Dedicated to the memory of Professor Michael Mason, a great critic, editor and tutor, who taught me so much and who should be teaching still JES
For my Grandmother, Mrs DM Clive-Matthews, for going on about the pixies at the bottom of the garden and so probably getting me interested in all this in the first place JCM
Let us start by stating what this book is not.
As well as bridging the divide between Tolkien's apparently irreconcilable notions of 'cash' and 'kudos', Jackson, Walsh and Boyens kept faith with the book's spirit, retained the 'core' of the work that Tolkien had created along with many of the details, broadened its narrative complexity, and brought it to the attention of more people than ever in the process.
A detailed look at the recent trilogy, it's various predecessors, both failed and successful - animated film, radio plays, parodies and imitations - and the multimillion dollar industry that has sprung up around the books in the wake of the massive critical and commercial success of Peter Jackson's trilogy. An essential reference for all fans of The Lord of the Rings in all its permutations.
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