Since the first screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001, New Zealand has become the embodiment of 'Middle Earth' to millions of moviegoers and J.R.R. Tolkien fans the world over.
This revised edition of the definitive guidebook showcases the principal movie-set locations around New Zealand as seen in all three films. It also includes:
- Maps and location directions.
- Useful touring information, including accomodation, food and entertainment suggestions
- GPS references to location sites
- Forword by Peter Jackson
- Photographs and an article by Alan Lee
- Contributions from cast and crew
- Movie images
As the road goes ever on, join Ian Brodie on a fascinating tour of Middle Earth Aotearoa.
I love this book! It gives a good sense of the feel of the making of the Lord of the Rings movies, with both the detail throughout the book and the introductory essays by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Alan Lee, and Barry Osborne. It is a handy reference guide whenever at home wondering about exact locations of scenes, or travelling to them.
In fact, given that the places are usually very beautiful parts of the country, this book also serves as a useful general holiday guide for touring New Zealand. Ian Brodie has in fact added many more general travel notes and details about nearby points of interest and other things to see and do while in different places.
The pictures are nice, but small. However, this is because the book is a handy notebook size, which would be great for travelling with and checking those location-finding details.
I love this book. And now I want to go to so many of these new places!
Having played my small part in the epic saga, as anonymous as only the majority of a cast can be, this book drew my attention and impressed me with it's intimate accuracy. Accuracy only someone totally involved in the process can portray, coupled with GPS for the technically inclined.
Full of rich detail, images, comparitive scenes from the movies and maps, simply overflowing with information about the surrounding areas, giving the reader a sense of the culture they will encounter on their travels through Middle Earth New Zealand.
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