Wed, 7 April 2021
Director Peter Jackson rose to prominence directing horror-comedies, but it was his 1994 film Heavenly Creatures that earned him international recognition and his first Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay with his partner, Fran Walsh. Retelling the infamous Parker-Hulme murder case in Christchurch, New Zealand, forty years prior, the film introduced Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey to the screen and featured immeresive fantasy elements that foreshadow Jackson’s work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Legends Podcast is spending the whole month exploring gay and lesbian cinema in what we’re calling Gaypril - and we’re starting out with strangest tourism ad in New Zealand’s history!
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