When New Zealand producer Peter Jackson took on making a movie of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings many in the film industry were amazed. It had always been considered that a film of this story would be impossible to make. What Peter Jackson proposed to do was to create three movies, one of each book of the trilogy, all filmed at the same time, then made into movies over three years. Truly a massive and impossible task but it was done. Making full use of camera tricks, special effects and advanced computer animation, the series of three movies began to come together. Finally, at the end of 2001 the first movie, The Fellowship of the Ring was ready for release.
The theme of the 2010 ANZAC issue took on a more modern theme by looking at some of the activities of the modern ANZAC Day to see how New Zealanders today remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. This was done by looking at six ANZAC Day scenes from 1932 to 2010. Especially featured are services which have taken place overseas.