Just how many Bret and Jemaine stories haven't
"Sultry tones" Hmmm. There you go, on about Jemaine again.
So had you already had your wild pizza/fire night before they dedicated the song, or was this more like foreplay?
I know The Conchords like to poke fun at how some carelessly only associate New Zealand with LOTR and conclude that every single man, woman and child in the country (barring Jemaine) was in the film...but I am quite curious just how much/and what sort of impact it had on the local population. Unlike vmh out in LA *whispers* (that's "Los Angeles", mock)
or SheWolf and the east coasters in NYC, here in Iowa we only occasionally have a movie crew come to town, but let me tell you it causes quite a stir. Pssst: B & J...Taika...I'll take this opportunity to mention that our fair state has many very
nice tax loopholes er I mean incentives for filmmakers.
Also lovely local women more than willing to don feathers, play patient to your doctor, etc...(
) Wait, where was I?
Oh yes, filming causes quite a stir here...yes.
Coco makes the comment in an episode of the HBO series that her friend visited NZ because, "She's a huge Lord of the Rings fan". I wonder also about the impact on tourism? We have people stop by here to see the actual bridges of Madison County, the field of dreams...("Is this heaven?" "No. It's Iowa.") ect. I wonder, can I walk along the trail that "Figwit" appeared to (but didn't really) walk along, if I make a pilgrimage to NZ?
I also remember hearing that the breathtaking scene in the first film where the band of travelers in single file trek along a gorgeous mountain ridge, was actual footage, not CG and no small feat either.
I don't really know where I'm going with this, but it's obvious that LOTR infiltrated the lives and work of the Conchords.