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From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson's 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 el ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published July 7th 2006 by Rodopi
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I am still reading in this book, since I am writing a paper on Nietzsche, Peter Jackson's LotR, and Howard Shore's musical score. This is for the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in March. Therefore, not all of the essays in the collection are relevant for my specific purpose, but I am enjoying other considerations, all of which add to my awareness of the fractaling away of various different threads in the weave along the lines of specific obsessions (like the slash fan fict ...more
Oct 13, 2008 Chris rated it 4 of 5 stars
Many of the essays in the collection are good reading and raise ideas in regards to both the films and the movies. Even if you are not a film student, this is a good book as long as you like the films, and even if you liked the books. I would advise skipping the first essay, however.