Friday, July 8, 2011

Lord of the Films

I just posted a bunch of books related to fantasy films (including some discussion of the recent Lord of the Rings trilogy) on the SF, Fantasy, and Legend blog, but this seemed most appropriate here. I have not yet seen the book, but it has been favorably reviewed.


Lord of the Films: The Unofficial Guide to Tolkiens Middle-Earth on the Big Screen 
By J.W. Braun

Published: September 2009
ISBN-10: 1-55022-890-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-55022-890-8
General / trade - 236 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in
Format: Paperback (BC)
$21.95 CAD

First popularized in Tolkien’s classic and bestselling series, The Lord of The Rings has garnered millions of fans around the world. The stunning film trilogy by Peter Jackson was groundbreaking, beautiful, and, as expected, hugely successful. The Lord of the Films is a unique scene-by-scene guide to all of the Lord of the Rings movies, with lots of games, puzzles, and interviews with the filmmakers tossed in.

In this book, each scene in each movie is tackled on four different fronts: a closer look at the plot and the action, a look behind the scenes, a reveal of mistakes that slipped through, and audiences’ reactions. In addition to the famous live-action trilogy, other related films (such as the animated adaptations) are covered as well.

As an added bonus, the author reveals details about the prequel films currently in production and due out in theatres in 2011 and 2012.

After reading this book, fans will feel like they’re watching The Lord of the Rings for the first time all over again!

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