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The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy

by Brian Sibley

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Loved the movies but this book was very repetitive of the information already in, "The Lord of the Rings: Official Movie Guide." ( )
  sprowett | May 17, 2008 |
A really great book about the making of the entire trilogy, hence it has stuff covering the whole production and photos of things in ROTK that we haven't seen yet. A lot of the content has been covered on the extended Fellowship DVD, but as the book is comprised of personal interviews made during and just after filming, there's lots of interesting anecdotes.
The book focusses on making the films, ie design, manufacture, filming techniques, the score. I think there's a companion book that interviews the actors and looks more at the actual filming. Lots of really great photos. ( )
  sulkyblue | May 10, 2007 |
A very enthusiastic behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie trivia, with loads of photos and details for fans of the movie trilogy, and of movie-making in general. Published after the release of the first movie, so it's a bit vague about the second two. ( )
  tripleblessings | Nov 6, 2005 |
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This one is decidedly for the "How did they do that?" crowd, so be careful: Those who prefer to preserve the illusion of reality the films so artfully spin may not appreciate a glimpse of the mechanics behind the magic.
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For Ian Holm whom I first encountered when he was Frodo and we were setting out together on a radio journey There and Back Again. Twenty-one years later, he is now Bilbo and we are still exploring Middle-earth! With admiration and affection, B.S.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618260226, Paperback)

The official inside story on the making of the award-winning movie trilogy

The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy is a lavishly illustrated, behind-the-scenes, definitive account of the creation of an epic film experience. Hailed by critics worldwide, part one of the movie trilogy was a box-office smash, one of the most successful films of the decade. Peter Jackson's "fierce, imaginative movie takes high-flying risks and inspires with its power and scale," wrote Newsweek. "In every way this is moviemaking on a grand scale," wrote the San Francisco Chronicle, while Time proclaimed the "grandeur, moral heft and emotional depth" of the film, which received thirteen Academy Award(R) nominations. Including more than 300 photographs from all three films, most unique to this book, and exclusive interviews with all the cast and crew, Brian Sibley's fascinating book takes every fan inside the process of adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's masterwork for the screen. For the first time in history, three major movies were made at the same time, a triumphant and monumental undertaking that took the world by storm. Here can be found details about the hundreds of dedicated artists, craftspeople and cast and crew members who labored for years -- adding authenticity at every stage -- to bring one of the greatest stories ever told to an eager film audience. Sibley takes us inside the process of filmmaking to show us how the magic is made -- from the director, writers and actors to wardrobe, makeup, miniatures, music and digital special effects, it's all here.

"It was tiring, physically and mentally, but never dull. Three movies, one big story, and so much variety: one day shooting scenes of intimate heart-wrenching drama, the next, vast battle scenes involving hundreds of extras. Every day brought an opportunity to create something new on this enormous canvas that is The Lord of the Rings." -- Peter Jackson

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:22:43 -0400)

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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.

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