Watching the Lord of the Rings

Watching the Lord of the Rings

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How did audiences across the world respond to the films of qThe Lord of the Ringsq? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25, 000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials. Contributors use these materials to explore a series of widely speculated questions: why is film fantasy important to different kinds of viewers? Through marketing, previews and reviews, debates and cultural chatter, how are audiences prepared for a film like this? How did fans of the book respond to its adaptation on screen? How do people choose their favorite characters? How was the films' reception shaped by different national and cultural contexts? The answers to these questions shed fresh light on the extraordinary popularity of qThe Lord of the Ringsq and provide important new insights into the global reception of cinema in the twenty-first century.For a bibliography of these fan criticisms, see Courses/ Tolkien/biblio.pdf a#39;(accessed May 15, 2006). 15. ... Botes has produced his own three-DVD documentary version, which New Line would not allow him to issue but which the company ... See P. J. Huffstutter, aquot;Not Just a Tolkien Amount: a#39; The Lord of the Ringsa#39; Movie Trilogy Boosts Tourism and Brings Other Benefits to anbsp;...

Title:Watching the Lord of the Rings
Author:Martin Barker, Ernest Mathijs
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2008


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