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The Lord of the Films: The Unofficial Guide to Tolkien's Middle-Earth on the Big Screen

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First popularized in Tolkien’s classic and bestselling series, The Lord of The Rings has garnered millions of fans around the world. The stunning film trilogy by Peter Jackson was groundbreaking, beautiful, and, as expected, hugely successful. The Lord of the Films is a unique scene-by-scene guide to all of the Lord of the Rings movies, with lots of games, puzzles, and interviews with the filmmakers tossed in. In this book, each scene in each movie is tackled on four different fronts: a closer look at the plot ...
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Overview


First popularized in Tolkien’s classic and bestselling series, The Lord of The Rings has garnered millions of fans around the world. The stunning film trilogy by Peter Jackson was groundbreaking, beautiful, and, as expected, hugely successful. The Lord of the Films is a unique scene-by-scene guide to all of the Lord of the Rings movies, with lots of games, puzzles, and interviews with the filmmakers tossed in. In this book, each scene in each movie is tackled on four different fronts: a closer look at the plot and the action, a look behind the scenes, a reveal of mistakes that slipped through, and audiences’ reactions. In addition to the famous live-action trilogy, other related films (such as the animated adaptations) are covered as well. As an added bonus, the author reveals details about the prequel films currently in production and due out in theatres in 2011 and 2012, as well as a foreword by Cliff Broadway, a staff member of TheOneRing.net a member of the inner circle of those who worked on the films. After reading this book, fans will feel like they’re watching The Lord of the Rings for the first time all over again!
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"Author J.W. Braun, an eminently qualified aficionado of the movies, offers readers a dragon's lair of information about the creation, production and marketing of the films as well as the cultural zeitgeists surrounding each theatrical release."  —Scene Magazine

"The Lord of the Films is one of those cases where the back cover bumpf is actually true . . . after reading this book, you'll go back and watch the trilogy again with a fresh pair of eyes, as if it's the first time you're watching it."  —TheOneRing

"Braun has somehow managed to capture every little additional detail you could ask for from The Lord of the Rings films every step of the way. The book is wonderful as either light reading for fans of the films looking for more LotR content and deeper appreciation, or as a companion guide while the movies play on the television."  —Buzzine

buzzine
Braun has somehow managed to capture every little additional detail you could ask for from The Lord of the Rings films every step of the way. The book is wonderful as either light reading for fans of the films looking for more LotR content and deeper appreciation, or as a companion guide while the movies play on the television.

Scene Magazine
Author J.W. Braun, an eminently qualified aficionado of the movies, offers readers a dragon's lair of information about the creation, production and marketing of the films as well as the cultural zeitgeists surrounding each theatrical release.
TheOneRing
The Lord of the Films is one of those cases where the back-cover bumpf is actually true . . . After reading this book, you'll go back and watch the trilogy again with a fresh pair of eyes, as if it's the first time you're watching it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550228908
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


J. W. Braun has been a Lord of the Rings fan since the 1980s and followed every detail of the film adaptations from beginning to end on his website. He lives in Burlington, Wisconsin.
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  • Posted October 28, 2009

    J.W. Braun's THE LORD OF THE FILMS is a "must have" for RINGERS and a Fun Read for anyone else.

    If you love the Lord of the Rings films, as I do... this book is a "must have". You NEED it, because with it, you'll enjoy the films even more.
    Well written, downright laugh out loud funny at times, and chock full of insider info that you have never heard anywhere else, the author did a great job of making this book not just readable... but Re-Readable, in a big way. Shelve this book right next to the films, you'll be glad that you did.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

    One of My Favorite Books for 2009

    The Lord of the Films is one of those junkfood books that you can instantly get into, and that you know you'll want to keep the rest of your life. It's the have-to-have item of 2009 for LOTR fans, without a doubt.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2009

    Yes, it's a winner

    The hype is true. J.W's book is a must read for anyone who has seen the Lord of the Rings films. It's the best book about a film I've ever read. A great gift for anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2009

    Get it now, you won't regret it!

    This is an obvious 5 star, two thumbs up book. If you own the films on DVD, it's a must have. Even if you just casually like the film, you'll want to get the book. And Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Jackson's films, and Braun's book are the foundation for any serious fan's collection.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2009

    Lord of the Films Rocks!

    Read this book.

    No, seriously. Go read it now.

    If you like the Lord of the Rings films, you'll love this book! JW Braun has done interviews with people who worked on these movies behind the scenes, and he's come up with all sorts of trivia, funny quotes, interesting things about them. I laughed out loud the entire time I read this book, and frequently called my brother with "Did you know..." moments I wanted to share.

    Braun's writing style is quick, engaging, and slightly goofy as well; I imagine his personality is much the same.

    So really, if you like these films, you need to read this book now. Immediately.

    Go ahead. I'll wait.

    -N

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  • Posted October 22, 2009

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    LotR + Trivia + Behind-the-Scenes Goodies = FUN!

    As a fan of both LotR and trivia, this book was right up my alley. In addition to the plethora of interesting facts about the creation and impact of the three films, Braun's writing was entertaining and humorous. Reading the book made me remember all the things I love about the LotR story (both the book and the films) and want to revisit both!

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  • Posted December 28, 2009

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    More interesting info on the trilogy

    If there was anything more you wanted to know about the filming of the greatest film trilogy of all time, here it is in JW Braun's book. It reveals facts that you may have heard and some you didn't. It's well researched and there are games too, crossword and word search. Enjoy!

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