The New Zealand Herald
January 1, 2001

Year in Review: Fads of the Year
Josie Clarke

In the first of five articles looking back over the year, JOSIE CLARKE focuses on fads that caught on big.

Fads - every year has them, and the first 12 months of the new millennium were no exception. Here are a few of the biggest, and some of the shortest-lived.



J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy reached fad status with glimpses of elves and orcs running around the New Zealand countryside.

The secrecy surrounding Peter Jackson's movie ensured maximum hype as millions around the world await the completion of his blockbuster.


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