Author(s): Ian Brodie
Since the first screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001, New Zealand has become the embodiment of Middle-earth to millions of moviegoers and Tolkien readers the world over. This definitive full-colour guidebook, updated in 2011, showcases the principal movie-set locations around New Zealand as seen in all three films. A perfect reference book for everyone enchanted by the beauty of the locations in the movie trilogy, it contains valuable background information and exclusive anecdotes about the filming, with sections written specially by Sir Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, Sir Richard Taylor and Barrie Osborne, plus contributions from the cast and crew. Also includes: Exclusive movie and new location photographs; Specialty maps and location directions; GPS references to location sites; Touring information for travellers including accommodation and restaurants; Useful Internet addresses.
Ian Brodie is one of New Zealand's most successful non-fiction writers of recent years. The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook was one of the inaugural Booksellers Platinum Bestsellers, with international sales of over 450,000 copies. Ian lives in Matamata where he is the Media and Communications Manager for Hobbiton Movie Set. He is also the author of the highly successful aviation series, Warbirds over Wanaka, and in 2005 he was awarded an MNZM for services to tourism. A devoted Tolkien fanatic, keen photographer and movie fan, he is currently working on another movie-related book.