Friday, January 13, 2006

Lord of the Rings


model castles bore me
Originally uploaded by Joseph Ratzinger.
I sent an email to Peter Jackson several months ago to tell him about my love of his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

He invited me to visit New Zealand to check out some of the locations where he shot the movie. Needless to say, I was very excited.

When I arrived, he gave me a tour of his special effects studio, where they shot many of the pivotal scenes.

Well, it turns out that the whole movie is a sham. They didn’t actually film anything in real castles. They used model castles instead. This was very disappointing news.

Apparently most people know this, but I had no clue. I’m not very hip on movie special effects.

19 Comments:

Blogger Elizabeth Green said...

This is understandable considering your sheltered and holy life and all the time you spend on grooming yourself. Cheer up, though, you can visit your home in Germany where they have real castles.

1/13/2006 5:30 AM  
Blogger niel said...

Oh Popey! I hate modle castles too! I can see how you like the LOTR movies, you see yourself as a Frodo character fighting against the evil forces.

1/13/2006 6:20 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Your Homliness,
You are not very hip at all...

1/13/2006 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as we're on the subject, what's the official Vatican word on the Narnia film?

1/14/2006 5:59 AM  
Blogger schnoodlepooh said...

That's a big stinkin' bummer, your most holy popeness.

1/14/2006 8:59 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Man, you are so lucky! I wish I was the Pope!

1/14/2006 5:32 PM  
Blogger dddragon said...

Movie Magic is just magic of a different sort. Great that you got a tour!

1/14/2006 10:45 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

That's okay. You've been pretty busy blessing people and praying, but you've really slacked off on blessing blogs.

1/15/2006 1:01 AM  
Blogger Redhead Gal said...

How did you get Peter Jackson's email address? Do you have Bono's?

1/15/2006 3:36 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

I'm not sure you want to know this, but Charleton Heston didn't really spread the Red Sea in the 10 Commandments either. It was all done in a little bath tub in a studio in New Zealand I think.

1/17/2006 2:44 AM  
Blogger TheGreenKnight said...

Bummer, your Holiness. I saw some of the models and was really impressed. I guess it all depends on what you're expecting going in...

1/17/2006 4:52 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Green said...

Hey, your holiness, what's up? Where have you been? Did someone lock you in a Vatican closet somewhere? Hope you make it out soon. Miss ya

1/17/2006 5:10 PM  
Blogger sidcruise said...

Well I agree all those locales shown in movies are CGI generated.

1/18/2006 10:02 AM  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Star Wars wasn't filmed in outerspace, either.

I DO love the effects in LOTR and really wish those castles, etc., DID exist. *sigh*

1/18/2006 6:30 PM  
Blogger Bob Dole said...

Bob Dole is very aroused right now.

1/19/2006 6:37 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Gary, don't tell me those weren't Charlton Heston's real nipples, either!

1/19/2006 9:04 PM  
Blogger Blu~ said...

Very very disappointing, later...

1/20/2006 10:17 AM  
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