Subject: Re: Movies
Carrie, The number of commercial tie-ins between New Zealand and Lord of the Rings is mind-boggling. From Air New Zealand being The Official Airline to Middle-Earth to mithril clothing to guidebooks highlighting all the locations for the different shoots one could easily do a complete vacation based solely on the making of the movie. While we were there in November (just before the world premier of The Return of the King) the treasury was preparing to release coins depicting Frodo and other characters. I'm convinced that two generations from now as new readers and movie goers are introduced to the story they'll be certain that New Zealand is Middle Earth.

John in San Diego