This marks an end of an era for me. I remember reading early articles by Peter Jackson on Ain't It Cool News some 6 years ago. Back just when New Line had just picked up the movie and Jackson was re-writing from two scripts to three scripts. Of course the books that Professor Tolkien wrote possessed me as a child and truly made me interested in literature. They had a more profound effect on me than probably any other book. Of course Elijah Wood is fairly attractive too, which helps.