Middle-earth from Script to Screen

Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Author: Daniel Falconer

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006248625X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

View: 6471

For the first time ever, the epic, in-depth story of the creation of one of the most famous fantasy worlds ever imagined—an illustrious compendium that reveals the breathtaking craftsmanship, artistry, and technology behind the magical Middle-earth of the blockbuster film franchises, The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson. The Making of Middle-Earth 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, The Making of Middle-Earth 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.

Love is a Mix Tape

Eine Geschichte von Liebe, Leid und lauter Musik

Author: Rob Sheffield

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462412558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 1203

Als das erste Tape zu Ende ist, wissen wir, dass Renée an einer Lungenembolie gestorben ist. Rob Sheffield hat die ganze Nacht nicht geschlafen, sondern diese Kassette gehört, die seine Frau ihm hinterlassen hat. Es ist ihr letztes Date, nur Rob, Reneé und ein paar Songs. In »Love is a Mix Tape« erzählt Rob Sheffield, Redakteur beim amerikanischen »Rolling Stone«, entlang von 15 Kassetten die Geschichte seiner kurzen Beziehung zu Renée, einem Mädchen, das eigentlich viel zu cool für den schüchternen Rob war, das sich aber trotzdem in ihn verliebte. Ein Punkrock-Girl, wie es sie nur in den neunziger Jahren gab, als Pavement, Nirvana und R.E.M. eine Musik-Explosion auslösten. Aber auch Elvis, die Rolling Stones, Missy Elliott, Yo La Tengo gehören zum Soundtrack ihrer gemeinsamen Geschichte. Sie heiraten, leben zusammen, kaufen sich einen Hund, und dann stirbt Renée. Rob schafft es nicht, in der Wohnung zu bleiben, meidet Restaurants und Lokale, die er mit Renée besucht hat. Er schläft nicht und sucht Antworten in der Musik. Dabei ist es unwichtig, ob es sich um gute oder schlechte Songs handelt. Rob Sheffield gelingt es, unprätentiös, leicht und ohne falsche Hemmungen über den Verlust eines geliebten Menschen zu schreiben.


Tolkien und die germanische Mythologie

Author: Rudolf Simek

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406693334

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 2296

Trolle und Zwerge allenthalben, ein verfluchter Ring und ein zerbrochenes Schwert, gute Zauberer und gefährliche Drachen: Tolkiens Werke, vor allem der Hobbit und der Herr der Ringe und die Vorgeschichte dazu im Silmarillion, sind voller Elemente und Motive, die aus der nordgermanischen Mythologie stammen. Dieser Band geht den wichtigsten Namen, Stoffen und Motiven nach, die Tolkien der altskandinavischen Sagenwelt und Mythologie, den Eddas und Sagas des isländischen Mittelalters entnommen und in seiner neugeschaffenen Welt von Mittelerde verwendet hat. Simek wendet sich auch an jüngere Leser, an die Filmfans, die gerne mehr über die Bedeutung der einzelnen Figuren erfahren möchten und all diejenigen, die einen Führer durch die mythologische Welt Tolkiens suchen. Genaue Quellennachweise und ein ausführliches Register machen das Buch zum nützlichen Nachschlagewerk.

The Frodo Franchise

The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood

Author: Kristin Thompson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520258136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 399

View: 1122

"This is the best all-around view of the Tolkien phenomenon. Thompson understands the books, she understands the movies--she also understands the money and the franchising. Best of all, she understands the people. Thompson offers cultural criticism of the highest order, examining one of the most significant shifts in contemporary popular media."--Tom Shippey, author of The Road to Middle-earth "Reading these chapters has been an absolute pleasure. It's all so complex but so succinct. Thompson has managed to do what so many others have failed to do . . . in chapter one, she has explained how all the rights to LOTR bounced around, and were finally sorted so Peter Jackson could make the movie. I've never understood the complexities of how that worked until now!"--Judy Alley, Merchandising Coordinator, The Lord of the Rings "I must say that Thompson has written the definitive study of Peter Jackson's work in creating this remarkable production entity."--Alex Funke, ASC, Oscar-winning Visual Effects Director of Photography, miniatures unit, The Lord of the Rings "I had a wonderful time reading those chapters! There's so much I don't know about what went on--I am in awe of all the research Thompson has done. It is an extremely interesting read! There's so much there that I'd forgotten and I always wished there was a permanent record of many things that happened. Thompson's account of TORN's beginnings and how it functioned gets it absolutely right--more than that, Thompson captures how it felt to us at the time. Nobody else has managed to get enough of an understanding to do that."--Erica Challis ("Tehanu"), co-founder of TheOneRing.net


Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446241756


Page: 384

View: 9314

Obwohl der 10-jährige August schon 27 Operationen hinter sich hat, ist sein Gesicht durch Gendefekte immer noch schwer entstellt. Nun soll er erstmals eine Schule besuchen und trifft dort nicht nur auf wohlgesonnene Mitschüler. Ab 12.

