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Definitely a visual companion
on 1 December 2002
As with Jude Fisher's first visual companion (to The Fellowship of the Rings), the photographs in this book are stunning. The new places to which the Fellowship travel are shown and new characters are introduced. But don't fear, there is plenty to see and read about Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Legolas, Aragorn and Gimli; plus, of course, Gandalf the White!
The book starts with a reminder of what happened in the first film, and then shows some of what awaits the Fellowship as they travel their separate ways. It gives good detail without giving away the plot of the film and so can be read before you see the film, or as a reminder of some of the 'good bits' after you have seen the film. The still from the film of the seige at Helm's Deep at the end of the book is extremely stunning. The page then opens out to show an illustration of the battle-plan, helping to visualise what happens when, where and by whom.
I found it a very good guide; with reference to the original Tolkein text as well as quotes from the film. Fans of the film will love it.