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Praise for The Lord of the Films

“I highly recommend that everyone here check out J.W.’s book!” – Doug Adams, author of The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films

“The book by J. W. Braun, The Lord Of The Films, is well researched and I will keep it in my collection. I really liked it.” – Kiran Shah, scale and stunt double for the hobbits in The Lord of the Rings films

“Once I’d started, I couldn’t put it down till I finished it… This is one of the nicest books I’ve had the pleasure to hold in a long time!” – Andrew Butler, Editor of the Tolkien Society’s newsletter

“It’s a ton of fun, well put together and has a great softback design. I highly recommend.” – Book Legion

“A delight for fans of Middle-earth” – Denise M. Roper,

“Author J.W. Braun, an eminently qualified aficionado of the movies, offers readers a dragon’s lair of information about the creation, production and marketing of the [Lord of the Rings] films as well as the cultural zeitgeists surrounding each theatrical release.” – Chris Morgan, Scene Magazine

“It really is a wonderful companion piece… you almost feel like you were there while they were making these films. You should definitely check out the book when you get a chance.” – Michael Regina (xoanon),

“I would say that this book is a must for every Ringer. Braun’s research is extensive, his interviews with artists and extras are delightful, and his facts are far from repeats. In reading this book, I learned so many new things about the film trilogy I have loved for so long, and I am certain that other Ringers would, too.” – Megan Hayner,

“Having this wealth of information handy while I rewatch Jackson’s films – especially with friends who are experiencing LOTR for the first time – makes it all so much better. The Lord of the Films goes a long way toward giving newbies the best trivia injection ever.” – Cliff Broadway, coauthor of The People’s Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien and cowriter/producer of Ringers: Lord of the Fans.

“I can’t think of any better almanac than The Lord of the Films. It’s a very entertaining read. This is a book that even those are not so fanboy or fangirl inclined will certainly enjoy.” – Sohaib Awan, Fictional Frontiers with Sohaib

“Braun has somehow managed to capture every little additional detail you could ask for from The Lord of the Rings films every step of the way. The book is wonderful as either light reading for fans of the films looking for more LotR content and deeper appreciation, or as a companion guide while the movies play on the television.” – René S. Garcia Jr., Buzzine

“If you love the movies, you’ll probably learn a few interesting tidbits from The Lord of the Films.” – D.J. Nardi, Top 500 reviewer at

“I thought I knew everything about The Lord of the Rings, but Braun did his homework and the result is page after page of ‘Wow, that’s cool, I didn’t know that’ info.” – M.E. Johnson,

“J.W. Braun takes you by the hand and guides you through all three films with love and a sense of humor.” – N. Vanderburg,

“This book is a fun collection of facts about the Lord of the Rings films…. If you enjoyed the movies, you’ll love this book.” – Nicole Lowery,

“It’s simply a great book all around.” – Berniece Thornton,

“I didn’t realize there were so many things I STILL didn’t know about the making of the films. Kudos to the author…” – Heather Cuthill,

“The majority of what I read in this book was new info for me, and I will definitely be reading it though many times until I remember every single detail!” – L. Johnson,

“Unless you hate the Lord of the Rings films, you’ll love this book.” – Bret Carson,

“J.W. Braun obviously adores both J.R.R. Tolkien’s books and Peter Jackson’s movie adaptations, because anyone who didn’t couldn’t have generated this detailed a book.” – E.A. Solinas, Top Ten Reviewer at

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"I have nothing for this book (and the author) but praise...It's a great read,
I know that it will get multiple readings." - Gillian Whitfield, blogger
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