This section contains some information on the new Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie, as well as a potted guide to characters in JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and an introduction to that same book by JRR Tolkien.
FOTR movie was nominated for 13 Oscars, one short of the record, I believe. Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (McKellen), score, editing, et al...
I believe that even three movies that were as faithful to the book as physically possible would still not give you all that the book can.
Cinefex has devoted much of issue 92 to The Two Towers. If you would like
to know more, here is a review of Cinefex 92.