News for Dec. 09, 2002

New Zealand is abuzz about its towering 'genius,' Peter Jackson, lord of the trilogy

12/09/02, 12:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Wellington, New Zealand -- He's described locally as a "genius masquerading as an ordinary person," a creative whirlwind, finan-cial powerhouse and folk hero rolled into one. Yet even that can't quite measure the effect "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson has had on his native country. [More]