Peter Jackson-what is happening with The Dambusters remake?
Thu Feb 22, 2018 20:56
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Hi Pip, Tim Mark II , Peter Jackson (And all others who see this!)

I will invite a few members from some of my sites to liven things up. Also, there are some who are trigger happy if you say something that they think is wrong or spelled wrong or disagrees with how they see the same thing but in a different light.

I miss the verbal punch ups I had with Historian Robert Dixon and some authors as well as even once, (if you remember?) a guy we had on here called Peter Jackson about what to call the dog in the remake of the film for Dambusters-which never came off.

I had a right ding-dong until someone told me he was Peter Jackson the film producer. He spoke to me for a while then abandoned the project due to the success of The Hobbit and needing to make the Lord of the Rings succeeding Films.

I suspect that the storm of protest over him changing that dog`s original name, despite it being also originally used as the code word for the breaching of the Moehne Dam:He changed to Nigsby or whatever he decided on, had something to do with opening a can of worms and he shelved it!

There was more debate over the dog and historical accuracy versus Political correctness which was a fight for the past versus the present day as much as anything that the wonderful stuff he created for this film was forgotten and the intention to bring this story up to date for a modern audience instead of the 1950s one it was intended for originally, who still remembered the war. His film creativity included also the full size mock ups of Lancasters, still hidden somewhere in Hangars.

Anyhow, Robert Dixon, rest in peace-you are not forgotten.

Peter Jackson-what is happening with The Dambusters remake?

Best wishes

Paul Davies

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    • Peter Jackson-what is happening with The Dambusters remake? — Paul Davies, Thu Feb 22 20:56
      • It's shelved for the mo Paul. The replica Lancs and the Lanc interior mock ups are at Weta's storage facilities just outside of Wellington. The dog certainly created a great kerfuffle. I personally... more
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