Kristin Thompson, author of ‘The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood’, writes: Back in September, Rick Porras joined me for a conversation and Q & A during my signing event for The Frodo Franchise at Barnes & Noble in New York. I’ve transcribed that now, and it’s full of wonderful information on the Lord of the Rings planning, filming, videogames, and so on. Rick worked in a wide range of capacities for Rings, and much of the material here has not come out in previous interviews. The transcription is pretty long, so I’ll be posting it in three parts. The first one is up now. Rick Porras Interview