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The Fellowship of the Ring Screenplay

by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson
All the lines spoken by the actors plus camera directions. On the colour cover printed signatures of Elija Wood (Frodo), Billy Boyd (Pippin), Harry Sinclair (Isildur), Sean Astin (Sam), Dominic Monaghan (Merry), Craig Parker (Hildor), Sean Bean (Boromir) and Ian Holm (Bilbo). Bound in clear plastic wrapper.*

The Two Towers Screenplay

by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson
All the lines spoken by the actors plus camera directions. On the colour cover printed signatures of Hugo Weaving (Elrond), John Rhys Davies (Gimli), Sala Barker (Sauron), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Ian McKellan (Gandalf), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), David Welham (Faramir) and Brad Dourif (Gríma). Bound in clear plastic wrapper.*

The Return of the King Screenplay

by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson
All the lines spoken by the actors plus camera directions. On the colour cover printed signatures of Peter Jackson, Miranda Otto (Éowyn), Liv Tyler (Arwen), Karl Urban (Éomer), Bernard Hill (Théoden), Viggo Mortenson (Aragorn), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) and John Noble (Denethor). Bound in clear plastic wrapper.*

Complete set of three screenplays

Set of the above three screenplays.

Ian Brodie, The Hobbit Location Guidebook

HarperCollins, 2014. Paperback. Illustrated.

The definitive and authorised location guidebook for THE HOBBIT trilogy of movies.

Since the incredible global success of The Lord of the Rings films and now The Hobbit Trilogy, New Zealand has become the embodiment of Middle-earth to millions of moviegoers and readers the world over.

This definitive full-colour guidebook showcases the principal movie set locations around New Zealand as seen in The Hobbit trilogy. For everyone enchanted by the beautiful locations in the film trilogy, this book provides stunning original landscape photography, valuable background information and exclusive contributions by Sir Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis and other cast and crew members.

Official behind-the-scenes movie photos are complemented by more than 100 of award-winning photographer Ian Brodie’s gorgeous vistas of the New Zealand landscape, making this the perfect book for film fans and armchair travellers, as well as those planning to visit the country for themselves. Includes:

• Exclusive maps and location directions
• Touring information and itineraries
• Useful internet addresses
• GPS references to location sites
• Accommodation, food and entertainment suggestions*

Ian Brodie, The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook. Revised Edition

HarperCollins, 2003. Paperback. Guide with many photo's of the locations used in New Zealand. With maps so you can find them yourself. This revised edition has the locations from The Return of the King added. With an introduction by Peter Jackson and producer Barrie Osborne. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Daniel Falconer, The Hobbit Chronicles± Creatures and Characters

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
HarperCollins, 2013. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated in b-w and colour.

The ultimate celebration of the first Hobbit movie reveals the culmination of the creative vision for the film through exclusive interviews with the designers, cast and crew, and more than 500 previously unpublished photographs, written and designed by the team at Weta Workshop.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles – Creatures and Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes and villains, beasts and beings that populate Middle-earth in the first chapter of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders and film stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species, character by character, through the film’s huge ensemble of characters and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, telling the stories of how each came to be realized for the film.

In first-hand quotes from the actors, make-up artists, digital effects artists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians, movement coach and many other crew, the stories of the production unfold, processes are described and insights into characters shared.

As a bonus feature, unique to this book, there is a special fold-out Character Size Chart, which compares all the major creatures and characters of the film, from Radagast’s hedgehog friend to the towering Stone Giants!

Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer, and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face to face with the Dwarf heroes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the dark denizens of Middle-earth, such as Orcs, Goblins, Trolls and Wargs, and of course, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.*

Daniel Falconer, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles

Art & Design
HarperCollins, 2013. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued)

The ultimate celebration of the second Hobbit movie reveals the full creative vision of the art and design teams with more than 1,000 exclusive images and photos, including designs and concepts that never made it to the big screen.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles – Art & Design explores and celebrates the creative vision of the second film in Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien.

This lavish volume follows Bilbo, Gandalf and Thorin’s Company of Dwarves eastward, through hitherto unseen regions of Middle-earth, on their quest to reclaim the lost realm of Erebor from the Dragon Smaug. Exploring the design and development of the environments, cultures, creatures and artefacts encountered by the characters, it is filled with more than 1,000 stunning images of conceptual art, supplementary photographs and detailed commentary provided by the film’s cast and crew.

As a bonus feature, unique to this book, there is a special fold-out replica of the portrait of the Master of Lake-town, played by Stephen Fry, exactly as it appears in the film.

Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the third book in The Hobbit: Chronicles series and it has been created in full collaboration with key members of the production’s creative team to ensure the most comprehensive and authentic film companion possible.

