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The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug - Official Movie Guide by Brian Sibley

The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug - Official Movie Guide

Part of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Series
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The second of the three Hobbit films is out this year and to accompany the film these two dedicated guides. You can choose between the Visual Companion which has over 100 photographs and stills taken from the film and the Official Movie Guide which is a behind-the-scenes guide featuring film action, actor interviews and comments and peeks at the costumes and scenery.

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The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug - Official Movie Guide by Brian Sibley

Packed with exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs, this official illustrated guide tells the detailed story of the making of the second film in the award-winning Hobbit trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson. Journey deeper into the magical world of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom and principal filmmakers and new cast members, including Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake-town, Evangeline Lilly, who plays Tauriel the Elf, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who reveals film-making secrets about playing the dragon, Smaug. Richly illustrated with a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, creatures and costumes, and numerous special effects scenes, this essential guide is an indispensable companion to the second film in the award-winning trilogy.

'In our adaptation of The Hobbit we have done something that Tolkien didn't succeed in doing in print and, hopefully, this will come fresh to people who will have never seen the full story playing out in chronological order.' Peter Jackson


Praise for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide: 'Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos. Fans of Middle-earth will love it. Sunday Mirror

'The book screams access , and does a great job bringing the filming alive' SFX

'Packed with exclusive information, this book concentrates on interviews with the cast and crew... ideal for someone interested in moviemaking as much as the story of The Hobbit.'
Hull Daily Mail

About the Author

BRIAN SIBLEY is a writer and broadcaster with a lifelong interest in fantasy books and cinema. In addition to his award-winning radio adaptations of Tolkien he has collaborated with artist John Howe on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Maps of Middle-earth. Following his bestselling accounts of the making of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his official biography, Peter Jackson: A Filmmaker's Journey, Brian returns to chronicle the making of The Hobbit.

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Publication date

7th November 2013


Brian Sibley

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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


168 pages


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Films, cinema



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