Birkebeinerne
Birkebeinerne
Norway is ravaged by civil war, and the King’s illegitimate son is guarded in deep secret. A boy that half the kingdom is out to kill, and whom two men have to protect with their own lives. Birkebeinerne is the story of the escape that changed the history of Norway forever. The events that occurred during the winter of 1206 were so spectacular, dramatic and heroic that they cried out to be told on the big screen. To do that a fantastic script, a renowned director and some of the best actors in Norway and Denmark were brought together, along with fantastic locations in the Lillehammer and Ringsaker region of Norway, where the actual events took place over 800 years ago.  Featuring contributions from members of the film’s cast and crew, as well as travel suggestions on how to experience the real Birkebeinerne, this is a peerless collection of landscape and film stills photography by a master of his craft. Join Ian J Brodie on a magical journey into Norway.   Published 2016 On Location Guides ISBN: 978 1 367 24147 3 72 pages
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Middle-earth Landscapes

by Ian Brodie· December 24, 2016· in · 0 comments
(Australasian Cover)  (US/UK Cover) Sumptuous hardback gift edition combining the best of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Location Guides, plus brand new photography unique to this book. In the epic film trilogies created by Peter Jackson, New Zealand has become Middle-earth. From the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps to the rolling hills and Volcanic Plateau of the North Island, the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was stunningly re-created on an epic scale. Photographer Ian Brodie has captured these locations in all their beauty and splendour. Featuring the most breathtaking photographs from his bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook, plus all-new imagery and contributions by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Andy Serkis, John Howe and Alan Lee, this is a magnificent record of a historic era in film-making, and a peerless collection of landscape and location photography by a master of his craft. Featuring contributions from Peter Jackson and other members of the films’ cast and crew, as well as fascinating background to the film-making process, this is the ultimate tribute to the land and its locations.   Published 2015 HarperCollinsPublishers ISBN: 978 1 […]
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(US Cover)  The only authorised guide to the many New Zealand locations used in the filming of all three Hobbit films. Since the incredible global success of The Lord of the Rings films and now The Hobbit Trilogy, New Zealand has become the embodiment of Middle-earth to millions of moviegoers and readers the world over. This definitive full-colour guidebook showcases the principal movie set locations around New Zealand as seen in The Hobbit trilogy. For everyone enchanted by the beautiful locations in the film trilogy, this book provides stunning original landscape photography, valuable background information and exclusive contributions by Sir Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis and other cast and crew members. Official behind-the-scenes movie photos are complemented by more than 100 of award-winning photographer Ian Brodie's gorgeous vistas of the New Zealand landscape, making this the perfect book for film fans and armchair travellers, as well as those planning to visit the country for themselves. Includes: Exclusive maps and location directions Touring information and itineraries Useful internet addresses GPS references to location sites Accommodation, food and entertainment suggestions   Large format edition Published 2014 HarperCollinsPublishers ISBN: 978 0 0622009 17 176 pages   Pocket edition Published 2014 HarperCollinsPublishers ISBN: 978 1 […]
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botanica, central-otago, in-the-heart-of-my-garden, new-zealand
Anyone who has ever visited Central knows it's a special place. That the gardens of Central are equally distinctive and exist in the face of a challenging climactic range that says they shouldn't also goes without saying. Yet despite the soaring summer heat and the searing wind, the relentless snowfall and sudden blackening frost - exquisite gardens persist in this unique and challenging environment. Some are newly created, carefully planned to reflect their owners' love of their new home - others are the inherited result of generations of loving care, compost and years of dogged hard work. Still others are evolving and ever-changing as their owners learn new lessons about the land they tend with every new season. In a visually stunning tribute to those gardeners and the gardens they cherish, award-winning photographer Ian Brodie and gardening writer Jill Herron go into the heart of some of the amazing gardens of Central Otago to showcase the stunning beauty and diversity of this unique region.   About the Author Jill Herron, a professional gardening writer, has combined her talents with award-winning photographer Ian Brodie to showcase the stunning beauty and diversity of this unique region. Both passionate gardeners, Jill lives in […]
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Ian Brodie’s New Zealand

by Ian Brodie· December 24, 2016· in · 0 comments
A pictorial journey through the landscapes, both physical and cultural, which make up the author's perception of his native land. In all his books to date, Ian Brodie's wonderful photographs have garnered high praise. We have therefore decided to bring the man, his camera and his love for his native country together in a book to showcase the physical beauty and diversity of the New Zealand landscape, and at the same time personalise it with aspects of Kiwi culture and experience that reflect the various passions of New Zealand's ultimate fan. This will include the relatively recent 'NZ as the ultimate film set' aspect as well as vintage trains, planes and automobiles. Designed to appeal to lovers of the visual arts, it will be a high end value book of particular interest to the gift and tourist markets alike.   Published 2008 HarperCollinsPublishers ISBN: 1 869 50696 0 160 pages
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For a long time, New Zealand film was off the beaten track - unfamiliar, charting new territory and out there. Now our rich and varied landscape, and the skill of our filmmakers, is celebrated worldwide, in The Piano, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Whale Rider, The Last Samurai, River Queen and the World's Fastest Indian. Ian Brodie, author of the internationally bestselling Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and Cameras in Narnia, is the perfect guide to the locations and landscapes which have inspired filmmakers over the past twenty-five years. With stunning photographs, detailed location descriptions, and comments from directors, cast and crew, he has put together a fascinating tour of New Zealand for movie-lovers and visitors alike. Along with a chronology of feature films made in New Zealand and the awards they have won, he paints a superb portrait of location New Zealand.   Published 2006 HarperCollinsPublishers ISBN: 978 1 86950 610 0 144 pages Tolkien's world was one of deep hidden valleys, barren wastelands, remote mystical mountains and lush, low valleys, and we found all of these places thoughout New Zealand. PETER JACKSON   One major aspect, however, […]
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Cameras in Narnia

