A long wait is drawing to a close. Ever since New Line Cinema announced its plans a couple of years ago to bring J.R.R. Tolkien’s three-volume novel “The Lord of the Rings” to the screen, the buzz has been fierce. For example, on April 7, 2000, when the first theatrical trailer was made available online, close to 1.7 million people downloaded it during the first 24 hours. [More]