The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings The Making of the Movie Trilogy The official inside story on the making of the award winning movie trilogyThe Lord of the Rings The Making of the Movie Trilogy is a lavishly illustrated behind the scenes definitive account of the

  • Title: The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy
  • Author: Brian Sibley Ian McKellen
  • ISBN: 9780618260225
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • The official inside story on the making of the award winning movie trilogyThe Lord of the Rings The Making of the Movie Trilogy is a lavishly illustrated, behind the scenes, definitive account of the creation of an epic film experience Hailed by critics worldwide, part one of the movie trilogy was a box office smash, one of the most successful films of the decade PeterThe official inside story on the making of the award winning movie trilogyThe Lord of the Rings The Making of the Movie Trilogy is a lavishly illustrated, behind the scenes, definitive account of the creation of an epic film experience Hailed by critics worldwide, part one of the movie trilogy was a box office smash, one of the most successful films of the decade Peter Jackson s fierce, imaginative movie takes high flying risks and inspires with its power and scale, wrote Newsweek In every way this is moviemaking on a grand scale, wrote the San Francisco Chronicle, while Time proclaimed the grandeur, moral heft and emotional depth of the film, which received thirteen Academy Award R nominations Including than 300 photographs from all three films, most unique to this book, and exclusive interviews with all the cast and crew, Brian Sibley s fascinating book takes every fan inside the process of adapting J.R.R Tolkien s masterwork for the screen For the first time in history, three major movies were made at the same time, a triumphant and monumental undertaking that took the world by storm Here can be found details about the hundreds of dedicated artists, craftspeople and cast and crew members who labored for years adding authenticity at every stage to bring one of the greatest stories ever told to an eager film audience Sibley takes us inside the process of filmmaking to show us how the magic is made from the director, writers and actors to wardrobe, makeup, miniatures, music and digital special effects, it s all here It was tiring, physically and mentally, but never dull Three movies, one big story, and so much variety one day shooting scenes of intimate heart wrenching drama, the next, vast battle scenes involving hundreds of extras Every day brought an opportunity to create something new on this enormous canvas that is The Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson

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    About “Brian Sibley Ian McKellen

    • Brian Sibley Ian McKellen

      Brian Sibley is an English author who has written over 100 hours of radio drama and has written and presented hundreds of radio documentaries, features and weekly programmes.In 1981, he co wrote BBC Radio 4 s adaptation of Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings with Michael Bakewell, and has also adapted C S Lewis s The Chronicles of Narnia and Mervyn Peake s Gormenghast for Radio 4, for which he received a Sony Radio Award in 1985.As a broadcaster, he was a contributor to and then regular presenter of the former BBC Radio 4 arts programme Kaleidoscope and the BBC World Service arts magazine, Meridian He also presented the Radio 4 film programme, Talking Pictures and chaired the radio panel games Break A Leg and Screen Test, and presented several seasons of the BBC television programme, First Light.The Daily Telegraph radio critic, Gillian Reynolds gave him the accolade magician of the airwaves.



    184 thoughts on “The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy


    • I am an avid lover of The Lord Of The Rings and really enjoyed reading all these behind the scenes interviews about making the trilogy. This only took me so long to read because the size of the book made it impossible to carry with me anywhere and so other novels took precedent. However, when I did remember to pick it up I loved the detail and background information of this book, focusing on the filming of the trilogy rather than just talking to the actors as several books of this kind have a te [...]


    • Insightful and informative, but nothing to write home about.Most of the pictures and stories in here can be found in the documentaries on the extended editions of the movies, so I felt I might as well just watch those. And frankly the writing was rather choppy and half-hazard. He switches between subjects without ever really finishing his exploration of one idea. For instance, Sibley starts off talking about digital effects, and you feel like he's going to get into the details when suddenly he's [...]


    • “The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy”. Brian SiblyI much enjoyed watching the three LOTR films as they were released to the cinema in turn (2002, 2002, 2003). I didn’t chance across Mr Sibly’s “Collectors’ Edition” book until now (2016). I struggled through four-fifths of the text & pictures, but ultimately just couldn’t stomach the utter self-righteousness arrogant puff of it all. So very, very, unlike Professor Tolkien’s brilliantly imaginative writing. [...]


