Peter Jackson's partner Fran Walsh convinced Jackson to make this impressive drama about a real-life murder in 1950s Christchurch. It was the first film in which the couple used digital special effects, and it launched the then-little known British actor Kate Winslet to world stardom. Heavenly creatures also convinced the major US production company Miramax to invest in Jackson's further work.
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Reference: Heavenly creatures. Producer, Jim Booth; director and writer, Peter Jackson; writer, Fran Walsh. WingNut Films, Fontana Productions and Senator Film Produktion GmbH, 1994.
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