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120 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
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xiv, 297 p. ; 24 cm.
How did audiences across the world respond to the films of The Lord of the Rings? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials. Contributors use these materials to explore a series of widely speculated questions: why is film fantasy important to different kinds of viewers? Through marketing, previews and reviews, debates and cultural chatter, how are audiences prepared for a film like this? How did fans of the book respond to its adaptation on screen? How do people choose their favorite characters? How was the films' reception shaped by different national and cultural contexts? The answers to these questions shed fresh light on the extraordinary popularity of The Lord of the Rings and provide important new insights into the global reception of cinema in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820463971 20160527
Green Library
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68 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
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xvii, 341 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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234 p. ; 22 cm.
The comprehensive step-by-step guide to The Lord of the Rings in all mediums. Originally just a small part of the life's work of the distinguished Oxford University lecturer and philologist JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings achieved a huge cult following around the world -over 50 million copies of the books and have been sold in 25 languages. It was voted the British public's favourite book of the twentieth century and more recently its favourite book of all time when it triumphed in the BBC's 'Big Read' competition. The phenomenally successful release of New Zealand-based director Peter Jackson's 2001-03 film trilogy brought Tolkien's work new prominence but The Lord of the Rings, and other works by the author, had also previously been adapted by other film makers with varying degrees of commercial and critical success. This guide takes a detailed look at both Jackson's films and some of the previous adaptation attempts - both on screen and on radio - and provides detailed commentary on the particular difficulties of adapting this epic book for the screen.The differing visual approaches of Jackson and his predecessors, such as Fritz The Cat's' Ralph Bakshi and cartoon legend Arthur Rankin, are also discussed, as are the roles played by actors and special effects in trasferring Tolkien's world-building exercise into a performed medium. A detailed examination of the difficulties, decisions, triuphs and mistakes made when moving something beloved from one medium to another, The Lord of the Rings: The Films, The Books, The Radio Series offers new perspectives on theese enormously popular works.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780753508749 20160528
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191 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
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xx, 358 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Time line-- Introduction: how to study an event film Harriet Margolis-- I. A gathering of materials-- II. Creative industries / National heroes-- III. Stardom and the event film-- IV. Making a film trilogy-- V. Reading for meaning: The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth, and Aotearoa New Zealand-- VI. There, back again, and beyond: production infrastructures and extended exploitation-- VII. The Lord of the Rings: credits, awards, reviews-- Bibliography-- Filmography-- List of contributors-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719071980 20160527
Peter Jackson's epic trilogy, the biggest film event of the 21st century, turned the best-selling book of the 20th century into a popular, critical and financial success all over again. This comprehensive collection draws together twenty-five essays on the making, the meaning and the reception of "The Lord of the Rings". The collection begins with a focus on the business of the event film, before moving into critical chapters on techniques and meanings ranging from music to spirituality. The third section offers essays on multimedia products associated with the films and concludes with chapters on their audiences. The book also contains a dossier of reviews, interviews, production details and box-office returns.No single author could offer the depth and range of coverage brought by this team of specialists drawn from business, communication, geography and music as well as film and media studies, who share the added advantage of enjoying a unique proximity to the setting of the movie in Aotearao New Zealand. More closely integrated, and more attuned to the global marketplace than the older blockbusters, the event film, with its attention-grabbing pitch for the status of news, will be one of the most influential media forms of the coming years. These meticulous essays combine with Peter Jackson's remarkable trilogy to form a unique entry to the study of 21st century media. A book for general readers, researchers, teachers and students at all levels with an interest in "The Lord of the Rings" and in contemporary Hollywood.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719071980 20160527
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xviii, 403 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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xxi, 399 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments List of Interviews Abbreviations Introduction: Sequel-itis PART ONE: THE FILM 1. Prudent Aggression 2. Not Your Father's Tolkien 3. Handcrafting a Blockbuster PART TWO: BUILDING THE FRANCHISE 4. Flying Billboards and FAQs 5. Click to View Trailer 6. Fans on the Margins, Pervy Hobbit Fanciers, and Partygoers PART III: BEYOND THE MOVIE 7. Licenses to Print Money 8. Interactive Middle-earth PART IV: THE LASTING POWER OF THE RINGS 9. Fantasy Come True 10. Right in Your Own Backyard Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520247741 20160528
