Middle-earth - From Script to Screen: Building the world of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit (ISBN 0062486144) is a comprehensive book recounting the making of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, in 1997 - 2002 and 2010 - 2014. It was written by Weta Workshop conceptual designer Daniel Falconer, with the help of writer K.M. Rice, and published in large hardcover in 2017 by Weta Workshop and Harper Design.
Middle-earth from Script to Screen contains hundreds of set and film archival images, and commentary from interviews with Peter Jackson, Dan Hennah, Grant Major, Alan Lee, John Howe, Tania Rodger, Richard Taylor, the cast of the trilogies, and others. At 511 pages, it is the largest guide to the making of the movie trilogies, and weighs 7.53 pounds.
Table of contents
Chapters are ordered by regions of Middle-earth of significance in the films, from west to east, and cover the characters, set/prop efforts, and filming details pertaining to locations within.
- Foreword by Peter Jackson
- The Shire
- Lands of Arnor Past
- The Misty Mountains
- Realms of Rhovanion
- Enedwaith & Calenardhon (i.e. Isengard, Fangorn Forest, and surroundings)
- Realms of the North & Wastes of the East
- Ithilien & the Morgul Vale
- Mordor & the Shadowed South
- Acknowledgements & Credits
- The Lord of the Rings: A Filmmaking Journey
- Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth