Sign Generator for Wellington Wankers to tug off to. Meanwhile the whole rest of the country thinks something like this…
5 megatons should do it
Edge of the Beltway
Why not PLYWOOD after all that is the material that has been the staple ingredient of every film ever made here. And that would fuck the LA lawyers up….
The LA lawyers are fucked up already. The genuine Hollywood sign is not trademarked in New Zealand (I checked on the NZ trademark web site), and I am pretty certain they cannot claim copyright (you cannot use copyright law to get round trademark law).
The criticism in the Herald of “Wellywood” encapsulates the views of many. To abbreviate it “what has Wellington got to be proud of, Auckland’s film industry is bigger”.
Size and anonymity are not everything. Anonymity is good if you have something to be anonymous about or if itâ€™s a tall poppy world looking to scythe down anyone successful.
Wellington the Celebration Capital? 10,000 people took their shirts of to celebrate a Phoenix victory. Everyone felt good about it. The Rugby Union is getting worried by its fans lack of celebration and upper torso nudity. It isnâ€™t Kiwi Stoic or Auckland Anonymous, but maybe it feels good to show that we are pleased to have successful people living here and good things happening here.
There are also pragmatic reasons for a sign. Wellington is a popular tourist destination. Wow, 7s, AC/DC, TePapa, Zealandia, NZSO, Circa, Restaurants, etc mean Wellington has a growing range of things people enjoy. This list needs to grow so that Aucklanders and Sydney-siders have new reasons to visit, and to provide a hook for those with different interests. Ask an American â€śwhat do you know of New Zealand?â€ť LoTR and Flight of the Concords are by far the most commonly quoted things, only a few also know All Blacks, lamb and â€śits beautifulâ€ť. In Asia LoTR is on some radars. Tourism is a crucial industry for Wellington, ask any taxi driver, tourists spend.
â€śWellywoodâ€ť is a celebration of a Wellington success story. A way to say â€śisnâ€™t it great that some of us are really good at something, lets tell everyoneâ€ť. It is also waiving a flag â€ślook another reason to come hereâ€ť.
Will a sign really make a difference? Its drawn plent of attention so far.
The â€śyes butâ€ť response of â€śa sign is OK, but not this tacky and derivative oneâ€ť only shows that the person hasnâ€™t been to Hollywood to check out that true authentic experience. â€śHollywoodâ€ť, â€śBollywoodâ€ť, â€śWellywoodâ€ť all say one thing â€śWe have a film industryâ€ť. Is there a better way to get that message across on one word?
Lets run with George Lucas â€śThe secret to film is that it’s an illusionâ€ť, rather than Sam Goldwyn â€śI never put on a pair of shoes until I’ve worn them at least five years.â€ť or Christina Aguilera â€śSo, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?â€ť
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