Dogfight, Peter Jackson Style

Peter Jackson copped some flak from Richard Todd yesterday, but although remaking The Dam-Busters is never going to be easy, there’s still plenty of grounds for optimism.

After all, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is fantastic. As is The Hobbit. OK, a bit too much James Nesbitt for some tastes, but I think in time many people will end up preferring it to LOTR.

Not only that but this is a man who seriously loves aircraft and history. He’s invested millions in building a museum full of World War 1 artefacts and restoring or building 100% authentic ‘continuation’ examples of World War 1 aircraft that are flown for the public.

And as a little extra side dish, he funded the creation of Wingnut Wings – making the highest quality model kits on the market. Truly, this is a god amongst men.

So for your entertainment, here’s Jackson’s little experimental short film made using some of his World War 1 aircraft. Perhaps we can look forward to him doing his own Waldo Pepper-like movie before too long?

8 thoughts on “Dogfight, Peter Jackson Style

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  7. If you enjoyed “Crossing the Line” Nick then you will simply love this:

    It’s Sir PJ’s video that he made for the AWM in Canberra. Now if he could do this with a fairly limited budget just imagine what he could achieve with a proper feature film budget!

    BTW just discovered your blog and am thoroughly enjoying it too


    PS – Your recent SE5 book is jolly good too!

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