If you were an Oxford don 50 years ago, it might have startled you to learn that a couple of generations down the road, thousands of people would be living for the opening of a movie based on a book by one of your colleagues. But such is the case, and The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is the book-turned-movie — its release still a couple of months away. [More]

Thanks to Bumpy for the tip!