Hobbits : the many lives of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin / Lynnette Porter.
By: Porter, Lynnette R.Material type: TextPublisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012Description: vii, 280 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1845118561; 9781845118563.Subject(s): Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Lord of the rings | Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Hobbit | Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Characters | Hobbits (Fictitious characters) | Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism | Lord of the Rings films -- History and criticism | Middle Earth (Imaginary place) | Heroes in literature | Heroes in motion picturesDDC classification: 823.912
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For generations of entranced readers, and now a new generation of filmgoers, Tolkien is synonymous with his most famous creation--the hobbit. The beloved characters of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin have been much-adapted for radio, television, film, and stage. Lynette Porter follows the hobbits through these many other lives, from Tolkien's on-page revisions and John Boorman's unmade screenplays, through to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and its musical counterpart. She also reviews over 50 years of "Hobbit Art", including the work of Alan Lee, John Howe, and Ted Nasmith. Journeying through fanzines, videogames, fanfiction, and more, Porter demonstrates how the hobbits, their characters, and their stories continue to introduce new audiences to Tolkien's work, in new and adapted forms.<br>
Machine generated contents note: 1.A Kaleidoscope of Hobbits -- 2.Tolkien's Revised Hobbits -- 3.The Lord of the Rings in the Movies -- Almost -- 4.Hobbits on Radio and Television -- 5.Hobbits on the Big Screen -- 6.Those Musical Hobbits -- 7.Hobbits as Art -- 8.Making Meaning of Hobbits: The Road Takes Some Strange Turns.
For generations of entranced readers, and now a new generation of filmgoers, Tolkien is synonymous with his most famous creation - the hobbit. Written for all those who are interested in Tolkien's work, and of course for all those interested in hobbits, this is the first book to focus on the changes made to the hobbits' characters not only by Tolkien but also by other artists - actors, writers, directors, lyricists and choreographers.