over the past few months, i have been watching the extended version of the lord of the rings, one disc at a time, on a friend's tv. a huge amount of extra stuff, and i have to say, very little of what they put back in belonged on the cutting room floor to begin with. at the end of the movie, though, i keep waiting for frodo to say: "hey you guys, it's nice being worshipped and all, but i failed! i was going to keep the ring. gollum had to bite off my finger to get it, and it was pure chance that it got melted. i was going to keep it!