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Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson's the Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy

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This collection of essays offers a positive consensus of director Peter Jackson's spectacularly successful adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Part One of the collection, "Techniques of Structure and Story," compares and contrasts the organizational principles ...more
Paperback, 301 pages
Published August 25th 2011 by McFarland & Company (first published July 31st 2011)
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Lisa
Picturing Tolkien is a collection of essays by Tolkien scholars on the Peter Jackson films. These essays cover a wide range of subjects, from an exploration of Lothlórien and its numinous nature, Aragorn's journey as the hero in an American superhero monomyth, just how Anglo-Saxon are the Rohirrim and many, many more.

On the whole, I found the essays easy to get into, the subject matter fascinating and at times echoing my own criticisms of the films, other times illuminating just what I had felt
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Leslie
Picturing Tolkien is a collection of essays from various authors on Peter Jackson's film versions of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Written by authors in many fields, the essays present a wide range of viewpoints from many different angles, from the challenges of filming Tolkien's non-linear narrative, the treatment of the character of Gandalf, Gollum as ultimate redeemer, the weaponry of Middle Earth, the changes made in Aragorn's character (and his relationship with Arwen) to bett ...more
Andrew Higgins
A must read for lovers of the works of Tolkien and the films of Peter Jackson. From Fimi, Flieger to Croft and Drout these are some of the best articles on Tolkien.I have ever read. Highly recommend and thanks to this book I am a fan of Fingwit now!!!
Rachael
Comparisons between the books and the Peter Jackson movies. Analyses different themes and how each text represents that theme.
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