Nothing piles on the pressure like success. Two years ago, director Peter Jackson took critics, auds and the box office by storm with the first film in his adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings"…
Thomas J. McLean
Release date: Dec. 17 Distributor: New Line Cinema Prior Oscar winners: Andrew Lesnie (cinematography, “The Fellowship of the Ring”), Howard Shore (score, “Fellowship”), Peter Owen (makeup…
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