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Peter Jackson : From Gore to Mordor - Paul A. Woods

Peter Jackson

From Gore to Mordor

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This is the sixth book in the highly successful 'Ultrascreen' series from Plexus Peter Jackson made cinematic history with the the Lord of the Rings trilogy, achieving the feat of presenting Tolkien's story onscreen with drama and visual majesty, while also becoming the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously. Peter Jackson: From Gore to Mordor draws together the best reviews and features on his films plus interviews with Jackson himself, to show how his background as a director of anarchic low budget 'splatter' movies made him the right choice to direct the film adaptation of a literary epic. The book provides a thorough, informative analysis of Jackson's career to date, from his humble beginnings as child filmmaker, shooting movies in his back garden, to his current position as one of the world's most feted directors. It covers all his films, including his second feature Bad Taste, the self-funded labour of love which became an instant cult classic in 1987, the risky film spoof Meet The Feebles (1989), the classic zombie film Braindead (1992), and the powerful mockumentary Forgotten Silver (1995). In the light of such achievements, Jackson was perfectly placed to devote eight years of his life to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Insistent on filming to New Zealand, Jackson produced a series of magical, universally acclaimed films, making him a hero in New Zealand and a serious player in Hollywood. Editor Paul A Woods is also the author of King Pulp: The Wild World of Quentin Tarantino, and Weirdsville USA: The Obsessive Universe of David Lynch.

Introductionp. 7
Talent forcep. 13
This has buggered your plans for conquering the universep. 15
Bad tastep. 21
Peter Jackson, master of Bad tastep. 23
Meet your creature featurep. 29
Meet the feeblesp. 34
Meet the feeblesp. 35
I walked as a zombiep. 37
Braindeadp. 42
Antipodal splattermeisterp. 45
A critique of the judgement of Bad taste or beyond Braindeadp. 47
Dead alive (aka Braindead)p. 57
Heavenly creaturesp. 61
Heavenly creaturesp. 63
Heavenly creaturesp. 64
Making a film out of the horror of mother murderp. 67
It's all frightfully romantic!p. 69
Earthy creaturesp. 79
Heavenly featuresp. 85
Gone not forgottenp. 87
Forgotten silver : interview with Peter Jacksonp. 88
Silver magicp. 91
Forgotten silverp. 102
The frighteners : Peter Jacksonp. 105
The frighteners : the thrill of the hauntp. 110
The frightenersp. 115
The frightenersp. 117
The fellowship of the ring
Rings bearerp. 121
One ringp. 127
The fellowship of the ringp. 134
The two towers
It is a dark time for the rebellion ...p. 136
Creature effects for The two towersp. 148
The two towersp. 151
The return of the king
All hail The kingp. 154
The return of the kingp. 162
Kingdom comep. 165
The lord of the Oscarsp. 172
Peter Jackson directs King Kongp. 177
Kong cometh!p. 180
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780859653565
ISBN-10: 0859653560
Series: Ultra Screen Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45