Erebor.*

Daniel Falconer: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles

Art & Design

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

The ultimate celebration of the final Hobbit movie reveals the full creative vision of the art and design teams, with almost 2,000 exclusive images, including designs and concepts that never made it to the big screen.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles – Art & Design is packed to bursting with more than 1,800 pieces of conceptual artwork created for the epic final instalment of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Learn how the battle for the Lonely Mountain was plotted, its armies designed and its landscapes shaped, through detailed commentary by the films’ Academy Award®-winning creative team members at 3Foot7, Weta Digital and Weta Workshop.

From Lake-town and Dol Guldur to Dale and Ravenhill, each section is richly illustrated with concept art depicting creatures, costumes, armour, props and environment design hand-picked by the artists themselves from the Dragon’s hoard of artwork generated for the film.

Also included as a bonus feature, unique to this book, is a stunning full-colour, removable art print by Gus Hunter depicting a key moment in the trilogy.

Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, with a foreword by Costume Designer, Bob Buck, and introduction by Concept Art Director and renowned Tolkien artist, John Howe, this fifth volume in The Hobbit: Chronicles series has been created in full collaboration with key members of the production’s creative team to ensure the most comprehensive and authentic film companion possible.*

Daniel Falconer, Chronicles: The Art of War

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

HarperCollins, 2015. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

The ultimate celebration of the spectacular battle in the final Hobbit movie reveals in stunning detail the full creative vision of Peter Jackson and the filmmakers, together with extensive commentary from the director, cast, crew, and almost 2,000 exclusive photos, illustrations and visual effects imagery.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles – The Art of War goes behind the lines to explore how thousands of artisans brought the defining film of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit to the screen. More than 1,000 intricate illustrations, stunning photographs and never-before-seen imagery illuminate fascinating insights shared by cast and crew, including exclusive content from the extended edition of the final film. Also included is an exclusive fold-out battle map illustrated by Weta Workshop Designer, Nick Keller!*

Daniel Falconer, Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

HarperColliins, 2014. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

Come face to face with Smaug the Magnificent, the most realistic, breathtaking and destructive dragon ever to appear on screen, in this gallery of exclusive images that tell the story of how he was created.

Smaug is one of the most memorable characters in JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit: a huge, malevolent, fire-breathing, talking dragon! But while he makes quite an impact in the book, in Peter Jackson’s film adaptation he is definitely the most spectacular creature ever to appear on screen.

So how did the filmmakers manage to take the dragon that has lived in millions of readers’ imaginations and turn him into a totally unique and unforgettable living, breathing character?*

Daniel Falconer, Middle-earth: From Script to Screen

 

HarperCollins, 2017. Hardback.

For the first time ever, the epic, in-depth story of the creation of one of the most famous fantasy worlds ever imagined, a richly illustrated compendium that reveals the breathtaking craftsmanship, artistry, and technology behind the magical Middle-earth of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogies, directed by Peter Jackson. Middle-Earth: From Script to Screen tells the complete story of how J. R. R. Tolkien s magic world was brought to vivid life on the big screen in the record-breaking film trilogies The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy. Drawing on resources, stories, and content from the archives of the companies and individuals behind the films, much of which have never appeared in print before, as well as interviews with director Peter Jackson and key members of the Art Department, Shooting Crews, Park Road Post, and Weta Digital teams who share their personal insights on the creative process, this astonishing resource reveals: How the worlds were built, brick by brick and pixel by pixel;How environments were extended digitally or imagined entirely as computer generated spaces;How the multiple shooting units functioned;How cast members and characters interacted with their environments. Daniel Falconer takes fans from storyboard concepts to deep into the post-production process where the films were edited, graded, and scored, explaining in depth how each enhanced the films. He also discusses how the processes involved in establishing Middle-earth for the screen have evolved over the fifteen years between the start and finish of the trilogies. Going region by region and culture by culture in this fantasy realm, Middle-Earth: From Script to Screen describes how each area created for the films was defined, what made it unique, and what role it played in the stories. Illustrated with final film imagery, behind-the-scenes pictures and conceptual artwork, including places not seen in the final films, this monumental compilation offers unique and far-reaching insights into the creation of the world we know and love as Middle-earth. *

Jude Fisher, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion

HarperCollins, 2012. 1st edition. Hardback.

This official tie-in photo guidebook is packed with exclusive photographs and in-depth text offering a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson.

Join the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the wizard and the Company of Dwarves on their Quest to recover treasure stolen by the Dragon, Smaug the Magnificent. Leaving the comfort of Bilbo’s home they must face many perils before they can claim their long-lost gold – Trolls, Elves, Goblins, Wargs, and worse…

Richly illustrated with more than 100 colour photos from the film, and featuring a brand new fold-out map charting the journey from Bag End to Wilderland, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion begins the Quest for the Lonely Mountain in spectacular style.

