Amid all the Oscar buzz surrounding Peter Jackson’s blockbuster adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” one fact has gone largely unnoticed: The film that has garnered 13 Academy Award nominations has also joined “Cleopatra” (1963), “Romeo and Juliet” (1968) and “Heaven Can Wait” (1978) in the tiny category of best picture nominees that are new versions of earlier films. [More]