New Zealand is becoming an ever more popular location for filmmakers from around the globe. White Cloud, Silver Screen is a major new scenic book about the country that became Middle Earth. All of the locations in the book have a connection with a film or television series, and while the beautiful South Island locations seen in The Lord of the Rings are a feature of the book, locations chosen for many other local and international productions are also included: beautiful Karekare beach from The Piano, for example, the remote farmland of Vigil, the streets of Dunedin from Scarfies, the central North Island plateau from Utu and the wild Westland bush from Bad Blood. Of particular interest will be images of Taranaki from The Last Samurai, shots of Whangara from Whale Rider and a preview of the locations in the major new film The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The book will also feature the familiar urban locations of television series like The Strip, Street Legal and Shortland Street.
The book will include an introductory essay by Bob Harvey on how New Zealand has been portrayed on film, and detailed captions to the photographs will describe each location and link it to a particular film or films.
Buy White Cloud, Silver Screen book by Bob Harvey from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(250mm x 280mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
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Author Biography - Bob Harvey
Bob Harvey is the author of several successful books. He spent 30 years in advertising and produced television documentaries with Roger Donaldson and Sir Edmund Hillary, in 1992 he stood for the mayoralty of Waitakere City, a position he has held since and in which he has actively promoted Waitakere as a city friendly to film and television production. An advocate for local films for many years, he is a member of the New Zealand Film Commission. Tony Bridge was born in the Maniototo in Central Otago but has spent most of his life in Canterbury. He is a Fellow of the Photographic Society of New Zealand and has exhibited throughout the country. Tony teaches English, photography and graphic design. An avid filmgoer, he is fascinated by the unique character of the New Zealand landscape and the way it has been depicted on film.