Cinema: Frodo Moves

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Directed by Ralph Bakshi

Screenplay by Chris Conkling and Peter S. Beagle

Some things are better left unadapted and unanimated, and one of them seems to be J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The trilogy-saga does not cry out for amplification; it runs well past half a million words, every one of them revered as holy writ by Tolkien's vast army of fans. What is more, each one of these devotees has strong opinions on what Middle-earth and its inhabitants look like. Show them a hobbit that is not...

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