Author(s): Ian Brodie
The only authorised guide to the many New Zealand locations used in the filming of all three Hobbit films. Since the incredible global success of The Lord of the Rings films and now The Hobbit Trilogy, New Zealand has become the embodiment of Middle-earth to millions of moviegoers and readers the world over. This definitive full-colour guidebook showcases the principal movie set locations around New Zealand as seen in The Hobbit trilogy. For everyone enchanted by the beautiful locations in the film trilogy, this book provides stunning original landscape photography, valuable background information and exclusive contributions by Sir Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis and other cast and crew members. Official behind-the-scenes movie photos are complemented by more than 100 of award-winning photographer Ian Brodie's gorgeous vistas of the New Zealand landscape, making this the perfect book for film fans and armchair travellers, as well as those planning to visit the country for themselves. Includes: * Exclusive maps and location directions * Touring information and itineraries * Useful internet addresses * GPS references to location sites * Accommodation, food and entertainment suggestions
'If I ever had any doubts about finding new locations for three more movies, they disappeared as soon as we began looking. New Zealand's infinite capacity for surprise didn't let us down ... As you will see, as you read the accounts of those involved, we faced our own challenges - not exactly fire-breathing dragons, but wild weather can be every bit as challenging.' Peter Jackson
Ian Brodie is a former Air Force pilot who has become a renowned expert on this native New Zealand. His interest in photography and in Tolkien led him to write and compile the bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook. He has written several books on travel and photography and now works in the film industry as a consultant on tourism, film locations and as a movie set photographer.