New Zealand Cinematography

By | December 1, 2021

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Although a New Zealand character actress like Nola Luxford worked in Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s, and in the early 21st century, a popular performer like Sam Neill (born in Northern Ireland but from a New Zealand family), or a star like Russell Crowe, only since the end of the seventies, with the establishment in 1978 of a state production body (New Zealand Film Commission) and in 1981 of specific industrial facilities in Wellington (connected to the National Film Unit, founded in 1941), has a generation of authors and national films began to appear on the scene. Roger Donaldson, who would become a solid engineer of Hollywood action and genre films, made the first New Zealand film released in the United States in 1977 (the thriller Sleeping Dogs, The One Rule Win). For New Zealand 2016, please check softwareleverage.org.

The three films that make up the film saga of the same name (The fellowship of the ring, 2001, The fellowship of the ring; The two towers, 2002, Le due torri; The return of the king, 2003, The return of the king), whose enormous diffusion all over the world was the result of an international co-production, were largely shot and made in NZ, thanks also to the adoption of effective production structures and robust aesthetic choices. The extensive application of digital resources to the cinematographic image represents in this case an original synthesis of craftsmanship and high technology aimed at the conception and construction of films intended for the general public without sacrificing the figurative and narrative complexity of the plot. of the original book.

New Zealand Cinematography