Shot over a 14-month period in 1999 and 2000 in various locations in New Zealand, Mr. Jackson’s homeland, “The Lord of Rings” has not only made a bundle of money (the first two movies in the cycle, “The Fellowship of the Ring” and “The Two Towers,” earned $1.8 billion worldwide), but has also hastened Mr. Jackson’s evolution from cult film auteur (“Heavenly Creatures,” “Meet the Feebles”) to full-fledged Hollywood big shot. !!!SPOILERS!!! [More]