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.
The official Visual Companion for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies sees the devastating conclusion of the Company's quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor and the terrible battle that is about to consume the plains of the Lonely Mountain. Introduced by Sir Ian McKellen, the final Visual Companion in the series sees the desolation of Smaug the Magnificent, and the ruination of The Battle of the Five Armies. The destruction of Lake-town leaves its inhabitants wandering through the ruins of Dale, looking to Bard to lead them in rebuilding their lives. Destitute, all eyes turn towards the Lonely Mountain and the promised payment of a debt. Under the command of Sauron, Azog the Defiler prepares to unleash a terrible army, the likes of which the Third Age has never seen. All hope rests upon uniting the free peoples of Middle-earth in the fight against evil, and Bilbo Baggins holds a powerful key to striking up a bargain… Follow the last journey of Thorin Oakenshield's Company as the fight for the vast wealth of the Lonely Mountain continues on to a devastating conclusion.
The second epic installment of Peter Jackson's trilogy THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG will see The Company of Thorin Oakenshield encounter even greater perils in their quest to claim their long-forgotten gold. After setting out from the safety of Bag End, Bilbo Baggins has journeyed through Middle-earth with his fourteen companions, fighting through fire, Wargs, Goblins and even escaping the creature known simply as Gollum. Introduced by Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield, and with over 100 rich illustrations, theVisual Companion is the perfect guide to the Company's passage to Erebor and the Dragon that awaits them.
The ultimate celebration of the first two Hobbit movies reveals the culmination of the creative vision for the film through more than 500 previously unpublished photographs, plus exclusive interviews with the designers, cast and crew, written and designed by the team at Weta Workshop. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles - Cloaks and Daggers peers through the silver screen to examine the incredible efforts undertaken to create thousands of costumes, armour, weapons, props and set dressing elements for Academy Award - winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's adaptations of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Hobbit. Covering both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug , this lavish volume bulges with behind the scenes images, sumptuous photography and film stills. The films' stars and the creative geniuses behind countless beautiful objets d'art share their insights and stories, revealing how it felt to craft, wield and wear these precious pieces of Middle-earth. Researched and compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, with a foreword by Evangeline Lilly, playing Tauriel the Woodland Elf, and an introduction by costume designer Ann Maskrey, this is the definitive guide to the artefacts and sumptuous fabrics of The Hobbit film adaptations.
Enter the world of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, and the Dwarves as they continue their journey. This new book in the Hobbit range includes different fact files and activities designed to inform the reader about the story and its characters and invite them to participate using the stickers. Includes four pages of full-color photo stickers featuring the characters, and creatures from the films.
Relive the story of The Hobbit: There and Back Again in this fantastic photo-filled book. Join Bilbo Baggins and the company of dwarves on the final stage of their amazing journey to defeat the dragon, Smaug, in this fully illustrated storybook of the third of Peter Jackson's stunning Hobbit movies. Packed with stills from the film, this is the book that Hobbit fans and movie-goers will not want to miss!