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Book
120 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
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
Book
xiv, 224 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword-- Introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien's and Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Trilogies-- Literary and Cinematic Heroes-- Merry as a Knowledgeable Hero-- Pippin as an Impulsive, Youthful Hero-- Eowyn as an Action Hero-- Galadriel and Arwen as Inspirational Heroes-- Legolas and Gimli as Intercultural Heroes-- The Changing Social Definitions of Heroes-- Bibliography-- Online Resources for Tolkien Studies-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275985219 20160528
Most writing about The Lord of the Rings trilogy emphasizes the most likely heroes in the tales: Aragorn, Frodo, Gandalf, and even Sam. From popular to scholarly literature, the women and "smaller" characters often go overlooked. But sometimes the most unlikely people can come to embody all that we look up to and admire in a person. Here, Lynnette Porter examines what we mean when we talk about heroes, and for the first time illustrates the heroic qualities that can be found in the women and other beloved, though less celebrated, characters in the Lord of the Rings books and movies. She takes a critical look at the importance of literary and cinematic heroes in general, emphasizing the roles of Merry, Pippin, Galadriel, Eowyn, Arwen, Legolas, and Gimli, who can all be considered heroes despite their relatively smaller roles. She shows, ultimately, that our attraction to and celebration of heroes does not have to be limited to the "leading man, " but rather that women and youth often display essential characteristics of true heroes. Bringing together a discussion of both the books and the movies, Porter redirects the spotlight on these characters to show us how the roles they play, the actions they take, and the behaviours they display are worthy of our praise and admiration. This unique and refreshing perspective adds dimension to our understanding of The Lord of the Rings phenomenon.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275985219 20160528
Green Library
Book
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
Green Library
Book
xviii, 403 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
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
hdl.handle.net ACLS Humanities E-Book
Green Library
Book
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
Green Library
Book
271 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
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.
Green Library
Book
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.
Green Library
Book
vii, 280 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: there and back again
  • 1. A kaleidoscope of Hobbits
  • 2. Tolkien's revised Hobbits
  • 3. The Lord of the Rings in the movies
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  • 4. Hobbits on radio and television
  • 5. Hobbits on the big screen
  • 6. Those musical Hobbits
  • 7. Hobbits as art
  • 8. Making meaning of Hobbits: the road takes some strange turns.
For generations of entranced readers, and now a new generation of filmgoers, Tolkien is synonymous with his most famous creation - the hobbit. Written for all those who are interested in Tolkien's work, and of course for all those interested in hobbits, this is the first book to focus on the changes made to the hobbits' characters not only by Tolkien but also by other artists - actors, writers, directors, lyricists and choreographers. The beloved characters of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin have been much-adapted for radio, television, film and stage. Lynette Porter follows the hobbits through these many other lives, from Tolkien's on-page revisions and John Boorman's unmade screenplays, through to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and its musical counterpart. She also reviews over 50 years of 'Hobbit Art', including the work of Alan Lee, John Howe and Ted Nasmith. Journeying through fanzines, videogames, Fanfiction and more, Porter demonstrates how the hobbits, their characters and their stories continue to introduce new audiences to Tolkien's work, in new and adapted forms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845118563 20160615
Green Library

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