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Watching the Lord of the rings : Tolkien's world audiences

Author: Martin Barker; Ernest Mathijs
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2008.
Series: Media and culture, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How did audiences across the world respond to the films of The Lord of the Rings? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watching the Lord of the rings.
New York : Peter Lang, ©2008
(OCoLC)654592618
Named Person: J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Barker; Ernest Mathijs
ISBN: 9780820463964 0820463965 9780820463971 0820463973
OCLC Number: 144570911
Description: xiv, 297 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Lord of the Rings: selling the franchise / Janet Wasko --
The Avalanche of attention: the prefiguration and reception of The Lord of the Rings / Daniel Biltereyst, Ernest Mathijs & Philippe Meers --
Promotional frame-makers and the meaning of the text: the case of The Lord of the Rings / Breda Luthar --
What do female fans want? Blockbusters, the Return of the King, and U.S. audiences / Barbara Klinger --
The books, the DVDs, the extras and their lovers / Martin Barker & Kate Egan --
Understanding disappointment: the Australian book lovers and adaptation / Sue Turnbull --
Involvement in The Lord of the Rings: audience strategies and orientations / Lothar Mikos [and others] --
Global flows and local identifications? The Lord of the Rings and the cross-national reception of characters and genres / Giselinde Kuipers & Jeroen De Kloet) --
The functions of fantasy: a comparison of audience responses to The Lord of the Rings in twelve countries / Martin Barker --
Beyond words?: The return of the King and the pleasures of the text / Sue Turnbull --
Heroism in the return of the king / José Javier Sánchez Aranda, Joseba Bonaut, and Maria del Mar Grandio --
The fantasy of reading: moments of reception of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King / Daniel Biltereyst and Sofie Van Bauwel --
Understanding text as cultural practice and a dynamic process of making meaning / Lothar Mikos --
Our methodological challenges and solutions / Martin Barker, Ernest Mathijs & Alberto Trobia.
Series Title: Media and culture, v. 3.
Responsibility: Martin Barker & Ernest Mathijs, editors.
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"How did audiences across the world respond to the films of The Lord of the Rings? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials."--Jacket.

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