Discusses the making of the movie trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," covering topics including filming locations, special effects, costumes, battle scenes, characters, and music.
A sumptuous new one-volume edition of Tolkien's classic masterpiece that is fully illustrated in watercolour throughout by the acclaimed and award-winning artist, Alan Lee. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Well over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. With the epic trilogy now an acclaimed, award-winning and billion-dollar success, images of the characters and landscapes have become iconic to a whole new generation of readers. Much of the look of these movies is based on Alan Lee's paintings, giving this sumptuous new edition of Tolkien's great work new relevance for the ever-growing number of fans.
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson's two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, this first part of THE LORD OF THE RINGS is available for a limited time with an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy.
Presents the complete account of the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy music score, and includes extensive music examples, original manuscript scores, and glimpses into the creative process from the composer.
Loaded with full-color photos from the many incredible scenes in the movies and printed on high quality antique paper stock, this new Dan Coates easy piano songbook is a must-have for any fan. Contains twelve major themes from the blockbuster trilogy. From The Fellowship of the Ring: The Prophecy * In Dreams * Concerning Hobbits * Many Meetings * The Black Rider. From The Two Towers: Gollum's Song * Rohan * Evenstar * Forth Eorlingas. From The Return of the King: Into the West * The Steward of Gondor * Minas Tirith.
For the first time, Howard Shore's award-winning music for The Lord of the Rings trilogy is now available as a deluxe single volume of solo piano arrangements. Adorned with gorgeous color stills from the motion pictures, this is the ultimate musical tour of Middle-earth for Late Elementary pianists. Titles: The Prophecy * Concerning Hobbits * The Black Rider * In Dreams * Rohan * Evenstar * Forth Eorlingas * Gollum's Song * Minas Tirith * The Steward of Gondor * Into the West.
Experience your favorite characters and enchanted scenes from one of the most famous fantasy worlds every created—Middle-earth—in a brilliant new way with this first authorized coloring book based on the Academy Award-winning epic motion picture trilogy The Lord of the Rings directed by Peter Jackson. The groundbreaking, award-winning The Lord of the Rings film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson brought J.R.R. Tolkien's magical world of Middle-earth radiantly to life for millions worldwide. Now, fans can explore this enchanted universe as never before with the official The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book. Embark on your own coloring adventure through the lands of Middle-earth, from the grim landscape of Mordor to the majestic realms of Minas Tirith and Rivendell, from the Fellowship's frightening journey through the mines of Moria to the Battle of Pelennor Fields. The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book is packed with black-and-white line illustrations-all breathtaking in detail-that showcase favorite characters, including Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Frodo, Sam, and Gollum, as well as iconic creatures such as the tree-like Ents, the fearsome Balrog and the hideous Shelob. This companion book also features some of the unforgettable props used in the films, such as the One Ring, Frodo's sword Sting, and Arwen's beautiful Evenstar. The line drawings in The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book are printed on heavy stock paper that absorb colors and prevents them from bleeding through no matter which medium-paint, marker, pen, pencil, or crayon-you choose. Whether you want to color each image true to life or prefer to add your own imaginative flourish, the choice is up to you! An exciting, artistic journey through Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book is ideal for dedicated Rings fans, coloring enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a few hours of creative fun.
This group of new critical essays offers multidisciplinary analysis 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 bibliography. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Few, if any, books come close to being as beloved – or as ubiquitous – as The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The book delves into the philosophy of the series and its fans, the distinctions between the films’ fans and the books’ fans, the process of adaptation, and the role of New Zealand in the translation of words to images. Lavishly illustrated, it is guaranteed to appeal to anyone who has ever closed the last page of The Return of the King and wished it to never end.
Selected essays on Tolkien's trilogy include W. H. Auden's essay on the hero's quest, C. S. Lewis's piece on the value of myth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's article on hero worship, Tim Shippey's piece on the film trilogy, and much more. Original.
This very special collector's edition brings together all three books of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, including The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, in a complete boxed set.