NewsWire: The Art of Autumn - NewsWeek

"Fold up your beach chair and say goodbye to the fluff and whimsy of summer. From the screen and the stage to the museum and the page, this fall’s entertainment is really something to sink your imagination into" -- including one film we've been keeping our eye on.


THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

Let the fantasy wars begin. The first installment of New Line’s $300 million Lord of the Rings trilogy, this long-awaited film, starring Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler and Cate Blanchett, promises to hew closely to the original work. Peter Jackson, the co-writer and director of all three movies, is using the film’s Web site to assure Hobbitheads that their favorite books will not become "a Hollywood travesty of what Lord of the Rings should be." All the same, Jackson says, "the definitive Lord of the Rings is your own private vision. This is just one interpretation." But a hotly anticipated one nonetheless.


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