Peter Jackson's "Crossing the Line" movie adapted into museum exhibit

Posted by David on November 29, 2008 12:32 AM

Video: Construction of the "Knights of the Sky" exhibit
at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in
Marlborough, New Zealand
Wow, the Aussies and the Kiwis get all the great new WWI exhibits!  Thanks to the man behind the Lord of the Rings films, Peter Jackson, WETA Workshop, and Wingnut Films (both of which Jackson has close ties to), there's now two great WWI air exhibits "down under": the "Knights of the Sky" exhibit (in the video) at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Marlborough, New Zealand and the "Over the Front" exhibit at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia.

The latter, the "Over the Front" exhibit, premiered yesterday, on November 28, 2008.  It features a 12-minute film shot by Peter Jackson detailing the pilots and aircraft of WWI.  This is the more complete version of what you may remember as the "Crossing the Line" short movie that turned up some time ago.
"It is very exciting for the memorial to have Peter Jackson involved in the creation of the multimedia for Over the Front," assistant director for public programs Helen Withnell said. Presented on a large screen - measuring 21m by 3.5m - a 6:1 aspect ratio - the 10-minute sound and light show will be screened each hour. (theonering.net)
Related links:
WWI aerial action brought to life (abc.net.au)
Jackson behind War Memorial display (abc.net.au)