return
of the King).
They S hall not
Great Britain, 2018
They Shall Not Grow Old is a
2018 documentary film directed
and produced by Peter Jackson.
The film was created using
original footage of the First
World War from the Imperial
War Museum‘s archives, most
previously unseen, all over 100
years old by the time of release.
Audio is from BBC and Imperial
War Museum (IWM) interviews
of British servicemen
who fought in the conflict. Most
of the footage has been colourised
and transformed with modern
with the addition of sound effects
and voice acting to be
more evocative and feel closer
to the soldiers‘ actual experiences.
It is Jackson‘s first documentary
as director. Jackson, whose
grandfather (to whom the film
is dedicated) fought in the war,
intended for the film to be an
immersive experience of „what
it was like to be a soldier“ rather
than a story or a recount of
events. The crew reviewed 600
hours of interviews from 200 „The men in the pictures are
veterans and 100 hours of original
film footage to make the film. of that weird Charlie Chaplin
just like us. Once you get rid
The title was inspired by the line black and white look, you see:
„They shall grow not old, as we people are just like today. That
that are left grow old“ from the shouldn‘t surprise you, 100 years
is not a very long time. But it
1914 poem „For the Fallen“ by
Laurence Binyon, famous for is striking how human they are.“
being used in the Ode of Remembrance.
- Peter Jackson
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