When Sean Astin, veteran Hollywood actor of over 30 movies including The Goonies, and Rudy, landed the part of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings, he knew it was going to be different to anything he'd ever worked on before. Here he shares his heartfelt opinions on his early movies, how he got the part of Sam at that point in his career, and what it was like to be on set for nearly two years of his life. How did he and the other cast members get along? What were the excitements and the dangers they faced during filming? What happened the evening that Elijah Wood lost the keys to his room? How did Sir Ian McKellen cope when he didn't like the music the hobbits listened to during make-up and what happened when the crew considered striking? Revealing and immensely readable, There and Back Again is the behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to be involved in the making of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time.
Praise for Sean Astin and his performance in Lord of the Rings Trilogy:
"Every night, Sean Astin is bringing people to tears with his performance it's so powerful."
- Peter Jackson, Director, Lord of the Rings film trilogy
"Sean Astin comes into his own with this brave, questing performance. . . Astin is the sould of the movie . . .It's fitting that Sam is the last face we see in Return of the King. He is the film's anchor, and Astin plays him with a tenderness that is unique and unforgettable."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The most touching figure . . .is Frodo's sidekick, Sam, who will literally follow Frodo into fire. Sam is played so well by Sean Astin this affectingly loyal hobbit seems the most human figure on screen."
- The New York Times
SEAN ASTIN has appeared in over thirty films including The Goonies,
Bulworth, Toy Soldiers, Courage Under Fire, Encino Man, and the title role
in Rudy. He starred as the hobbit Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and was nominated for an Academy Award for his short film Kangaroo Court. He lives in Los Angeles.
JOE LAYDEN is an award-winning journalist and author of numerous books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Rock Says. He lives in upstate New York.
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Descrizione libro Virgin Publishing, 2011. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP91594801
Descrizione libro Virgin Publishing, 2011. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96066210