An introduction to the talented actors and filmmakers who have labored for years to bring Tolkien`s work to the screen.For several years, a huge team of dedicated moviemakers has been transforming the exotic landscapes of New Zealand into the Middle-earth of J.R.R. Tolkien`s epic masterwork, The Lord of the Rings. It is a massive production by fans of Tolkien`s work for fans of Tolkien`s work. This fully authorized Official Movie Guide is the perfect introduction to the total immersion in Tolkien`s world that filmgoers will experience. In full color throughout, including lavish, full-bleed production stills, and with exclusive biographies of the stars and filmmakers, this book gives readers a privileged access to behind-the-scenes material found nowhere else. Featuring color photos of the cast, locations, sets, costumes, and creatures of the films, the book also includes an entertaining overview of the conception, design, and logistical challenges of a film project of this epic scale and grandeur.