The only authorised guide to the many New Zealand locations used in the filming of all three Lord of the Rings films. Since the first screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001, New Zealand has become the embodiment of Middle-earth to millions of moviegoers and Tolkien readers the world over. This definitive full-colour guidebook, completely updated and expanded since it was first published as a New Zealand exclusive edition for Christmas 2002, showcases the principal movie set locations around New Zealand as seen in all three films. A perfect book for those swept away by the beauty of the locations in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it includes: * Maps and location directions * Useful touring information including accommodation, food and entertainment suggestions * GPS references to location sites * Exclusive movie photographs, plus stunning before-and-after photos by the author * Sections written specially by Peter Jackson (Director), Alan Lee (Designer), Richard Taylor (Special FX) and Barrie Osborne (Producer), plus contributions from all the actors
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Ian Brodie is a former Air Force pilot who has become a renowned expert on this native New Zealand. His interest in photography and in The Lord of the Rings led him to write and compile this guide, which was then authorised and embraced by Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema. He is now the official Middle-earth spokesperson for Air New Zealand, the official airline of the movies, and he even has a small walk-on part in The Return of the King.Review:
"With its maps, directions, visitor information and exclusive stills of the locatuibs as they apper in reality, this was obviously a labour of love for the author, who has bent over backwards to make this the definitive Rings guide...it's easy to se why this was voted New Zealand Book of the Year!" - Film Review
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