I was recently asked: What is New Zealand Famous for, that people not-from-New Zealand would know of? I couldn't think of many things at the time, so I plan to blog about them here.
posted by Reeholio at 7:56 PM
Loved all of these I had no idea they originated there! The Piano ...Ahhhh I all most had forgotten about that movie, It was one of my favorites. I guess we learn something new every day, Thank Goodness!
Hello. I thought of another more recent (kind of) movie filmed mostly in New Zealand. Chronicles of Narnia.NZ is an awesome place... i went there two summers ago as a student ambassador and we went through the town of Bulls.
Feature films during past decade include:Dororo (2007), Director Akihiko Shiota The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (2005), Director Andrew Adamson Meet Me In Miami (2005), Director Eric Hannah Perfect Strangers (2003), Director Gaylene Preston Oldboy (2003), Director Chan-wook Park The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2000-1), Director Peter Jackson Magik and Rose (2001), Director Vanessa Alexander Snakeskin (2001), Director Gillian Ashhurst Say This Is Love (2000), Director Rakesh Roshan Vertical Limit (1999), Director Martin Campbell The Frighteners (1996), Director Peter Jackson Heavenly Creatures (1994), Director Peter Jackson.
ONCE WERE WARRIORSits an amazing movie
what?!?!?! OldBoy was filmed in NZ... that movie was crazy but good... interesting..
Without a Paddle - Matthew Lillard, Seth Green and Dax Shepard 2004 (yes it is nz they tryed hard to make it look usa tho)What becomes of the broken hearted – Once were warriors sequelCrooked Earth - dirceted by Sam Pillsbury staring Temuera Morrison 2001King Kong - Peter JacksonBad Taste - Peter JacksonIn my fathers den - 2004Perfect Creature - vampire movie 2007Siones Wedding - 2006Eagle vs Shark 2007The Tattooist- with Jason BehrBridge to Terabithia - 2007and the Wolvierne movies there at the moment. The hobbits starting soon
10,000 BC!!! The village and the jungle scene were done here
I've been looking into moving to New Zealand so I want to get as much as possible from the area wether via movies, books, websites, etc. Anyway, here are a few other movies to add to your already good list:+ Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) - road trip between Kaitaia in the far north to Invercargill in the deep south + River Queen (2006) - Wanganui + Whale Rider (2003) - the North Island's East Coast + Once Were Warriors (1994) - Auckland + Power Rangers television series (since 2003)- in and around Auckland + The Quiet Earth (1987) - Waikato University - Hamilton, Warkworth Transmitter Station + Xena television series - west Auckland region + The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) - alpine grassland and glaciers around Flock Hill Station in the Southern Alps near Christchurch, and other places.
Black sheep was also filmed in NZ.I used to live there but moved to the US only 3 months ago. I miss it so much. If anyone's looking for a fantastic holiday destination.. GO TO NZ!! woot!
Part of my speech on NZ if it's of interest:"Most recognizable to Americans would be the Lord of the Rings, the Last Samurai, the Water Horse, the Chronicles of Narnia, and very recently District 9."
I believe that the new Chronicles of Narnia movies were filmed about 75% in New Zealand
Parts of Avatar (2009) were filmed in New Zealand.
Heavenly Creatures, based on the 1954 Parker-Hulme murder, starring Melanie Lynskey (Rose, in Three and a Half Men) and Kate Winslet. The film was released to critical acclaim in 1994 and won Peter Jackson and partner Fran Walsh a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and is now considered a cult film.
the chronicles of narnia: prince caspianyogi bearthe lovely bonesthe hobbit
the hobbit is coming it seems good
Thanks for the post!
-The 2 Hobbit movies, Hobbiton itself is near Matamata and well worth a visit!-David Hemmings’ Race for the Yankee Zepher around Queenstown and Fiordland.-Jane Campion’s The Piano on Kare Kare Beach, Auckland.-Niki Caro’s Whale Rider north of Gisborne.-Tom Cruise produced and starred in The Last Samurai in Taranaki.-Peter Jackson’s King Kong was filmed on a purpose built set in Wellington.-The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, of course.-Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures on the Port Hills. He also made The Frighteners with Michael J. Fox in Lyttleton near Christchurch.-The Chronicles of Narnia : The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe near Flock Hill, Christchurch. Also at Muriwai Beach near Auckland.- River Queen - filmed on Whanganui River.-Perfect Strangers, filmed on the West Coast.-Mt Cook was portrayed as Himalayan in The Vertical Limit-Without a Paddle with Burt Reynolds was filmed on rivers north of Wellington and the central North Island.-The World's Fastest Indian, The beach scenes were filmed along Muriwai Beach.-Plate shots resembling Northern Turkey were made near Selwyn for Lawrence of Arabia, as were the giant sand dunes near Hokianga.-Scenes for Matrix and Mission Impossible 2 were shot here.-Others worth mentioning are Xena, Walking with Dinosaurs, Once were Warriors, Babe, Pig in the City
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