The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies - Official Movie Guide

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9780007544134: The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies - Official Movie Guide

Packed with behind-the-scenes photographs and exclusive interviews with cast and crew, and personally signed by author Brian Sibley, this limited edition hardback of only 1,500 copies worldwide tells the detailed story of the making of the final film in the award-winning Hobbit trilogy. Journey deeper into the magical world of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and principal filmmakers and cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, who reveals film-making secrets about playing both the evil Necromancer and the dragon, Smaug. Richly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, locations, creatures and costumes, this special collector's edition hardback is an essential guide to the final film in the award-winning trilogy. 'In our adaptation of The Hobbit we have done something that Tolkien didn't succeed in doing in print and, hopefully, this will come fresh to people who will have never seen the full story playing out in chronological order.' PETER JACKSON

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About the Author:

BRIAN SIBLEY is a writer and broadcaster with a lifelong interest in fantasy books and cinema. In addition to his award-winning radio adaptations of Tolkien he has collaborated with artist John Howe on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Maps of Middle-earth. Following his bestselling accounts of the making of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his official biography, Peter Jackson: A Filmmaker's Journey, Brian returns to chronicle the making of The Hobbit.

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Praise for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide: 'Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos. Fans of Middle-earth will love it.' Sunday Mirror 'The book screams "access", and does a great job bringing the filming alive' SFX 'Packed with exclusive information, this book concentrates on interviews with the cast and crew... ideal for someone interested in moviemaking as much as the story of The Hobbit.' Hull Daily Mail

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