A unique scene-by-scene guide to the beautiful, groundbreaking and hugely successful film trilogy by Peter Jackson based on Tolkien's classic series. Each scene in the movies is tackled on four different fronts: a closer look at the plot and action, a look behind the scenes, mistakes that slipped through and audience reactions. It also includes games, puzzles and interviews with filmmakers. As an added bonus, the author reveals details about the prequel films currently in production and due in theatres in 2011 and 2012.
J. W. Braun has been a Lord of the Rings fan since the 1980s and followed every detail of the film adaptations from beginning to end on his website. He lives in Burlington, Wisconsin.