Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy

Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy

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by Janice M. Bogstad
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
extraordinary...fascinating
Mythlore
will be of interest to scholars and fans...a worthwhile study
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
"a valuable addition to the critical examination of the relationship between Tolkien's novel and Jackson's films...the editors are to be commended for providing a venue for nuanced, interdisciplinary approaches to Jackson's adaptations"

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ISBN-13:
9780786446360
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/09/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Janice M. Bogstad is a professor of women's studies and English and head of technical services at the McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her written work has appeared in more than 60 reference books. University of Wisconsin-Madison Emeritus Philip E. Kaveny is an independent scholar, author, playwright, poet and lecturer.

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Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Elanor_Proudfoot More than 1 year ago
A very interesting read & well-balanced between the book-verse & the movie-verse. The essays come from literary critics & movie experts.