Peter Jackson | Lord of the Rings (GUEST: Liza Marie Johnston-Siegel)


NJAM simply can’t celebrate the holiday season without Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy! Join TimmieRyan and returning guest, Liza Marie Johnston-Siegel, as they discuss all things Middle Earth, and the filmmaker that brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s world to life on the big screen.  Happy Holidays!

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I. Intro [00:00:00]

A. Welcome back guest: Liza Marie Johnston-Siegel

B. Christmas and Lord of the Rings (LOTR) Go Hand in Hand

II. Peter Jackson As A Director [00:04:14]

A. Hard to Separate Him from New Zealand

B. Polarizing Figure

  • Like George Lucas, Fiercely Independent
  • Has Created Some of the Most Critically Acclaimed Films of All Time
  • Technical Wizard…or Overload?
  • How Do The Hobbit Films Differ from LOTR?

C.  Early Films

  • Bad Taste (1987)
  • Meet The Feebles (1989)
  • Dead Alive (1992)
  • Heavenly Creatures (1994)
  • Forgotten Silver (1995)
  • The Frighteners (1996)

III. Lord of the Rings Trilogy [00:32:14]

A. Our LOTR Book/Movie Origin Stories

B.  General Trilogy Talk

C.  The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

D.  The Two Towers (2002)

E.  The Return of the King (2003)

F.  Favorite of the Three Films?

  • Liza
  • Timmie
  • Ryan

IV. Mini Segments [01:39:51]

A.  Dinner and a Movie: LOTR Edition

B.  Trivia Corner: LOTR Edition

C.  NJAM Sees It: Big Hero 6 (2014), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), Godzilla (2014)

D.  See You In 2015 for: Season 3!

V. Conclusions [01:48:28]

A. Related Links

Original Music

The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.

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