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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guideby Brian Sibley
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Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide, this brand-new Movie Guide takes readers deeper inside the film-making experience to discover what it was actually like being part of the second movie. Featuring exclusive new interviews with principal cast and crew, from Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and returning stars such as Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Ian McKellen, to new cast members Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel), Stephen Fry (The Master of Lake-town) and Benedict Cumberbatch, who voices the dragon, Smaug, it is packed full of revealing film-making secrets and fascinating behind-the-scenes information. Richly illustrated with candid behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, stunning locations and breathtaking creatures and costumes, this entertaining insiders companion is an indispensable guide to how the filmmakers will continue the journey of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, to the Lonely Mountain of Erebor in the hotly anticipated The Desolation of Smaug.
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Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, creatures, sets and locations, together with concept art and numerous special effects shots, this is the ultimate companion to the final film in the acclaimed trilogy.
Journey deeper into the magical world of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom and principal filmmakers and new cast members, including Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake-town, Evangeline Lilly, who plays Tauriel the Elf, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who reveals film-making secrets about playing the dragon, Smaug. Richly illustrated with a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, creatures and costumes, and numerous special effects scenes, this essential guide is an indispensable companion to the second film in the award-winning trilogy.
About the Author
Brian Sibley is the author of The Map of Tolkien's Middle-earth, Chicken Run: Hatching the Movie, and The Land of Narnia: Exploring the World of C.S. Lewis. He lives in England.
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