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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
Green Library
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
Green Library
xii, 231 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Early New Zealand films and western voy(ag)eurs
  • 1940-1990 : New Zealand film landscapes for prospective 'cinenauts'
  • The legacy of The piano : film-tourist geographies and the aesthetic of the sublime
  • From Ngati to Whale rider : the filmic journey of the indigenous traveller
  • From Mt. Fuji to Mt. Taranaki : D'paysement and celebrity worship in The last samurai
  • 'Welcome to New Zealand, home of middle earth' : heterotopian impulse, western anxiety and spatial identity in The lord of the rings
  • Conclusions.
Green Library
xiv, 578 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Authorised and fully illustrated insight into the life and career of the award-winning director, from his childhood film projects up to King Kong, together with Jackson's revealing personal account of his six-year quest to film The Lord of the Rings. Once, Peter Jackson was a name unknown to all but a small band of loyal fans and fellow film-makers. Now he is the newest member of Hollywood's elite fellowship, with his name on the most successful movie trilogy of all time. Written with Jackson's full participation, this extensive biography, illustrated with never-before-seen photos from Jackson's personal collection, tells the inside story of how a New Zealander became Hollywood's hottest property -- from the early cult classics, through Academy Award -winning success with Kate Winslet's Heavenly Creatures, the abandoned King Kong remake, and the filming of The Lord of the Rings, a project which was abandoned two years into pre-production, rejected by most of the other studios and then picked up by New Line Cinema in the biggest gamble in film history. Drawing upon interviews with fifty of Peter Jackson's colleagues and contemporaries, author Brian Sibley paints a portrait of a true auteur, a man gifted with single-minded determination and an artist's vision. Jackson himself is both revealing and insightful about his entire film-making life, from his first childhood steps filming in Super 8 to the grand realisation of his life's dream: King Kong. Together, these joint narratives provide a truly unique and compelling insight into one of the finest cinematic minds at work today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780007175581 20160528
Green Library


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