The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare

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As The Lord of the Rings draws to a triumphant and spectacular conclusion with The Return of the King, pitching armies of Men and their allies against the evil forces of darkness, this new book reconstructs the history and events surrounding the epic battles in Peter Jackson's awesome film trilogy.
Treating the filmmakers' notes, designs and props as a true archive, The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare uses these records to present a full historical account of the War of ...

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Overview

As The Lord of the Rings draws to a triumphant and spectacular conclusion with The Return of the King, pitching armies of Men and their allies against the evil forces of darkness, this new book reconstructs the history and events surrounding the epic battles in Peter Jackson's awesome film trilogy.
Treating the filmmakers' notes, designs and props as a true archive, The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare uses these records to present a full historical account of the War of the Ring. It assembles all the background information to outline the story behind each battle and examine the strategy used by the opposing forces. Each of the major conflicts depicted in the films - from The Last Alliance of Elves and Men to the climactic Battle of the Pelennor Fields - is illustrated with a unique diagram by the films' designers that reveals how each battle was fought.
Lavishly illustrated with 1,000 photos, paintings, maps, sculptures and sketches, most appearing here for the first time, Weapons and Warfare is an indispensable chronicle of The Lord of the Rings' many creatures, warriors, armies and battlegrounds. From the graceful and proficient Elven soldiers to the horrendous war machines of the Dark Lord, each culture's approach to combat is explained - how they fought, why they were fighting, what armor they wore and what weapons they used against their enemies. Now you can get as close to a marauding Orc as you could ever wish, without suffering the consequences!
Armed with a wealth of fascinating facts and unique imagery, and with an exclusive foreword by Christopher Lee and an introduction by the Academy Award winner Richard Taylor, Weapons and Warfare promises to be the most striking companion to The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy ever published.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The Photo Guide and Visual Companion are simply collections of screen shots with a minimum of text-very YA. The real gems here are Art of and (especially) Weapons and Warfare, true fan books that detail costumes, props, and set designs through photos and concept drawings. Gollum is a bit of a novelty for those interested in computer special effects, as actor Serkis, who provided Gollum's voice and physical movements, explains how graphics were used to create the screen character. The indie spirit A film doesn't need to be a sweeping epic featuring a cast of thousands to be good. The market for independent films is huge, so no film collection is complete without a few of these titles. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-The first book essentially retells the story of the title film and has uneven picture quality. Weapons fleshes out the world created in the movies by discussing the arms and armor of the various races in Middle-earth, both historically and from the time that the films take place. The informative, interesting text is supplemented by many gorgeous pictures. Readers who have questions about anything they saw in the film, from orcs to the Witch-King of Angmar to the Fountain Guards of Gondor, can probably find the answers here. The author treats these cultures and artifacts as if they were straight-up history. A lot of thought, effort, and love obviously went into creating Middle-earth, and much of it shows up in these pages.-Susan Salpini, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618390991
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/5/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Director of his special effects company Weta, Taylor has been special effects designer on all of Peter Jackson's feature films including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Frighteners, Heavenly Creatures, Braindead, Meet the Feebles and the television documentary "Forgotten Silver." For the groundbreaking work accomplished by Taylor, his partner Tania Rodger, and their team at Weta, Taylor won two Oscars and two British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards - for Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup, and received both BAFTA and Oscar nominations for Costume Design as well as numerous other awards and accolades.
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Table of Contents

Foreword v
Introduction vi
The History of the War of the Ring 1
The Last Alliance of Elves and Men 4
The Dead Marshes 10
Elves of the Second Age 12
Gil-galad 18
Elrond 20
Numenoreans 23
Elendil 28
Range weapon comparison chart 31
Isildur 32
Mordor Orcs of the Second Age 34
The Last Alliance--battle plan 38
Weathertop 40
Hobbits 42
Moria--The War of the Dwarves and the Orcs 47
Dwarves 52
Gimli 54
Cave-troll 58
The Orcs of Moria 60
Gandalf 67
The Balrog 70
Moria--plan 72
Amon Hen 74
Rohan 76
Wild Men of Dunland 80
Wargs & Warg-riders 82
The Defense of Helm's Deep 86
Forging Swords 93
Men of Rohan 97
King Theoden 106
Eomer 108
Eowyn 110
Legolas 112
Elves of Lothlorien 116
Uruk-hai 122
Helm's Deep--battle plan 132
Saruman 134
Isengard 136
Rangers of Ithilien 138
Faramir 140
Bows of Middle-earth 142
Gondor 145
Men of Gondor 150
Denethor 156
Boromir 158
The Fountain & Citadel Guard 162
Orcs of Mordor 164
The Nazgul 168
The Siege of Gondor 173
Grond & Other Siege Equipment 178
Mountain-Trolls 181
Easterlings 184
The Battle of the Pelennor Fields 187
Haradrim 190
Mumakil 192
The Corsairs of Umbar 194
The Dead Men of Dunharrow 196
The Siege of Gondor/Battle of the Pelennor Fields--battle plan 198
The Black Gate of Mordor 200
The Mouth of Sauron 203
Aragorn 204
Sauron 210
The One Ring 214
Glossary of Terms 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2007

    Berserkin' Good!!!

    I cant believe how much new I learned from this book. I mean, seriously,lots of things in this book were not shown or described in either the book or the movie.(Ex.-Why do saruman's berserkers get their name and why are they so quick and powerful) If anyone wants full info in the whole lord of the rings adventure,they should look at this book first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2005

    DETAILED AND IMAGINATIVE

    This book tells you all you need to know and more about LOTR. What else can I say?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2004

    WOW! is all I have to say.

    This book has more information than is thinkable. a welcome addition to any tolkien fan's books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2003

    Excellent; A must have for the Tolkien fanatic

    This book tells you all you would ever need to know about the battle strategies, the weapons, armor, and Sauron's creations. This book will take you into an even deeper trail of thought through the Tolkien books.

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