"Once in a lifetime." The phrase comes up over and over from the people who worked on Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings". The film's seventeen Oscars, record-setting earnings, huge fan base, and hundreds of ancillary products attest to its importance and to the fact that Rings is far more than a film. Its makers seized a crucial moment in Hollywood - the special effects digital revolution plus the rise of "infotainment" and the Internet - to satisfy the trilogy's fans while fostering a huge new international audience. The resulting franchise of franchises has earned billions of dollars to date with no end in sight. Kristin Thompson interviewed seventy-six people to examine the movie's scripting and design and the new technologies deployed to produce the films, video games, and DVDs. She demonstrates the impact Rings had on the companies that made it, on the fantasy genre, on New Zealand, and on independent cinema. In fast-paced, compulsively readable prose, she affirms Jackson's Rings as one the most important films ever made.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520247741 20160528
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viii, 301 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This collection of essays offers a positive consensus of director Peter Jackson's spectacularly successful adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Part One of the collection, "Techniques of Structure and Story, " compares and contrasts the organizational principles of the books and films. Part Two, "Techniques of Character and Culture, " focuses on the methods used to transform the characters and settings of Tolkien's narrative into the personalities and places visualized on screen. Each of the sixteen essays includes extensive notes and a separate bibiliography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786446360 20160606
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271 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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808 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"This book explores the writings, art, philosophy, fantasy, films and culture of J.R.R. Tolkien ... the first part considers the themes, landscapes, philosophies and characters of Tolkien's Middle-earth, as well as Tolkien's biography, the writing and publication of The Lord of the Rings, and the Tolkien industry. The second part looks at the film, TV and radio adaptions of Tolkien's fiction, concluding with an in-depth, scene-by-scene examination of the 2001-03 Hollywood versions of The Lord of the Rings"--P. [4] of cover.
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310 p.
  • Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: The Ring Chapter 3 The Pagan Tolkien Chapter 4 The Christian Tolkien: A Response to Ronald Hutton Chapter 5 The Entwives: Investigating the Spritual Core ofLord of the Rings Chapter 6 "Like Heathen Kings:" Religion as Palimpsest in Tolkien's Fiction Chapter 7 Confronting the World's Weirdness: J. R. R. Tolkien'sThe Children of Hurin Chapter 8 Eru Erased: The Minimalist Cosmology ofThe Lord of the Rings Chapter 9 The Ring and the Cross: How J. R. R. Tolkien Became a Christian Writer Part 10 Part II: The Cross Chapter 11 Redeeming Sub-Creation Chapter 12 Catholic Scholar, Catholic Sub-Creator Chapter 13 "An Age Comes On:" J. R. R. Tolkien and the English Catholic Sense of History Chapter 14 The Lord of the Rings and the Catholic Understanding of Community Chapter 15 Tracking Catholic Influence inThe Lord of the Rings Chapter 16 Saintly and Distant Mothers Chapter 17 The "Last Battle" as a Johannine Ragnarok: Tolkien and the Universal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611470659 20160606
The conversation, sometimes heated, about the influence of Christianity on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien has a long history. What has been lacking is a forum for a civilized discussion about the topic, as well as a chronological overview of the major arguments and themes that have engaged scholars about the impact of Christianity on Tolkien's oeuvre, with particular reference to The Lord of the Rings. The Ring and the Cross addresses these two needs through an articulate and authoritative analyses of Tolkien's Roman Catholicism and the role it plays in understanding his writings. The volume's contributors deftly explain the kinds of interpretations put forward and evidence marshaled when arguing for or against religious influence. The Ring and the Cross invites readers to draw their own conclusions about a subject that has fascinated Tolkien enthusiasts since the publication of his masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611470659 20160606
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151 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Einleitung : Fantasy und Fans / Anna Stache
  • Männlichkeiten, Paarbeziehungen und Sexualität in der Kino-Trilogie "Der Herr der Ringe" : Sozialisationstheoretische Überlegungen / Anna Stache
  • Elemente geschlecterbezogener Rezeption der Trilogie "Der Herr der Ringe" / Bettina Damaris Lange
  • Die Herr der Ringe-Convention (Ring*Con) : Ein Event für Fantasy-Fans / Astrid Vormschlag
  • Im Phantasieland Tolkiens : Fantasy-Rollenspiele : Ein adoleszentes Gruppenspiel um Identitätsentwürfe / Ramona Kahl
  • Die Macht guter Geschichten : Entwicklungen und Elemente des Fantasy-Genres / Andrea Gerhardt
  • Resümee : Tiefenhermeneutische Ergebnisse zum "Herrn der Ringe" im Spektrum aktueller Fanstudien zum Fantasy-Genre / Anna Stache.
