COMMENT:

We're going back to Middle Earth! Or rather we're going back to being Middle Earth! A Lord of the Rings TV series, budgeted at $1.5 billion, is to be made in New Zealand by Amazon. No one in this country will ever have to have the concept of deja vu explained to them again.

Huzzah! Sorry, I mean — boooo!

I almost forgot to allow for the obligatory, inaugural moaning and kvetching about subsidising billionaires with our film funding tax breaks. And in this case, not just any billionaire, but Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, the one shopping

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