Brian Sibley, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide

HarperCollins, 2013. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated with colour photographs.

Packed with exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs, this official illustrated guide tells the detailed story of the making of the second film in the award-winning Hobbit trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson.

Journey deeper into the magical world of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom and principal filmmakers and new cast members, including Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake-town, Evangeline Lilly, who plays Tauriel the Elf, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who reveals film-making secrets about playing the dragon, Smaug.

Richly illustrated with a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, creatures and costumes, and numerous special effects scenes, this essential guide is an indispensable companion to the second film in the award-winning trilogy.*

Brian Sibley, The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Guide

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback. The background information on the final Hobbit movie, filled with photo's.*

Brian Sibley, Fellowship of the Ring Insiders Guide

Collins, 2001

An easy-read on Peter Jackson and his movie project. With many b&w pictures. 1st edition. Pocket.

Brian Sibley, The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide (paperback) UK

HarperCollins, 2001

1st edition. Paperback.*

It's one of the most anticipated movies ever, and now you can see for yourself how the magic of Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece was created on screen in The Lord of the Rings: Official Movie Guide. Brian Sibley's straightforward approach takes the reader from the initial conception of the film, as it was developed and passed around studios (it initially started life as a two-hour condensed version of the three novels), to the months of complicated special effects works necessary to do justice to Tolkien's extraordinary imagination. There are interviews with the key cast and production members and all the proceedings are liberally decorated with full colour photographs from the film itself. Sibley manages to perfectly document the painstaking attention to detail by the filmmakers, much of which will be missed by many movie-goers, but he also captures a sense of camaraderie from all involved in their efforts to make the best movie possible. If it's facts and background trivia you're after then this is the best place to be and is the perfect starting point to those new to Tolkien or eager to find out more about how epic films are put together. Dedicated fans who have been following the filmmaking process via the internet won't find anything here they didn't already know, but this is still a very good companion

Brian Sibley, The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide (paperback) US

HoughtonMifflin, 2001

1st edition. Paperback.*

Brian Sibley, The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy

HarperCollins, 2002. 1st edition. Hardback. The story of the making of the three movies, with more than 300 stills. Antiquarian: very good condition (dustjacket has some tears and rubbing).*

Jim Smith and Clive Matthews, The Lord of the Rings: the Films, the Books, the Radio Series

Virgin, 2004

The book deals on how the work by Tolkien has been adaptated to radio and movie. From the Rankin/Bass cartoon movies, the BBC radio adaptations through the Jackson films. 1st edition. Paperback.*

The Fellowship of the Ring Talkies Special

Filmmagazine entirely dedicated to the first movie, with inteviews with Elija Wood and Liv Tyler. Many stills. In Dutch.

The Two Towers Warp Special

Special magazine of the Dutch Tolkien publisher about the second movie. With many pictures. In Dutch.

The Return of the King Warp Special

Special magazine published by the Dutch Tolkien publisher on the third movie. With many pictures. In Dutch.

The Two Towers: The Exhibit

Toronto, november 2002

Catalogue of the Canadian leg of the travelling exhibition of movie props, costumes, weapons and such. A number of articels and an interview with Peter Jackson.

The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: The Exhibition

Colour leaflet of the movie exhbition, held in the Science Museum te Boston from August untill October 2004. Illustrated..

Furby/Hines, Routledge Film Guidebooks: Fantasy

London, 2012 (but actually published in 2011). Paperback. Illustrated.

Fantasy addresses a previously neglected area within Film Studies. The book looks at the key aesthetics, themes, debates and issues at work within this increasingly popular genre and examines influential films and franchises that illustrate these concerns. Recent case study film series discussed will include:

  • Harry Potter (Various, 2001-2011)
  • Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, 2001-2003)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Gore Verbinski 2003-2007)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (Various, 2005-ongoing)

The authors also consider fantasy film and its relationship to myth, legend and fairytale, examining its important role in contemporary culture. The book provides an historical overview of the genre and its evolution, contextualising each fantasy film within its socio-cultural period and with reference to relevant critical theory.

This is the perfect introduction to the world of fantasy film and offers a spring board to investigations into the links and associations made between film and gender, sexuality, psychology, philosophy, religion and more.*

John Gisby, New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer

Lulu, 2005. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated with photo's.