Building Imaginary Worlds

The Theory and History of Subcreation

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113622081X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

View: 3980

Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on: a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s relationship with divine Creation Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

The Watcher

A Companion Novel to Darkling

Author: K. M. Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947944039


Page: N.A

View: 2742

"I am the rabbit's child. The acorn and the thistle down. I am Draven Who Does Not Speak. I am the one who has seen." He was the misfit of his village. The quiet boy who was bullied... until he helped save them all. Yet even after the return of the light, he has a secret. Willow has told her tale of how she ended the darkness. Now it is Draven's turn. What happened in the village of Morrot while Willow was away? What bonded her family with the boy with the falcon? How did their lives continue once the darkness ended? The time has come to return to the world of Darkling. K.M. Rice is a national award-winning screenwriter and author who has worked for both Magic Leap and Weta Workshop. The Watcher expands the story of her debut novel Darkling, a young adult dark fantasy that is now also available on audiobook.


Author: K. M. Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947944015


Page: N.A

View: 9412

How far would you go to save your family?Midsummer used to be a day of feasts and bonfires. A day when cares were set aside for the joy of grass between our toes, warm hands in our palms, laughter in our hearts. Our celebrations dimmed with the light. Something upset the balance of our woods. Something so deep that even our bonfires can¿t lure the sun back. And he has something to do with it. Of that we¿re sure, which is why I¿m being given to him.DARKLING is K.M. Rice's suspenseful debut novel about a young woman's sacrifice to save her village and the unexpected strength that comes from first love.

J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia

Scholarship and Critical Assessment

Author: Michael D. C. Drout

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415969425

Category: History

Page: 774

View: 4098

A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

Das Silmarillion

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 360810139X

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

View: 7554

Das Silmarillion erzählt die Götter- und Heldensagen Mittelerdes von der Erschaffung der Welt bis zum Beginn des Dritten Zeitalters, in dem die Hobbits leben. »Das Silmarillion« erzählt von den Ereignissen des Ersten Zeitalters - jener fernen Epoche von Mittelerde, auf welche die Helden des »Herrn der Ringe« immer wieder in Ehrfurcht zurückblicken. (Und manche von ihnen, wie Elrond und Galadriel, aber auch Sauron, haben sie miterlebt.) Es ist die Zeit der Elben, der Langlebigen, deren Liebe zu den Dingen so weit ins einzelne geht, dass sie allem Namen geben. Die Menschen (die Kränklichen, die Nachtfürchtigen, die Unbegreiflichen) kommen eben erst aus den Wildnissen des Ostens hervor. In dieser Welt, in der noch nicht alle Wege krumm sind, entwickelt sich auch die Erzählung in mächtigeren Bahnen, als wir es seither kennen. Melkor, der Meister des Verrats, raubt die Silmaril, in denen das Licht verschlossen liegt, das älter ist als Sonne und Mond; und Feanor und seine Söhne, um sie zurückzugewinnen, sagen ihm einen hoffnungslosen Krieg ohne Ende an. Ein Erdteil von Geschichten kommt in Bewegung, Geschichten, die in den Liedern der Elben besungen und hier im »Silmarillion« erzählt werden. Obwohl das »Silmarillion« erst lange nach dem Tod des Autors von seinem Sohn herausgegeben wurde, ist es früher entstanden, als »Der Herr der Ringe«. Die Geschichten um Mittelerde hatten sich für Tolkien über mehr als fünfzig Jahre hin zu einer Tradition verbunden, der er zuletzt mehr wie ein Philologe oder Historiker denn ein »Erfinder« gegenüberstand. Und so betraten die Hobbits und ihre Gefährten im »Herrn der Ringe« diese schon fertige Welt, den festen Boden der Legende unter den Füßen.

Das große Mittelerde-Lexikon

Tolkiens Welt von A bis Z

Author: Robert Foster

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404204533

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 5565

Personen, Schauplätze, Begriffe, Hintergründe: das fundierteste Lexikon zur Fantasy-Welt von J. R. R. Tolkien, bearbeitet und ergänzt von Helmut W. Pesch Das Standardwerk zur Welt des Herrn der Ringe, des Hobbit und des Silmarillion. Mit genauen Worterklärungen aller Namen und Bezeichnungen. Sachkundig bearbeitet und auf den neuesten Stand gebracht von einem der führenden Tolkien-Experten Deutschlands, unter Verwendung von Tolkiens bislang nicht auf Deutsch erschienenen Manuskripten und Studien zu Mittelerde. Mit ausführlichen Textverweisen auf die deutschen Ausgaben von Tolkiens Werken.

Frodos Reisen

der Atlas zu J. R. R. Tolkien "Der Herr der Ringe"

Author: Barbara Strachey

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608950069


Page: 110

View: 841