Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lies and Liars (H/T to AL Franken)

A story that is rapidly receding in the NZ rear vision mirror, explains what happened with the Hobbit movie.
It seems that Peter Jackson  was kind of loose with the truth.
The Hobbit is being punished with a boycott which is endangering thousands of New Zealand jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of foreign income, for no good reason.
There is no connection between the blacklist (and it's eventual retraction), and the choice of production base for The Hobbit. What Warners requires for The Hobbit is the certainty of a stable employment environment.
So he lied to the public and when a spontaneous march of worried film technicians occurred in Wellington 3 days after the Oct 18 email, he said nothing other than more union bashing.

Interestingly the email was obtained under the Freedom of Information act. The release was later than is proscribed by the rules in these matters and coincides with the Prime Minister and the Minister involved (Gerry "the Despoiler" Brownlee) being on holiday and unable to be contacted.
This story will disappear without trace and the everedge New Zilder will still blame the Film Actors Union.


merc said...

Stupid Hobbitsssssssssssss

Emma said...

Ew. What a creep. He needs a moustache to twirl.

The Hobbit kinda sucks, anyway. I guess missing it won't be such a big deal.

Substance McGravitas said...

The hobbits are passive employees. If it was a movie about ogres they'd be smashing Jackson's house with big clubs.

merc said...

Sir Peter, just sayin' /doffs cap/

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thief, Baggins! We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

He's not a liar, he's a fantasist.

The Hobbit kinda sucks, anyway.

Go to your room!

I'm one of the few that thought the LotR movies sucked- the phrase "seeming fair but feeling foul" (inverting the original quote here) comes to mind.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Twin study needing input.

merc said...

It has been unsuccessfully left unargued that without LoTR BTO would not have got their MOJO on NZ USA BFF mmmmkay!!!

gentel, actually an honest telco.

M. Bouffant said...

the certainty of a stable employment environment

This is a sad refrain recently heard in Yank-land from Republican office-holders worried their tax rates may increase even slightly.