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wellywood sign to go ahead

Postby akaxo » Sat May 21, 2011 8:01 am

stuff wrote:A Wellywood sign to celebrate the capital's film industry will be built along the hillside next to the Miramar Cutting.

The Hollywood-style sign will be 3.5 metres high and 28m wide. It is understood to cost several hundred thousand dollars and is intended to be ready for the Rugby World Cup in September.

Veteran Wellington film director Geoff Murphy could barely stop laughing when told yesterday that the idea would proceed.

"We had a film industry well before this Wellywood bullshit was going on. I think it's f ...ing stupid. It is copying a foreign, bullshit glamour idea and it's the pits of what people can aspire to."

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Branding expert Wayne Attwell, from Bold Horizon, said the city's overall brand was sophisticated and encompassed its culture and environment. "The sign is positioning the city as `We are Wellywood. We are a bit try-hard. We are a bit behind the times. We are a follower.'

"I think personally it is quite crass and it's going to downgrade the overall perception of Wellington as a sophisticated city. A big bold sticking-out sign will also look pretty trashy."

Positively Wellington Tourism chief executive David Perks said the Wellywood idea received global media attention when it was floated 15 months ago. "One of the things for Wellington is that the world talks about us, and the sign is a mechanism for that."

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said yesterday that she did not support a sign of any kind. "There are much more important ways to promote the film industry, and creative digital, than with a sign. But the airport did do a good job to see if there were other phrases that were an improvement."

Eastern ward councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer said residents would have to live with the airport's decision. "They have made a call on it. There will be many people who will think it's fine and, as we know, there will be many who don't agree."


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hahahaha y'all gonna look like a city of right plonkers :lol:
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Re: wellywood sign to go ahead

Postby Martli » Sat May 21, 2011 8:13 am

Here's hoping Hollywood sue the shit out of the WCC and all plans are swiftly cancelled. There is no way this can possibly be a good idea.
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Re: wellywood sign to go ahead

Postby bruce wayne » Sat May 21, 2011 8:55 am

how disgustingly bumlickingly american-wannabe like

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Postby Marrow » Sat May 21, 2011 9:10 am

hah people quoted in the first post had the right idea... does the airport own all that land? I'm surprised it can go through if the mayor thinks its stupid
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Re: wellywood sign to go ahead

Postby akaxo » Sat May 21, 2011 9:19 am

ha yeah the airport is to blame, council gave no money but did give consent. they reckon they got legal advice saying it's all good too. the first guy quoted in the article was pretty on the mark.
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Postby presuming ed » Sat May 21, 2011 9:33 am

that first guy is geoff murphy. director of goodbye pork pie, utu, the quiet earth, freejack and under siege 2.
this sign will last 5 minutes. i look forward to seeing it tagged to fuckery.

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Postby scott penk » Sat May 21, 2011 1:51 pm

The Hollywood-style sign is intended to be ready for the Rugby World Cup in September.


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Postby snuff » Sat May 21, 2011 2:11 pm

presuming ed wrote:i look forward to tagging it to fuckery.


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Re: wellywood sign to go ahead

Postby [Tim] » Sat May 21, 2011 6:15 pm

Read about this before and thought it was a fucking lame idea.

Mosgiel's did something similar awhile back and it looked pretty dumb:

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...but "Wellywood" holy shit :roll:

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Postby nails » Sun May 22, 2011 10:09 am

presuming ed wrote: i look forward to seeing it tagged to fuckery.


Exactly what I was thinking. Its a fresh canvas
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Postby Fiction & Falsehood » Sun May 22, 2011 10:21 am

J wrote:
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presuming ed wrote:i look forward to tagging it to fuckery.


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could rearrange the letters maybe.

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Postby akaxo » Sun May 22, 2011 11:51 am

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Postby Marrow » Sun May 22, 2011 2:57 pm

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Postby toothbrush » Mon May 23, 2011 11:11 am

The first thing people want to see when they come here to New Zealand is some other countries culture

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Postby arkie » Mon May 23, 2011 12:31 pm

Airport CEO said on the radio this morning that if you object to the sign you are just being 'negative'.

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Postby Cosmo Kramer » Mon May 23, 2011 12:34 pm

arkie wrote:Airport CEO said on the radio this morning that if you object to the sign you are just being 'negative'.


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Re: wellywood sign to go ahead

Postby wassup rockers » Mon May 23, 2011 12:44 pm

kinda on the same lines as how Auckland took Nevadas 'big little city' idea. except auckland actually classed that as their own originality guess

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Postby wassup rockers » Mon May 23, 2011 12:49 pm

:lol:

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Re: wellywood sign to go ahead

Postby kimura » Mon May 23, 2011 1:41 pm

C'mon guys, you bloody larkins need to pull it together and not be so dumb . Wellington & NZ need it for the RWC, if we don't have this up & some helicopter hijacking hoons vandalise it we will be the worlds laughing stock & no doubt all the RWC fans from all around the world will be disapointed not to see it.

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Re: wellywood sign to go ahead

Postby toothbrush » Mon May 23, 2011 1:56 pm

when i am in wellington and get a boner that's Welly Wood

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Postby Dead Kid » Mon May 23, 2011 2:05 pm

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5041583 ... ing-expert
frank #82 1:21pm
I actually think that it's a great idea. i think that some of the readers are so busy getting high and mighty and exercising well practiced negativity that they're missing the satire behind the sign. i'd like us folk here in Hamilton to have something similar, something pertinent to the city. unfortunately the best that me and my mates could come up with was a statue of a solo mother wearing ugg boots.

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Re: wellywood sign to go ahead

Postby Cosmo Kramer » Mon May 23, 2011 2:18 pm

Dead Kid wrote:http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5041583/Wellywood-says-something-marketing-expert
frank #82 1:21pm
I actually think that it's a great idea. i think that some of the readers are so busy getting high and mighty and exercising well practiced negativity that they're missing the satire behind the sign. i'd like us folk here in Hamilton to have something similar, something pertinent to the city. unfortunately the best that me and my mates could come up with was a statue of a solo mother wearing ugg boots.

:lol:


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J wrote:"A beer bounty is being offered to whoever destroys the Wellywood sign once it is put up.

Blenheim brewery Moa will reward "successful acts of disobedience" with 15 cases of beer."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/ne ... ywood-sign


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Postby Craig_Bastard » Mon May 23, 2011 5:18 pm

Cosmo Kramer wrote:
Dead Kid wrote:http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5041583/Wellywood-says-something-marketing-expert
frank #82 1:21pm
I actually think that it's a great idea. i think that some of the readers are so busy getting high and mighty and exercising well practiced negativity that they're missing the satire behind the sign. i'd like us folk here in Hamilton to have something similar, something pertinent to the city. unfortunately the best that me and my mates could come up with was a statue of a solo mother wearing ugg boots.

:lol:


:lol:


J wrote:"A beer bounty is being offered to whoever destroys the Wellywood sign once it is put up.

Blenheim brewery Moa will reward "successful acts of disobedience" with 15 cases of beer."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/ne ... ywood-sign


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Postby akaxo » Mon May 23, 2011 8:32 pm

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http://www.cafepress.com/WellyWont

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Re: wellywood sign to go ahead

Postby cirE » Tue May 24, 2011 11:31 am

Craig fuckin' Gunn wrote:
Cosmo Kramer wrote:
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J wrote:"A beer bounty is being offered to whoever destroys the Wellywood sign once it is put up.

Blenheim brewery Moa will reward "successful acts of disobedience" with 15 cases of beer."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/ne ... ywood-sign


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