"Even among men of our own time we can see behavior worthy of Orcs: a prime motive of fear instead of love, and an esteem of creation elevated above devotion to the Creator. The net effect is division among men where God intended unity -- the root of all racism and classism..."
"The real man who would be king, as the trilogy winds down with the release of the third chapter on Dec. 17 and the launch of the awards season, is director Peter Jackson. The bespectacled dumpling in wrinkled shorts and worn sneakers (when not barefoot) is plopped in his preferred on-set seating, a burgundy-hued easy chair. It's a very apt throne for a cinematic genius who eschews Hollywood pretensions and prefers to create his art mere minutes away from his home in this gloriously scenic land of his birth..."
"New Line Cinema may be downplaying the effects while making one final Oscar pitch when the conclusion of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King, opens Dec. 17. But that doesn't mean there aren't some neat visual feats afoot in the embattled universe of Middle-earth. What your eyes can look forward to..."
Elwen has posted some very nice quality screencaps for the special extended edition of TTT (the one being released in November), as well as screencaps of the ROTK preview included on the disc.
From Council-of-Elrond comes a complete description, including dialogue, of what we will witness in the TTT SE/ROTK previews located on the Two Towers DVD.
The director of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, which has already grossed more than $1.8 billion worldwide, is finishing part three, "The Return of the King," and even without seeing a frame, Hollywood insiders consider it the front runner for a best-picture statuette--and Jackson for best director--come Oscar time.