This is the sixth book in the highly successful 'Ultrascreen' series from Plexus Peter Jackson made cinematic history with the the Lord of the Rings trilogy, achieving the feat of presenting Tolkien's story onscreen with drama and visual majesty, while also becoming the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously. Peter Jackson: From Gore to Mordor draws together the best reviews and features on his films plus interviews with Jackson himself, to show how his background as a director of anarchic low budget 'splatter' movies made him the right choice to direct the film adaptation of a literary epic. The book provides a thorough, informative analysis of Jackson's career to date, from his humble beginnings as child filmmaker, shooting movies in his back garden, to his current position as one of the world's most feted directors. It covers all his films, including his second feature Bad Taste, the self-funded labour of love which became an instant cult classic in 1987, the risky film spoof Meet The Feebles (1989), the classic zombie film Braindead (1992), and the powerful mockumentary Forgotten Silver (1995).
In the light of such achievements, Jackson was perfectly placed to devote eight years of his life to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Insistent on filming to New Zealand, Jackson produced a series of magical, universally acclaimed films, making him a hero in New Zealand and a serious player in Hollywood. Editor Paul A Woods is also the author of King Pulp: The Wild World of Quentin Tarantino, and Weirdsville USA: The Obsessive Universe of David Lynch.