The Lord of the Films: The Unofficial Guide to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth on the Big Screen - ECW Press

The Lord of the Films: The Unofficial Guide to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth on the Big Screen

Braun, J.W.

  • One book to rule them all.

    First popularized in Tolkien’s classic and bestselling series, The Lord of The Rings has garnered millions of fans around the world. The stunning film trilogy by Peter Jackson was groundbreaking, beautiful, and, as expected, hugely successful. The Lord of the Films is a unique scene-by-scene guide to the entire film trilogy, with lots of games, puzzles, and interviews with the filmmakers tossed in.

    In this book, each scene in each movie is tackled on four different fronts: a closer look at the plot and the action, a look behind the scenes, a reveal of mistakes that slipped through, and audiences’ reactions. In addition to the famous live-action trilogy, other related films (such as the animated animated adaptations) are covered as well.

    As an added bonus, the book includes a foreword by Cliff Broadway, a staff member of a member of the inner circle of those who worked on the films.

    After reading this book, fans will feel like they’re watching The Lord of the Rings for the first time all over again!

  • J.W. Braun became fascinated by fantasy before he had a handle on reality. After reading The Lord of the Rings as a child in the 1980s, he became convinced that the books would one day become blockbuster films and began watching for news of potential projects. As the would-be blockbusters began to come to fruition, he followed the reports from the project from beginning to end, savouring every moment. Braun lives in Burlington, Wisconsin.

  • Published: September 2009

    ISBN: 9781550228908

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 236


“Author J.W. Braun, an eminently qualified aficionado of the movies, offers readers a dragon's lair of information about the creation, production and marketing of the films as well as the cultural zeitgeists surrounding each theatrical release.” — Scene Magazine

"Braun has somehow managed to capture every little additional detail you could ask for from The Lord of the Rings films every step of the way. The book is wonderful as either light reading for fans of the films looking for more LotR content and deeper appreciation, or as a companion guide while the movies play on the television. . . . With any luck, Braun will have the opportunity to write another guide." —

"I, being an obsessive fan of the movie trilogy myself, was exceedingly impressed by this book, which managed to keep me more than just interested. I was glued to every single page of this book as interesting and unknown facts alike surprised me over and over again. . . . This book is a must for every Ringer." —

"The Lord of the Films is one of those cases where the back-cover bumpf is actually true - after reading this book, you'll go back and watch the trilogy again with a fresh pair of eyes, as if it's the first time you're watching it."—