    • The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy is like a wonderfully large colorful journal of what it was like working on the set of this magnificent trilogy for those many, many months. With a foreword by Ian McKellen, a.k.a. Gandalf, author Brian Sibley does an excellent job of keeping the reader locked in with the many different happenings that took place during the shooting of the trilogy. With some wonderful color photos of cast and sets, as well as illustrations and drawings, ther [...]


    • This is a brilliant companion guide to have if you are a fan of Lord ofthe Rings as it includes some inside secrets and describes how they did some of the effects and their first premiere. This book does have a lot of reading in it and if you are looking for a guide that is like Harry Potter Film Wizardry then this book isn't for you. The book is more for adults but it can be enjoyed by any Lord of the Rings fan.


    • Good overview of the making of the trilogy. Sibley is the man behind the BBC radio version of LOTR, so it was quite nice to read this.





    • I fell in love with the Lord of the Rings movies at the ripe old age of 11. It wasn't typical for a middle schooler to sing elvish on the bus to school, but lo and behold that never stopped me. This book was a Bible to me. I read it over and over again until the spine gave way and then I bought myself another copy that I was slightly more careful with. The artistry, skill, and talent that went into making these movies was unprecedented and this book gives wonderful incite into each facet of it. [...]


    • A book which provides a lot of background information for the making of the Lord Of The Rings, mostly the work done by the WETA workshop. It's wonderful to read about all this background work, it just drives home what a big undertaking the making of these movies actually was especially if you consider that so many of the people involved didn't have an awful lot of experience! The love and the passion for the project can be lifted from the pages and it makes a wonderful and interesting read. Howe [...]


    • A nice insight into the making of the Lord of the Rings. Quite an interesting read. I enjoyed it, but I have a couple of criticisms but they're pretty small. It would have been nice to hear a little more from the actors but I understand why there weren't really featured - the main emphasis is the staggering amount of work that all the crew put in. It also focuses almost entirely on the first movie, there might be sequels, if so I'd like to read them. Good for anyone with a keen interest of Lord [...]


    • Mr, Sibley brings his considerable lore master skills as a writer to this nice coffee table book about the making of the Peter Jackson lotr films. its amazing. also loaded with great pictures. The author has been a fan of middle earth since the early days of the book and is an uberfan and king of geeks as well as an incredible writer, who incidentally penned the radio scripts for bbc's mid 80s version of the lotr with ian holmes. the book includes lots of interviews with crew and cast, i especia [...]


    • A brilliant and detailed biography of the LOTR films themselves; following the author through the various sets and workshops behind the scenes becomes a wholly immersive trip into the making of Middle-Earth itself. Perfect read for fans who like reading about the ins and outs of creating a truly iconic series of films. Also, I now have a newfound appreciation for Viggo Mortensen as a professional actor.


    • I got this book as a Christmas gift from a psycho ex-girlfriend. Anyway, this was a really well done book that gives a good behind the scenes look at the making of the Lord of The Rings movies.


    • Lovely little "biography" of the Lord of the Rings films, although a little top-heavy (the second and third films hadn't yet been released at the book's completion). It's full of lovely photographs and funny and interesting interviews with the cast and crew (mainly the crew). Chock-full of fun information for movie buffs and/or LOTR fans.


    • no doubt it is a magnificent book to read specially for those who are interesting in fantasy books and movies . i don't have a library near to where i'm living now so i want a soft copyif any


    • Read this awhile ago, so I don't remember too much about it which is why I can't give it the 4 stars ("I really liked it") rating. It's a good book to borrow from the library if you like "Lord of the Rings."


    • Lots of behind-the-scenes information on the making of the movies. However, a lot of it focused on the work at Weta, which has been covered by many of the other movie tie-in books. It would have been interesting to read more about the filming process.


    • This was quite an interesting book, which went into a fair amount of detail about the making of the LOTR trilogy. I always find things like this interesting anyway, so I appreciated the insight. I did think there was an overabundance of exclamation marks throughout the book, though.



    • Fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of the incredible movies. The only thing lacking was more pictures!




    • I thought this was way cool because I am a huge LOTR fan. It was really cool to see how it was made.I really want to go to New Zealand to see the sights. I liked the whole dang book


    • I love Lord of the Rings, books and films alike. This book was full of stunning photos of the making and letting you into the insight of the making of these films.





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