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Peter Jackson : from Prince of splatter to Lord of the rings

Author: Ian Pryor
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"This look at the now-celebrated director tells of the inspiration that led to the making of the three world-famous Lord of the Rings films and the six other films that preceded them. In this unauthorized biography, Ian Pryor traces the journey of a young movie fanatic, from Sunday afternoons spent fooling around with a camera, through low-budget cult movies, to control of the most ambitious film project ever, on
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Peter Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Pryor
ISBN: 0312322941 9780312322946
OCLC Number: 54462004
Description: 380 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: In a House by the Sea 6 --
1. The Lunatics Are Taking Over the Field 9 --
2. Beginnings 18 --
3. The Movie that Grew: Bad Taste 36 --
4. Not Your Everyday Average Creatures: Meet the Feebles 59 --
5. Beating the Curse of the Zombies: Dead Alive 87 --
6. The Undead on Set 99 --
7. A Different Kind of Murder: Heavenly Creatures 123 --
8. Putting It on Film 139 --
9. Empire-building: Forgotten Silver and the Birth of Weta 163 --
10. Finding Hollywood Without Really Looking: The Frighteners 181 --
11. The Political Animal 201 --
12. Finding the Ring 219 --
13. Roll Camera 239 --
14. Spies in Middle-earth 260 --
15. Unveiling the Ring 271 --
16. Past and Future 296 --
Epilogue: In a House by the Sea 313 --
Appendix 1 Movies in New Zealand 319 --
Appendix 4 Inspirations and Influences.
Responsibility: Ian Pryor.
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A portrait of celebrated film director Peter Jackson traces his journey from youthful movie fanatic, through his creation of a series of low-budget cult movies--including Bad Taste and The  Read more...

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