Greg Wright puts Peter Jackson in Perspective

Congratulations to Greg Wright for completing and publishing Peter Jackson In Perspective. This exploration of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films is probably the most thorough and insightful interpretation of the films yet published. Wright examines what Jackson and his screenwriters got right, what they misunderstood, where they triumphed, and where they fell short. Reading this book should give Tolkien fans a deeper appreciation of both the books and the films.

This is the perfect Christmas gift for the Tolkien fan in your family. (After all, you know they’ll buy the DVDs for themselves, so why bother?) Click hereand scroll down for information on ordering.

And speaking of Greg Wright, he’s wrapping up a marathon of online essays about the film trilogy over at I was flattered by his invitation to write a guest piece to cap off the series. There’s so much to say about Tolkien, and to talk about both the books AND the films is a massive undertaking. Wright’s already said so much, I fear I may have repeated some of his own points. But I hope I was able to bring something valuable to the collection.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

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