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From hobbits to Hollywood : essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the rings

Author: Peter Jackson; Ernest Mathijs; Murray Pomerance
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006.
Series: Contemporary cinema, 3.
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"Peter Jackson $1 (Bs film version of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) is the grandest achievement of 21st century cinema so far. But it is also linked to topical and social concerns including war, terrorism, and cultural imperialism. Its style, symbols, narrative, and structure seem always already linked to politics, cultural definition, problems of cinematic style, and the elemenal mythologies that most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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From hobbits to Hollywood.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006
(OCoLC)70249525
Named Person: J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jackson; Ernest Mathijs; Murray Pomerance
ISBN: 9781429456173 1429456175 9042020628 9789042020627
OCLC Number: 607650230
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 403 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: there and back again: an editors' tale / Ernest Mathijs and Murray Pomerance --
The lord of the rings as allegory: a multiperspectivist reading / Douglas Kellner --
The lord of the rings and family: a view on text and reception / Ernest Mathijs --
The fading of the elves: eco-catastrophe, technopoly, and bio-security / Sean Cubitt --
On being a 1960s Tolkien reader / Martin Barker --
Epic fantasy and global terrorism / Ken Gelder --
A land of make believe: merchandising and consumption of The lord of the rings / Ian Conrich --
Fic Frodo slash Frodo: fandoms and The lord of the rings / Jennifer Brayton --
The lord of the rings as melodrama / Sarah Kozloff --
Masculinity, whiteness, and social class in The lord of the rings / Lianne McLarty --
Urban legend: architecture in The lord of the rings / Steven Woodward and Kostis Kourelis --
The lord of the rings and the fellowship of the map / Tom Conley --
Enchantments of The lord of the rings: soundtrack, myth, language, and modernity / James Buhler --
"Wicked, tricksy, false": race, myth, and Gollum / Cynthia Fuchs --
"What does the eye demand": sexuality, forbidden vision and embodiment in The lord of the rings / Ruth Goldberg and Krin Gabbard --
Scale, spectacle and movement: massive software and digital special effects in The lord of the rings / Kirsten Moana Thompson --
Morphing Sean Astin : "playing fat" in the age of digital animation / Jerry Mosher --
Gollum and Golem: special effects and the technology of artificial bodies / Tom Gunning --
The laddy vanishes / Murray Pomerance.
Series Title: Contemporary cinema, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Ernest Mathijs and Murray Pomerance.

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"Peter Jackson $1 (Bs film version of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) is the grandest achievement of 21st century cinema so far. But it is also linked to topical and social concerns including war, terrorism, and cultural imperialism. Its style, symbols, narrative, and structure seem always already linked to politics, cultural definition, problems of cinematic style, and the elemenal mythologies that most profoundly capture our imaginations. From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson $1 (Bs Lord of the Rings treats Jackson $1 (Bs trilogy as having two conditions of existence: an aesthetic and a political. Like other cultural artefacts, it leads a double life as objet d $1 (Bart and public statement about the world, so that nothing in it is ever just cinematically beautiful or tasteful, and nothing is ever just a message or an opinion"--Cover 4.

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