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Sport 28: Autumn 2002

Imaginative Scale

page 103

Imaginative Scale

Pondering the wave of cinema-adventure tourism which will inevitably follow on from the success of this film, an animator at the opening night party pointed out the problems that would arise when visitors who arrive in this country expecting to see the two towering figures on either side of the Middle Earthern river (see page 95) discover the statues are in reality eight feet tall and made of polystyrene. And when they find the elfin village was hand-painted over an expanse of Wellington harbour.