by Ross Sharp

Peter Jackson, director of “The Lovely Bones”

“In making the film for ourselves, I personally have no interest in witnessing or watching or filming a fourteen year old girl being murdered and raped, and so when I read criticism where people say why did we leave out the murder scene, I’m thinking, how much of the murder and rape did you actually hope to see? I mean, were you looking forward to that? Have we disappointed you by not actually including that? Well, we’re really sorry, but there’s a lot of internet porn that you can go enjoy to your heart’s content, but don’t expect to come and see it in our film. We’re entertainers, and I don’t find anything about the murder of a fourteen year old girl to be entertaining in the slightest, so therefore it’s not in our movie.”