The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug/smaug by Daniel FalconerThe Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug/smaug by Daniel Falconer

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug/smaug

byDaniel Falconer, Weta

Hardcover | March 31, 2014

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Smaug is possibly the most memorable character in JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit: a huge, malevolent, fire-breathing, talking dragon! But while he makes quite an impact in the book, in Peter Jackson's film adaptation he is definitely the most spectacular creature ever to appear on screen.So how did the filmmakers manage to take the dragon that has lived in millions of readers' imaginations and turn him into a totally unique and unforgettable living, breathing character?The answer can be found in Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon. Packed with stunning, exclusive new images, it reveals how he grew out of thousands of detailed and fantastical concept designs into the beast that is unleashed in awesome digital glory.Compiled by the Academy-Award-winning teams at Weta, who provide fascinating insights telling the story of the dragon's creation, this is the perfect companion for every fan who was blown away by Smaug, the Magnificent!

WETA WORKSHOPis a multi-award winning conceptual design and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world's entertainment and creative industries.Weta Workshop houses a range of disciplines under one roof - including conceptual design, weapons, armour & chainmaille, specialist props, vehicles, specialty costumes, models & miniatu...
Title:The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug/smaugFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:96 pages, 9.75 × 7.75 × 0.56 inShipping dimensions:9.75 × 7.75 × 0.56 inPublished:March 31, 2014Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007525788

ISBN - 13:9780007525782


Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Weta Chronicles:

"This beautifully presented book. is a lovely treat for fans" - The Sun

"Whatever your thoughts on [the film] there's no denying the attention to detail invested by Weta Workshop. and the amazing images on display in new book The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Chronicles" - SciFi Now