Synopses & Reviews
An introduction to the talented actors and filmmakers who have labored for years to bring Tolkien's work to the screen.
For several years, a huge team of dedicated moviemakers has been transforming the exotic landscapes of New Zealand into the Middle-earth of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterwork, The Lord of the Rings. It is a massive production by fans of Tolkien's work for fans of Tolkien's work.
This fully authorized Official Movie Guide is the perfect introduction to the total immersion in Tolkien's world that filmgoers will experience. In full color throughout, including lavish, full-bleed production stills, and with exclusive biographies of the stars and filmmakers, this book gives readers a privileged access to behind-the-scenes material found nowhere else.
Featuring color photos of the cast, locations, sets, costumes, and creatures of the films, the book also includes an entertaining overview of the conception, design, and logistical challenges of a film project of this epic scale and grandeur.
This fully authorized guide is the perfect introduction to New Line Cinema's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. With lavish full-bleed production stills and biographies of the stars and the filmmakers, this book gives readers privileged access to behind-the-scenes material found nowhere else. Full color.
Enter Bilbo Bagginsand#8217; world through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and all the principal cast and filmmakers, who share film-making secrets and tales of what it was actually like making movie magic in Middle-earth.
Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, locations, sets, creatures and costumes, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide has been produced in collaboration with the filmmakers who have brought J.R.R. Tolkienand#8217;s classic novel into breathtaking three-dimensional life.
About the Author
J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished career as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. He is the renowned creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, The Hobbit, the prelude to his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Other works by J.R.R. Tolkien include The Silmarillion. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.Brian Sibley is the author of The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide which spent seventeen weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, as well as The Map of Tolkien's Middle-earth, and The Land of Narnia: Exploring the World of C.S. Lewis. He lives in England.