Scholars Take on Jackson’s Tolkien Movies


Janice Bogstad and Philip Kaveny are the editors of Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy, now available for pre-order from McFarland.

Tolkien scholar and Mythprint editor Jason Fisher recently revealed the Table of Contents on his blog – the full list follows the jump.

    I. Introduction: Tolkien And Cinema / Janice M. Bogstad and Philip Kaveny
    II. Techniques of Structure and Story
  • Gollum talks to Himself: Problems and Solutions in the Film Adaptation of The Lord of the Rings / Kristin Thompson
  • Sometimes One Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures / Verlyn Flieger
  • Two Kinds of Absence: Elision &Exclusion in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings / John D. Rateliff
  • Tolkien’s Resistance to Linearity: Narrating The Lord of the Rings in Fiction and Film / E.L. Risden
  • Filming Folklore: Adapting Fantasy for the Big Screen through Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings / Dimitra Fimi
  • Making the Connection on Page and Screen in Tolkien’s and Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings / Yvette Kisor
  • ‘It’s Alive!’ Tolkien’s Monster on the Screen / Sharin Schroeder
  • The Matériel of Middle-earth: Arms, and Armour in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy / Robert C. Woosnam-Savage
  • III. Techniques of Character and Culture

  • Into the West: Far Green Country or Shadow on the Waters? / Judy Ann Ford and Robin Anne Reid
  • Frodo Lives but Gollum Redeems the Blood of Kings / Philip E. Kaveny
  • The Grey Pilgrim: Gandalf and the Challenges of Characterization in Middle-Earth [sic] / Brian Walter
  • Jackson’s Aragorn and the American Superhero Monomyth / Janet Brennan Croft
  • Neither the Shadow nor the Twilight: the Love Story of Aragorn and Arwen in Literature and Film / Richard C. West
  • Concerning Horses: Establishing Cultural Settings from Tolkien to Jackson / Janice M. Bogstad
  • The Rohirrim, the Anglo-Saxons, and the Problem of Appendix F: Ambiguity and Reference in Tolkien’s Books and Jackson’s Films / Michael D.C. Drout
  • Filming the Numinous: the Fate of Lothlorien in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings / Joseph Ricke and Catherine Barnett

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