What should you do if your spouse becomes addicted to the Lord of the Rings movies and swoons at the very mention of Orlando Bloom's name? (Thud. Quick, fetch the smelling salts.) How about taking the advice of a strange apparition that reveals itself in a dream? An apparition that looks remarkably like the director of the movies, Peter Jackson, but not quite remarkably enough to prompt legal action. An apparition that recommends touring New Zealand in an effort to prove that its sheep pastures aren't really filled by frolicking Hobbits. Just sheep and the occasional zorbing local. This is the hilarious tale of such a tour, featuring snow capped mountains and turquoise lakes, flightless birds and flying cattle, bungy jumping grannies and the carrot mafia, strange yellow eyes peering up from a road map and hotel receptionists always desperate to know win you are living. *

Kristin Thompson, The Frodo Franchise

The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood

University of California, 2007. 1st edition. Hardback. "the epic story of how one of the most important film franchises of recent years came to become the phenomenon it is today". Even I get quoted in the book; fame at last... *

Sean Astin, There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale

New York, 2004

Austin (Sam Gamgee) gives his memories of the filming of the movie trilogy. With pictures. 1st edition. Hardback.*

Sean Astin, There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale. CD

New York, 2004

Austin (Sam Gamgee) gives his memories of the filming of the movie trilogy. On 4 cd's, read by Austin himself (abridged).

A.C. Parfitt, Orlando Bloom: The Biography

The amazing true story of Britain's hottest new star

"takes the reader behind the scenes of the biggest movies of recent years, and reveals amazing tales about the softly spoken young man from Kent".  London, 2004. Oversizes paperback. Illustrated.*

Justin Lewis, Andy Serkis

The Man Behind the Mask

John Blake, 2012. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated with photo´s.
Andy Serkis is best known for his remarkable interpretation of the vengeful and obsessive Gollum in the groundbreaking Lord of the Rings screen trilogy (2001-03). Landing the role presented him with a formidable challenge: helping to bring to life a computer-generated character that was not just technically dazzling but emotionally credible. To play Gollum needed a performer with immense stamina and creativity, requirements which – for audiences and critics alike – Andy Serkis exceeded. But there is far more to Serkis than The Lord of the Rings. When he began work on the trilogy in 1999, he already had 15 years of experience in theatre, television and cinema, portraying characters who were eccentric, complex, and even monstrous. He was always determined to inject humanity and empathy into every part he played, no matter how flawed they may have seemed. It is this level of intensity and commitment that has enriched so many of his roles, from Bill Sykes to King Kong and from Albert Einstein to Ian Dury. Andy Serkis returned to the big screen in 2011 as Captain Haddock in the long-awaited The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn and is now preparing to revisit the persona of Gollum for the cinematic remake of The Hobbit. Author Justin Lewis examines the life and career to date of this most highly principled, hard-working and versatile of actors.*

Matthew Young, Projecting Tolkien's Musical Worlds

A Study of Musical Affect in Howard Shore's Soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings

VDM, 2007. 1st edition. Paperback. "dissects the thematic material of Shore's score, focussing on his incorporation of the music and culture of Tolkien's text".*

Paul A. Wood (ed.), Peter Jackson: From Gore to Mordor

Ultra Screen series, 2005. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated with photographs.*

Greg Wright, Peter Jackson in Perspective

The Power behind Cinema's The Lord of the Rings. A Look at Hollywood's Take on Tolkien's Epic Tale

'provides an educational, entertaining and respectful look at the process of bringing a much-loved novel to screen".  Hollywood Jesus, 2004. 1st edition. Paperback.*

Rick Goldschmidt, The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass

A Portfolio

Book on the movies and tv series from these two directors, including The Hobbit and The Return of the King (but also The Last Unicorn, The Wind in the Willows, The Flight of Dragons e.a.). Illustrated. 1st edition. Hardback.

Rick Goldschmidt, The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass. Paperback

A Portfolio

Book on the movies and tv series from these two directors, including The Hobbit and The Return of the King (but also The Last Unicorn, The Wind in the Willows, The Flight of Dragons e.a.). Illustrated. 1st edition. Paperback.

Fotonovel The Lord of the Rings

Fotonovel, 1979. Pocket. Well over 100 stills from the Ralph Bakshi cartoon movie of The Lord of the Rings. Antiquarian: good condition (spine faded, cover rubbed).*

The Filmbook of The Lord of the Rings.

Fantasy Films Books, 1978

Hardback with many colour illustrations from the cartoon movie and summary of the story. 1st edition. Antiquarian: very good condition (one small tear in the dustjacket).*

The Lord of the Rings Souvenir Book

Glossy magazine filled with colour pictures of The Lord of the Rings cartoon movie from Ralph Bakshi, with info on the movie, Tolkien and the director. This was released in 1978 to promote the movie. This is a warehouse find, so eventhough the booklet is well over 30 years old, it is in pristine, new condition.*