The "Lord of the Rings" Official Movie Guide

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An illustrated behind-the-scenes guide to the film version of "The Lord of the Rings", featuring colour photos of the cast, locations, sets, monsters and costumes, and an overview of the making of the film trilogy since the mid-1990s. Designed as a celebration of the films, it includes double-page photo spreads showing exclusive photographs in 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 dramatization in 1980), the book includes a brief history of the "Lord of the Rings" phenomenon prior to the movies and looks ahead to the second and third parts of the trilogy due for release on film 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 movie 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 work necessary to do justice to Tolkien's extraordinary imagination. The book features interviews with all the key cast and production members and is liberally decorated with full-color photographs and behind-the-scenes images from the film itself. Sibley manages to document perfectly the filmmakers' painstaking attention to detail, much of which will be missed by many moviegoers, but he also captures a sense of camaraderie from all involved who wanted to make the best movie possible.

If it's facts and background trivia you are after, then this is the best place to be--the perfect starting point for those new to Tolkien or eager to find out more about how epic movies are put together. Dedicated Lord of the Rings fans who have been following the epic moviemaking process via the Internet won't find anything here they didn't already know, but this is still a very good companion no matter what level of knowledge or understanding you have of the greatest work of fantastic fiction ever written. --Jonathan Weir, Amazon.co.uk

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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