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

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This group of new critical essays offers multidisciplinary analysis 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 organizatio ...more
Paperback, 301 pages
Published July 29th 2011 by McFarland & Company
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Jane
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I use Goodreads to track books I honestly expect to read some day, so I try to keep my "to read" list under 100 books. Every now and then I look at the oldest books added to the list and weed some out based on closer review. And every now and then I read the oldest book.

Picturing Tolkien had been on my list since January 2014. I'm glad I finally read it. As with most compilations, there were essays I found fascinating and really enjoyed and essays I found dry and a bit dull. Some were too schol
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Lisa
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Phillip
I enjoyed reading this book. It is a very nice contribution, from start to finish, to the conversation that is Tolkien scholarship. The essays provide an informative and balanced exploration of the similarities and differences between the print and movie versions of The Lord of the Rings. The authors' comments about the movies are mostly positive, though there are some criticisms.

Each essay presents different ideas and information about an aspect of The Lord of the Rings as presented in the boo
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Leslie
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dr. Andrew Higgins
Aug 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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!!!
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