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By Adam Lam, Nataliya Oryshchuk

Following the discharge in 2001 of the 1st movie of Peter Jackson?s tailored trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien?s The Lord of the earrings: The Fellowship of the hoop, a wave of ?Ring Fever? swamped the area, with reprints of the radical, guidebooks, websites, memorabilia and toys, video and computing device video games, situation excursions and prolonged DVDs. Taking a Cultural experiences viewpoint, this selection of essays examines the cultural matters generated by way of Tolkien?s novel and Jackson?s movies. specifically, by means of making use of numerous cultural, media and literary theories, the essays during this assortment try to solution the query: How did we turn into Middle-earth? subject matters lined variety from fan tradition in an age of IT, globalization, transnational capitalism and consumerism to the neighborhood socio-political implications of the jewelry story, and the formation of a Middle-earth in our genuine (or, as argued via the French thinker Jean Beaudrillard, our not actual yet hyperreal) global.

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Some of those stories can be read in this book. I would like to thank all the interviewees who took the time to answer questions, and especially the fellowship of the nine who were selected for publication. Thank you Paul Brewer, Erica Challis, Carlene Cordova, Warren Green, Vic James, Jean Johnston, Peter Lyon, Liz Mullane, and Daniel Reeve for sharing your stories! Anne Buchmann, March 2007 Creating Middle-earth 35 PAUL BREWER Director of Marketing and Communication at Te Papa Tongarcwa and a key person in th realization of the Lord of the Rings the Motion Picture Trilogy: The Exhibition that travelled around the world My involvement with LotR: I was involved in the conceptualisation of the Lord of the Rings the Motion Picture Trilogy: The Exhibition at Te Papa Tongarewa.

I have fourteen books to date in the field of Japanese Studies, and one on early British history appearing shortly (a personal interest). I have been fortunate in that my books on Japanese history and Japanese characters have proved particularly popular. I list my top five books as: • A History ofjapan: From Stone Age to Superpower (Macmillan, London, 1999; second edition PalgravcMacmillan, London, 2004; also translated into a variety of languages including Chinese); • A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters (Tuttle, Tokyo, 1988); • The Last War of Empires: japan and the Pacific War, 19414945 (with Laurie Barber: Bateman, Auckland, 1999); • A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese (chief editor, with Chris Seeley and Henk de Groot: Tuttle, Tokyo, 2003); The (Research) Fellowship 17 • Dimensions ofJapanese Society: Gender, Margins and Mainstream (Macmillan, London, 1999).

The LotR film project became a test of people's imaginations and abilities, and ultimately exceeded expectations with its success. The film project also connected people and acted as a catalyst. For all interviewees, it was an ultimately rewarding and meaningful journey that would live on in hundreds of stories. Some of those stories can be read in this book. I would like to thank all the interviewees who took the time to answer questions, and especially the fellowship of the nine who were selected for publication.

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