The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II Creatures Characters

Author: Weta
Publisher: Harper Design
ISBN: 9780062265685
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures and Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes, villains, beasts, and beings that populate Middleearth in the fi rst chapter of Peter Jackson's fi lm adaptations of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders, and fi lm stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species and character by character through the fi lm's huge ensemble cast and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, and shows how each came to be realized for the fi lm. First-hand accounts from the actors, makeup artists, digital effects specialists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians, movement coaches, and many other crew members describe the process and how the production unfolded, while also sharing insights into the characters. A bonus feature, unique to this book, is the special fold-out character size chart, which compares all the major creatures and characters of the fi lm, from Radagast's hedgehog friend to the towering Stone Giants! Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face-to-face with all the creatures and characters of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, from the Dwarf heroes to the dark denizens of Middle-earth–the Orcs, Goblins, Trolls, and Wargs–and, of course, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.

The Hobbit an Unexpected Journey Weta Film Chronicles X 2 Hardback Editions

Author: Daniel Falconer
Publisher: Voyager
ISBN: 9780007939374
Format: PDF, Docs
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For the ultimate Hobbit fan the ultimate celebration of the first part of The Hobbit film trilogy. Two sumptuous hardback books created by the legendary special effects team at Weta Workshop. Weta Chronicle I: Art & Design is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and paintings by the artists working to bring Middle-earth to life, each of whom provides detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision. Weta Chronicle II: Creatures and Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes, beasts and beings that populate Middle-earth. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital art and film stills, the film's huge ensemble of characters and creatures, both physical and digital, are revealed, and are accompanied by insider stories of how each came to be created. As a unique bonus, each book includes a special fold-out feature: a map printed in glow-in-the-dark ink and a three-page fold-out replica of Bilbo's contract in one book; and a fold-out creature height chart in the other. Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, these lavish hardback books are bursting with insider information and stunning visual imagery.

The Hobbit and Tolkien s Mythology

Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786479604
Format: PDF, Kindle
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At the 2013 "Celebrating The Hobbit" conference at Valparaiso University--marking the 75th anniversary of the book's publication and the first installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies--two plenary papers were presented: "Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien's Legendarium" by John D. Rateliff provided numerous examples of The Hobbit's influence on Tolkien's legendarium; and "Tolkien's French Connections" by Verlyn Flieger discussed French influences on the development of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures. In discussions with the plenary speakers and other presenters, it became apparent that a book focusing on how The Hobbit influenced the subsequent development of Tolkien's legendarium was sorely needed. This collection of 15 previously unpublished essays fills that need. With Rateliff's and Flieger's papers included, the book presents two chapters on the Evolution of the Dwarven Race, two chapters on Durin's Day examining the Dwarven lunar calendar, and 11 chapters on themes exploring various topics on influences and revisions between The Hobbit and Tolkien's legendarium.

The Hobbit Chronicles

Author: Daniel Falconer
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007487264
Format: PDF, Docs
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THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY CHRONICLES - CREATURES AND CHARACTERS explores the amazing cast of heroes and villains, beasts and beings that populate Middle-earth in the first chapter of Peter Jackson's film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders and film stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species, character by character, through the film's huge ensemble of characters and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, telling the stories of how each came to be realized for the film.In first-hand quotes from the actors, make-up artists, digital effects artists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians, movement coach and many other crew, the stories of the production unfold, processes are described and insights into characters shared.As a bonus feature, unique to this book, there is a special fold-out Character Size Chart, which compares all the major creatures and characters of the film, from Radagast's hedgehog friend to the towering Stone Giants!Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer, and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face to face with the Dwarf heroes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the dark denizens of Middle-earth, such as Orcs, Goblins, Trolls and Wargs, and of course, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.