Jude Fisher, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion

HarperCollins, 2013. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated.

The second epic instalment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will see The Company of Thorin Oakenshield encounter even greater perils in their quest to claim their long-forgotten gold.

After setting out from the safety of Bag End, Bilbo Baggins has journeyed through Middle-earth with his fourteen companions, fighting through fire, Wargs, Goblins and even escaping the creature known simply as Gollum.

Introduced by Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield, and with over 100 rich illustrations, the Visual Companion is the perfect guide to the Company’s passage to Erebor and the Dragon that awaits them…*

Jude Fisher, The Battle of the Five Armies Visual Companion

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st editon. Hardback. The main characters of the third Hobbit movie introduced. With many colour stills from the movie. With a preface by Ian McKellen.*

Jude Fisher, The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion (UK)

The Ultimate Companion to the People and Places of Middle-earth
HarperCollins, 2001. 1st edition. Hardback. Short chapters with many pictures.*

Jude Fisher, The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion

The Ultimate Companion to the People and Places of Middle-earth
HoughtonMifflin, 2001. 1st edition. Hardback. Short chapters with many pictures.*

Jude Fisher, The Two Towers Visual Companion

The official illustrated movie companion
HoughtonMiffline, 2002. 1st edition. Hardback. With more than 100 stills from the second movie and a fold-out map of Helms Deep.*

Jude Fisher, The Two Towers Visual Companon - HarperCollins

HarperCollins, 2002
1st edition. Hardback. With more than 100 stills from the second movie and a fold-out map of Helms Deep.*

Jude Fisher, The Return of the King Visual Companion

HarperCollins, 2003. 1st edition. Hardback. With many still from the third movie.*

Jude Fisher, The Lord of the Rings Complete Visual Companion

HarperCollins, 2004
1st edition. Paperback. Compilation of the three Visual Companions, with some extra material taken from the extended dvd's.*

Jude Fisher, Die Zwei Turme

Das Offizielle Begleitbuch
Klett-Cota, 2002. 1st edition. Hardback. Filled with pictures from the second Lord of the rings movie. In German. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Annual 2013

HarperCollins, 2013. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

Published in advance of the amazing new movie by Peter Jackson, this is the OFFICIAL Hobbit Annual, packed with stills, characters and information from the movie sensation.

Join Bilbo Baggins on his unexpected journey across the wilds of Middle-earth with Gandalf the Wizard and a company of thirteen Dwarves!

This Annual is the ideal gift for all Hobbit and movie fans. Full of character profiles, Hobbit activities and information, this is the perfect companion to the blockbuster movie.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Annual 2014

HarperCollins, 2013. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

Published in advance of the amazing second movie in Peter Jackson’s trilogy, this is the OFFICIAL Hobbit Annual, packed with stills, characters and information from the movie sensation.

Join Bilbo Baggins as he continues his journey across the wilds of Middle-earth with Gandalf the Wizard and a company of thirteen Dwarves!

This Annual is the ideal gift for all Hobbit and movie fans. Full of character profiles, Hobbit activities and information, this is the perfect companion to the blockbuster movie.*

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Annual 2015

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Filled with photo's and facts from the third movie, plus quizzes, puzzles and activities.*

The World of the Hobbits

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
HarperCollins, 2012. 1st edition. Paperback.

Discover the amazing world of Hobbits in this photo-packed, information-filled companion to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson.

How much do you know about Hobbits? Prepare to learn a whole lot more with this fascinating photo guide.

This book will tell you all you need to know about these amazing creatures – their appearance (short), appetites (large), homes, fearless friends, deadly foes and much more. Filled with photos from the movie, this guide will help you to become an expert Hobbit-watcher!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Storybook

HarperCollins, 2012. 1st edition. Paperback.

Relive the whole story of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in this fantastic photo-filled book.

Join Bilbo Baggins on his amazing journey in this fully illustrated storybook of the first of Peter Jackson’s stunning Hobbit movies.

Packed with stills from the film, this is one book that Hobbit fans and movie-goers will not want to miss!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Storybook

HarperCollins, 2013. 1st editon. Paperback. The story told in the second movie, with lots of pictures.*

The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Storybook

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback. Filled with photo's from the third movie.*

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Sticker Book

HarperCollins, 2013. 1st edition. Paperback.

