Middle-Earth Landscapes: Locations in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit Film Trilogies
Sumptuous hardback gift edition combining the best of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Location Guides, plus brand new photography unique to this book.
In the epic film trilogies created by Peter Jackson, New Zealand has become Middle-earth. From the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps to the rolling hills and Volcanic Plateau of the North Island, the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was stunningly re-created on an epic scale.
Photographer Ian Brodie has captured these locations in all their beauty and splendour. Featuring the most breathtaking photographs from his bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook, plus all-new imagery and contributions by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Andy Serkis and Alan Lee, this is a magnificent record of a historic era in film-making, and a peerless collection of landscape and location photography by a master of his craft.
Featuring contributions from Peter Jackson and other members of the films' cast and crew, as well as fascinating background to the film-making process, this is the ultimate tribute to the land and its locations.
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About the Author
Ian Brodie is an award-winning photographer. His love of his native New Zealand, film, travel, photography and vintage combat aircraft have combined to produce some remarkable books and images including bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guide. Brodie was media and communications manager for Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, and was the founding director of the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum, in Wanaka. He is currently director of Ian Brodie Consulting, which concentrates on film tourism work.
'If I ever had any doubts about finding new locations for three more movies, they disappeared as soon as we began looking. New Zealand's infinite capacity for surprise didn't let us down ... As you will see, as you read the accounts of those involved, we faced our own challenges - not exactly fire-breathing dragons, but wild weather can be every bit as challenging.' Peter Jackson