The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide

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9780007119080: The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide

A lavishly illustrated behind-the-scenes guide to The Fellowship of the Ring film

A heavily-illustrated behind-the-scenes guide to the first film, featuring colour photos of the cast, locations, sets, monsters and costumes, and an overview of the making of the film trilogy over the last five years. Designed as a celebration of the films, it will include double-page photo spreads showing exclusive photographs in sumptuous detail.

Written by the writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley, a foremost expert on The Lord of the Rings (he adapted the novel for the award-winning BBC radio dramatisation in 1980), the book will include a brief history of the Lord of the Rings phenomenon prior to the movies and will look ahead to the second and third parts of the trilogy in 2002/2003.

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It's one of the most anticipated movies ever, and now you can see for yourself how the magic of Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece was created on screen in The Lord of the Rings: Official Movie Guide. Brian Sibley's straightforward approach takes the reader from the initial conception of the film, as it was developed and passed around studios (it initially started life as a two-hour condensed version of the three novels), to the months of complicated special effects works necessary to do justice to Tolkien's extraordinary imagination. There are interviews with the key cast and production members and all the proceedings are liberally decorated with full colour photographs from the film itself. Sibley manages to perfectly document the painstaking attention to detail by the filmmakers, much of which will be missed by many movie-goers, but he also captures a sense of camaraderie from all involved in their efforts to make the best movie possible. If it's facts and background trivia you're after then this is the best place to be and is the perfect starting point to those new to Tolkien or eager to find out more about how epic films are put together. Dedicated fans who have been following the filmmaking process via the internet won't find anything here they didn't already know, but this is still a very good companion. --Jonathan Weir

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The Lord of the Rings has sold over 100 million copies adn has been translated into over 40 languages .It is being filmed as a 300 million dollar movie trilogy. The book of the 20th century will be the film of the 21st.

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