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The lord of the rings official movie guide
Sibley, Brian.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2001]

Physical Description:
119 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
The lord of the rings official movie guide is a lavishly illustrated behind-the-scenes guide which includes full-color photos of the cast, location, sets, monsters and costumes, together with exclusive interviews with Peter Jackson and all the prinicipal cast.
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Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 2001.

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PN1997.2.L67 S36 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PN1997.2.L67 S36 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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.

Author Notes

Brian Sibley was born in London, England on July 14, 1949. He is author of over 100 hours of radio drama and has written and presented hundreds of radio documentaries, features and weekly programs including J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, and Gormenghast, for which he won a Sony Radio Award. He has also written numerous books including The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy, Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker's Journey, The Disney Studio Story, Mickey Mouse: His Life and Times, The Land of Narnia, and Harry Potter Film Wizardry.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

A behind-the-scenes look at bringing the book to the screen that is chock-full of pics from the flick. If the film is as big as predicted (think Star Wars big!), you might want to buy a few copies of this and the Visual Companion volume. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

Adult/High School-A complete behind-the-scenes look at the making of the trilogy and the cast and production crew who worked on the films. There are full-color photos of the sets, cast, costumes, and the New Zealand locations where the films were shot. This movie guide is a good place to get an overview of the stories and how this talented group of people worked to bring them to life. The book begins with an interesting interview and biography of writer/producer/director Peter Jackson. Interviews with the principal cast members and crew are also included. A book for students interested in moviemaking, fantasy, and J. R. R. Tolkien's work.-Patricia White-Williams, Kings Park Library, Fairfax County, VA(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1] The Road to middle-earthp. 6
2] The Journeyp. 14
From Book to Scriptp. 15
Seeing Tolkien's Worldp. 17
The Fellowship, Friends and Foesp. 30
Sean Astin, Samp. 38
Sean Bean, Boromirp. 40
Cate Blanchett, Galadrielp. 42
Orlando Bloom, Legolasp. 44
Billy Boyd, Pippinp. 46
Ian Holm, Bilbop. 48
Christopher Lee, Sarumanp. 50
Ian McKellen, Gandalfp. 52
Dominic Monaghan, Merryp. 54
Viggo Mortensen, Aragornp. 56
John Rhys-Davies, Gimlip. 58
Liv Tyler, Arwenp. 60
Hugo Weaving, Elrondp. 62
Elijah Wood, Frodop. 64
Marton Csokas, Celebornp. 66
Fantasy to Realityp. 67
A Workshop of the Fantasticp. 80
The One Ringp. 84
Of Wizard-beards and Elf-earsp. 96
Speaking the Languages of Middle-earthp. 100
Cameras in Middle-earthp. 102
From the Director's Chairp. 105
Before the Cameras Rolledp. 106
The Real Fellowship of the Ringp. 110
The Road Goes Ever Onp. 115