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Picturing Tolkien : essays on Peter Jackson's The lord of the rings film trilogy

Author: Janice M Bogstad; Philip E Kaveny
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays offers a consensus of director Peter Jackson's successful adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Part One compares and contrasts the organizational principles of the books and films. Part Two focuses on the methods used to transform the characters and settings of Tolkien's narrative into the personalities and places visualized on screen"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
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Named Person: Peter Jackson; J R R Tolkien; Peter Jackson; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; Peter Jackson; J R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janice M Bogstad; Philip E Kaveny
ISBN: 9780786446360 0786446366
OCLC Number: 664656878
Notes: Peter Jackson is a New Zealand film director and producer.
Description: viii, 301 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Techniques of story and structure. Gollum talks to himself: problems and solutions in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of the Lord of the rings / Kristin Thompson --
Sometimes one word is worth a thousand pictures / Verlyn Flieger --
Kinds of absence: elision and exclusion in Peter Jackson's The lord of the rings / John D. Rateliff --
Tolkien's resistance to linearity: narrating The lord of the rings in fiction and film / E.L. Risden --
Filming folklore: adapting fantasy for the big screen through Peter Jackson's The lord of the rings / Dimitra Fimi --
Making the connection on page and screen in Tolkien's and Jackson's The lord of the rings / Yvette Kisor --
"It's alive!": Tolkien's monster on the screen / Sharin Schroeder --
The materiel of "Middle-Earth": arms and armor in Peter Jackson's The lord of the rings motion picture trilogy / Robert C. Woosnam-Savage --
Techniques of character and culture. Into the west: far green country or shadow on the waters? / Judy Ann Ford and Robin Anne Reid --
Frodo lives but gollum redeems the blood of kings / Philip E. Kaveny --
The grey pilgrim: Gandalf and the challenges of characterization in "Middle-earth" / Brian D. Walter --
Jackson's Aragorn and the American superhero monomyth / Janet Brennan Croft --
Neither the shadow nor the twilight: the love story of Aragorn and Arwen in literature and film / Richard C. West --
Concerning horses: establishing cultural settings from Tolkien to Jackson / Janice M. Bogstad --
The rohirrim, the Anglo-Saxons, and the problem of ambiguity and reference in Tolkien's books and Jackson's films / Michael D.C. Drout --
Filming the numinous: the fate of Lothlorien in Peter Jackson's The lord of the rings / Joseph Ricke and Catherine Barnett.
Responsibility: edited by Janice M. Bogstad and Philip E. Kaveny.

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"This collection of essays offers a consensus of director Peter Jackson's successful adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Part One compares and contrasts the organizational principles of the books and films. Part Two focuses on the methods used to transform the characters and settings of Tolkien's narrative into the personalities and places visualized on screen"--Provided by publisher.

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