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380 p. ; 25 cm.
A portrait of celebrated film director Peter Jackson traces his journey from youthful movie fanatic, through his creation of a series of low-budget cult movies--including Bad Taste and The Frighteners--to his acquisition of Tolkien's fantasy trilogy and his struggle to create the Lord of the Rings f.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312322946 20160527
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208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 30 cm
Sumptuous hardback gift edition combining the best of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Location Guides, plus brand new photography unique to this book. In the epic film trilogies created by Peter Jackson, New Zealand has become Middle-earth. From the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps to the rolling hills and Volcanic Plateau of the North Island, the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was stunningly re-created on an epic scale. Photographer Ian Brodie has captured these locations in all their beauty and splendour. Featuring the most breathtaking photographs from his bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook, plus all-new imagery and contributions by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Andy Serkis and Alan Lee, this is a magnificent record of a historic era in film-making, and a peerless collection of landscape and location photography by a master of his craft. Featuring contributions from Peter Jackson and other members of the films' cast and crew, as well as fascinating background to the film-making process, this is the ultimate tribute to the land and its locations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780008116149 20160704
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viii, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Locating fantasy
  • The birth of fantasy cinema
  • Fairy tales
  • Earthbound fantasy
  • Heroic fantasy
  • Epic fantasy.
The warlocks and ghosts of fantasy film haunt our popular culture, but the genre has too long been ignored by critics. This comprehensive critical survey of fantasy cinema demonstrates that the fantasy genre amounts to more than escapism. Through a meticulously researched analysis of over a century of fantasy pictures - from the seminal work of Georges Melies to Peter Jackson's recent tours of Middle Earth - the work identifies narrative strategies and their recurring components and studies patterns of challenge and return, setting and character. First, addressing the difficult task of defining the genre, the work examines fantasy as a cultural force in both film and literature and explores its relation to science fiction, horror, and fairy tales. Fantasy's development is traced from the first days of film, with emphasis on how the evolving genre reflected such events as economic depression and war. Also considered is fantasy's expression of politics, as either the subject of satire or fuel for the fires of propaganda. Discussion ventures into the subgenres, from stories of invented lands inhabited by fantastic creatures to magical adventures set in the familiar world, and addresses clashes between fantasy and faith, such as the religious opposition to the Harry Potter phenomenon. From the money-making classics to little-known arthouse films, this richly illustrated work covers every aspect of fantasy film.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786423248 20160528
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114 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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xii, 323 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Thomas Mann
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • J. R.R. Tolkien
  • Siegfried Lenz
  • Conclusion.
"Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature" is a collection of great and imaginative essays that explore the theme of magnificent and aesthetically interesting houses in twentieth century European literature. It focuses especially on important works by Thomas Mann, Evelyn Waugh, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Siegfried Lenz, while also discussing other significant houses in modern European literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781433118470 20160608
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