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

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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...

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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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780786446360
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 309
  • Sales rank: 850,401
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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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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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    Definitely recommended for the LoTR lovers

    A very interesting read & well-balanced between the book-verse & the movie-verse. The essays come from literary critics & movie experts.

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