The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy is like a wonderfully large colorful journal of what it was like working on the set of this magnificent trilogy for those many, many months. With a foreword by Ian McKellen, a.k.a. Gandalf, author Brian Sibley does an excellent job of keeping the reader locked in with the many different happenings that took place during the shooting of the trilogy. With some wonderful color photos of cast and sets, as well as illustrations and drawings, there is a never-ending supply of detail and information about the trilogy, like the fact that 48,000 pieces of armor were designed and made. It is a fantastic book that belongs on the shelf of any fan’s, and makes a great Christmas present for anyone who is interested in Lord of the Rings.
Originally published on December 9th, 2002.
Originally published in the Long Beach Union.