February 4, 2000Lights, Camera, Action ... Send In the Hobbits
Cast and crew from The Lord of the Rings get filming under
way at Breaker Bay Beach, near Wellington. Intrigued bystanders were left guessing which
part of the J.R. Tolkein saga the filming was dealing with. The actors were not hobbits,
one onlooker said. "But they don' t look like elves ... no pointed ears." No-one
would say what part of the saga was being filmed.