The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Official Movie Guide


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Official Movie Guide


By: Brian Sibley

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - New York, 10003 - Copyright 2012

220mm x 286mm - 168 pages containing over 200 images
Softbound - $15us; $20au, $25nz, 12#, 18eur - Shipping weight approx. 1 kg

ISBN 9780547898551; 9780007464463



This official behind-the-scenes illustrated guide to the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey features interviews with key cast and crew and production details that will provide insight into the making of the film. 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.

BRIAN SIBLEY is a writer and broadcaster with a life-long interest in fantasy books and cinema. His fascination with J. R. R. Tolkien and the myths and history of Middle-earth first led to his critically-acclaimed 26-part BBC radio dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings in which the role of Frodo was played by Ian Holm, who went on to portray Bilbo in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, a role he is now reprising in The Hobbit. Following on from his award-winning accounts of the making of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and his official biography, Peter Jackson: A Filmmaker's Journey, Brian returns to chronicle the making of the The Hobbit.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Prologue: A Long-expected Journey - Saturday, 22 October 2011 - page 8
'In a Hole in the Ground...' - Professor Tolikien & Mr Baggins - page 14
There and Back Again - Fron The Lord of the Rings to The Hobbit - page 16
Opening the Door to Bag End - page 21
Back in the Driving Seat - Jackson Returns to Middle-earth - page 22
Old World, New Vision - A Fresh Exploration of Middle-earth - page 28
Martin Freeman - The Hobbit with the Furrowed Brow - page 34
Clothes Lines - Ann Maskrey on Dressing Bilbo - page 39
Being Dwarfed - Cutting Actors Down to Size - page 40
Matters of Scale - page 45
Richard Armitage - Thorin - page 47
Clothes Lines - Ann Maskrey on Dressing Thorin & Co - page 49
Riddles in the Dark - 'Does it like games, does it like to play?' - page 50
Back Again! - Return Tickets to Middle-earth - page 54
Ian McKellen - Wizard Notions on Being Gandalf - page 59
Boot Camp for Dwarves - Getting Fit for Filming - page 62
Dean O'Gorman - Fili - page 66
Aidan Turner - Kili - page 68
Ann Maskrey, Costume Designer - Dressing the Drama - page 70
Clothes Lines - Ann Maskrey on Dressing Galadriel - page 76
Alan Lee & John Howe - Sketchbooks in Wilderland - page 79
Liz Mullane & Miranda Rivers, Casting Directors - Casting Around - page 82
Ken Stott - Balin - page 84
Graham McTavish - Dwalin - page 86
The Return of the Hobbit - page 89
At Home with the Hobbit - Being in Bag End - page 90
Andy Serkis - After Gollum - page 96
Mark Hadlow - Dori - page 100
Jed Brophy - Nori - page 102
Adam Brown - Ori - page 104
The Breakdown Gang - A Deeply Distressing Job - page 106
Dwarf-mess, Goblin-blood & Troll-snot - page 108
John Callen - Oin - page 110
Fitting Footwear for Dwarves - page 111
Peter Hambleton - Gloin - page 112
Terry Notary, Movement Choreographer - The Notable Mr Notary - page 114
Notary's Notes: On Dwarves, On Hobbits, On Elves - page 116
Peter King, Make-up & Hair Designer - Hair-raising Tales from Middle-earth - page 119
William Kircher - Bifur - page 122
James Nesbitt - Bofur - page 124
Stephen Hunter - Bombur - page 127
Bert, Tome & William - The Trollshaw Trio - page 128
Sylverster McCoy - Radagast: The Wizard who Talks to the Animals - page 130
Where did the Rabbits Come From? - page 134
Clothes Lines - Ann Maskrey on Dressing Radagast - page 135
Tami Lane, Prosthetics Supervisor - Making Faces in Middle-earth - page 136
Weapons Of War - Arming the Dwarves - page 142
Foe-hammer & Sting - page 147
The All-seeing Eye of Evil - High Definition, High Expectations - page 148
3D or Not 3D - Entering the Third Dimension - page 152
Gandalf on 3D - page 155
Barry Humphries - An audience with the Great Goblin - page 156
Kiran Shah - Ascribing Credit - page 159
In the Hall of the Mountain King - Creating the Goblins - page 163
Goblins Go to Town - page 164
Epilogue: The Quest of Erebor - Friday, 21 October 2011 - page 166
Acknowledgements - page 168


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