Filming The Lord of the Rings: What Has Come Before

While all the buzz surrounds the development of The Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson and New Line Cinemas, it is worth taking a look back at the first attempts to move Tolkien’s epic story from the page to the silver screen. The year was 1978, and the entire chronicle of the Ring and the hobbits was brought to television and the silver screen, from Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings to Rankin-Bass’ The Hobbit and The Return of the King. Tolkien fans were given much to regret. [More]