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Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook Paperback – 20 October 2014
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However it is a perfect book who would like to travel New Zealand and make a movie tour of the Hobbit, nevertheless it also comes through that you should almost always try to rent a helicopter to access these locations, so its not a lonely planet guide, how to see New Zealand on a shoestring. Like I said, it's primarily a beautiful photo album, an enjoyable visual journey through Middle Earth landscapes.
The greatest lack of the whole guidebook (which really is a silly, and I simply don't get it why it is like that), is that there is NO MAP of New Zealand in the book. Not even a general overview. I may be one of the readers who doesn't know the geography of this island, but I simply have no ide where these locations are.You have miniature maps of areas that foreign readers will not be able to place. It is plain silly that I had to get a computer and use google maps, just to see where the landscape I was reading about is. WHY? I read from comments that the same mistake was made on Ian Brodie's first Location Guidebook to the LOTR films. Why not just put in a map of New Zealand that marks all the spots!? It has already been done on the extended DVD edition to the LOTR films (and I assume it will be done for the Hobbit as well). So that is a bit annoying. To be quite frank after reading about all these wonderful sights, I have absolutely no "picture" or idea in my head how far these locations are from one another, or even where they are exactly. I didn't get to know the geography of New Zealand from the book at all, so if I were to travel there to locate these sites, I wouldn't even know where I would be landing. So it's really not a guidebook on its own right, but a good complimentary literature to a relable travel guide. Maybe all of thisis intentional, and is part of the movie magic. The longer these places remain identified with the map of Middle Earth, and stay e.g. the Misty Mountains, and Erebor the longer they live in our fantasies.
Do not fall into this trap, would-be readers, save your sanity and pass by on this book.
It contains All the locations the recipient of book visited whilst in NZ, so am confident it will be appreciated.
Gut beschrieben und die Orte sind leicht zu finden
This book contains great pics from the movie shooting. It's not too small and not too big. Just the right size if you want to take it with you during your N-Z trip.