With 10 pages of stickers plus lots of stunning activities, this amazing book is a great companion to the exciting new movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

This book is filled with information on all of the main characters - good and evil - plus puzzles, quizzes and more. With colourful images and over 100 reusable stickers from Bilbo to Gandalf, Orc to Goblin - you’ll find them all here!*

The Fellowship of the Ring Photo Guide

Collins, 2001. 2nd edition. Paperback with more than 70 stills from the first movie.*

The Two Towers Photo Guide

Collins, 2002. Paperback with more than 100 stills from the second movie. And a sheet of stickers. 1st edition. Sealed.*

The Return of the King Photo Guide

HoughtonMifflin, 2003
Paperback with more than 100 stills from the third movie. 1st edition.*

Harriet Margolis a.o., Studying the Event Film: The Lord of the Rings

Manchester University Press, 2008. 1st edition. Hardback.

Focuses on the business of the event film, and includes chapters on techniques and meanings ranging from music to spirituality. This title offers essays on multimedia products associated with the films. It also contains a dossier of reviews, interviews, production details and box-office returns.*

Ernest Mathijs (ed.), The Lord of the Rings. Popular Culture in Global Context

London, 2006. 1st edition. Paperback. Collection of essays on the Peter Jackson movies.*

Ernest Mathijs (ed.), From Hobbits to Hollywood

Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings

Rodopi, 2006. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

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 elemenal mythologies that most profoundly capture our imaginations. From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings treats Jackson's trilogy as having two conditions of existence: an aesthetic and a political. Like other cultural artefacts, it leads a double life as objet d'art and public statement about the world, so that nothing in it is ever just cinematically beautiful or tasteful, and nothing is ever just a message or an opinion. Written by leading scholars in the study of cinema and culture From Hobbits to Hollywood gives Jackson's trilogy the fullest scholarly interrogation to date. Ranging from interpretations of The Lord of the Rings' ideological and philosophical implications, through discussions of its changing fandoms and its incorporation into the Hollywood industry of stars, technology, genre, and merchandising, to considerations of CGI effects, acting, architecture and style, the essays contained here open a new vista of criticism and light, for ardent fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, followers of Jackson, and all those who yearn for a deeper appreciation of cinema and its relation to culture.*

Sarah Oliver, An A-Z of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit

An unendorsed colourful and critical guide celebrating the movies

London, 2012. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated with colour photographs.

A is for auditions. Find out which pop star auditioned to play an elf and who impressed Peter Jackson the most. B is for Bilbo. Martin Freeman had reservations about playing Bilbo at first--discover why and find out who he loved working with, and who he didn't, and uncover why the movie Bilbo is different from Bilbo in the book. C is for cast. Filming "The Hobbit" threw up all kinds of challenges for the cast. Find out who injured themselves on set and who the biggest prankster was. All this and more, including all the behind-the-scenes set secrets, why Elijah Wood had to be involved, and what to expect from the second "Hobbit" movie.*

Gary Russell, The Lord of the Rings Stage Companion

The Official Stage Companion
A sumptuous illustrated celebration of 'The Lord of the Rings' stage show, which examines in detail through exclusive interviews and photographs the creation of one of the world's most ambitious theatre adaptations. Contains over 120 full-colour photos and illustrations combined to provide the fascinating story of how a big-budget show is born. 'The Lord of the Rings' stage show will be the biggest, most expensive production ever mounted, combining in three acts the spectacle of 'Cirque du Soleil' and the theatrical entertainment of 'The Lion King', together with special visual effects never before seen on a live stage. Published to coincide with the London gala premiere in June 2007, the book is a sumptuous coffee-table celebration of the sets, costumes and design of the show. It reveals the incredible story of how Emmy award-winning producer Kevin Wallace secured the rights to the 'Holy Grail' of theatre from showbiz legend, Saul Zaentz, how the script has changed with the evolution of the show, and features in-depth interviews with the key members of the team, among them Tony-nominated director Matthew Warchus, scriptwriter Shaun McKenna, Musical Director Chris Nightingale, and designer Rob Howell. Together, these people have created what will certainly be remembered as 'the greatest show on Middle-earth' -- this companion contains 120 full-colour photos and illustrations, combine to provide the fascinating illustrated story of how a big-budget show is born, and how the most famous book and movie trilogy in the world can be transformed into the most breathtaking musical production ever to appear on stage. *

Andy Serkis, Gollum. How we made movie magic

HoughtonMifflin, 2003. 1st edition. Paperback. The story on how Gollum came to life.*

Brian Sibley, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide (HarC)

HarperCollins, 2012. 1st edition. Paperback.

Packed with exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs, this official illustrated guide tells the detailed story of the making of the highly anticipated new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson.

Enter Bilbo Baggins’ world through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and all the principal cast and filmmakers, who share film-making secrets and tales of what it was actually like making movie magic in Middle-earth.

Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, locations, sets, creatures and costumes, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide has been produced in collaboration with the filmmakers who have brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel into breathtaking three-dimensional life.