Peter Jackson

From Prince of Splatter to Lord of the Rings

Ian Pryor

Thomas Dunne Books

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This fascinating look at the now celebrated director tells of the inspiration that have led to the making of the three world-famous Lord of the Rings films - and the six other films that preceded them. This unauthorized biography traces the journey of a young movie fanatic, from Sunday afternoons spent fooling around with a camera, through low-budget cult movies, to control of the most ambitious film project ever, on what is probably the best-loved fantasy novel ever written.

This in-depth biography explores the many talents of the young Peter Jackson: the making of Bad Taste; Meet the Feebles; Braindead; Heavenly Creatures; Forgotten Silver; The Frighteners, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The story behind the Rings - which tells how Jackson got the rights to make the film and the permission and funding to make three films rather than collapsing the story into just one or two films, interviews, and other behind the scenes material from the making of the landmark films. Past and future - in which the author considers Jackson's achievements and possible future - including his remake of King Kong.

From casts of zombies, traumatised puppets and murderous teenagers, to deal-making in Hollywood, this book is about following one's visions wherever they might lead.

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Ian Pryor

Ian Pryor has been writing about cinema, and interviewing actors and moviemakers, for more than fifteen years. His features about New Zealand films and filmmakers have appeared in publications in England, the United States, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

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Peter Jackson
From Prince of Splatter to Lord of the Rings
Ian Pryor

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
6/3/2014
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ISBN: 9781466872608
ISBN10: 1466872608
384 pages, Plus one 8-page color photo insert
$7.99
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