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The arts: general issues
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is an essential visual companion to Peter Jackson's movie release. The actual story, which was written by J. R. R. Tolkien, features Bilbo Baggins, who is on an adventure to recover treasure, which is guarded by the dragon Smaug. Bilbo, and a band of dwarfs, guided by the wizard Gandalf, journey through various lands facing attacks by trolls, giant spiders, and goblins.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is a companion guide to understanding different elements of the movie, including, its characters, themes, plot, and even costumes. Readers will be awed by detailed descriptions of the costumes, the authenticity of the places, as well as the adherence to the lore in the book.
The book is filled with over a hundred photos, taken from the film. There are a multitude of characters, each with their own motives, in the original story. This visual companion, succeeds in not only keeping track of all those characters through pictures, but also describing them as well. Even dwarfs, each with their unique qualities, are documented. Dialogue quotations obtained from the film, are also included. There is also a fold out map to help guide readers to Ebor.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, also succeeds in capturing the diversity of cultures, which are in the movie. Many images reflecting the architecture, weaponry, locations, and even clothing, are captured well. This book succeeds in capturing the unique aesthetics of the movie. It is a great companion guide to the original movie!
This book is complete with pictures, and details, which will help readers to better understand the complex culture of The Hobbit. Her work experience with the cast and crew of Jackson's trilogy, helped her create this visual companion.
About Jude Fisher
Jude Fisher, also known as Jane Johnson, is an English author, who has written numerous adult and childrens books.
She has also written Nonesuch, Goldseekers, The Golden Cat, Sorcery Rising, Wild Magic, Rose Of The World, and The Tenth Gift, to name a few titles.
Fisher has a Master's degree in Old Icelandic language and literature. She was married to John Harrison, but the couple separated in 1995. Fisher continues to reside in the UK, and frequently uses her travel experiences as inspiration for her novels.