by Ian Brodie· December 24, 2016· in · 0 comments
  There are a thousand stories in the land of Narnia - how Andrew Adamson brought The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to the big screen is one of them. How do you turn a book into a movie? How did the moviemaker capture the magic of Narnia? How did they bring its mystical beasts and creatures to life? What special skills do you need on a movie set? Ian Brodie, author of The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook has gone behind the cameras to find the answers. Using stills from the movie, his own photographs and interviews with key cast and crew, he describes the journey from book to screen, explaining how modern technology enabled director Andrew Adamson and his tem to bring the ageless children's classic to breathtaking life. If you love movies and want to find out more about how they are made, then come behind the Cameras in Narnia and see for yourself.   Published 2005 HarperCollinsPublishers ISBN 1-86950-580-8 72 pages Finalist, NZ Post Childrens Book Awards 2006 (Runner-Up Non Fiction Childrens Choice)  Storylines Children’s Literature Award for 2006 Finalist, LIANZA Childrens Book Awards for 2006 
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The definitive fully updated guidebook for the Lord of the Rings locations. Since the first screening of the Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring in 2001, New Zealand has become the embodiment of Middle-earth to millions of moviegoers and tolkien readers the world over. this definitive full-colour guidebook updated in 2011 showcases the principal movie-set locations around New Zealand as seen in all three films. A perfect reference book for everyone enchanted by the beauty of the locations in the movie trilogy, it contains valuable background information and exclusive anecdotes about the filming, with sections written specially by Sir Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, Sir Richard Taylor and Barrie Osborne, plus contributions from the cast and crew. Also includes: Exclusive movie and new location photographs. Specialty maps and location directions. GPS references to location sites. Touring information for travellers including accommodation and restaurants. Useful Internet addresses.   Extended Edition Published 2004 HarperCollinsPublishers ISBN: 978 1 86950 9279 176 pages NZ Booksellers Gold Bestseller   Pocket Edition Published 2002 HarperCollinsPublishers ISBN: 978 1 86950 9269 128 pages NZ Booksellers Platinum Bestseller
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This book is a record of the history and restoration of Hawker Hurricane P3351/DR393. Ian Brodie gives an account of the context of the aircraft's existence during WWII, how it was rediscovered in Russia after lying abandoned for many years, and the many hours spent on her restoration. Included are photographs from Hawker Restorations (UK) and Air New Zealand, two of the main contributors to the aircraft's restoration, as well as photographs of the aircraft's first post-restoration flight.   Published 2000 Reed Publishing ISBN: 0 7900 0717 7 144 pages   An eagle wings up in heavenward flight Till far out of reach of human flight And gazes on earth from his lordly height In the clouds of the cold upper air. And this is the life, exultant he screams To soar without fear where the lightning gleams To look down unblenched on sun's gorgeous beams And be prey to no harrowing care!   Seargeant JJ Brimble Pilot of Hawker Hurricane P3351
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Discover the histories, the heroics and the heart-warming stories that surround the aircraft that made up Sir Tim Wallis's Alpine Fighter Collection. This book will tell you how fast, how high and how far these carefully preserved aircraft can go, as well as giving you a background on how each of them came to be part of Sir Tim's fine collection at Wanaka. Published 2000 Reed Publishing ISBN: 1-86948-833-4 32 pages
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Warbirds Over Wanaka (Series)

by Ian Brodie· December 24, 2016· in · 0 comments
    In 1988 aviation entrepreneur Tim Wallis presented an airshow and country fair that attracted 14,000 visitors to Wanaka Airport. Delighted with this success, he decided to expand on the theme and hold a biennial event over the long Easter weekend. As the show grew so did its support and now around 65,000 people make the pilgrimage to Wanaka for their weekend of excitement. It is now acclaimed as the largest Warbird Airshow in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the one event not to be missed.  A large contingent of historic and contemporary aircraft of note from all over New Zealand and the world converge on Wanaka each second Easter for the air show. Numerous aviation personalities from all over the world attend Warbirds over Wanaka, Gen Chuck Yeager and Buzz Aldrin being two of the most notable.  The souvenir airshow books (and a special "Best Of") were written by Ian Brodie in the following years.   Warbirds Over Wanaka 2010 Published 2010 by Penguin Group (NZ) Ltd  Warbirds Over Wanaka 2008 Published 2008 by Penguin Publishing (NZ) 98 pages. Warbirds Over Wanaka 2006  Published 2006 by Reed Publishing  96 pages. ISBN 0-7900-1065-8 Warbirds Over Wanaka 2004  Published 2004 […]
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