Could we devote time to discussing the animated Rankin/Bass TV adaptations of Tolkien? Especially Return of the King, which they had to adapt both for brevity and for filling in the audience on parts of the story not adapted. Some of this is unsuccessful, but a number of scenes are far better than in the PJ film version (Eowyn especially!) There are so many adaptation alleys to be explored in the two movies. I know The Hobbit got touched on some ack in Riddles in the Dark, but the latter film has yet to be discussed. You can tell they tried for detail in certain places like including the Elessar (Faramir even makes a two second cameo).