The Three Amigos

Peter Jackson directs Ian McKellen and Hugo Weaving on the set of The Hobbit..
Peter Jackson directs Ian McKellen and Hugo Weaving on the set of The Hobbit.

I don’t quite know what an auteur is. I’ve never quite understood that term, because filmmaking is such a huge team effort, you – I mean, I regard myself as being sort of the final filter, so everything that ends up in the movie is there, because it’s something that I’d think was cool if I saw the film that somebody else had made. I’m very much trying to make the film that I’ve enjoyed, but I’m open to ideas, I need a huge team of people to help me, everybody contributes and I try to encourage people to contribute as much as possible. I think that’s the job of a director really, is to sort of funnel all the creative into one centralized point of view.” – Peter Jackson.

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